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Posted: 3/17/2002 11:27:09 PM EDT
I am looking for a good gift gun for my uncle who will be turning 47 this summer. What would you all like to get, with in reason, nothing over $2000.00 or so.
Link Posted: 3/17/2002 11:39:24 PM EDT
You can't go wrong with a 1911.
Link Posted: 3/17/2002 11:56:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2002 12:02:02 AM EDT by operatorerror]
Well I'll be danged! If it ain't my long lost nephew Gunplay, uh, I mean Nick. Where've you been boy?

I like the M1A.


Seriously though, you can buy some pretty nice weapons for 2K. Does he like shotguns?
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 12:02:07 AM EDT
Yea I was thinking of going with a real WW2 1911. He already has a Les bear custom.

The M1A is a good idea, he does not have a semi .308 yet, and I can't sell him on my beloved FALs.

May be a M-1 Carbine would be a fun blaster.

UZI or other 9mm carbine with highcaps?

Any other thoughts or votes?
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 12:07:34 AM EDT
Operator, Good idea. Shotguns are what my dad and uncle are getting this year. A Beretta Whitewing O&U for my uncle Dave, and a Beretta 470 Silver Hawk SxS for my Dad. We all love upland bird hunting and sporting clays. However my Uncle John (the one in question) insists on using my grandfathers really, really old 16GA side-by-side, external hammers and everything. He loves it. So a shotgun is out of the question.
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 4:11:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 5:49:19 AM EDT
I guess I'll be the token AR-15 proponet, you have to have one in every thread like this.
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 6:54:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2002 6:56:10 AM EDT by Renamed]
How about a nice T/C Contender?



It's legal anywhere that handguns are legal.

It can be modestly priced or as ritzy as you can afford.

It's versatile, with about a zillion different barrels available.

It's extremely accurate.

It can be used for plinking, silhouette shooting, varmint hunting, or big game hunting.

It's fairly easy to customize. You can get a frame with blank sideplates and have it engraved any way you please.

Plus, when your uncle becomes a grandpa, it will make a great training gun for the little ones.
Link Posted: 3/19/2002 5:59:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/19/2002 6:01:26 PM EDT by Gunplay]
I wanted to get him an AR but he swears by his Daewoo (or "Mr. Woo" as he lovingly refers to it) it’s a pre-ban with the HK style slide folding stock.

Anyone else?
Link Posted: 3/19/2002 6:24:15 PM EDT
For 2k, you could get him that WW2 1911, and an M1 Garand as well! Everyone should have a Garand.

Vulcan94
Link Posted: 3/20/2002 7:47:34 PM EDT
Gunplay,

Is your uncle a veteran? If so, I can't think of a more wonderful gift than one of the M1911A1's that Colt is reproducing. I had a Colt-manufactured M1911A1 as my issue pistol in the late 80's, and I always felt disheartened when the M9 was fielded - it just never felt the same during qualification after that.

Retail's a bit steep at $995 or so, but as the others mentioned - it's a beauty!

On the other hand, a Wilson Protector Compact can be had for just about double the money - and I can say it's the most accurate pistol I've ever fired (with the possible exception of my HK USP 45 Compact).

www.wilsoncombat.com

Link Posted: 3/20/2002 9:17:19 PM EDT
How about a Ruger Vaquero? Its a great little pistol and comes in many caliber choices. I have given 3 of them away as presents and all have been greatly appreciated. I choose the 45LC/45acp dual cylinder model with a 4 5/8's barrel in stainless with rosewood grips.
Link Posted: 3/20/2002 10:51:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/22/2002 6:26:47 PM EDT by Arock]
Check this out.

www.swissrifles.com/sr/

Scoll down to the K-31.

