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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by DWS1117, Jul 23, 2005.

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  1. DWS1117

    DWS1117 Member

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    My wife and I discovered yesterday that we have a new shooter on the way. In a few years my boy will have a sibling to teach Eddie the Eagle to. :D :D :D

    To make this on topic, The wife is gonna let me get a new gun to celebrate. It will also be a the last for a while. What gun to celebrate a new baby?
     
  2. GunnySkox

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    Congratulations! Hope all goes well, and good luck on bringing a new shooter and citizen into the world.

    ~Slam_Fire
     
  3. Biker

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    Good on you! Maybe a ....Baby Glock might be in order? :D
    Biker
     
  4. Rupestris

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    Congrats!
    As for a new gun (for a potential new shooter) get a Remington Nylon 66. You'll both love it. Mom might too.
    Then again, a Rem 870 in 20ga. might be another good choice.
     
  5. Eightball

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    For a new baby? How about....a Baby Desert Eagle? Kinda goes with the theme, doesn't it ;) ? Or, get an "this thing's as old as you are" of some kind--maybe a Marlin 39A, so that it'll be smooth as glass by the time he first uses it (meaning that you'll have to break in a few thousand rounds first :D ). Congratulations on another shooter in the family (albeit, a very young one)!
     
  6. Sunray

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    Congrats! Think a CMP Garand and/or 1903A3 then put it/them away. Imagine the look on the kid's face when you give it to him or her at 16 or so. Fabulous investment too. Mind you, you'll have to buy one for the eldest too. Having two kids means you can't give to one and not the other or you're life will get very complicated.
    "...Eddie the Eagle..." What's that? Eddie the Eagle was an inept Brit ski jumper at the Calgary Winter Olympics.
     
  7. Preacherman

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    I don't know about off-topic - after all, according to the US Marines, a gun was involved in the conception! :D
     
  8. carebear

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    Baby Browning, the perfect size for Junior's first handgun. :D
     
  9. Thumper

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    Congrats, buddy.

    Good news indeed.
     
  10. pax

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    Under my list of things I wish I'd done when the boys were babies is the entry:

    Why didn't I buy them each a firearm that was introduced the year they were born, and keep it NIB for them until they were old enough to appreciate it?

    pax
     
  11. 4v50 Gary

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    Are you naming him John Moses for JM Browning? :p
     
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    when my first daughter was born, i marked the event w/ a colt 1911 (45 acp). when my second daughter was born, i marked the even w/ a winchester 70 classic (338 win mag).
     
  13. jefnvk

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    I'd buy something for him/her, and keep it NIB until they are old enough to shoot it. Probably a .22 of some sort.
     
  14. 71Commander

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    I guess this means you need an M-14. Good choice BTW. :evil:
     
  15. Taurus 66

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    That's so kool! Another future supporter of the 2nd Amendment. As to your topic header ... it's right on topic and you should care! :)
     
  16. Hardtarget

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    That is great news! Time will fly...that young 'un will be here before you know it! When my grandson came we got him a life time Sportsman license. I don't know if its offered where you live, but its a great deal here. Will we see pictures in a few months? (we hope) Add one more congratulations!
    Mark.
     
  17. CajunBass

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    Congratulations.

    Babies are proof that God hasn't given up on us yet. ;)
     
  18. BlkHawk73

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    Congrats! :)


    Kids are great. I find myself buying guns with my son in mind. Ones I'llbuy and put away for him to have later. Little guy at 3yo has got 4 tucked away for him already. maybe something small and cute...hmmm a Ruger Bearcat maybe.
     
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    Well, you know the old saying, "If you practice something long enough your bound to get it right!"

    Congrats!

    :D
     
  20. goColt

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    Congrats!! I hope everything goes well with mom and baby. I little .22 revolver would be the best to start the little dead-eye off with, but a 1911 is what every boy wants!!! :D

    God Bless.
     
  21. Frandy

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    Congratulations dad! Blessed health to all.

    As for that gun, I'll commit heresy here and recommend instead that you open up a new bank account in your newborn's name, or buy a bond, buy some stock, or put it under the mattress (around here, one might not know another's poilitical/economic beliefs, so take your pick) and when he turns 12, 14, whatever, you two can get the same handgun, shotgun, or other firearm, perhaps with consecutive serial numbers.

    FWIW
     
  22. MountainPeak

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    Congrats.. Hey, they have figured out what's causing THAT you know!!! :)
     
  23. DWS1117

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    Thanks for all the well wishes. We still have about 7 months before the blessed event.

    That will be done at least twice by two sets of grandparents and once by us.

    Let me clarify, the gun to be purchased is for me. It is kind of a reward for calmly and rationally dealing with my lovely bride during these months when she will be neither calm or rational. It is for dealing with emotional mood swings, breaking down into crying fits for absolutely no reason, and not saying a word when she polishes off a very large industrial sized bag of Lays potato chips in 15 minutes.

    A new gun will allow me to get away to the range for some therepy. Then I will be ready for another round of As the Pregnancy Turns. New pregnancy, new gun. If the last pregnancy is any indication, the new gun will need a new barrell by the time baby arrives. I won't even get into how many rounds downrange are due to Mommie-in-Law.
     
  24. chaim

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    Congratulations.

    I understand that you want a gun for yourself but:
    +1

    Get something for yourself, but get a nice .22 rifle to put away and give to the little one when he/she is old enough. I can't think of a nicer way to celebrate.
     
  25. FXR

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    Warmest congratulations!

    A wonderful time for you and your wife! I have a suggestion for your next firearm purchase: consider a .22 rifle. This will be a perfect (and cheap) way to relax during the coming months. And then, when the young 'un is old enough, a fine way to introduce him/her to the joys of shooting. When the time comes, you can hand over the rifle to your next generation secure in the knowledge that the rifle has a nice story attached to it and will be treasured by your child.

    One more small bit of advice...as the father of two young children myself, get all the sleep you can now and over the next 7 months. It's a magical and unforgetable experience but will induce a significant learning curve!
    --K
     
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