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Worried about my step-sons taste in guns......

jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior MemberPosts: 10,697 Senior Member
He turned 18 last week and saved up money from his job to buy a pistol. We went to Fin Feather and Fur Outfitters as they have the best price/ selection around.

I was thinking XD or M&P when we got there and he had pretty much decided on the M&P when something else caught his eye.

Lets just say his saving account took a bigger hit than he was planning on............
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Kimber Target II .45 Stainless............

Him shooting it for the first time. (Yes, I got on him for not putting safety glasses down, and we will work on the cup and saucer)

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I had to check it out........

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Put 100 rounds thru it. No problems. Never put it on a rest, but I had four out of seven holes touching....
"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
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  • SlanteyedshootistSlanteyedshootist Senior Member Posts: 3,947 Senior Member
    Nice. Very nice. Very, very nice.
    The answer to 1984 is 1776
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 2,040 Senior Member
    Great selection! He won't regret the few extra bucks
    "Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain
  • ghostsniper1ghostsniper1 Banned Posts: 2,645 Senior Member
    You had me worried with the title. I thought maybe he picked a Taurus.
  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,615 Senior Member
    Atta boy!

    Stainless Kimbers are sure pretty.
    A set of Cylinder and Slide curve checkered red/black grips, and an Ed Brown stainless chainlink MSH (flat) would be great Christmas/b-day gifts!
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,697 Senior Member
    You had me worried with the title. I thought maybe he picked a Taurus.

    I'm worried if he keeps buying such $$$ guns, he'll never have enough $$$ to move out!!! :tooth:
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,697 Senior Member
    jbohio wrote: »
    Atta boy!

    Stainless Kimbers are sure pretty.
    A set of Cylinder and Slide curve checkered red/black grips, and an Ed Brown stainless chainlink MSH (flat) would be great Christmas/b-day gifts!

    He liked the Eclipse, but also wanted adjustable sights. They didn't have one, and he's not the patient waiting type. I told him he could always get the same finish as the Eclipse later...

    Some Wilson magazines are first I think...
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,559 Senior Member
    Outstanding pistol!!! You boy has stellar taste. He will do well in life.

    Now, while you're working on your son's cup and saucer......can we work on your 'Sheriff Wilson Broken Wing' grip as well? ;-)
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,559 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio wrote: »
    Some Wilson magazines are first I think...

    Those or the Tripp Cobra Mags would be excellent.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • GunnerK19GunnerK19 Senior Member Posts: 1,095 Senior Member
    Yegads! What kind of job did he have prior to turning 18 that he could save up and afford a Kimber like that? Heck, I'd hafta sell all the guns I have now plus the lesser used kidney to afford one meself...

    Oh, but nice pistol, all the same.

    He sucks. :tooth:
    I'm a Conservative. How conservative? Only Alex P. Keaton has me beat.

    Taurus 605 .357, Ruger .45 Vaquero, Colt frontier commemorative .22 SA, Pietta 1860 .44 snubnose
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    I had a blued steel Kimber Target II. Nice gun! I had to sell it to buy a house along with quite a few others. Hmmmm.

    Give him a "you suck" from me too. Those are great pistols!
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    You are shooting it with the wrong hand :tooth:

    Nothing like starting out at the top for the first pistol :guns:
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • wizard78wizard78 Senior Member Posts: 1,004 Senior Member
    Very nice! I'm sure he'll enjoy owning that one. I've never had a hiccup with my Kimbers and I don't think that one will give him any problems either. Nice that you are planning to start buying good mags right away. I think that garbage mags are the weak link in any firearm's performance.

    “When guns are outlawed, only patriots will have guns.”
  • robert38-55robert38-55 Senior Member Posts: 3,621 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio wrote: »
    I'm worried if he keeps buying such $$$ guns, he'll never have enough $$$ to move out!!! :tooth:



    A distinct possibility!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have patience jbp, that day will come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:tooth::roll:
    "It is what it is":usa:
  • U TU T Member Posts: 423 Member
    Nice gun, but i'm very curious how he purchased a gun in Ohio at age 18? His hair cut doesn't look like military or law enforcement? I'm sure you figured someone would ask?http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2923.211
  • BlkHawk73BlkHawk73 Member Posts: 149 Member
    He turned 18 last week and saved up money from his job to buy a pistol. We went to Fin Feather and Fur Outfitters as they have the best price/ selection around.

    I was thinking XD or M&P when we got there and he had pretty much decided on the M&P when something else caught his eye.

    Be it the wife, kid, or sig. other, if it's to be their's, let THEM choose. Always been my opinion. Until they choose mine, I won't choose theirs. :)

    None of the 3 in question would've been my choice, but so long as the young man is happy, THAT is what matters. :)
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,146 Senior Member
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    You had me worried with the title. I thought maybe he picked a Taurus.

