Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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  1. Firpo

    Firpo Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    It’s that time of the year and I’m trying to figure out what to get my father for a gift. I’ve considered a S&W Model 10 military model which he carried in Vietnam but they arent proving easy to find locally. He has bought two new shotguns over the past two years, a Superposed and then a Caesar Guerini about 10 month ago so that’s out. I’d like to get him a gun but he really isn’t shooting the ones he has. Guess I’ll head to an LGS or two and see what I can find. I do know he has been talking about a Henry Golden Boy so maybe I’ll give that some consideration. So, what are you guys doing for your fathers if you’re still blessed to have them around?
     
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  2. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

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    Take him to Vegas and go shoot some machine guns. Several nice full auto ranges in Vegas that offer some really cool firearms to shoot.
    My suggestion to myself and for the group is to forget about the material “stuff” this year and make memories and experiences.
    There may be some good ranges out there locally in Kali too.
     

  3. jim brady

    jim brady Well-Known Member

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    Your Dad and I carried the same pistol. Those Model 10s are still out there. Mine was hard to find, especially because the one I carried was an odd-ball with a 5" barrel.

    Just for grins-and-giggles, try J&G Sales out of Prescott Arizona. They get a lot of old Police turn-ins, and the Police did issue many Model 10s. J&G was always a great place to do business with.
     
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  4. BlackEagle

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    I like the idea of building memories, as wooleyworm suggested.

    What about a camera?

    Books he might be interested in? Audiobooks?

    Gift certificate from...

    I'll give my dad a call. He's at the point now where there's not much I can get for him, but he will enjoy a chat.
     
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  5. 68c15

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    my nephew is coming to visit and wants to replace every wire in the truck. I jokingly said that's worth another rifle. He replied "it is father's day after all, and you've been like a dad to me". Daddy needs a 243
     
  6. BlueDragonLair

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    Been posted pretty much already. But, I'd suggest just spending time with your father. If he has activity he enjoys, do it! Sit talk and learn of your heritage, culture and whatever topic that comes up.
    My last talk with my father I remember very well. It lasted maybe 10 seconds. He said could I call him back later that he was very tried.
    I called back couple hours later and got no answer to his room. I called nurse's desk and was informed he had passed away about 1 1/2 hours beforehand.
    IMHO time spent with loved ones is best present ever!
     
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    If he has the guns, Take him to the range and do some shooting. He doesn't need another gun if he isn't shooting them. He needs to go and use them. I say spending time is more important than a material gift.
     
  9. sharps4590

    sharps4590 Well-Known Member

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    My Dad is gone almost 4 years now. Probably as with a lot of you, maybe most, my Dad was exceedingly difficult to buy for....we always thought. If he wanted something he bought it and his tastes were a bit like mine, somewhat eclectic. He needed.....nothing actually. Now that I'm "the old man" it isn't the what as much as the sentiment....and time spent together. My oldest son will arrive here sometime late tomorrow afternoon for an extended stay, that will be better than anything he could get me. I anticipate much time spent playing guitars and shooting firearms....maybe even a fly fishing day trip!
     
  10. 68c15

    68c15 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    It wasn't Father's Day but Christmas 1999 that I floored my dad. He always said his favorite car of all time was the 42 Chrysler Town and Country. At the time he was collecting 1:24 scale cars. I found a Danbury Mint 42 T&C with extreme detail, I'm talking extremely extreme. That was the only time I ever saw him cry. I got it after he died. It only comes out of the box for brief viewing once every couple years
     
  11. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I would buy my dad a carton of cigarettes and a case of beer.
     
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  12. 68c15

    68c15 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    that's a damn good idea, Son. ;)