Girlfriend needs/wants her own gun

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by noahlanier9, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. noahlanier9

    noahlanier9 New Member

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    My girlfriend has been talking about getting her own gun now for a couple months, She's shot a lot of different guns and the one she always likes the best are the 22's. The problem is she's a girl, more specifically a girl who likes pink. Im planning on surprising her with one here in the near future but I'm hitting some road blocks, maybe someone can help.

    She wants a pink (preferably hot pink) .22 cal bolt action or lever action rifle. She is about a 5'6 so I don't know how well a youth rifle will work for her. Anyone run into this before and can help me out?
     
  2. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    You can get her a hot pink cricket. Their only single shot though so not sure if she'd be cool with that or not.
     

  3. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    Ask Winds Of Change(one of the mods) to show you a pic of her Henry Lever action. It's pink camo...but it's an example of what can be done...
     
  4. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    No need to even ask. I'll gladly show off my Henry bought for me by a good friend.

    This is a Henry Lever Youth model with a custom paint job. She's a beauty, indeed. Great shooter and a very smooth lever action.

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  5. DeltaF

    DeltaF New Member

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    Try to convince her to go with a pink ruger 10-22 instead! Maybe she'll want bedazzle it like this one on Facebook.



    image-874350420.jpg

    Now that's some custom work.
     
  6. DrFootball

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    OP: and if she doesn't want a semi-auto, that Henry(thanks Winds! Yours is a pretty one!), Plus Ruger's American Rimfire, are both under $400. My wife isn't into the "Pink" thing,..her color is GREEN,..(many hues,..), and she keeps Eyeing my M1A1 with My custom OD stock,..good thing she can only shoot it from the rest,..or else i'd have already lost it, along with the Redfield 3-9X-by 40 that sits on it...
     
  7. noahlanier9

    noahlanier9 New Member

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    Thanks everyone for the help.

    I came across the cricket multiple times, not really to stoked on the single shot thought.

    That Henry lever action is a gorgeous looking gun, That was a custom paint job? I would be happy to show that off if I had it too. What is the Overall length on that model, and even though it's a youth model does it for you alright?

    The 10/22 is a possibility. The semi auto would be a little more fun for her I imagine, the problem is we live in kalifornia, and there are some bills that are on the verge of passing and possibly being signed that would require everyone with a semi auto gun that has a detachable mag to register it with the state and pay a tax on it, no way in hell I'm buying one if that gets passed.

    The Ruger American sounds perfect but I can't seem to find it in pink on there website. The other one I came across is the Savage Rascal, it comes bolt action in pink but it's a youth model so I would have to see about the size of it. I will have to visit the LGS now that I have a couple ideas and see where it goes from there.
     
  8. noahlanier9

    noahlanier9 New Member

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    No need to answer the custom paint job question, looks we already covered that one
     
  9. DrFootball

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    No the 10/22 and the American Rimfire would have to be painted after purchase. You might be able to find a replacement stock for the 10/22 in the color you want...
     
  10. noahlanier9

    noahlanier9 New Member

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    Oh gotcha. Hogue does make a aftermarket pink stock for the 10/22. To bad there is nothing for the American
     
  11. DrFootball

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    Because the American RIMFIRE is new,..just released last week. It already takes some 10/22 stuff,..give it a few weeks and they will have one.
     
  12. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    The overall length of that rifle is 33" and the LOP is 13". I am quite short and the rifle fits me very well. A full sized rifle is hard for me to handle. Yes, it is a beautiful custom paint job on an excellent rifle.
     
  13. DrFootball

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    Yup:+10!!

    My wife is 5'2". The American Rimfire compact's lop is 12.5"
     
  14. Doc3402

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    At 5'6" with a "normal" build she needs a full size gun. Even the shorter 10-22 model will be too short for her. I wish you a lot of luck.
     
  15. hardluk1

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    If I said " The problem is shes a girls" !! around my daughters I would probably get a whack in the back of the head. But that aside HOGUE has a good pink stock for ruger.
    http://www.hoguestore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=653_110&products_id=6496

    How about you make a ruger worth while and buy a nice used one add a 2lb trigger group to it. Like this

    http://www.clarkcustomguns.com/clk743d.html

    OR


    http://www.coolguyguns.com/Ruger-10-22-trigger-job-kit_p_95.html and a

    next would be a barrel from FJ fedderson
    https://www.1022rifle.com/buy/barrel

    Then she will have a custom .22lr that will put must any other see at a range to shame !!
     
  16. dwmiller

    dwmiller Well-Known Member

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    Check out Boyd's stocks. They have a pink laminate that goes on the 10/22. I think they also have one for the Marlin 60, another good choice for a starter gun, and less expensive.