Happy (belated) Birthday to ME!

Happy (belated) Birthday to ME!

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    Smile Happy (belated) Birthday to ME!

    My son and I haven't been able to hook up since Christmas, and his Navy Reserve and government duties keep him on the go a lot. The two of us getting together is orchestrated around his schedule. Wife and I managed to catch up with him at a Cracker Barrel this morning as he headed to Miami. He missed giving me a birthday card on my special occasion last month. Guilt is a good thing, I suppose.

    I've always liked the feel of Sigs, but I've always been the type who'd drive a VW instead of a Porshe because they'll both get me there, only one a lot cheaper. Sigs were on my Lotto winnings list.

    So, with little fanfare, he presents me with a P226 MK25 that's had one box of ammo run through it. He has a friend he calls the "Gun-of-the-Month" buddy who constantly buys and sells guns, never being satisfied with the last whenever something new comes out. Seems my son talked him out of, not one, but two P226s, at a steal of a price of course. knowing my son, he kept the MIB one, but that's okay--now I finally have my Sig.

    Guess who moved to the top of my Favorite (and only) Son list. He did mention that he'd get it back one day. That boy is always looking ahead!
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    Wow, this day is going to be tough to beat! Happy belated birthday indeed!

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    Nice treat! There's a kid who understands and respects his dad.
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    That's a good Birthday present. Happiness is a warm SIG. Go forth and shoot the snot out of it.
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    Congrats.
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    Does he need another Dad to spoil? I know someone who would volunteer for the job.
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    Happy Birthday, belated! Heck of a great gift your son got for you!

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    There's nothing like a "father son" relationship. Remember, it's the thought that counts. Happy belated.
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    Pics....it never happened without pics!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rcher View Post
    There's nothing like a "father son" relationship. Remember, it's the thought that counts. Happy belated.
    Yeah, I thought he was going to give me a bunch of empty brass!

    Quote Originally Posted by BugDude View Post
    Pics....it never happened without pics!!!!!
    Can't do the picture thing, but it looks just like all the other MK25s.
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    Well, I guess this means I can return the one I got you for your belated birthday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanlouise View Post
    Well, I guess this means I can return the one I got you for your belated birthday.
    Happy birthday to Oldvet. But you dont have to send that one back. My b-day isnt to far out. LOL
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    Congrats on the birthday and the new piece. I got my Christmas present a month late too: an M&P 9c. I think it was the last one available in my area. I'm confident that it's not the last piece I'll purchase, but it'll serve as my CC for now.

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    Congrats on the Sig and happy birthday. I've got one coming up later this month, but I doubt if I'll get any presents as nice as that one you got!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanlouise View Post
    Well, I guess this means I can return the one I got you for your belated birthday.
    Oh, JL, you shouldn't have. I mean shouldn't have returned it. I didn't return your bear. But a 229 would help fill the lineup!!
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