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Posted: 12/23/2003 10:39:51 PM EDT
Crap! I hate buying gifts and I am quit a procrastinator. My wife bought my mom some gifts. I need a gift for my dad TOMORROW! Give me some ideas. Did you guys find any cool gadgets for your dad? All I need is one substantial gift. $50, $75, $100 it doesn't matter I just need some ideas.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 10:41:21 PM EDT
M44 and ammo.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 10:43:02 PM EDT
DVD's

- Face/Off
- We Were Soldiers
- Way of the Gun
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 10:43:53 PM EDT
I got mine the Indiana Jones box set.  I remember him talking about how he wanted to get that (back when it came out)
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 10:44:59 PM EDT
Nothing.  But I got that for all but two folks this year.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 10:45:04 PM EDT
Everyone here seems to be enthusaiastic about those Surefire flashlights.  Little LED flashlights that are brighter than Maglites.  Anyone know where to buy them from retailers?  What kind of shop would carry them?
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 10:49:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By raven:
Everyone here seems to be enthusaiastic about those Surefire flashlights.  Little LED flashlights that are brighter than Maglites.  Anyone know where to buy them from retailers?  What kind of shop would carry them?
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Haven't heard of them, going to do some research.

Glad to see I'm not the only one up. Some good ideas, keep them coming.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 10:55:10 PM EDT
A photo-historical book "New Mexico, Then and Now".  Supposed to be really cool, the author dug up really old pics around the state, then went and took cuttent pics from the exact same vantage points, plus historical commentary on each picture pair.  Dad's into both regional history and photography, so he oughta dig it.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 10:56:46 PM EDT
I went in with my Mom to get him a suppressed 10/22 and a Leupold VX-II 3x9.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 10:56:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By raven:
Everyone here seems to be enthusaiastic about those Surefire flashlights.  Little LED flashlights that are brighter than Maglites.  Anyone know where to buy them from retailers?  What kind of shop would carry them?
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[url]www.candlepowerforums.com[/url]

More than you could ever possibly want to know about flashlights.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 10:57:05 PM EDT
i get my father reloading supplies every year.

what else do you get a trapshooter that shoots 4 days a week?

keeps him happy and he is sure to use it.


it works the other way around also. he buys me a case of ammo.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 11:00:39 PM EDT
Three years before he passed away, for Christmas I gave my Dad back the Model 1906 Winchester .22 pump he first shot as a kid. It had had so many rounds through it from him as a kid, and then me after he had passed it on to me that it had been out of action as "Unoperable and Unsafe" for quite awhile. I had all the action parts tig welded up and machined back to spec., the barrel bored and a liner installed, the stock refinished, and everything blued to a rich glossy black finish.  When he opened the box, his face lit up, and he couldn't quite believe it was the same gun at first. I had never, and I mean NEVER seen him quite so excited.  His smile and obvious joy made me feel so glad that I had done it.  He never shot it again, but cared for it lovingly, and kept it close to him till he passed away.  I have shot it several times since he passed away, and it is a special treat each time, knowing that he loved it so much. I have told my two boys that it must never leave the family.


 
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 11:04:07 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SUPERSPORT:
Originally Posted By raven:
Everyone here seems to be enthusaiastic about those Surefire flashlights.  Little LED flashlights that are brighter than Maglites.  Anyone know where to buy them from retailers?  What kind of shop would carry them?
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Haven't heard of them, going to do some research.
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[url]www.surefire.com[/url]
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 11:07:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Gloftoe:
I got mine the Indiana Jones box set.  I remember him talking about how he wanted to get that (back when it came out)
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Did you get the widescreen or full frame?
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 11:12:29 PM EDT
Widescreen!
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 11:15:48 PM EDT
Lowes and Home Depot gift cards, $25.00 from each.  I never what tools he has or what project he is currently working on, so this works out really well for him.

