Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Out of the doghouse, Part Deux

So, Poppy's birthday a couple of weeks ago. remember? Barbeque and Gander Mountain fishing-palooza? Yeah? Well, I promised we'd go back and actually make it all the way back to guns this time. What I didn't count on was mom. She wanted to go too. They decided that the 53rd Wedding Anniversary was lead, and they were both looking for gifts for each other. Cue sentimental "awwwwws".

I've been thinking about this for a while. Mom's not handling her 9mm as well, losing strength in her hands to work the slide and pull the trigger comfortably. She's losing confidence in her ability to fire it safely. So we went looking for something more her size and speed.What we found was a cute little S&W M&P Bodyguard .38 WITH red dot laser sight. In under 15 minutes, she was handling it like a pro, giggling and completely taken with the laser. Happy, happy wife.

Poppy was playing hardball. He made a beeline to the prominently displayed Barrett 82A1 Centerfire rifle with stand and scope for a cool $12,999.99. "Oh, is that all?!" sarcasm dripping from his beloved's lips. Wiley man that he is, he dropped his sights ever so slightly, and wandered over to the shotguns. He tried on several pump action Mossbergs and Winchesters when the salesman handed him the first semi-automatic shotgun he'd ever held. It was love at first sight. Or lust. He's my Poppy, I don't want to go there. But it was definite permanent attachment. Mom only slightly flinched at the price, looked at the man she's loved for over half a century, and sighed. 53 years of wedded bliss teaches one the value of picking one's battles and giving gifts openly and happily. So Poppy got his Winchester Super X3 Black Shadow semi-automatic .12 gauge shotgun.

What did I get? A headache, more ammo and a Green Chili Willy's Green Chili Bacon Cheeseburger with fries and sweet tea.




7 comments:

Glenn 609b said...

MMMMMMMMM!!!!! Green chili! Making some tomorrow.

Keads said...

And a good time was had by all!

Red Spur said...

Ok, well im hungry now.....

Keith Pearson said...

He'll have tons o fun with that semi auto. I have a Stoeger 2000, they license the Benelli system, for less than half the price. Added a three round mag extension, throw eight rounds in a couple of seconds....watch a middle age guy giggle...

Keith Pearson said...

Update on Tx legislation idea I had: TRSA lady emailed me back, said she'd heard Montana's law didn't work out. Anyone know any details?

Volfram said...

Well I hope you're happy, because I just ran out and bought a stack of Jr. Bacon Cheeseburgers from Wendy's thanks to that picture of your burger.

Sometimes a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do. And so do I.

RabidAlien said...

Well, as long as you had sweet tea, I guess the day wasn't a *total* waste.

;)