Found one at Big 5.
They can be had for $75 to $200 dollars.
Can shot 1 MOA, is a swiss weapon.
Just got one for my birthday!
I paid $179 for my all matching numbers, 99% Blueing, barrel is PERFECT.
Straight-pull bolt action.
Ammo is 7.5x55mm, hard to find, but I found it for 168.00 for 480 at aimsurplus.
Aim also has them for 80 bucks ( the weapon )
Read about this waepon, its sweet and not many know about it, you'll see its probbly the cheapest 1 MOA weapon on market.

Link Posted: 3/20/2002 11:11:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/20/2002 11:13:59 PM EDT by Rotti]
A guy can get a real kick out of a Benneli M1... mine empties it's tube in less than a second, unmodified. Very little recoil for a 12 ga. Retail is around $950. Comes w/ 3 chokes.
If he's into big bore revolvers, how about the .475 Linbaugh?
Link Posted: 3/21/2002 7:07:36 PM EDT
Maybe a Winchester 94 lever in .45 LC and a pistol in .45LC with it. Does anyone, besides Ruger, make a good single action in .45LC? Good guns, I have quite a few but… I HATE THE WARNING THEY ENGRAVE INTO THE GUN! I don't think I'll buy a Ruger again.

I'll check out the Colt M1911A1 also. Keep them coming! You have all been a great help.
Link Posted: 3/21/2002 10:21:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gunplay:
Maybe a Winchester 94 lever in .45 LC and a pistol in .45LC with it. Does anyone, besides Ruger, make a good single action in .45LC? Good guns, I have quite a few but… I HATE THE WARNING THEY ENGRAVE INTO THE GUN! I don't think I'll buy a Ruger again.

I'll check out the Colt M1911A1 also. Keep them coming! You have all been a great help.



Dammit Gunplay!!
Didn't you read my post?
I'm telling you, if he wants an awesome weapon, please look into this. Like I said, ammo isn't like buying .223, but if he only shoots it once a month, he's all good.
Link Posted: 3/22/2002 4:04:41 PM EDT
I did read it... I might pick one up my self, but he does not colect bolt-action for the most part. I want to get him a better plinker.
Link Posted: 3/22/2002 4:37:08 PM EDT
Maybe a Ruger 10/22Mag converted to the hot .17 Hornady, plus a Leupold scope and Hogue rubber-armored stock. A nice custom gun that sets you back about $1K and you can keep the change.

Or just ask your anti aunti Sarah Brady about a gift gun.
Link Posted: 3/22/2002 5:04:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gunplay:
I am looking for a good gift gun for my uncle who will be turning 47 this summer. What would you all like to get, with in reason, nothing over $2000.00 or so.



get him an AK-47 or something, something evil is good.... or get him a remington 700 PSS with a REAL good scope (evil sniper rifle is good too) then get him a MAC-10 in semi auto (evil "assault pistol" good...)
Link Posted: 3/22/2002 8:05:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/22/2002 8:17:39 PM EDT by MurderSHO45]

Originally Posted By Gunplay:
I did read it... I might pick one up my self, but he does not colect bolt-action for the most part. I want to get him a better plinker.



You said $200 dollars was your limit.
What do you expect for $200?

O Crap, the whole time I thought you said $200.
Heh, sorry bout that, Go with M1a or Bushy with everything.
Link Posted: 3/23/2002 9:21:47 AM EDT
I believe Mrs. Brady prefers to give Remington Sniper rifles. Perhaps you should seek out her advice. Just for fun.

In all seriousness, perhaps something in the AK Family. The SAm7 is really fantastic.
Link Posted: 3/23/2002 2:12:41 PM EDT
While there have been some wonderful suggestions, I think the key to a gift gun when you have the budjet that you do would be something unique or custom. M1a's are great but (TO ME) wouldn't be as special as a gun made just for him, or something you had to look all over for.
Link Posted: 3/23/2002 2:27:02 PM EDT
Get him an original, WW II, M1A1 Carbine---which is the paratrooper version of the Carbine. Fun to shoot and they do nothing but appreciate in value.
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