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Posted: 4/18/2006 5:23:43 PM EST
My wife and I are expecting our first child in August. When the baby is born, I am going to buy some firearms for him, hopefully I will do it on the day of his birth. These guns will be held by me until he is old enough to shoot them himself.

Suggestions on what to buy for him?
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 5:24:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/18/2006 5:25:25 PM EST by Cypher214]
1)Pellet rifle
2)Pellet pistol
3)10/22
4)Ruger MKII
5)Rem. 870 Youth 20ga.

Once he/she is old enough and has mastered the "little guns", buy bigger and better ones.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 5:25:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cypher214:
1)Pellet rifle
2)Pellet pistol
3)10/22
4)Ruger MKII
5)Rem. 870 Youth 20ga.



that sums it up, right there!
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 5:28:16 PM EST
10/22 stainless

Buckmark

870 synthetic

AR midlength with a 6 position stock

Rem. 700 in .243 all synthetic

The more rust proof the better.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 5:28:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cypher214:
1)Pellet rifle
2)Pellet pistol
3)10/22
4)Ruger MKII
5)Rem. 870 Youth 20ga.

Once he/she is old enough and has mastered the "little guns", buy bigger and better ones.



Sounds good, just add a youth deer rifle.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 5:29:11 PM EST
M1 Garand
USGI 1911A1
M1 Carbine
AR
AK
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 5:29:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/18/2006 5:31:24 PM EST by Cypher214]

Originally Posted By Remman:

Originally Posted By Cypher214:
1)Pellet rifle
2)Pellet pistol
3)10/22
4)Ruger MKII
5)Rem. 870 Youth 20ga.

Once he/she is old enough and has mastered the "little guns", buy bigger and better ones.



Sounds good, just add a youth deer rifle.



That would have been #6

As a matter of fact, the 5 that I suggested are the same 5 that I received from my dad for Christmas from ages 6-11. The only difference is that he bought me a Daisy Red Ryder for my first airgun at age 5.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 5:31:13 PM EST
Save up for a GAU-8.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 5:33:52 PM EST
First as always, Congratulations to you and the wife.

Advice: buy quality!

.22LR, preference is the 10/22 stainless/composite to last forever.

.22LR Pistol of preference, also probably a Ruger for durability.

.223 / 5.56 6 Position, light weight upper, Carbine or Middy

20 or 12 Ga, Rem 870

.45 Acp, either a 1911 or my preference a Sig P220


He also needs a .308, but you knew that. Your child is lucky to have you as a parent... Best of Luck
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 5:34:34 PM EST
Note: I kind of want these guns to be "heirloom" guns. I can always pick him up a 10/22 in a few years, but the guns I buy when he is born I want him to treasure and be able to use his whole life.

Guns that may be banned must be considered as well, which is why one of them will almost certainly be an AR15.

Speaking of .22's, I was thinking of a very high quality bolt action that he can learn on and pass down the family tree. I heard the Kimbers and CZ's are fine weapons - yes?
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 5:38:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By PeteCO:
Note: I kind of want these guns to be "heirloom" guns. I can always pick him up a 10/22 in a few years, but the guns I buy when he is born I want him to treasure and be able to use his whole life.

Guns that may be banned must be considered as well, which is why one of them will almost certainly be an AR15.

Speaking of .22's, I was thinking of a very high quality bolt action that he can learn on and pass down the family tree. I heard the Kimbers and CZ's are fine weapons - yes?



Thats why I posted what I did. The first three are historical and prices are rising to reflect it. The Garand is still very reasonable to buy but I don't expect them to stay that way in 10 or 15 years. AR of course, AK because the next ban will include it and they will never be cheaper then they are now.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 5:43:23 PM EST
a Browning Auto 5 , a COLT Peacemaker, an "evil-featured" AR,
a lever-action 22LR rifle ... or an old Colt Lightning in 22, and
a 1911 45auto . That's my 2c. Congratulations.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 5:43:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/18/2006 5:44:08 PM EST by Cypher214]

Originally Posted By PeteCO:
Note: I kind of want these guns to be "heirloom" guns. I can always pick him up a 10/22 in a few years, but the guns I buy when he is born I want him to treasure and be able to use his whole life.

Guns that may be banned must be considered as well, which is why one of them will almost certainly be an AR15.

Speaking of .22's, I was thinking of a very high quality bolt action that he can learn on and pass down the family tree. I heard the Kimbers and CZ's are fine weapons - yes?



