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Honey, it's for the (grand)kids!!!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Teachu2, Jan 29, 2013.

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  1. Teachu2

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    Went down to the LGS that still has guns to sell, shopping for a .22lr pistol to teach my grandkids with. I was thinking M&P or SR22. Sitting in amongst the .22s was a Browning 1911 .22, like a diamond among pearls...a substantial price kump from the others, but I was drawn to it like a moth to a flame. It took half an hour to get waited on, but I pick it up Feb. 5th!
     
  2. Ramone

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    OUTSTANDING.

    There is nothing cooler than being able to fire a pistol 'just like Grandpa's'

    But be ready for them to make the jump to your .45 faster than you'd suspect.

    ... you *do* have a 1911 in .45ACP, right?
     
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    Two of 'em! Even though they've been replaced in my CCW rotation, they are still outstanding shooters.

    That scaled-down 1911 will fit my 11-yo grandson's hands just right, I think.
     
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    Bass Pro in Columbia has one.

    What you pay, if you don't mind?
     
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    Used the ole "for the grandson" several times already. The first couple of times it actually worked. The way I see it,,,he will get them all someday anyway.
     
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    I tried to tell my dad I was buying a rifle for the grandkids.

    Apparently you need to be a little older than 22 for people to start believing it. :D

    That Browning is a great gun, for sure.
     
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    Great little gun. Perfect for kid-sized hands and fits pretty well in my paws too. It usually goes to the range with me; my wife tried it out for the first time today and it put a big ol' grin on her face.
     
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    $585 here in central California. I could have saved a little at Bud's, but I like to shop local when possible.
     
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    That's not a bad price as I have seen them locally for $599. A bit overpriced for my wallet, but since it's for the grandkids it's perfectly justifiable. I hope they like it and that it makes the transition to the full size version all the more intuitive and enjoyable.
     
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    It was considerably more than the others I was considering, but I consider it a "heirloom" gun - one my sons will fight over when I'm gone. I suspect I'll be leaving it to the oldest grandson....
     
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