Dave
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 11:34:48 PM EDT
DVDs. It just hit me, he is a big Clint Eastwood fan, the old westerns. I see there is a box set. That will be a great start. I'm excited!
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 11:39:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SUPERSPORT:
DVDs. It just hit me, he is a big Clint Eastwood fan, the old westerns. I see there is a box set. That will be a great start. I'm excited!
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I love the one with the guy that calls him "blonde". Is that The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly?
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 11:51:30 PM EDT
A Tilley hat.

He wears hats.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 11:52:59 PM EDT
What's a Tilley hat?
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 12:29:04 AM EDT
Tools!
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 12:33:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By LotBoy:
Tools!
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That's always my first thought and usually what I get. He is a mechanic and close to retiring. I can't find a tool he don't have.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 12:40:20 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SUPERSPORT:
Originally Posted By LotBoy:
Tools!
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That's always my first thought and usually what I get. He is a mechanic and close to retiring. I can't find a tool he don't have.
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My dad needs tools but never buys any.

For the last two or three years I have bought him tools on his birthdays and Christmas.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 12:48:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 12:51:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 12:59:57 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Wave:
I love my LTM3 Airflow(no that pic isn't me!)
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[LOL]
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 2:04:04 AM EDT
I have seen him skin more than one deer using a pocket knife that was given to him at work.  He'd sharpen it, make a few cuts, then go back to the beaaver teeth sharpening sticks to sharpen it again.  I figured it was time for him to have somthing that would work a little better than a 3" pocket knife.

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Link Posted: 12/24/2003 2:12:41 AM EDT
I got my dad a Garmin Rhino 120 GPS.  I have and use the same one so now we can use the radio feature while at Gun Shows and such.  Plus it means I have a back up if mine goes tits up. :-)

Link Posted: 12/24/2003 2:23:00 AM EDT
I got him and my mom a bottle of 17 year old Eagle Rare single barrel bourbon (some of the BEST out there) and $100 worth of buffalo meat from www.buffalogal.com - they loved it!
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 3:14:11 AM EDT
My dad (80+) cooks so I got him a bread machine.
(I know, that's right up there with a waffle maker but he hates store bought bread)
A few years back, a police scanner, pre-ban NIB.
Before that, a big gig 'puter, then a digicam w/dock.
A George Foreman rotisiere was a hit a few years back too. (however you spell it)
And the grill rocked too.
Take care of your dad, he's the only one you have.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 3:20:05 AM EDT
single malt scotch 18year



hammock



home depot gift certificate




ammo
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 4:11:15 AM EDT
Sounds sort or boring, but I got mine a really nice turkey fryer and accessories to go with it.  He wanted one.  The Home Depot gift cards are good as well if you have no idea.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 4:16:56 AM EDT
Seeing that my dad is dead now, my advice is give him the best gift you could possibly can, your time!

Tj
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 4:23:47 AM EDT
I refinished my dad's Weatherby shotgun. He was so happy he almost cried.

Link Posted: 12/24/2003 4:25:42 AM EDT
My old man loves making brisket, and his smoker was starting get a few rust holes. So I got him a new electric smoker.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 4:33:02 AM EDT
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Since my dad retired 15 years ago, he has done all the cooking. Last year i got him a Boker ceramic knife and he loved it. This year i got him a URI Eagle 6"  ceramic chefs knife, and 50.00 Barnes & Noble gift card.

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Link Posted: 12/24/2003 4:38:12 AM EDT
Band of Brothers DVD set and a Maglite set with a mini-maglite and a 3-D cell light.  He has been envying my MagLite for 15 years without saying anything.

Stepdad got a Beretta shotgun cleaning kit (with a wooden rod, that's sweet), and a Beretta logo hat, to go with the REAL Beretta gift he is getting from my mom.

shooter
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 4:43:04 AM EDT
Yep. B.O.B DVD.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 4:47:44 AM EDT
For Christmas I got my dad a shredder. It was the only thing I could get out of him, other than underwear.
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