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Old 02-14-2009, 01:03 AM   #11
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Yup, I agree with Cane. Get him one just like this, just make sure it is a Kimber.


Hey hillbilly68

Why don't you just tell her to get tupperware? So easy even a monkey can do it!

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Haaaaaaa
You finally got one right. It goes "bang" every time. Recommend that everyone has at least one in their collection! I am glad to see you are finally coming around.
We will move you up to a Kimber in no time. You may be able to trade off those "pay for the name" 1911s of yours for a syphilitic Alabama donkey or two in the process.

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My name is canebrake, and I own a glock.

This is part of my 12 step program.

1+9+1+1=12

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Old 02-15-2009, 06:37 AM   #14
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If canebreak, as usual, will go for the 1911, I will go, as usual, for a CZ75.

But this time the CZ75 SP01 Phantom im 9mm or .40 S&W



The CZ75 modell pistol might not be as long on the market as the 1911, but also one of the most copied pistols on the market, just like the 1911.
It is very reliable and good quality.

I think it looks very sweet.

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I say get him a .45 ACP, since you already have a 9mm.

I have always had a part of me that pays homage to the old school, so I agree with JD & Cane that a 1911 might be the choice.

I also like the idea of a nice blue steel revolver in .357 magnum, like a Colt Python or Smith & Wesson Model 19.

You know your husband better than we do, so if he is a techie and wants some high-speed polymer something then you'll need to look in another direction. Springfield XD or XD(m), Smith & Wesson M&P, and the CZ SP01 would all be great choices. If he is wanting to carry the gun alot you might check out the Walther PPS or Kahr line of pistols as well.

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If you want your hubby to carry and get more involved in shooting and have respect at the range a nice Kimber is a good choice but a bit heavy. Check out the S&W M&P 45. It shoots like a 1911 and is in my opinion the best polly pistol on the market. I've had mine for almost two years and still get asked "what is that"? As it's not like the other polly pistols. In my avitar it's the one with the black slide and the light/laser sight. The other in the avitar is a FNH FP 40 cal with a low profile laser and another good choice.

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I say let your husband buy his own gun, you should buy ME a Kimber. No need for thanks, glad to be of help...

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The Wildey

If it was good enough for Charles Bronson in Death Wish III, its good enough for your husband.
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I know my brother, when he got into shooting, he always wanted to get a Desert Eagle in a 44mag or 50. His wife got him the 44mag in the desert eagle. Great gun. Brother loves it... but ammo costs a bit much, and he does not reload.

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Hi all, new here. He has a S&W 9mm now, it is used for home defense. He loves the gun though was wishing to sell it and get something new. The gun is a few years short of being a collectible so he is keeping it and I still would like to get him a fabulous gun that he can be proud of at the range and something that makes him WANT to go with me to the range more. His birthday is in 22 days, I believe I have a 10 day wait time so I need to decide fast fast fast.

Any thoughts? What are your favorites and why? We have no kids so "safety" is not an issue.
I spent many years in retail gun sales and my only advice is to get a gift certificate in the amount you want to put into the venture. A quality handgun can run from $500 up. Too many variables without his input to even try to suggest a gun.
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