    +1

    I expected to see a Judge. What we got instead was an excellent diversion and a great pistol. Very well-placed bonus funding on this gun purchase.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,697 Senior Member
    U T wrote: »
    Nice gun, but i'm very curious how he purchased a gun in Ohio at age 18? His hair cut doesn't look like military or law enforcement? I'm sure you figured someone would ask?http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2923.211

    Same way I did...... Gift.
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,813 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Now, while you're working on your son's cup and saucer......can we work on your 'Sheriff Wilson Broken Wing' grip as well? ;-)

    That left-handed/right-eyed thing is unsettling as well, but who am I to say - I rarely have 4 out of 7 touching.
  • 41magnut41magnut Senior Member Posts: 1,269 Senior Member
    Bravo
    Gotta admire his taste!
    "The .30-06 is never a mistake." Townsend Whelen :iwo:
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,697 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »

    Now, while you're working on your son's cup and saucer......can we work on your 'Sheriff Wilson Broken Wing' grip as well? ;-)

    We used to have a professional here that posted videos on how to shoot proper, but he left and took em with... and I forgot how.
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,697 Senior Member
    bisley wrote: »
    That left-handed/right-eyed thing is unsettling as well, but who am I to say - I rarely have 4 out of 7 touching.

    I use left eye. I have to close right. My left is just barely dominant and I see two sets of sights with both open.
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,559 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio wrote: »
    We used to have a professional here that posted videos on how to shoot proper, but he left and took em with... and I forgot how.

    Probably too many Carney jokes. Plants are sensative that way.

    Your son's arms look right. Just have him shift the support hand to the side of the gun and fill in the gap on the grip. There should be 360 degree coverage around the grip. When he indexes his straight thumb (should be a straight line from the thumb nail down the wrist and along the forearm with no bend) down the side of the frame and towards the target.....you will see that it locks out the support wrist and straightens the support elbow.

    The elbows should be mostly locked out and extended. NOT hyper extended! Just straight. Then, with a slight bend at the waist and a lean forward (weight balanced on the balls of the feet), stability will be gained. Basically, your body looks like a zig-zag. Shoulders over the knees.....butt over the heels.

    Your wrists and elbows are locked. Your shoulders become your recoil buffers. This will reduce muzzle rise and allow for faster sight acquisition in follow up shots. Head should be straight and not craned over to one side to see the sights.

    Take turns getting into this stance without a gun in your hands. Then, push on the "shooters" closed fist (where the gun would be) from the front. If this causes the "shooter" to lean/fall/or rock backwards, you don't have a stable platform. You should be able to stand there and take the push (simulated recoil) without rocking backwards or straightening up.

    Best way to learn is to watch Steel Challenge or IPSC shooters run a course. Watch their body position. Everybody has their individual quirks......but the basics remain the same.

    Jim Wilson is NOT a competition shooter and that dropped elbow you have is for a wounded duck. :down:
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,559 Senior Member
    Yes.
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    Yes. (Notice the thumb and straight line of the arm.)
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    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • U TU T Member Posts: 423 Member
    jbp-ohio wrote: »
    I'm worried if he keeps buying such $$$ guns, he'll never have enough $$$ to move out!!! :tooth:

    Sorry to nitpick on how he "aquired" this gun, but it sure sounded like he "bought" the gun. You really should be careful on how you word things, since this could be construed as a straw purchase, since he apparently paid for this gun? Ohio law says you can furnish a handgun to someone 18 - 20 years old, but you can't sell it to him, and he can use it under your direct supervision, so I'm not even sure if he can legally own a handgun? People don't usually save up money so they can get a "gift"?
  • EliEli Senior Member Posts: 3,074 Senior Member
    Yes, I agree with the Jessie Duff pictures........not sure what the rest of the thread was about. :tooth:


    Seriously, tell the kid congrats on his first gun. My first was acquired the same way (I was too young to have a "job" so it was purchased through YEARS of chore tips and babysitter money......but, same same).

    :beer:
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,697 Senior Member
    U T wrote: »
    Sorry to nitpick on how he "aquired" this gun, but it sure sounded like he "bought" the gun. You really should be careful on how you word things, since this could be construed as a straw purchase, since he apparently paid for this gun? Ohio law says you can furnish a handgun to someone 18 - 20 years old, but you can't sell it to him, and he can use it under your direct supervision, so I'm not even sure if he can legally own a handgun? People don't usually save up money so they can get a "gift"?

    I paid 'some'. It is mine until he pays me back....... In three years.
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • EliEli Senior Member Posts: 3,074 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio wrote: »
    I paid 'some'. It is mine until he pays me back....... In three years.

    :roll2:
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,697 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    NO!!!!
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    I'm not that bad. Left arm is straight, I just turn my shoulders.......

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    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,559 Senior Member
    Ok, but if you want, try squaring your body (hips and shoulders) to the target. You can drop your strong foot back a little if you want. Flex your knees and bend at the waist like in the pictures above. This will give you more stability and range of motion. Plus, recoil control. Just a suggestion to take as you will. I'm not a know it all. That's why I used pictures of people much better than I. Good luck and wish you all the best with your son.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
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