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    What Gun Should I Get for My New Baby Grandson?

    Yesterday afternoon we welcomed into this world my fist baby Grandson. Over thirty years ago when my son was born on the day of his birth I went to Puglia's and bought him a Browning BPS in 20 gauge. When I went back to the hospital that evening to have the steak dinner with my wife I brought a Browning catalog and as I was holding him I pulled out the catalog and showed him what I bought for him that day. My wife laughed and thought I was crazy. I want to get my first Grandson a firearm for him from me for him to do whatever he chooses to do with when he grows up. Hopefully he keeps it and cherishes it forever.
    I'm just undecided what to get for him.

    Any suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by N4sir View Post
    Yesterday afternoon we welcomed into this world my fist baby Grandson. Over thirty years ago when my son was born on the day of his birth I went to Puglia's and bought him a Browning BPS in 20 gauge. When I went back to the hospital that evening to have the steak dinner with my wife I brought a Browning catalog and as I was holding him I pulled out the catalog and showed him what I bought for him that day. My wife laughed and thought I was crazy. I want to get my first Grandson a firearm for him from me for him to do whatever he chooses to do with when he grows up. Hopefully he keeps it and cherishes it forever.
    I'm just undecided what to get for him.

    Any suggestions?
    Well first off congratulations on the grandson. I’m a little older than your son and have a few rug-rats. My oldest is about to be six and to date she has a pink red rider, that I bought her 3 Christmas’s ago. She has loved it from day one. We are currently considering the next step. Next year I think she will deer hunt with an AR pistol and a red dot.

    So back to the question. I honestly don’t know what I would suggest. Something he could use as a small child, and also grow up and still value as a gown man. I don’t get the same nostalgia feeling out of my AR’s that I do from my old wood stock 30-06 my grandpa gave me, so what about a TC Encore or some other single shot switch barrel?

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    Got mine a Ruger 10/22 the day after he was born. He's 18 now I don't think he would part with it for anything.

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    Henry Golden Boy .22---birth date engraved ---possibly a lifelong keepsake---my three have the same!!!

    Oh, Congratulations

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    I like the Golden Boy Idea!
    Not something he'd probably use until he grows into it but I'm really liking the Smith & Wesson Model 63 .22/32 Kit Gun. Definitely something he could use as an adult and pass down to his children. Still trying to decide though.
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    Possibly a good choice, Marlin XT-22YR, a nice youth sized 22 bolt gun, comes with 7 round mag and a single shot adapter.

    These are real nice and starting out with the single shot is a good way to work on markmanship before the rapid fire we all like to do every now and then.
    Good luck in your search.

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    I agree with the Henry Golden Boy idea

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    +1 for th Henry. That’s a great idea

    You should also consider a modern sporting rifle, an AR, as they may not be available for sale in his lifetime.

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    Cricket or a Chipmunk 22?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tboy View Post
    +1 for th Henry. That’s a great idea

    You should also consider a modern sporting rifle, an AR, as they may not be available for sale in his lifetime.
    Good point about the AR’s I had only considered the appreciation I feel for different guns I own. My AR’s are my favorite to shoot but if you asked me about a special gun I own it’s the Model Six my grandpa gave me. If AR’s and parts to build them were no longer sold and my grandpa had given me one at birth my opinion may be quite different. Taking this into consideration maybe I will build you kids their own AR’s.

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