Well in that case...

1)CMP Garand
2)Quality 12ga Auto
3)Sako 75 Deluxe
4)Les Baer 1911
5)Ruger #1

He/she would have an EXCELLENT assortment of firearms.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 6:58:18 PM EST
5 Full auto's M16's

He can sell 4 of them off in 18 years (1 for each year of college), or buy his first house.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 7:01:33 PM EST
GLOCK 18
HK MP-5KPDW
M16
M2A1
Minigun
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 7:03:54 PM EST
I have a old Springfield Armory made .22 i plan on handing down to my little girl when she gets old enough to shoot.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 7:04:16 PM EST
1. M1 Garand
2. Ar15
3. 1911
4. Winchester lever action
5. k98 Mauser
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 7:05:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/18/2006 7:07:37 PM EST by drjarhead]
1] M4
2] AK
3] FAL Para
4] UZI SMG
5] Glock 17

6] M1A
7] M1
8] Sig 556 depending on final config
9] 1911

I figure a 10/22 and a hunting shotgun(Benelli) are guns you can get anytime.

My son's current collection is an M4, Vector underfolder, and Glock 17
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 7:06:48 PM EST
buy the most expensive, evil looking guns you can get, Class 3 if possible. the more likely it will get banned the better. this will be Jr's college fund. i would say:

1. SBR AR
2. AK
3. something in .50, preferably barret
4. something supressed
5. a metric FUCKTON of mags
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 7:09:15 PM EST
AR15
M1 Garand
Kimber 22
Winchester Mod 70 30-06
1911
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 7:11:50 PM EST
I've always had a soft spot for the old stevens/savage favorite for a youth .22, I can't take mine to the range without getting compliments on it. Single-shot falling block, excellent first rifle, about $150.

Then I'd buy a basic battery of weapons, just in case he needs them someday and can't buy them due to a ban or whatever.

MBR
AR
Shotgun
Service pistol (1911)

All greased for long term storage with ammo and mags.

Then he really needs a .22 handgun and a deer rifle, but those you will probably be able to pick up later.

Link Posted: 4/18/2006 7:14:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/18/2006 7:15:27 PM EST by ironoxbows]

Originally Posted By Cypher214:

Originally Posted By PeteCO:
Note: I kind of want these guns to be "heirloom" guns. I can always pick him up a 10/22 in a few years, but the guns I buy when he is born I want him to treasure and be able to use his whole life.

Guns that may be banned must be considered as well, which is why one of them will almost certainly be an AR15.

Speaking of .22's, I was thinking of a very high quality bolt action that he can learn on and pass down the family tree. I heard the Kimbers and CZ's are fine weapons - yes?



Well in that case...

1)CMP Garand
2)Quality 12ga Auto O/U or sideXside
3)Sako 75 Deluxe
4)Les Baer 1911
5)Ruger #1

He/she would have an EXCELLENT assortment of firearms.




Nothin' says "heirloom" like a two row gun

And I'm 100% in agreement on the Ruger #1.....a timeless firearm
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 7:15:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/18/2006 7:22:50 PM EST by AROKIE]
why only 5??? poor kid.............

also, if you really think you can leave your new born child side his first day in this world to go buy guns, then good luck to you.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 7:20:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/18/2006 7:21:15 PM EST by PeteCO]

Originally Posted By AROKIE:
why only 5??? poor kid.............



I'll be forking over the cash for them on the day he is born, after coughing up a few thousand (so far) on related medical expenses. I just forked over $4600 in taxes and $2000 for landscaping. I'm not made of money, dude!!!!!!! So far, 2006 is burning my checking account down pretty damn fast.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 7:23:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By PeteCO:

Originally Posted By AROKIE:
why only 5??? poor kid.............



I'll be forking over the cash for them on the day he is born, after coughing up a few thousand (so far) on related medical expenses. I just forked over $4600 in taxes and $2000 for landscaping. I'm not made of money, dude!!!!!!! So far, 2006 is burning my checking account down pretty damn fast.



lol im only kidding, congrats on your first kid!!
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 7:24:21 PM EST
I would suggest you get him/her a gun that prossibly may not be available when he/she is old enough. For example, I bought my oldest son a Colt Python chamber in 38spl. This is a very special run, and I will give it to him on his 21st birdthday
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 7:35:12 PM EST
A single shot bolt .22, like one of the CMP Kimbers. Forces dicipline, and a gun that will be a joy to teach his grandkids to shoot with.

