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Which gun for groomsmen?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by ratt_finkel, Oct 8, 2013.

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  1. ArchAngelCD

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    You do realize how much weddings cost these days, right? I'm surprised he has enough left over to spend what he wants to limit himself to.
     
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    Pot metal rohm model 10 .22 pistols. I bought one for 50.00 once. Hi point would be my choice in your price range if I went with a gun for groomsman.
     
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    Reviving this, shaking my head. Not understanding why you'd want to commemorate your wedding with bottom-of-the-barrel guns as gifts. They are cheap because they are junk.

    Conversely, you could give top-of-the-line items that are non-guns, as everyone has mentioned.

    I think nearly everyone would prefer an excellent widget over a junk doohickey.

    If you must get a gun, perhaps a nice ball and cap gun is in your price range.
     
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    I haven't read this entire thread, but has anyone suggested a nice knife?














    :evil:

    Examine the revolvers, and if they meet your expectations as far as quality, get 'em.
     
  5. hipoint

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    lots of folks have suggested knives and that's a good suggestion. The heritage .22 revolvers were mentioned as well, those most certainly aren't "junk" they aren't top of the line but the two I have shoot well and are neat.

    they usually come in a nice wooden box as well.

    for the price point though, a nice knife will get more use than a gun, at least for me, I use my knives every day and I use my leatherman "wave" at least once an hour while I'm awake.

    The high end flashlights are also a great idea, lots of folks won't spend money on a nice high end flashlight, but would serve many people well to own one. Could even save the day (or night) sometime...

    I've been in tons of weddings, no one has ever given me a gift, guess I have cheap friends :p
     
  6. ratt_finkel

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    I did get a chance to handle the rough rider 22. I honestly was very impressed with it. It's as nice feeling and operationally as the ruger single six's I've handled. And I would argue the finish was nicer. This was the don't tread on me model.

    I've yet to shoot one. And I may not have that opportunity. But I think they will fit the bill. The fiance was not happy to hear that they are around $180 plus taxes, etc. But I think my groomsmen will be blown away by the gift (no pun intended)

    Gonna keep my eye out with the holidays coming up. And hopefully get them for cheaper.

    Sorry guys, I just can't get into the other ideas.
     
  7. Arizona_Mike

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    Not sure about the Groomsmen, but the father of the bride customarily carries a shotgun :D

    ShotgunWedding.jpg

    Mike

    PS. Even a decent cap and ball revolver replica (which will resolve most of the potential interstate transfer issues) is going to involve low to mid $200s. Why not get a nice knife and have it engraved to commemorate the event.
     
  8. JRWhit

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    I'm not sure what they're taste is,but I would say the Rough Rider. The one you pick up for $114. If you could get it locally. Keep in mind shipping and ffl fees will add up.
    You may be able to get a deal if you have all engraved with something simple to title it and barely squeeze by at 150 each.
     
  9. ratt_finkel

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    Yeah, I've pretty much given up on the engraving and presentation box. The gun itself is already over budget. The wedding is in April so I have plenty of time to be smart about this.
     
  10. Big Mike

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    ratt-

    This is a cool idea!! I recall a guy several years ago on a board who discussed getting several JGSales S&W Model 64s for his groomsmen (think he only had @3-4).

    How about custom serialized, stripped AR lowers with a couple mags? I'll bet if you called around there would be a couple places that would work a deal for you. It may not have the wow/pop factor of a fully equip revolver/pistol, but if your buddies are enthusiasts and attuned to the current social/legal climate and trends it may be appreciated many levels. Good luck!
     
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    With a wedding looming, you're probably busier than a three-legged cat, but if it was me, I'd dig into the Jantz Supply or Texas Knife websites, come up with some blades and handle materials, and go to work. I like the idea of gifts that would are functional, attractive, and have more of that 'personal touch' than just hitting the 'Add To My Cart' button.
     
  12. ratt_finkel

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    Thank Big Mike! I have close friends and they are thrilled just to be there. I know they will be completely taken back by the gift.

    I did get some good news last night from the misses. We priced out the Heritage "don't tread on me" model at around $180. And she was not happy about the price. I ran across a plain jane model with standard wood grips for $115. I asked her if we should jump on the deal. And she said she preferred the higher priced model! Now I just gotta see how much more I can eek out of her LOL!
     
  13. ratt_finkel

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    For those that care. I was able to pick up 6 Heritage Rough Riders, 6.5"bbl, blued with white grips for $100 a piece on black Friday. Really excited to give them to the fellas. And hopefully we can all get a chance to shoot them together.
     
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    ^^^^

    I WANT ONE! I WANT ONE!

    If one of your groomsmen calls in sick, I'll stand by for him!

    ;)

    Congratulations! Those look like fun little revolvers! Do they come in any kind of case?
     
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    Congratulations... I hope everything else goes as well for you and your new wife.
     
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    Well you could have rented a 3-D printer and made each of them their own Liberator, but now that's illegal.

    Thanks a lot Obama. :rolleyes:
     
  17. ratt_finkel

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    It's not what I would call a formal presentation box. It is nice enough that I will use it though. It comes in a blue box. It's a slip box, with a lid that slips over the lower portion. On the lid is some nice silver embossed lettering. And the box is actually very sturdy and substantial feeling. The inside is felt lined and formed to the pistol.

    With the leftover budget, I've been thinking about buying additional grips(black pearl), 22mag cylinders or a formal presentation box. I already have ammo I'm going to include. There doesn't seem to be any good place to engrave the pistol sadly.
     
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    Congratulations to you and your future bride.

    I don't know about anyone else, but I'd rather have an inexpensive gun than a pocket watch that didn't work, or even an engraved knife I wouldn't use. And the Heritage Rough Rider I've used is not a bad little gun.
     
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    Congrats to you and the bride to be!!!
     
  20. aarondhgraham

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    You chose wisely Grasshopper,,,

    You chose wisely Grasshopper,,,
    Your groomsmen are going to be very happy with you.

    A few months back I bought a Heritage revolver for a young lady as a university graduation gift,,,
    You would not believe some of the comments people made about my choice.

    "Don't you like her very enough to buy her a good gun"?

    Hers shoots to point of aim and feels balanced in her hand,,,
    And she out-shot her boyfriend with her pistol,,,
    She knows it was an inexpensive gun,,,
    But she loves it none-the-less.

    Good on you my friend,,,
    Now if they can just find some ammunition.

    Aarond

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  21. ArchAngelCD

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    In reality the box will be put away and probably never used so IMO that's money you don't need to spend. As for grips, they are a personal thing and what you like someone else might not like. That leaves my favorite choice. If I were receiving that gift I would really appreciate the additional cylinder. That will be used and IMO your best choice...
     
  22. ratt_finkel

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    Thanks for all the thoughtful replies guys. I have a truly awesome fiancé. And I know she will make a great wife. Can't wait to celebrate and pass these gifts along to my friends.

    I'll keep everyone updated on their reactions, and I am already planning some trigger time with the crew.
     
  23. Hokkmike

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    Just let me know if you need another groomsman!
     
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    I gave a buddy a Winchester 94 in 357 mag when he got married.
     
  25. claiborne

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    I would buy them a beer and a lap dance instead.
     
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