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buying the gf a gun?

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by Nitronick, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. Aug 8, 2010 at 9:59 PM
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    Nitronick

    Nitronick [OP] Well-Known Member

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    What should i buy her for her first gun? she has shot before but just wants to do some target practice and just shot with me in general. I was thinking just a .22 or a .17 gamo big cat 1200. She just wants something so she can tag along with me and still wont break the bank.

    Next weekend im heading out to the gun show at the expo center in portland, and i hear they have .22 sometimes for wicked cheap. My buddy got 2 winchesters for 25 bucks! So i figured i would just pick one up for her there. Anything in patictular to look for, for a beginner gun?

    Also if i buy though a private seller will i need anything to purchase the gun?
     
  2. Aug 8, 2010 at 10:01 PM
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    are you out of your mind...getting your gf a gun...you better never cheat on her or do anything wrong during her period..or you might want to leave the country:D
     
  3. Aug 8, 2010 at 10:04 PM
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    Holy shit....dejavu? i seen this before? or was i dreaming?
     
  4. Aug 8, 2010 at 10:11 PM
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    hahahahaha. maybe your right :p i think its just an excuse for me to buy another one and just keep it at my house
     
  5. Aug 8, 2010 at 10:13 PM
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    My wife (NOT GF, would never buy a GF a gun) likes her .380 and for plinking she uses a GSG-5. For cheaper options check your local gun store and see their new/used .22's.

    Most gun shows jack up the prices...but if you get a good deal there, more power to ya.
     
  6. Aug 8, 2010 at 10:14 PM
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    Save up and buy a glock! If you already have one....buy another!
     
  7. Aug 8, 2010 at 10:14 PM
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    JimBeam

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    are you talking rifles?

    ruger 10/22 or marlin 60
     
  8. Aug 8, 2010 at 10:20 PM
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    well i kind of trust her more than other gfs i have had, we have been dating for alot 4 years so its a little more serious.

    but yeah i was talking rifle.
     
  9. Aug 9, 2010 at 6:48 AM
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    22's are good, but she might get bored quickly with it. Mausers are going pretty cheap at sportsmansguide.com. Just get a good recoil pad for the butt and a shoulder pad.
    Just make sure you have a gunsmith check out anything you plan on getting.
     
  10. Aug 9, 2010 at 7:16 AM
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    NEVER arm the girlfriend. Nothing good will come of this! :) Good luck. A .22 would be a good start. Cheap to buy and cheap to shoot.
     
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    nothing screams "romance" like a gun gift..

    buy yourself a gun..loan it to her. buy her stuff that she loves..
     
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    A .22 OR .17 would be perfect. no recoil to scare her and turn her off from shooting. .22's have super cheap ammo. if you get a ruger 10/22 you can customize it to however she wants
     
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    My wife does very well with a S&W M&P 40. Could have bought a smaller caliber for her but she does well with the 40 and I know if needed she will have some knock down power behind her rather than leave her at home with a little plinker that may or may not do the job if placement isn't in a vital area. Debated between that and the 9 but the recoil on the 40 is not much worse than a 9 and again decided on a little more knock down power. I leave her at home with the 40 and 6 mags loaded with double tap hollow points. As long as she can get to the pistol, I am confident that she will do some damage and stop the threat.
     
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