How many guns have you given as gifts?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by tuckerdog1, Apr 22, 2021.

  1. tuckerdog1

    tuckerdog1 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2005
    Messages:
    1,048
    Location:
    TX
    I tend to hang onto my guns. I have a hard time making the collection smaller. Over the years, I have only given away 4 guns. Only one was from my "stash". The others I bought new intending to give as a gift. None were for birthdays, etc. when one might expect a gift. Just a surprise, here's a gun for ya.
     
  2. NIGHTLORD40K

    NIGHTLORD40K Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2015
    Messages:
    7,448
    Location:
    Nostramo (in absentia), Segmentum Ultima
    Just gave away a whole safe worth to my Daughter and SIL. No particular reason except they're good kids and I think things are going to go very badly for the US (and the world) over the next 3-5 years.

    I sleep better knowing they are armed to the teeth.
     
  3. mnrivrat

    mnrivrat Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    5,350
    Location:
    MN
    Interesting question for these times. Here is my interesting answer .
     
  4. gobsauce

    gobsauce Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2019
    Messages:
    358
    Location:
    El Paso
    I gave my baby sister her only gun. She's my baby sister, y'know? She went off to travel the states ,so I gave her the only gun of mine she liked: A Zastava Model 70. Not the rifle, the little .32 ACP pistol. She adores it.
     
  5. ozarkhillbilly

    ozarkhillbilly Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2005
    Messages:
    682
    Location:
    mo
    I have given away several. I am a big believer in you reap what you sow, and I want to reap guns.
     
    CEK, Bfh_auto, Olon and 6 others like this.
  6. Riomouse911

    Riomouse911 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2013
    Messages:
    5,982
    Location:
    Ca.
    I gave an Ithaca 66 .410 to a friend for his boys first gun, a Henry .22 youth lever to my son for his first gun, a Ruger LC9 to o a buddy for his 50th and a Uberti Cattleman .45 Colt to a friend moving to Northern Idaho as a going away present. :thumbup:

    Stay safe.
     
  7. BigBore44

    BigBore44 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2013
    Messages:
    4,252
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Gave my nephews their first 22’s, my dad a 450BM AR, my best friend a Benelli SuperNova, recently another friend a TC Venture .223, will be giving my girlfriend a Gen5 Glock 19 as soon as it comes in. I feel like there’s more but don’t remember. But if you’re my best friend or family, and you want/need something I have, it’s yours.
     
  8. Dale Alan

    Dale Alan Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2017
    Messages:
    623
    I have given every gun away I have ever owned/own , some for my boys to enjoy with me now and some to enjoy when I am gone .
     
  9. FROGO207

    FROGO207 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2008
    Messages:
    10,357
    Location:
    Mount Desert Island Maine
    Interestingly though I own a bunch I hardly ever give or sell a firearm. If family needs something they get it but otherwise not. Like anything in this world if you work for and pay for something of value you value it more than free stuff most times.
     
  10. RETG

    RETG Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    Messages:
    620
    Location:
    Somewhere in Idaho But on the move; AGAIN!
    Three in my lifetime. All three given to children of relatives or a friend who were sworn into LE agencies in the Federal gov't.
     
    Buzznrose and BigBore44 like this.
  11. LoonWulf
    • Contributing Member

    LoonWulf Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2010
    Messages:
    14,290
    Location:
    Hawaii
    I dunno, half dozen or so......
     
    ACES&8S, NIGHTLORD40K and BigBore44 like this.
  12. D.Ed

    D.Ed Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2020
    Messages:
    6
    Six years in a row I gave both my sons guns for Christmas. Starting with Makarovs and ending with Ar15s. That's when I felt they were financially sound enough to start buying their own. Now I give them accessories, scopes, ammo, etc.
     
  13. plumberroy

    plumberroy Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2006
    Messages:
    724
    I have given away more single shot 410's and 20 ga. Than I can count . Back when you could buy them for $30-$40 I bought every one I found . I got pretty good at cutting them down for smaller showers . I still have 3-4 H&R butt plates $30-$40 to get a young person into shooting was money well spent
     
  14. rust collector
    • Contributing Member

    rust collector Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2004
    Messages:
    3,032
    Location:
    Pierre, SD USA
    I have given away five that I can recall, and hope to give away more. All have gone to relatives or friends, and no regrets.
     
    NIGHTLORD40K likes this.
  15. chicharrones

    chicharrones needs more ammo

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Messages:
    8,295
    Location:
    Galveston Bay is an Hour Away ©
    One to my brother and one to one of my kids.
     
  16. RetiredUSNChief

    RetiredUSNChief Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2012
    Messages:
    10,295
    Location:
    SC (Home), VA (Work)
    My guns aren't "given" so much as "adopted out of my custody" by my wife and kids.

    Like the time I came home with a .22 bolt action I found in a great deal and told my wife about it because we were planning on taking the kids out and teaching them to shoot "real" guns.

    She asked me where it was at..."in my trunk". "Can I see it?" "Sure".

    Went out to the car and popped the trunk. She took one look at it and said "COOL! IS THAT MINE?!?"

    Wise husband that I am: "Why yes! Yes, it is!"
     
  17. PapaG

    PapaG Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    4,603
    Location:
    Il
    A bunch. To my sons. At least one per a year. Good useable or collectible stuff. If rather see them having fun now with them than hope they do after I'm gone.
     
  18. GAF

    GAF Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2012
    Messages:
    1,119
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Five
     
    LoonWulf likes this.
  19. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    67,956
    Location:
    Alabama
    15+, would have to think about it.
     
    NIGHTLORD40K and LoonWulf like this.
  20. GBExpat

    GBExpat Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2007
    Messages:
    6,586
    Location:
    Rural, far beyond the beltway, Northern Virginia,
    Four ... one in the late '70s to a buddy (151- 2¾ s/s Ruger Security Six w/shoulder rig) and 3 in the past few years: for my niece a Glock 42 (Xmas) and an AR15 (wedding present) ... while I was at it, I also got a Glock 42 for my sister. ;)
     
  21. anothernewb

    anothernewb Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    Messages:
    1,347
    Location:
    West Central MN
    Each grandkid that grows up with an interest in them gets one when they're of age. The will is also set to hand them out after I'm gone.
     
  22. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Messages:
    7,844
    Location:
    Flatlandistan
    Problem is nobody wants them. My daughter doesn't and won't let me give my grandson one.

    My son, I bought a shotgun for him when he was younger, but he has almost no interest in having another gun. He says he wants my M-1 Carbine, but made no effort to facilitate the transfer to him in HI. Now HI is so backed up, so they say, that it was months to get an appt. to register one, which is required. Now it looks like they won't even schedule any more appt. in Honolulu at this point.

    No, I won't give them to you. lol
     
  23. DustyGmt

    DustyGmt Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2016
    Messages:
    1,998
    Location:
    Green Mountains Vermont
    4. A Taurus. 38, a winchester .22lr and a glock43 and a glock 44
     
    LoonWulf likes this.
  24. whughett

    whughett Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    4,216
    Location:
    Rhode Island/Florida
    All of them, some directly, An 1100, a 1022, two muzzleloaders an M1911, but contents of the safe belong to three sons, sooner or later. Haven’t sold a gun since 1997, so for all intent all have been given away. (Just not delivered yet :neener:)
     
    LoonWulf likes this.
  25. Roknstevo

    Roknstevo Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2020
    Messages:
    123
    Location:
    FL Big Bend
    Zero...will leave all mine to my son when I die.
     
    LoonWulf likes this.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice