Too Helpful: Daughter-in-Law & PPK!


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Mad Magyar
August 7, 2007, 03:24 PM
While trying to peddle off a Charter Arms 38sp "Undercover" model to my D-I-Law due to a rash of home invasions in her neighborhood, I made the mistake of letting her shoot my pocket pistol that I was carrying, the PPK in a .380...
Damn, she was shooting 1 1/2 groups at 7 yds on the silhouette 10-ring from a Shoot-n-See attached...I couldn't believe it! She has never shot a handgun in her life...She wasn't that close with the wheelgun, and I could tell she would like to have my Walther...
For now, she'll use the .38sp for the house gun, but I promised her if she obtained her CCW the PPK will be a gift...
Hell, me and my BIG MOUTH!!!:banghead:
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q148/veritas2369/PPKauto.jpg

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supraneurotoxin
August 7, 2007, 03:38 PM
ha! nice one.
doesn't that leave a hole in your collection though?;)
time for a shopping trip methinks....

jefnvk
August 7, 2007, 06:40 PM
They seem to have a bad rep around here, but I can shoot circles around any of my other handguns with a PPK.

lance22
August 7, 2007, 09:11 PM
I was just palming one at the local Gander Mountain .... very tempting for anyone.

kungfuhippie
August 7, 2007, 09:19 PM
Hell I'd be your D I Law for a free ppk.:neener: Do you have any daughters, I'd much rather be a son in law:D

Mortech
August 8, 2007, 01:46 AM
I kind of like PPKs , even with the persistant slide bite . They are accurate and reliable .

Houston Tom
August 8, 2007, 02:11 AM
I have a ppks that I love, the only problem I have had is that I have to use good ammo, cheap ammo will jam every now and again.

Iggy
August 8, 2007, 12:59 PM
Never, never, never show your favorite gun to a woman in your family, unless you have a better replacement in mind or in the pipe!!!:evil:

Houston Tom
August 8, 2007, 01:05 PM
Iggy Amen!

Wife and I went shooting she has a hammerless S&W 38 I let her try my Ruger security6 357 now some how it is her gun.:eek:

Nil
August 8, 2007, 01:34 PM
At least you'll know your daughter-in-law will be able to effectively use her gun of choice.

It also looks like a nice reason to buy another... better make that two just in case it happens again.

ozwyn
August 8, 2007, 01:39 PM
next time have a makarov or two to let her try first :D

TMann
August 9, 2007, 07:33 PM
I find it interesting that even though most folks think of a revolver as the ideal "beginner gun," many new shooters actually do better with a semi-auto than with a revolver.

TMann

Fisherman_48768
August 9, 2007, 07:53 PM
Never, never, never show your favorite gun to a woman in your family, unless you have a better replacement in mind or in the pipe!!!

No kidding, I let my wife shoot my PPk/s last week and now it belongs to her and I didn't give it away either.Now she has my mdl 10 snub,her own mdl 36, a Llama minimax 40. Mad Magyar, I feel your loss.

S&Wfan
August 19, 2007, 09:55 AM
What's that old saying? Is it:

"A fool and his PPK are soon parted."

Congratulations on your good heart to give your daughter-in-law a special gun of yours that "fits" her so well.

It sounds like she's a special one . . . and this gift will make YOU even more special in her mind and in her heart.

As we say in Georgia, "YEW DUN GOOOOOD!";)


I had the same thing happen last January after acquiring my first piece of "Tupperware," a like new Glock 23. My oldest son, who is 28, fell in love with it and I made the same deal with him . . . "Get your CCW and it is yours."

It is now his too, and before his permit came I'd added extra magazines and a Bianchi "Minimalist" leather holster to house it in . . . plus a couple of hundred rounds of ammo.

He came to town a couple of weeks ago . . . wanting to shoot with dad! It was hotter 'n hell at the range but it was one of those "memories of a lifetime" type of day.

IN THE END . . . that G26 made him extremely happy . . . and it made me even MORE happy to see his pride and excitement than I had when I bought it for myself.

Somehow I think you already know that you are gonna experience the same kind of joy when you hand it to her.

You are a wonderful father-in-law indeed!

Sincerely,

Tom T.

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