So excited!!

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by kaido, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    Okay, so even though it's not for me I'm still pretty excited..... Like to the part I'm actually having trouble sleeping?

    I'm going to a gun shop close to me to buy my girlfriend her first rifle, but she doesn't know it at all. It's not anything really crazy like a Remington 700, SKS or even that large of a caliber. Just a lite .22, but I'm still kind of excited. I'm not sure if it's because it'll be the first firearm I've ever boughten or because I noones ever boughte. Her something like it.

    But I was thinking, how where you guys feeling when you bought your first firearm with your own money?
     
  2. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    I was excited as sh*t. I went the day I turned 18 and bought a shotgun. Funniest gun by far I have bought and is my favorite one that I own
     

  3. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    I was I could of gone the day I hit 18, but up here you've got to have a firearms licence wich take a couple weeks to get at best.
    And since I was 17 when I finally decided that I was 100% for sure getting some type of gun, figured I'd wai the last bit so I didn't have to update from a youths licence, wih is somewhat pointless since you can't buy ammunition or a firearm of any kind with it.
     
  4. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I was waaaay older when I bought my first gun. I was as excited as a kid on Christmas morning. I couldn't take it home the day I bought it but I went and looked at it, paid for it then had to return several days later to pick it up. My son drove me to get it. I wanted sooo bad to carry it home on my lap but it had to be in the trunk of the car. I was crazy happy. :D
     
  5. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    Haha that exactly how I'm feeling right now man. I'm wanting to be all "I bough you a gun, let's go shooting!!" but since it's hers and all I think that'd be pretty odd. However, me and the gu who's driving me to the gun shop plan on pulling to the side of the road and putting maybe a magazine through it.....just to uhmm make sure it's working and all *guilty look*
     
  6. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Ummm.........I wouldn't do that!!! :eek: Good way to get your gun taken away from you by the cops. I don't think you can just go stopping at the side of road and shoot. I hope you were kidding.
     
  7. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    Alright, pretty bad wording on my part haha
    My buddy has a lot of farm land so we'd be off in his fields, at least 100+ yards into one anyways.
     
  8. Triumphman

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    I hope you're taking your GF with you to get that gun, which is really nice on your part. I'm asking this because if you purchase a gun for someone else, that's now illegal. It's called a "Straw Purchase". Your GF will need to fill out the paperwork herself and go through a background check just like anybody else. It's not like she inherited a gun which is legal. CYOA, and let her pick out the rifle she wants or you have chosen for her, and let the FBI do it's thing to keep it legal and you out of jail.
    Del
     
  9. Sonic82

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    The first gun I ever bought was a new Stainless 6" .357 Colt King Cobra...I couldn't keep my eyes off it for 3 mos. Wish I still had it. Enjoy your purchase.
     
  10. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    You may be right but it seems I've read several threads of people buying guns for the spouses for Christmas. I'm not sure what the laws are, though. I would like more information on this if anyone has it.
     
  11. ShagNasty1001

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    Not sure where you're located at but here in Oklahoma, you can buy a gun and turn around and sell it or give it to whoever is of age for that type of weapon. I always type up a description of what I'm selling with the serial number and have the person sign it along with my signature just to be on the safe side
     
  12. JonM

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    A straw purchase is knowingly buying a gun for a person that is not able to buy one for themselves. You can gift a firearm to a person who is able to normally buy one themselves. Legit gifts are allowed.

    Buying onefor a nonrelative can be percieved to be in that grey areathatshould be avoided.

    Only three people in this world i have gifted firearms to my wife my dad and my best bud of 30 something years i trust my life and property with. Everyone else gets to transfer through a dealer
     
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  13. TLuker

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    As long as she's not a convicted felon you'll be fine.

    And I do remember when I bought my first new firearm. I was 13 and I bought it from an individual. I lot has changed since the 80's.
     
  14. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    I see where you guys are coming from with the buying a rifle for others. But we've known each other for four years and have been dating for three, so I'm pretty sure I'm safe there. She also has her firearms license, but the youth version.

    With that she can legally take a firearm out to use and handle with out a person of age being around so long as she can't prove the person gave her permission. So with that being said, she can't buy any yet but she can legally use them with proper paper work.

    But I would gladly bring her with me, only I'm wanting it to be more of a surprise. I have kind of worked out of her what she wants, even found out if she'd want a scope with it too, had one picked out and everything, turns out she doesn't want one since there's iron sights.