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Christmas Goodies Thread 2011

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by LiquidTension, Dec 24, 2011.

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  1. LiquidTension

    LiquidTension Member

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    Some people do the gift thing on Christmas Eve so I guess it's not too early to start this. How was the haul this year? I bought myself an Aimpoint H1 as PSA had them on sale for $449 with mount, but the gifts won't be exchanged until tomorrow afternoon. Post 'em up - pics welcome, of course :)
     
  2. gunnutery

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    My wife got me some more arrows this year (and I'm also getting a Gerber BG parang as a late gift). Usually my gifts have been firearm related, but I thought I'd switch things up this year and stock up on things for when the bullets run out. :)
     
  3. jon86

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    The wonderful wifey got me a single stage lee reloading kit. I'm excited, but a bit intimidated. I need some dies and some manuals now. I'm happy. Merry Christmas people.
     
  4. Automag88

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    No gifts yet but had a good Christmas Eve range session with my best friend and his Dad. If that's all I get that's fine by me
     
  5. Vaarok

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    Bought on behalf of the bosses a Plainfield M1 carbine for their ten-year-old son. Gave him a case of ammo to split with his sister ostensibly to use with my carbine that they're forever borrowing. They each re-gifted me ten rounds of ammo back, since they know I also like to shoot my carbine on occasion.

    Bought myself a Soviet 1PN34 NV scope.

    And my old man, despite me not being on speaking terms with him, got me a $50 Gander Mountain gift-card.

    I debated on an AR-10 as a christmas indulgence, but there's a big firearm auction coming up on the 7th, and I figure I should save pennies towards that instead.

    Going shooting tomorrow.
     
  6. rodensouth

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    Wife presented me with a LC9! It was a complete surprise. :)
     
  7. chbrow10

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    I bought myself a new matched sear and hammer for my USPSA Limited gun, I need to get it off to get installed. I bought my son and daughter each a bow, the girl got a pink one of course.
     
  8. InkEd

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    Henry Big Boy in .357 and a new safe for me.

    Ammo for mom.

    Ammo and Private lessons for the wife.
     
  9. Seanpcola

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    I think this is way cool in that it happened today on Christmas Eve.

    To start the story:

    My wife grew up on a horse ranch and packed a rifle from the time she was 9 years old against 2 leg, 4 leg and slithering dangers while on the trail. When she moved away from home for college the rifle stayed and she hasn't picked up a firearm since. She never shot a handgun and in discussions she said she didn't like the idea of them. Wouldn't go with me to the range, just wasn't interested.

    I've slowly been getting her attuned to the idea of her need to get comfortable with a pistol for self/home defense. I'm occasionally away from home overnight and I kept insisting that she get at least familiar with one of mine enough so that she could fire off a few rounds as a last resort. I'd work safety lectures, tales of SD stories I've read and so on into casual conversations. She slowly, reluctantly agreed that maybe it might be a good idea. Timing hasn't been right for her to go to the range due to a busy schedule.

    In the meantime I got to thinking that maybe she should get her first taste of handguns with a .22, not my .45, .380 or 9MMs. She's not one for loud noises and I didn't know what her reaction to recoil would be.

    So yesterday, while out shopping I stopped by my favorite LGS and lo and behold they had a screaming deal on the S&W 22A. I know, not a great pistol but at $199.00 for the 5.5" barrel and 2 mags, NIB I could not pass it up. I also picked up two 100 round boxes of Stinger and figured that would be plenty for a couple of first time out range trips.

    This morning we got up and realized that we were completely caught up on Christmas preparations and had nothing that needed doing all day. We ate breakfast and I told her "Get dressed, let's to drive out to the farm (belongs to my boss) and look around". I loaded up the truck toolbox with all my stuff, target stand, the new .22, ammo, and so forth.

    We get there and I tell her today is the day she starts. I spent probably 45 minutes on safety, basic functionality, safety, procedures, safety, how to load the mags, safety, ballistic basics, oh, and safety. She's a smart cookie, very graceful and deliberate in every movement she makes so right away I was impressed with her natural tendency to "keep her booger hook off the bang switch" and muzzle awareness. I know, corny but it fits here.

