Sometimes Grandma's are just funny like that....


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mole
February 20, 2007, 08:48 AM
Sometimes grandmothers do something that is totally unexpected. Take my maternal grandmother for instance. She's a sweet little old lady...who happens to like some Kid Rock and Ozzy. Not what most little old ladies would chose for their listening pleasure, but definately some coolness points for granny. How does this relate to guns? It doesn't. It just shows that oddities (or what we perceive as oddities) might be more common than we think. Sterotypes can be very misleading. For gun related, we move over to my paternal grandmother.

My paternal grandmother decided to show me her guns yesterday. We got on the subject because my grandfather had asked me to pick up some ammo for her .25 on the way over. I found out a few years ago that she had a .25, but hadn't carried it for years. Knowing her I wasn't expecting much. She pulled out a Raven .25. Yeah, that's about what I expected. She then told me that she would show me her .32, but it was locked up elsewhere. No biggie. It just means I won't have to smile and talk sweetly as much about her junk. Next we move on to her "pistol." She pulls out a case and I'm laughing on the inside that she even bought a case for her junk gun. Out comes doodoo-----wait a minute, that's not crap! That's a 1911! A Kimber Custom Compact 1911. There it sits looking like it's never been fired.

I busy myself admiring her .45 when she starts talking about her "9 mm". I'm thinking to myself, "Yeah, yeah, yeah more junk grandma, but this one's actually nice." Out comes her "9." A TEC-9 to be more precise. What the heck is grandma doing with a TEC-9?!?!? That's not sweet little old lady-like at all. Grandma probably laughed her head off all night long after I left.

Stinkin sterotype just made me look like a fool.

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Outlaw Man
February 20, 2007, 09:15 AM
Now you know why they say not to tick off the old folks. ;)


Sounds like you've got a new range buddy.

DoubleTapDrew
February 20, 2007, 12:56 PM
Haha, a Tec9 or MP40 is just the ticket for shooting someone in the toodles!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfeAsOiaOkk

Eleven Mike
February 20, 2007, 12:59 PM
She's a sweet little old lady...who happens to like some Kid Rock and Ozzy. Not what most little old ladies would chose for their listening pleasure, but definately some coolness points for granny. Coolness points, eh? Poor taste points, more like. :neener:

Davo
February 20, 2007, 01:02 PM
I wish MY gramma had a TEC-9...sigh

redneckrepairs
February 20, 2007, 01:06 PM
LOL We have grandkids , but they are not that old yet , My bride likes kid rock ( which i dont mind some of his stuff) as well as some of the newer music which i would rather listen to cats mateing thro a tin fence . As things stand now she will be able to show the grandkinds a browning hp , detonics .45 , tricked out sks, ar-15 , kimber barreled 10-22 , and a browning citori , as well as her " pickup pistol " which is a SS ruger single six that she potts vermin around the place with when she does not have anything more handy. Point is never discount gramma , or grandpa for that matter lol .

Edited to add: Hopefully i wont kick the bucket too soon , but if i do her indications are she will add a bunch of pistols , and some battle rifles to " her " inventory lol . Some of my guns are to be given away to firends on my death , some are earmarked for the kids and grandkids , leaves the balance for her to keep or sell as she chooses .

Robo_Railer
February 20, 2007, 01:07 PM
Haha, a Tec9 or MP40 is just the ticket for shooting someone in the toodles!What a riot! Bad guys, don't be fooled by the wheelchair and white hair! :D

DogBonz
February 20, 2007, 01:12 PM
Had a baby browning that my aunt now owns. I think she traded it for super tactical, ninja quality wooden spoon. Man she would hit me with that thing when I was a kid... and boy would it smart...

Thain
February 20, 2007, 01:32 PM
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/shared-blogs/palmbeach/cerabino/media/granny%20gun.jpg

Its the little old lady from pasadena
Go granny, go granny, go granny go
Got a pretty little flower bed of white gardenias
Go granny, go granny, go granny go
But in the trunk of her rickety old car
Is a brand new matte-black loaded AR

And everybodys saying theres nobody meaner
Than the little old lady from pasadena
She shoots real straight and she conceals a Nine
Shes a terror out on the firing line

Its the little old lady from pasadena

f4t9r
February 20, 2007, 04:59 PM
Thats good. Been awhile since I heard that one !!!!!

NukemJim
February 20, 2007, 07:40 PM
Reminds me of my mother (who at this point in time was a grandmother is gurrently a greatgrandmother) when her arthritis got to bad for her to shoot the .38 she inherited form my dad stopped shooting for a few years. My brother was cleaning his Glock 21 at her house one night, she tried the trigger and liked it. Next time I saw her she asked if I could get her a Glock. I borrowed a G17 from a friend and let her try it. She liked it and then proced to ask me if I would get her a laser for it :eek: :what:

I asked her how she knew about lasers for handguns (this was early 90's) She replied "Arnold's Movies"

So I got her a G17C with a LaseMax Laser. 5 out of her first 6 shots were in the Cardiac Silhouette :D

Do you remember the song from WWII "Pistol Packin' Momma"? It needs to be updated to "Grannys got a Glock":neener:

NukemJim

Ramius
February 20, 2007, 08:32 PM
When my grandfather was killed on his farm tractor in 1976, my grandmother was left alone on a 180 acre farm that had already had more than a fair share of problems with thievery- our work shed was broken into and all the tools stolen while we were at the funeral. She asked my dad to get her a pistol so she'd sleep better, and dad got her a H & R 10-shot .22 revolver.

In short order, granny figured out she could rid the garden of those nasty crows by shooting them with her trusty .22.

This is a 70 year old woman with arthritis nailing birds from the house with a snubbie .22!

Word got out, and we never had much problems with things getting stolen again.

Granny is long gone, but that cheap pistol and grandpa's Remington Nylon 66 are my two most prized firearms.

Ah, good times.

Zen21Tao
February 20, 2007, 11:42 PM
We have a funny story about my Grandmother that took place about 35 (or so) years ago when grandmother was in her 50s.

It was a Thanksgiving evening while all the men of the house were away somewhere. My grandmother was preparing thanksgiving dinner with her sisters, my mother and my aunt. The women in the house noticed a poorly dressed black man looking in her window (I only mention his race because this was in a predominantly white suburb where he was out of place to the people that lived there at the time).

My grandmother ran to a closet and grabbed a broom then stormed out of the house chasing the man down the street swatting the broom at him. After he managed to outrun her and her broom, she came back in the house. As soon as she entered the front door one of the women in the house (I think it was one of her sisters) said “what were you thinking? What if he had a knife?” My grandmother smiled and said “then I would have shot him” as she pulled a small caliber semi-automatic handgun out of he cooking apron and held it up for everyone to see.

TheDisturbed1
February 21, 2007, 01:00 AM
Definately dont mess with the grandparents!

My grampa has an Uzi 9mm, S&W 59 9mm, 2 Colt MKIV's, 2 Colt AR-15's, 5 Ruger Mini-14's, Beretta semi-auto 10 gauge, M1 garand bolt action, and god knows what else... I've heard he has a Walther P38 stashed away along with a stainless MKIV or 1911....

He stocked up when Carter got elected :neener:

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