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Posted: 7/24/2013 2:13:54 PM EST
What says happy birthday more than his first AR? My pops has never outright said he wanted his own AR, but I figured he would get a kick out of it if I made him his own. Should I take the plunge and build one for him seeing as he's not a super AR fanatic like we are? Or look else where for a gift. Tough decisions cus I am far from loaded with money. What would you all do
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 2:25:46 PM EST
Are you kidding me? Build it already.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 2:26:39 PM EST
Y E S ! Enjoy it with him!
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 2:56:57 PM EST
None of us were fanatics before we had one. But after........
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:24:56 PM EST
If he is mechanical, buy the parts and build it with him!
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:25:42 PM EST
FO!
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:30:13 PM EST
I say buy all the parts, put them in a box and give it to him. Then tell him if he wants to build it he can and if not you will do it for him.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:02:05 PM EST
Give him the parts on his b-day but build it together. Or do some aspect of the build together with him.

It was so long ago but I remember building various cars and having my dad help me with stuff.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:04:01 PM EST
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Originally Posted By JohnFritz:
Give him the parts on his b-day but build it together. Or do some aspect of the build together with him.

It was so long ago but I remember building various cars and having my dad help me with stuff.
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I agree build it together.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:49:24 PM EST
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I'd get his help building it before his birthday, and on his birthday surprise him with it. (obviously he would not know it is his gift when building it together) Maybe have him help you choose parts for it because your having a tough time deciding. (Him thinking this is something your building for yourself; that'll make the birthday surprise all the better)
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:49:11 PM EST
I say go for it. Make that memory and enjoy.

My dad is a jerk and I don't really have anything in common with him, he asks about the weather when he calls. I won't be that way with my child, no way no how.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 12:56:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/25/2013 12:57:54 AM EST by jray02r1]
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Originally Posted By AR-4C:
I'd get his help building it before his birthday, and on his birthday surprise him with it. (obviously he would not know it is his gift when building it together) Maybe have him help you choose parts for it because your having a tough time deciding. (Him thinking this is something your building for yourself; that'll make the birthday surprise all the better)
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I like this idea, but I would add that you should just arrive with the parts he picked and then assemble it together. Give him a few Pmags and a few hundred rounds of ammo too. Best. Gift. Eva.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 2:09:31 AM EST
I built my dads for his bday, finally got to shoot it this past weekend cuz we couldn't get out to the range, he absolutely loves it. It scares him that my knowledge of gun parts building and functions have surpassed his many years of handling firearms from Vietnam special forces through LEO of 30 years. So he kinda let me just run with it, but I'm sure if he gets a .308 like he wants ill help HIM build it
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 2:44:25 AM EST
Build him one
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 11:30:16 AM EST
Something came up and I won't have the funds to do the build for like another month. And that would put the gift past his birthday. Should I still do it and just tell him the present is on the way or something?
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 12:03:08 PM EST
I say do it. He'll completely understand what the wait was for once he gets to see it for the first time.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 12:07:25 PM EST
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Something came up and I won't have the funds to do the build for like another month. And that would put the gift past his birthday. Should I still do it and just tell him the present is on the way or something?
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On his birthday, set down with him and pick out the components together. Tell him you wanted to custom build to his specs. Don't have to mention anything about it being a month late...
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 12:11:17 PM EST
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On his birthday, set down with him and pick out the components together. Tell him you wanted to custom build to his specs. Don't have to mention anything about it being a month late...
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Originally Posted By Losd:
Something came up and I won't have the funds to do the build for like another month. And that would put the gift past his birthday. Should I still do it and just tell him the present is on the way or something?


On his birthday, set down with him and pick out the components together. Tell him you wanted to custom build to his specs. Don't have to mention anything about it being a month late...


sounds good, just takes some of the surprise effect away you know
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