Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Great Father/Son Moment Today...Dad bought his first handgun

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by NCSUPackman, Oct 15, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. NCSUPackman

    NCSUPackman Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2007
    Messages:
    89
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    Today, I helped my Dad buy his first handgun!

    My dad got his CCW a few months ago. He finally decided he wanted a Sig for his carry gun an we spent the day going to local shops. He finally settled on a Sig P230SL, used, w/ two mags, for around $400. He liked the size of the gun and the way it felt in his hand. The price point was also a plus.

    After running it buy the finance committee (my mom :) ) at dinner he got approval and we hurried back to the shop after dinner to pick it up.

    I bought him a box of Hornaday XTP for carry, a box of FMJ to practice with, a blackhawk nylon IWB holster to get him started, and a plastic case to store it in (since the gun was used and didn't have a box).

    After all the first things my dad helped me by in my lifetime, it was nice to be able to return the favor.
     
  2. keddie

    keddie Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010
    Messages:
    8
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Wow! That's really awesome, sounds like you got a great deal for him too!
     
  3. cuervo

    cuervo Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2005
    Messages:
    816
    Make sure he practices with the XTP as well. Feeding FMJ reliably is not a guarantee of feeding JHP reliably (even for a Sig).
     
  4. oldfool

    oldfool Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2009
    Messages:
    2,026
    Location:
    Thomasville, Georgia
    good on ya'
    lots of fine guns easily had
    good dads and good sons... priceless !
    be proud, you both earned it
     
  5. Hardtarget

    Hardtarget Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2002
    Messages:
    2,978
    Location:
    Nashville, Tn.
    That is a cool way to spend a day! funny how things "turn" as years go by . Shows the best of life.

    My sons, my wife, her Aunt and Uncle bought my carry gun when I turned 50. Been a constant companion for ten years now. I hope he enjoys shooting it...but never is forced to use for protection.

    Let us know how the range trips go. :D

    Mark
     
  6. Iam2taz

    Iam2taz Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2009
    Messages:
    119
    Location:
    Missouri
    Man, I wish my son would buy me a gun. Come to think of it, get a job would be good; move out of the house? Hey, now we are getting there! Oh wait, he's only 19....

    Seriously, that sounds awesome! Congrats on the gun! Let the noise making begin! Have fun practicing!
     
  7. Sauer Grapes

    Sauer Grapes Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2009
    Messages:
    1,241
    Location:
    S.E. PA.
    Very nice my friend, your a good son.......:)
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page