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Old 06-12-2019, 9:44 AM
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Default Which gun would you get your dad for Father's Day?

Father's Day is this coming Sunday June 16th so I will ask the just for fun question of...

What gun would you get your dad?

And why it would be a rifle, shotgun or handgun or even why particular brand or caliber?

* I know some of us can't do that, for many reasons, but theoretically if you could what would you get him?
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Old 06-12-2019, 9:54 AM
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I think I would have to choose some type of shotgun setup for sporting clays. He was an athlete and I think he would enjoy that type of physical activity over something like long distance rifle range shooting or handgun target practice.

And it would absolutely Have to be American made with American made parts from top shelf American company.

I know that eliminates a lot of shotguns so we'd have to get some kind of older but classic shotgun.

Maybe a nice Remington 1100 but I have a feeling he would prefer the physical activity/ positive action of a pump gun ... so then maybe a nice Remington 870, made years ago with quality and set up for some type of clay shooting sports.

And most likely it would be in 12 gauge.

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Old 06-12-2019, 10:03 AM
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If my pops was still around, he always dreamt about buying a Beretta 92. He was all about that Italian lifestyle.
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Old 06-12-2019, 10:24 AM
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I would get a .45, like the one he got when came to this country. He remembers the US for three things back in the motherland: Blondes, Chevys, and .45s. He was only able to get 2 of the 3 due to my mom. Lol
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Old 06-12-2019, 10:48 AM
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Yesterday I went with my buddy to pick up the new Colt 38/357 he bought for his father. While it was in 10 day jail we shoot it a couple times, not bad. I liked it more then I thought I would, nice trigger pull. Biggest complaint we had with it was the trigger itself seemed a little too thin.
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Ruger 77/22. He likes .22's
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I got my dad a Walter PPK .22 since he said he was no longer confident he could hold his old .357 mag service revolver on a home intruder for any length of time.
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I’d get my dad an old model 27 or a 57. Last time he decided he wanted to go modern I bought him a Glock and he was like “meh, I’ll just stick to wheel guns”. I think he shot the Glock like one time ever.
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If Dad weren't in heaven I'd get him a 1911 Colt like the one he carried in England during WWII. He told me he always carried one with 2 extra mags when ever he was in London. Just in case Jerry tried to drop paratroopers into the city.


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The last firearm i bought for my dad was an HKP7M8.


Christmas gift back in the 90s.
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Today is my Dad's birthday. He'd be 104. (He's been gone since 1977).

Even when he was blind in one and missing all the fingers down to the first joint on his right hand he could hit a gnat in the behind at a 100 yards with his old 22LR.

I would most pleased to get him any firearm but I bet he'd like to have his old Mossberg back.

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Old 06-12-2019, 1:04 PM
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Dad is long gone.

I would have to dig through a huge pile of family photos, but my dad was a motorcycle cop in Canada in the 1930's.

I would try to get him what he carried back then, something like a S&W pre Model 10.

You might have just given me a reason to buy another gun OP.
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Henry lever action 22!
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Seems like a common denominator here is that we are old and our fathers are no longer with us. But if Dad was still here and feeling good, a Ruger LCR-X .22 3" or SP101 .22 4". Keep the cost of ammo down and easy on older hands.
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A Glock 7, pops always wanted one of those,lol
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Old 06-12-2019, 3:10 PM
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dad passed about 16 months ago and would be 93. i bought him 2 guns over the years. a colt police positive 32-20 and a naa 22 mag deringer revolver. the guns he was most interested in the last part of his life was a bond arms deringer.
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Browning 1911-380 Black Label Pro

He saw one and really liked it. He has a Browning Hi-Power and really likes it so I think he believes he'd like the 1911.
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Model 12 12 ga.. He always liked the old pump action. I have the 16 ga. We always talked about getting the whole series: 12,16,20,& yes a 28 ga. unicorn we once heard of.
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Years ago I got him a semi-auto Ruger pistol.
He passed away last July and I got it back.
So I will/would not be able to get him any firearm now.
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What if you are the Dad and your daughter lives out of state?




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Many years ago we got our dad one of those Browning Breakdown 22 rifles. He was a lefty and the shells would hit him in the face!

Dad's been gone for a while now but if I were to get him something it would probably be the same thing I got my brother on his 50th birthday, a Springfield Armory mil-spec
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Copy of a Colt Walker...cap and ball and the smell of real black powder, that would make my dad very happy, I miss that man every day
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Old 06-12-2019, 11:09 PM
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I'm glad some of us here had the opportunity to actually give guns to their dads.

Some of these posts above really get you in the gut.

Let's try and stay positive.
It sounds like most of us had cool dads around when we were growing up (even if they're not around anymore) and I feel that is better than the alternative.
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Old 06-13-2019, 4:47 AM
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I'd give him a grease gun as that was what he used when he drove tanks in the Korea Conflict era. He always talked about how bad they were so I'd have a BAR hidden and that would be his real gift after he stopped cussing the grease gun.
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During the 1965 Los Angeles riots, my dad bought a Beretta 92 from Montgomery Wards in Panorama City. I was 12 at the time. Three years later it was stolen. So, I would buy him a replacement. He would be 108 if he were alive today.
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Old 06-13-2019, 6:54 AM
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Dad is long gone, after living 5 years with a heart transplanted from a 15 yo (folks, please consider becoming a donor) he shot the snoot of a K22 Master piece, if was still here, I would sent it back to Smith and see if they could tighten it up.
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I'd be THRILLED to get this









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Old 06-13-2019, 8:03 AM
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^ So would I, that's a beauty.

And it would be so much easier for them to purchase than going through an FFL.


But I think if you want to drop a hint to kids about getting you any Father's Day gift you better make it a 10 x 10 poster with the words "Give me this! "printed at the bottom in a meme font.

And then put it on their gaming computer or their bed.



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Dad's not with us anymore, so this is all just dreaming.

He served in the U.S. Army 1957-60 so of course trained on the M1911A1. One of those was the only gun in the house growing up. If he were still around today, he'd probably have a Plain Jane M1911 of some sort, as he never cared much for fancy things.

But if I'm buying it, I'd get him a nice "semi-custom" boutique 1911. Probably a Les Baer. He would have said I didn't need to get him something so fancy. And I would have said, "Maybe not, but I wanted to." And then he would have smiled
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My dad was a huge 1911 fan, he always asked if I was shooting the "big iron" when I was going to a match (I shoot single stack major and production).

If he was still around I'd love to get him a nice custom 1911
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It's a close race so far but it looks like 1911's are in the lead and .45 ACP is caliber of choice.


Not too many people have picked a high-powered rifle, a few people have suggested shotguns and .22 caliber rifles but I think the majority are handguns.

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Probably a Ruger 10/22 takedown. He’s been eyeballing one for awhile.
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Like others wrote, dad is gone. Gave us kids all his nice stuff before he passed.
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