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Oh Geez, today I became my Dad...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by ATAShooter, Sep 23, 2010.

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  1. ATAShooter

    ATAShooter Member

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    Getting a few years on me, and got tired of lugging a Glock 19. Traded it in today for a J frame. I have now officially became my Dad. What's next " Close that door, we aint heating the neighborhood"?? Or will it be trading in the Levi's for stretchy pants..... I will say, the little light j frame is a relief from the Ole 19.
     
  2. Marshall

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    Nothing wrong with that trade!

    Nothing wrong with having both either, if affordable.
     
  3. oldbanjo

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    I'll always have Levi's, I'm 65 and I'm real close to going back to my J frame MD36, this SP101 is getting heavy. But I will keep both guns. I"ll put it with my GP100 a good house gun.
     
  4. dusty14u

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    Now go get you some shoes with velcro straps and practice your "Walmart Shuffle".:D
     
  5. Sauer Grapes

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    I find myself sounding like my father more and more each week.....:eek:

    I have the SP 3". I find myself looking more and more at my father's S&W 12-2 as an option for carry. He bought an original leather S&W belt holster for it when he bought it.

    For colder weather carry, it's just so easy to carry.

    BTW, I already use the "close the door, I'm not heating the outside!" ;)
     
  6. Marshall

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    BTW, what model of J Frame did you get?
     
  7. Fat Boy

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    In what for me was an amazing reversal of roles, a few years back on the 4th of July I was attempting to light a firecracker and managed to burn my thumb in the process...to which my 19 year old son replied "ok, give me the matches, since you don't know how to use them..."

    J-frames are an excellent choice, BTW-
     
  8. jimmyraythomason

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    I ditched the Levi's a long time ago when I learned they were anti-gun.
     
  9. ATAShooter

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    Well Dad is long gone, but I still have his 37 Airweight. I didn't carry it due to if ever I find myself in a bad situation, I wouldn't have to fight to get it back from an evidence room ( saw a friend liked to never got his back ). Today I got a S&W 637 Airweight. Dads is blued, but I got the stainless so it would take some abuse. In all actuality, Dad would probably be a tad peeved, as he would say it was foolish to own 1 j frame and go get another. However, I couldn't take the chance of losing his.
     
  10. jimmyraythomason

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    Don't blame you for that at all!
     
  11. Big Bill

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    ATA - the next thing is that you sell your hunting rifles; because, you no longer go hunting. Then you get rid of your shotguns because you bruise easily. Etc. Etc.
     
  12. 22-rimfire

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    You'll like the J-frame. If you have kids, most parents tell their kids to close the door, we're not heating or cooling the neighborhood etc. Tis normal and if you say that to your kids, your Dad did just fine. Bet you close the door behind you. You'll never retire your Levi's however unless you like to wear those jammie bottoms. Hard to carry a J-frame in those however. Your Dad is wearing what he grew to like and you will do the same. :D You will see more and more resemblences to your Dad as you get older.

    Reminds me of the Neil Young tune "Old Man". There is a lot of truth in that song.
     
  13. KodiakBeer

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    Dad would be proud...

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  14. Marshall

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    That is precisely the Airweight I would buy myself. Good for you!

    Enjoy the gun, and your Dads!
     
  15. MikePGS

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    So tell me, how do you feel about the racket that they call "music" these days? :D
     
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    I'm in southern Arizona. It's: "Close the door...are you trying to cause a blizzard in North Dakota?"
     
  17. rainbowbob

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    Chief's Special - Regular Cut Levis.

    My Dad wore a suit and carried a Model 10.


    Mother: "Close the door - it's cold outside!"

    Son: "So I close the door - now it's warm outside?"
     
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  18. TexasGunbie

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    So when the J frame becomes too much, then you go for LCR, LCP, etc.?
     
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    The older I got the smarter my old man got. He must have been going to school or something at night. ;)

    "HEY!! KNOTHEAD! Close the door. You born in a barn or something?"
     
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    I'm 32; my father is 61. Of late, we've had a few role reversal moments. It's kind of funny when it happens :D
     
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    "Turn out the lights.......do you think I'm made out of money?"

    Does that sound familiar?

    I love the J-Frames and still carry them on occasion.
    Nothing wrong with the Glock 19 either.
     
  22. Fiv3r

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    J frames rock:) I have tried carrying semi autos as my daily carry, and I still do at times. However, the simple J frame is just so light and easy to keep on hand. I have my father in law's old Model 36, but I can't bring myself to carry it in case I ever lost it, damaged it, or (God forbid) had it taken away as evidence.

    I bought an LCR to replace it, and I'm tickled pink. I feed just fine with a 5 shot snub on my hip or in my pocket.
     
  23. OregonJohnny

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    I just turned 30, not what I'd call "old", and I've carried a j-frame for about 3 years, now. I love the little guy.
     
  24. oldfool

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    only four things in this world that will never ever go out of style
    (for them what appreciates 'em, anyway)

    Levis blue jeans
    j-frames
    k-frames
    music that has both words and melody that actually match
    (and a strong, rhythmic beat can be had w/ any j or k frame with just a little practice)
     
  25. jimmyraythomason

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    I'm still aspiring to "be" my dad who died in 2003. He taught my brother and me to hunt and shoot as his dad had taught him. When I went for my first pistol permit in 1972,Sheriff J.C.Carr asked me during the interview who my dad was( a common question to ask in these parts). When I told him who my dad was,he turn to the female deputy at the desk and said "write this man a pistol permit". He then turned to me and said "if you're half the man your daddy is you will have no problem renewing this". I'm still trying to live up to that.
     
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