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Posted: 10/22/2004 7:35:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/22/2004 7:37:34 PM EST by AdrianUSP9]
So, tomorrow is my friend/roomate's 22 birthday. I've known this guy since 6th grade, he is by far my closest/most trustworthy friend. He is a true friend, who will go out of his way to help you out, even if it is detrimental to himself. He is really self sacrificing.

I've lived with him since Sept for college, and he's really taken an interest to my shooting hobby. We've gone to the range a couple times, and he's had a lot of fun shooting my AR, my USP and my .22. He's from China, so he's always talking about AKs, and says he'd like to get one (but money, time, and parents would freak out). He is very trustworthy, and would be a very responsible gun owner.

So, this is what I was thinking. What if I were to get him a 10/22 rifle or something like that, mount a scope on it - get him his own firearm, a decent, easy rifle to learn on, a decent scope so he can have fun breaking clays from 100 yards, hopefully get another shooting buddy and hook another young person on gun ownership?

Or is this just a bad idea?

My only other concerns have to do with legalities - I'm a SD resident, he is a WI resident, Im gifting a firearm, and he's not a US citizen (though he is a legal alien). I honestly dont think any of those are problems, but Im going to double check.

So, get him the rifle, or find something else?
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 7:40:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/22/2004 7:42:37 PM EST by geish]
Is he smart/savvy about firearms?

Maturity would be a key thing to look at.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 7:42:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/22/2004 7:43:24 PM EST by AdrianUSP9]
He is 22, I am 22. He (and I) are both very mature, and both very responsible (well, my wife would disagree, but, really, we are.) He's a newbie to firearms, but has done well, is very safety consciencious (sp?).
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 7:43:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/22/2004 7:44:19 PM EST by geish]

Originally Posted By AdrianUSP9:
He is 22, I am 22. He (and I) are both very mature for our age, and both very responsible (well, my wife would disagree, but, really, we are.) He's a newbie to firearms, but has done well, is very safety consciencious (sp?).



I see nothing wrong with giving him a rifle. Hell, if he knows about safety, I don't know why not; if it's legal.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 7:58:45 PM EST
get him an sks. it's cheaper than a 10-22 and is a real rifle. iron sights first.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 8:01:36 PM EST

get him an sks. it's cheaper than a 10-22 and is a real rifle. iron sights first.


Only thing Im thiking is that it is easier to learn on a .22 b/c he is a new shooter.. though he did do very well with the .223 I guess I learned with a .22, but I suppose thats not how everyone has to do it. He'd be thrilled with an SKS too.
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 9:23:59 AM EST
If you want to follow the law, you'll have to transfer it through an FFL, and you may also need to have him get a permission slip from Wisconsin -- I know for sure that even legal, green-carded "alien" residents have to go through additional paperwork to buy handguns, but I'm not sure about rifles.

Please understand that I'm not endorsing these rules, just letting you know that they exist. Personally, if you know him well and know he's a decent guy, I say go for it.
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