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Posted: 9/25/2005 6:16:06 PM EDT
It was my dad's 67th birthday today. My dads a great guy but was never into the kind of stuff I am. Shooting, fishing and the outdoors in general were all discovered by myself. He never bought me a BB-gun or a .22. He would take me fishing but never fish himself, he would sit on the pier or in the car and watch. Whenever my mom and dad come for dinner I'll show him a gun or two and he'll say "maybe I'll get one myself" and kind of blow it off.

Well, today I was in the store looking for a little something to go along with his yearly "Birthday Gift Certificate" and saw a H&R Pardner 12ga Single Shot and thought "screw it, I'll get it"

It was like watching a kid at Christmas...Almost brought a tear to my eye.

It was kind of funny me giving my dad his first gun, not the other way around. But the smile on his face will stay with me forever!!!
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 6:17:15 PM EDT

But you did not give him ammo.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 6:20:32 PM EDT
That's a great story, thanks for sharing! Patty
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 6:22:43 PM EDT
2 points for reversal! Cool, thanks for sharing.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 6:40:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CRC:

But you did not give him ammo.

had that covered
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 6:42:50 PM EDT
It's never to late to get someone into shooting.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 6:50:52 PM EDT
Nice. I still remember when my dad gave me my first rifle. And my first shotgun. And my deer rifle.

Yeah, my dad's great. I'm hoping he gets me my first handgun for my 21st birthday, because I certainly can't afford one.

We also keep having discussions about which guns will be family heirlooms and which ones are "expendable" once he's gone. Eventually he caught on that I'll likely never sell a gun as long as I live, especially an inherited one. Now he just concerns himself with figuring out which ones stay in the family forever and which ones can be sold off when I'M gone.

I plan on passing down the Remington 720, the Taurus revolver (his first handgun and the one I carry at our ranch), and his Winchester and mine.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 4:24:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ZW17:
It's never to late to get someone into shooting.

for sure
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