April 12th, 2007 02:22 PM
I need some suggestions (No JD allowed!! I'm serious! Be good, stay out!)
I'm going to get a confused phone call in about five minutes..
My husband and I are approaching our anniversary (for those of you who haven't put it together yet, my husband is member jdlv4_0 on this site).
I'll happily admit that no matter how much I love guns and how fun I can have with and around them when it comes to romantic times and ideals I am ALL woman. All my ideas for creating the best anniversary come with flowers and cards and all things cute and decorated in hearts, but my husband just DOES NOT find a bouquet of flowers and a sappy card as romantic as I do. His mental process goes something like, "Awww, that's sweet.. Where's the good stuff?"
Do any kind of search online and you are bombarded with golf gear, sports paraphernalia and clothes. So I'm forced to go to the people who like what he likes, the only problem being the fact it's hard to do without him knowing. Oh well, he'll stay out if I tell him to! I have unwavering faith in his self-control.
So, I'm here to ask....
What do you get for a former Marine, 1911-loving, non-sports fan, picky, has-everything, aspiring gunsmith, concealed carrying, sometimes childishly-playful, manly man on a less than $100.00 budget?
April 12th, 2007 02:30 PM
Since he has aquired a WWII 1911 why not a WWII reproduction holster for it. It could even be a USMC holster. You could even go for the whole belt and mag pouch.
There is a company that lists in Shotgun News who sales this stuff. I don't have a SGN at work.
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Last edited by pgrass101; April 12th, 2007 at 02:31 PM.
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April 12th, 2007 02:35 PM
Does he reload? If so, you might want to think about one of these. I just got one and it sure beats crawling around trying to find your empties if you reload. Throw in an inexpensive tripod from Wally World and your under your budget with enough to spare for some other trinket.
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April 12th, 2007 02:39 PM
Our "official" gifts for one another this year is the concealed weapons course this fall (it cost us a little more than usual so we decided to "gift" one another with that) however, I'm going to let our anniversary pass without getting him anything cool and well.. cool.
He doesn't reload... yet. He would like to but we're waiting to get all the stuff until we get in a place we can fit it all. I'm not opposed to getting him some reloading stuff however to start working toward our eventual reloading goal.
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April 12th, 2007 02:41 PM
New custom leather gear? Though you'd better have ordered by his LAST birthday if you expect to have it in-hand by this one... :)
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April 12th, 2007 02:51 PM
Ill suggest a nice set of grips for his 1911 . Think some of the nicer scrimshaw or lazer cut fine woods depending on his preferances .
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April 12th, 2007 03:02 PM
Ammo and a big Kiss?, is this one of those Trick Questons?.....
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April 12th, 2007 03:08 PM
I got him ammo for Christmas. And his birthday. And just because. I feel I've overdone the ammo thing
Originally Posted by enigmaone
April 12th, 2007 03:16 PM
You can never overdo the ammo thing.
Originally Posted by limatunes
It would be like giving somebody too many gas-station gift cards - no matter how much they already have, it will get used up.
April 12th, 2007 03:18 PM
Some good suggestions already - but am wondering if Jon (John?) has a decent flashlight already? I expect he has but it's a handy thing to have at least one of.
Would an extra mag' or two be useful?
All I can say is too - he is one lucky dude but he does not need anyone here to tell him that
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April 12th, 2007 03:33 PM
Redneck, I think, got it right. Here's my suggestions:
Colt 1911 Government or Commander:
Grips4Guns has a pretty good variety to choose from.
Maybe look for some kind of custom grips from his favorite sports team?? I've seen it done!
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April 12th, 2007 03:34 PM
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April 12th, 2007 03:39 PM
SixBravo, those are NICE grips! Thanks for the link.
He has a couple good flashlights. One of them he donated to operation "Keep my wife safe" (i.e. he gave it to me ).
There have been some great suggestions. I knew it would be a good idea to come here no matter how much it would torture John.
I just got an email from the him saying, "I see a bunch of replies and I want to look sooooo bad. But I'll be good, I promise."
April 12th, 2007 03:50 PM
My wife got me HBO's "Brother's In Arms" DVD series. God bless her!!
April 12th, 2007 03:53 PM
One idea is a good set of multipliers, theres a ton to choose from, My personal favorite after trying several is the Leatherman Wave the blades, the most used item, are on the outside, you don't have to open it up to cut a string or some tape on a box, and they have liner locks so they won't close up on you.
Just an idea.
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