A Nurse with a Gun

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Wedding Gun

What kind of man gets his future son-in law a gun for a wedding gift?

A man who trusts his son-in law. A man who believes his daughter has made the right choice. A man who is ready to give away his most precious gift, who wants the husband to be able to protect that gift of which he is most proud.

This is the pistol I purchased for my son-in-law to be. Training is part of the package, but I know he understands that. When it is opened, some may question such a gift, but I have a feeling he will understand. It is a Colt. A heirloom. A gun I would carry myself. It is not an evil thing. It is a tool that allows for defense of life and all that is precious. Because he will enter matrimony with one who is most precious to me, my wish is that he have the means to protect his bride, my daughter.

How could I do any less?

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29 Comments:

Blogger Richard said...

Now that is a pretty gun, and a classic example. I hope he doesn't think it too pretty to use… but judging by your description, I'm sure he won't.

10:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said.

brian.salazar@ge.com

11:21 PM  
Blogger AJ187 said...

Wonder what will happen if he trades it in for a Glock..........

1:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Protect his bride? You should also get your daughter one too. Turn about is fair play!

4:51 AM  
Anonymous WW Paul said...

This is a thoughtful,generous gift.

I'm sure your son-in-law will cherish the gift and the thought behind it all of his life.

7:16 AM  
OpenID reflectoscope said...

I'm halfway inclined to say, too nice to carry, but if it comes by a little patina honestly, that would look good too.

Jim

8:08 AM  
Blogger Jay said...

I'm not a 1911 guy, but that is one sweet looking pistol. Classy, even!

8:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I could not think of a more appropriate gift. A beautiful piece of firearm. Congradulations to the newly weds.

8:34 AM  
Blogger BobG said...

That must be the black tie version of the Colt 1911; very nice looking.

8:42 AM  
Blogger elmo iscariot said...

Damn...

Your daughter isn't a polygamist by any chance, is she? ;)

9:06 AM  
Blogger Tony said...

It’s a superb and well thought out gift.

I wouldn’t be at all surprised that your lovely daughter is attracted to man who has a sprit much like her father’s.

And I’m certain this young man will truly appreciate the thought and implied trust your gift bestows to him. It’s a gracious statement of telling someone they’re included and welcomed.

Congratulations!

9:35 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

Great gift! Would have loved that when I got married. . Good father-in-law you are!


WV: "conesedi" Japanese for "my bad".

9:39 AM  
Blogger Karl said...

Wow, that's trust. Good job X.... He must be quite the special guy. Well done, Sir!

9:41 AM  
Blogger Aggie said...

Bravo! Good show old man! I'm jealous! So's my bride

9:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm available for adoption if you've got room.

Goatroper

10:01 AM  
Anonymous Dr. Feelgood said...

My wife is estranged from her father, so I never got the proper handoff. The pistol and training are only a small part of the gift you'll give your new son-in-law. The trust you place in him will mean far more than the gun ever could.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Laughingdog said...

When my second wife and I were dating, on our first Christmas together, I gave her a .45. Granted, it was an H&K USP .45 instead of something that would be an heirloom. But that was the gun she loved shooting the most.

As a woman who had been beaten more than once by her first husband, the fact that I gave her a handgun for Christmas told her that I was a man that would never lay a hand on her.

And for any that would question the caliber/model choice, she could put in 2 inch groups at 10 yards with one hand with that thing, and had no trouble operating it, all while being only 5'4" and weighing about 120.

10:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, that's just magnificent!
My father-in-law felt his greatest gift to me was his daughter- guess he was right as that was 38 yrs ago! I did build HIM a custom 1911 many years later....
CONGRATS!
JS

10:53 AM  
Blogger Hobie said...

A wonderfully appropriate gift. I suspect that it might become the usual thing.

11:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like waterbuffalo bone grips!

11:54 AM  
Anonymous HankH said...

Xavier,

You're a class act.

HankH

11:54 AM  
Blogger DouginSalcha said...

I've heard Appraisers say, if you have an heirloom weapon, don't refinish or re-blue it. Some wear due to regular use is not only acceptable but it could add to the value. I would urge him to take care of it and to keep the box, any and all documentation that came with it, the card or letter from you, etc.

All of these will add to the value when he passes it to his son or son-in-law at some point in the - I hope - distant future...

1:38 PM  
Blogger ZerCool said...

My my ... I wish my father-in-law was a gun guy. That will be a fantastic "welcome to the family" for him. Lucky fellow, on many counts.

3:13 PM  
Blogger Xavier said...

Anon, she already has hers........

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd give a Remington 870! It's cheaper, just as practical, and the symbolism and humor is unmatched :) Congratulations!

3:02 AM  
Blogger Jarubla said...

you are a good man charlie brown.

7:54 PM  
Blogger The Saj said...

What no Crimson-in-law Trace Laser Sights?

*tsk tsk*

FYI, my mother-in-law bought us our first handgun as a wedding present.

7:57 PM  
Blogger Mark Horning said...

I normally give gold bullion, but that is one magnificant looking 1911.

5:17 PM  
Anonymous Voynaimir said...

I hope he doesnt do a Josh Beasely with it

4:09 AM  

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