A Garand, as it is a part of american history, they aren't making any more, and it is both used and a piece of living history

A sxs or O/U 12G with choke tubes. Versatile, can be used for clays, field gun, etc. A Beretta 686 won't go wrong nor will it go down in value.

A somewhat classic .357 revolver in 4" according to your brand preference

Someething else that is a modern commodity in the "may become banned" category. An AR with a custom serial number to birth date etc would fit the bill, and you can build it up as desired. Just make an arrangement with any of the lower makers to have one built up, or even build yourself from an 80% receiver and apply markings of your choosing. Start with the lower and a .22 upper, then when he's older add a .223 upper.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 7:42:27 PM EST
AR15, Glock of some sort, 22. pistol of some sort,10-22, BB gun.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 7:53:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By PeteCO:

Originally Posted By AROKIE:
why only 5??? poor kid.............



I'll be forking over the cash for them on the day he is born, after coughing up a few thousand (so far) on related medical expenses. I just forked over $4600 in taxes and $2000 for landscaping. I'm not made of money, dude!!!!!!! So far, 2006 is burning my checking account down pretty damn fast.



I guess a barret .50 BMG is out of the question then.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 8:00:43 PM EST
get the ones that'll be banned first, you cna always get the pellet gun
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 8:03:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/18/2006 8:03:50 PM EST by gaspain]

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
buy the most expensive, evil looking guns you can get, Class 3 if possible. the more likely it will get banned the better. this will be Jr's college fund. i would say:

1. SBR AR
2. AK
3. something in .50, preferably barret
4. something supressed
5. a metric FUCKTON of mags



+1...+ a Sig five-seven and PS90
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 8:04:48 PM EST
5 of these



Link Posted: 4/18/2006 8:05:00 PM EST
If you want to make him happy, buy something class III. Think of what it would be worth when you give it to him.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 8:27:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/18/2006 8:36:57 PM EST by scrum]
(1) Browning 22 Auto rifle, Grade I or II w/youth stock (he'll be teaching your grandkids to shoot with it, and hopefully you will be there too).
(2) CMP Garand
(3) AR15 in case of a ban
(4) 1911
(5) something you and he can hunt with together when he gets old enough - a working gun that has value built by memories. if you like waterfowl or field, get a shotgun. if you like deer, get a rifle. pick a caliber or guage he can hunt with for life, but can shoot from a decent age without difficulty.

ETA: I am saving up for my son's first rifle now. I couldn't afford anything when he was born, but I want to get him what I put as #1 above. A Browning 22 Auto grade II. I have a 10/22 but I want his first gun to be special and set apart. If I were you, I would only worry about getting one gun now, and I would put it into a special gun the two of you will shoot together and often. Browning grade II and III engraving is a work of art on a smooth, classic firearm that is reliable and timeless.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 8:52:41 PM EST
AR(maybe with a .22 conversion so he can start practice younger)
remington 870 (great for learning to hunt, squirrels, rabbits, waterfowl, pheasant quail)
Ruger 10/22

And for when he gets older and can truly appreciate the history behind these firearms
1911
Garand
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 9:21:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By FS-FNRL:
5 Full auto M16's
He can sell 4 of them off in 18 years (1 for each year of college), or buy his first house.



ding, ding, ding, ....

What he said. Should cost you about $60,000 tomorrow morning.

In 4 years they will be worth somewhere around $90,000 to $110,000. (TRACK CAREFULLY pending Law.)

Sell one and you could buy every other gun mentioned in this thread.

Yea, I know. Wouldn't we both love to walk out the store with 'dem goodies.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 9:25:46 PM EST
It's really not that bad of an idea to get guns for an unborn child, come to think of it.

Most of the stuff available now will probably be verboten by the time he reaches the age of majority.

If you buy his guns now and raise him up right, the Republic may not be lost afterall.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 9:47:46 PM EST
AR15
SKS
9mm pistol
22 rifle
12 gauge shotgun

all these guns he should be able to handle recoil at around 12 years old or so.
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 9:52:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cypher214:
1)Pellet rifle
2)Pellet pistol
3)10/22
4)Ruger MKII
5)Rem. 870 Youth 20ga.




Better to get the ones that won't be available in the future. Those will probably still be available.

1. RRA AR-15
2. DSA FAL
3. Vector AKM
4. SIG P22X series
5. Benelli M1S90
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