What does a loving Dad give his daughter on 22nd birthday?

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  1. rphguy

    rphguy AH Enthusiast

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    My 22 yr old daughter just graduated college at a Veterinary Tech (picture surgical nurse for animals) and
    has moved out of my home this week. She is turning 22 yrs old.
    What did I get her? A S&W Bodyguard in 38 Special. It comes with a built in laser sight.
    http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/...4_750001_750051_757893_-1_757767_757751_image
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    Just what every little princess needs.

    For her college graduation present, she asked for a mule deer hunt. So, we'll be hunting mule deer soon.
     

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    Sounds Like you raised a great one
     
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    Looks like she is very lucky to have a great dad.
     
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    Rphguy,

    You are a Proper Father and men like you are in very short supply.
    Bravo to you.
    Your daughter is obviously growing up to be a fine and Proper Woman.
    Congratulations.

    Regards,
    Velo Dog.

    PS:
    Excellent revolver choice.
     
  5. rphguy

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    thanks guys.
    For high school graduation she poses me the question, "Dad, can I have anything I want for graduation?"
    I paused and said "within reason".
    She answered " I want a bow, I'm kinda tired of shooting deer with a rifle and want something more challenging."
    She was super proud of her first kill with it.
    For college graduation, I wanted her to come to Africa next week with my wife and me. She said "no thanks on the long plane ride".
    She narrowed her hunt down to a mountain lion or a mule deer/coyote and chose the latter. Will likely stop off and have her hunt a fallow, too.

    We went and shot the revolver after buying it and taught her how to pull/point/shoot instead of aiming.
    She practiced empty, then shot about 30 rounds pulling up to line of sight and firing.
    She did pretty well.
    It is a self-defense weapon. Trigger is really heavy, so aiming is not easy for a woman, but it's not a "range weapon" anyway.

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    one on left is about 13 or so. ............................................................ one on right is about age 9. first kill.

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    her first buck other than spikes. About age 16.
    she use to wear those does out. She's killed one pretty nice whitetail and a few like this one.
     

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    Excellent choice, rphguy !
     
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    You are a good dad sir! We need more fathers to pass on the hunting gene to all their children.
     
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    I can't believe this thread. Three days ago my daughter had her 24th birthday. I got her an older Smith Wesson model 60-3 stainless 38 spcl. Mint with the original box and manual. She loves it.
     
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    Heym88,

    Excellent!
    You are a good Father, sir.

    I never had a daughter but if I would've, I surely believe she'd been a shooter.
    At least I would have done my level best to teach it all to her, beginning with safety, then all the rest that makes a loved and well adjusted young person into a happy soul and a good shooter.

    My sons each received a copy of the movie; "Sgt York" back when they were young and if I had a daughter, I would've found something on Annie Oakley for her to relate to.
    (Who said Hollywood has no decent role models for children, Ha!).

    Cheerio,
    Velo Dog.
     
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    Yes Sir! You have done a proper job!

    On a related note, the day before my wife and I got married her father took her to the local gun store and bought her a S&W 357 with a 6" barrel. We still have that gun. We have been happily married for 27 years. You are laying the ground work for her and her husband's future success.;)
     
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    3rd Christmas, I bought my wife a Taurus 357.
    I got her something else too, but she learned to shoot that pistol like a champ.
     
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    I want to give my daugther something similar...at least the 'boyfriend' will be at bay...:ROFLMAO:
     
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    my daughter killed her biggest buck a couple years ago sitting beside her boyfriend.
    He had already seen this deer the day before and had her sit by him just in case it came back out.
    He's a good kid. they've been dating since they were about 16.
     
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    What does a loving Dad give his daughter on her 22nd birthday..?

    Well how about my son on the left ? A fine young PH and game capture chopper pilot. The ugly one is me...but you could do a lot worse for an in-law..! ;)

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    you know, marrying off my daughter to a PH in South Africa would be pretty cool.
    It would guarantee that I'd be in Africa every year, and while I'm there, I might as well hunt. lol.
    And since the PH would be my son-in-law, it would be free!
    I'll let you know if her current romance goes sour.

    but, I do have to ask something. Which one is the ugly one?lol
     
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    ..now you've just gone and ruined what could have been a wonderful friendship..! :mad:
     
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    now you do realize that could've been taken 2 ways.
    1. I couldn't see an ugly one, or
    2. they're equally ugly.

    lol.
     
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    nice weapon .Pretty good looking daughter to . I hope all the boys that chase her dont piss her off to much .
     
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    prhguy ... you are a good dad becuase it is what SHE wanted not becasue it was a gun (or a mule deer hunt)!
     
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    shit Doc you standing on those bar stools again in that card shark emporium? and no jaegers in the hand.......................tut tut ;):D
     

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