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"Fat Guy In Red Suit" Sharing Thread.
« on: December 24, 2012, 01:50:37 PM »


Anywho, here is the day before "fat guy red suit day".
I personally have the shotgun out, so I can take some meat if'n some reindeer  attempt to land on the roof of the farmhouse tonight...

Still, I went into town, for some last minute errands, like gas as the weather is getting nasty, and I do have to report back to work, after being off for surgery since the sixth, on the twenty-sixth.

I ran by the local hardware store as well, and this is where I met a four year old young man. Very polite, very mannerly, and the girls will  be all over him in the future, as he is that handsome.

He shared, his grandparents had come up from down South, and given him early, a Savage Rascal rifle for "fat guy in red suit day".
Excited?
Well, that is your only dumb question for today.

This hardware store does not stock ammo, so he was frumpy.
Then he introduced me to his grandpa. These two guys were "out and about to stay out of the women's way".
(Better to be out and about, than to be put to work with all that was being done, needed to done, and ...well guys, you understand).  *wink*

Now don't ask why I had, but I did have some .22 rim-fire in my vehicle. Just a smattering of shorts, long rifle, even "rat shot". So we go out to the parking lot, to our vehicles,  so I could show them on a map, how to go to a few "mom and pop" hardware stores,  that do carry ammunition or with more driving distance, a gun shop or three.

I gave the young man the ammunition. Ecstatic, is not the word.
Besides Thank you sir! He also shares- You are older than my grandpa!

Ain't kids great?
 I mean I am only 3 years older than grandpa, still...well, if you ain't here yet, wait until you are. *sigh*

I have been curious about the Savage Rascal, and have never seen or handled one.
This black synthetic rifle was in the vehicle, so I got my hands on one.
NEAT!
You know, I might be three years  older than grandpa, and fifty-three years than this young man, still I could see myself having a LOT a fun with one of these myself.
Neat Rifle!

This thread is NOT about what you got, there will other threads dealing with this, no doubt.
Instead, what did you give?


I mean really folks: To keep it give it away

Sending best-

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"Fat Guy In Red Suit" Sharing Thread.
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2012, 02:39:20 PM »
Well, I gave my wife a 10/22, and all the goodies to make it special. It will be her first rifle, and I am looking forward to helping her set it up sight it in and all that good stuff. I'm thinking its primary purpose will be whacking hawks. We have chickens and they like to perch in a tree above the coop.

We bought the boys backpacks and a good start on personal camping gear. I have stuff that I've had since I was a scout, and we tried to get quality gear that would last. We went minimal on toys this year 1 Lego set each and some stocking stuffers.
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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2012, 04:37:38 PM »
Back when my girlfriend was someone else's girlfriend and I was a "just a friend," she was living by herself with only his guns, none of which she liked. I took her shooting and my P6 fit her well. I had an extra so I gave her one (got a lower in partial trade). When I came to see her in the fall we went shooting and discovered/remembered she only had one magazine.

As of Christmas, she has three. And of course she got a lot more, expensive, shinier stuff too, but this thread is presumably about gun gifts.
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2012, 07:34:47 AM »
Well...got my boy a gift cert. for some range time, I also may have screwed up.  Let my mouth write a check my butt will have to cash...told the boy I was gonna try to get him a stripped lower so we could build an AR as a father-son product....Seeing the current scarcity of lowers I may as well of promised him a F-350 and a super model for his 16th birthday... :banghead
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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2012, 08:52:49 AM »
My boy is 7 months, i wanted to pick him up something that was made this year that i could give him when he is ready to start hunting. Thought it would be neat for him to have a firearm that was as old as he is.  I was thinking about getting a Henry lever, just debating on which one. I know they had a program with the Golden Boy that you could order one with a personalized serial number to include  initials and birthdate and such.  Think i want something more that a .22LR though, besides Grandpa already gave him a nice Browning lever .22.  Anyone know if they have the same type of program for the .30-30 or the Big Boy in .357 mag? i have a Marlin lever in .357 that i carry with a Ruger Blackhawk, nice combo for hunting that has done its part in reducing the whitetail population in WI for several years! So i might be leaning towards the .357 Big Boy, but the 30-30 may be a more practical choice. Any thoughts?

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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2012, 10:09:25 AM »
A friends family came over on Saturday and during the course of the discussion I found out that his son in law was preparing for his 1st deployment.

During the discussion he mentioned that he needed a decent sling and gave him a Viking Tactics sling that I hadn't used yet.  I figured that he needed it more than I.
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Re: "Fat Guy In Red Suit" Sharing Thread.
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2012, 12:55:58 PM »
Not gun stuff. But I got my 16-year-old an electric guitar and amp - it was the specific guitar he had been drooling over at the guitar shop. Now, understand, he's at the stage where he tries really hard to avoid acting like he enjoys anything. So to get the reaction - muted though it was - that I did was one of those cool fatherhood moments.

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Re: "Fat Guy In Red Suit" Sharing Thread.
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2012, 01:06:35 PM »
I got each of my brothers 3 Pmags apiece. Made the purchase before the recent insanity began. Then I found myself sick to the stomach at the thought of giving away six magazines in the light of current events, and considered keeping the mags and giving my brothers something else. I went ahead and gave them away, and guess what...it worked out. One of my brothers had gotten me *surprise* three Pmags. Turns out he was equally as sick about it, and equally as relieved.
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« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2012, 08:01:32 PM »
LOL that's pretty good.

I didn't give any gun-related stuff except advice. Had more people asking this year than ever before. I struggled to keep it simple and avoid information overload.
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« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2012, 08:24:13 PM »
I have given a LOT of advice in the past two weeks as well.
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