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Dad shot my JHP

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Went to mom and dad's over the weekend and let my dad shoot my JHP. He enjoyed it a lot more than when I let him shoot my C9. He said that the C9 hurt his hands and the JHP was more comfortable for him to shoot.
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Now you know what to buy him!
Yes, I certainly do. It started in about 1985 and I was in Pierson Brothers and they had a Savage 30-30 over a 20 gauge on Father's Day and I took it home to him and stood in the doorway between the hallway and living room with it hid behind my leg and when he asked me what I was up to I handed it to him and he cried.

Next the Ammo Dump had a Savage 99 in 250/3000 that I bought for him and left him speechless.

Next he'd always wanted a Ruger Red Label and I found one at Tri State Sporting Goods in 28ga, and he ended up with that one.

Then there was a conversation we had about a 25-06, and he said if he was ever rich and famous he would like to have one. Well I was at a Pawn Shop and they had a Mauser Model 96 in 25-06 so I layed it away. When I gave it to him I told him, you may never be rich and famous, but you're dad, and that's close enough for me.

Then there was the 7X57 that he wanted. The closest thing I could find was a Savage Model 200 in 7mm-08 so I bought that. When I gave it to him, I told him it's not exactly what you wanted but it's as close as I can get. A few months later I was in the Pawn Shop that I got the 25-06 in and they had an Interarms Mark X in 7x57 and he got that, personally I think the trigger is too light, but he says it's perfect.

After that he and I were discussing him always wanting a bolt action 35 Remington. So one day I was in Rural King and they had a Remington Model 700 in 243. I decided since I work only a few miles from Douglas Barrels that dad was going to have what he wanted. There's a long story behind dad's getting it, but it ends with dad crying and being happy.

Now I'm on the hunt for a Colt Gold Cup or something in 38 Super and a bolt action 250 Savage of which I think I know how I'm going to do that, it won't be exactly what he wants, but he'll be happy.

So yeah, I know a little bit about what to get him.
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For the Savage, check out E.R. Shaw. Not pawn shop prices, but definitely an heirloom gun. RIA makes a .38 Super.
I've already got plans on the 250 Savage, I just need to find a Savage Model 110 or 10 in 22/250, then he'll have a switch barrel rifle.
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