A few years ago I gave my dad a Springfield 1911 for Fathers Day. He's 92 years old now and is full of stories... a real talker. That day he was telling us all a story involving a 1911. We had heard the story many times before and knew it word for word. I waited until he reached a particular point in the story and then presented the gun to him. It was one of the few times in his life he was speechless. I'm not sure but he may have teared up a bit.
He loved it.