    So, we get the target set up, ear protection and safety glasses on and I load one round. She's nervous but lines up on target and pulls the trigger.

    "Wow, that wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be". OK, I load 2 rounds. She goes through those. Then I fill the mag. She finishes them off so we take a break. She's getting excited. She has a room full of tennis, barrel racing and bowling trophies so she has this real instinct to be competitive and find a challenge and tackle it.

    Now the questions start flowing. About 30 minutes into it she's way over my head on technicalities and I'm running out of answers.

    Next thing you know she's burned through all 200 rounds and we're out. "You only bought 2 boxes?" she asks. I reply, well, yeah, all I've got is some 9MM stuff and my XD. She expresses a concern that she is scared of the 9MM cause she thinks the recoil will be too much. I load one round and she carefully pulls off a shot, again nervous. After the shot she stands there a second and in a quiet voice she murmurs "That's cooooollll".

    So, she burned 2 boxes of 100 count Winchester white box 9MM.

    Then we loaded up and left..............to go to Walmart, fight the Christmas crowd back to the Sporting Goods department and I'm now out $135.00 for more 9MM WW and Blazer .22.

    I have created a monster I believe. If she keeps this up she's gonna have to buy equipment and do her own reloading.:D
     
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    Bought myself a bcm m4 upper, eotech 512, surefire 60 rd mag and a used mossy 590. I put a nice stainless Detonics Combat Master on layaway too.

    My mom gave me a nice big green mat that you clean your guns on and my dad gave me a bunch of rem-oil, bore scrubber, degreaser and a brick of .22lr from my little sister.
     
  11. Emberglo

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    Got a Rock Chucker Supreme and a set of dies for my .32-20, so I get to teach myself how to reload! I'm very excited. I'm going to have to pick up dies for my .270 and my .30-30 next.
     
  12. armoredman

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    No presents this year, maybe next year.
     
  13. Fred_G

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    Santa brought me a half pint of Makers Mark, and a bonus that will have me reloading very soon!

    Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year to you all!
     
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    Getting money for an AR. A few weeks ago we went to a gun show and bought a Plano Gun Guard hard case for cheap that's part of my present. Also got a new pair of Ariat boots from the wife.
     
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    new 870,some m14 parts,and a new/used golf club enroute
     
  16. LiquidTension

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    armoredman - you have any need for random AR accessories? I've got a spare Streamlight railed vert grip, Magpul AFG, or UTG rails that I'll send you on my dime. Everybody should get something for Christmas :)
     
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    Seanpcola,
    Congratulations, I wish something like that would happen with my wife. she's no anti but she wants nothing to do with going out and shooting. if she had any idea how much money I have spent on my guns and reloading ect.... well, it wouldn't be pretty. She kind of just doesn't ask so I don't tell.

    So far my haul is a bag of 41 magnum Remington brass. That's probably going to be it.:(
     
  18. click clack

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    We had a small gift exchange with some family and I came out of it with a new Spyderco Native!! I love it so far but we'll see what else Santa has in store tomorrow ;)
     
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    Too many medical bills this year or I would have added another weapon to the collection.
    The wife always says " you have about 40 too many already"
    Never enuf guns & reloading equipment.--------------:)
     
  20. ShawnC

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    Don't know yet. The wifey's been resistant to gun or hunting stuff as an appropriate gift, but I have noted some change in attitude in her lately, so hopefully she made a Gander Mountain run this year...
     
  21. armoredman

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    Thank you LT, PM sent. :)
    Son got three spare mag for his rifle, made him very happy.
     
  22. Twiki357

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    Me = notta. (That I know of)
    But there's 100 45acp, 100 9mm, 100 12ga, and a case of clays for my son & son-in-law.
     
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    Recieved my chl today in the mail...great christmas eve gift from the state : )
     
  24. TwoWheelFiend

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    I lost my job nov 19th. This is gonna go down in the record books as a pretty crappy xmas.
     
  25. WadeWilson

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    2 years in a row.....nothing!
     
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