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Too Helpful: Daughter-in-Law & PPK!

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Mad Magyar, Aug 7, 2007.

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  1. Mad Magyar

    Mad Magyar Member

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    While trying to peddle off a Charter Arms 38sp "Undercover" model to my D-I-Law due to a rash of home invasions in her neighborhood, I made the mistake of letting her shoot my pocket pistol that I was carrying, the PPK in a .380...
    Damn, she was shooting 1 1/2 groups at 7 yds on the silhouette 10-ring from a Shoot-n-See attached...I couldn't believe it! She has never shot a handgun in her life...She wasn't that close with the wheelgun, and I could tell she would like to have my Walther...
    For now, she'll use the .38sp for the house gun, but I promised her if she obtained her CCW the PPK will be a gift...
    Hell, me and my BIG MOUTH!!!:banghead:
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  2. supraneurotoxin

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    ha! nice one.
    doesn't that leave a hole in your collection though?;)
    time for a shopping trip methinks....
     
  3. jefnvk

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    They seem to have a bad rep around here, but I can shoot circles around any of my other handguns with a PPK.
     
  4. lance22

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    I was just palming one at the local Gander Mountain .... very tempting for anyone.
     
  5. kungfuhippie

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    Hell I'd be your D I Law for a free ppk.:neener: Do you have any daughters, I'd much rather be a son in law:D
     
  6. Mortech

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    I kind of like PPKs , even with the persistant slide bite . They are accurate and reliable .
     
  7. Houston Tom

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    I have a ppks that I love, the only problem I have had is that I have to use good ammo, cheap ammo will jam every now and again.
     
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    Never, never, never show your favorite gun to a woman in your family, unless you have a better replacement in mind or in the pipe!!!:evil:
     
  9. Houston Tom

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    Iggy Amen!

    Wife and I went shooting she has a hammerless S&W 38 I let her try my Ruger security6 357 now some how it is her gun.:eek:
     
  10. Nil

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    At least you'll know your daughter-in-law will be able to effectively use her gun of choice.

    It also looks like a nice reason to buy another... better make that two just in case it happens again.
     
  11. ozwyn

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    next time have a makarov or two to let her try first :D
     
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    I find it interesting that even though most folks think of a revolver as the ideal "beginner gun," many new shooters actually do better with a semi-auto than with a revolver.

    TMann
     
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    No kidding, I let my wife shoot my PPk/s last week and now it belongs to her and I didn't give it away either.Now she has my mdl 10 snub,her own mdl 36, a Llama minimax 40. Mad Magyar, I feel your loss.
     
  14. S&Wfan

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    What's that old saying? Is it:

    "A fool and his PPK are soon parted."

    Congratulations on your good heart to give your daughter-in-law a special gun of yours that "fits" her so well.

    It sounds like she's a special one . . . and this gift will make YOU even more special in her mind and in her heart.

    As we say in Georgia, "YEW DUN GOOOOOD!";)


    I had the same thing happen last January after acquiring my first piece of "Tupperware," a like new Glock 23. My oldest son, who is 28, fell in love with it and I made the same deal with him . . . "Get your CCW and it is yours."

    It is now his too, and before his permit came I'd added extra magazines and a Bianchi "Minimalist" leather holster to house it in . . . plus a couple of hundred rounds of ammo.

    He came to town a couple of weeks ago . . . wanting to shoot with dad! It was hotter 'n hell at the range but it was one of those "memories of a lifetime" type of day.

    IN THE END . . . that G26 made him extremely happy . . . and it made me even MORE happy to see his pride and excitement than I had when I bought it for myself.

    Somehow I think you already know that you are gonna experience the same kind of joy when you hand it to her.

    You are a wonderful father-in-law indeed!

    Sincerely,

    Tom T.
     
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