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Old September 26, 2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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Proud of my Wife!

Since this is a general discussion section, I'd like to say how proud I am of my wife.

About a year ago my wife said she wanted to join the Air Force. Well, me being a disabled veteran, I was fully supportive. Over the last year, she has worked her butt off to lose enough weight to join. I am happy to say that she will be swearing in tomorrow at 1000 hours.

Make your family and country proud!

Sorry just couldn't say it anywhere else since her family doesn't want her to go, but me and my dad are both veterans, so we are very proud!

As a congratulations gift, I plan to buy my wife her very own rifle. Most likely an AR of some sort, which is a good thing that way she can practice and a good thing because I already load for the .223/5.56.

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Old September 26, 2012, 02:58 PM   #2
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Good on her!

Thank you all for your Service.
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Old September 26, 2012, 03:45 PM   #3
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Congratulations to your wife, you SHOULD be very proud.


However, this is a General Discussion forum but it still has to be firearms related. As such, this isn't really on topic. I'll leave it open for a couple hours so a few more members can throw in their accolades, but it will have to be closed as off-topic before too long.
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Old September 26, 2012, 03:47 PM   #4
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Unless, of course, the OP wants to modify post one, adding comments about the pistol he should buy her as congratulations.
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Old September 26, 2012, 03:47 PM   #5
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Sorry I apologize. I thought it could be about stuff in general. I was bubbling with pride and couldn't put it in Facebook because her family don't like the idea. Lol.

Sorry, but thank you for keeping it open for a couple hours. I appreciate it.
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Old September 26, 2012, 03:50 PM   #6
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Unless, of course, the OP wants to modify post one, adding comments about the pistol he should buy her as congratulations.
That would work, yes.

jwrowland77, it's ok. I'm glad you wanted to tell us. I hope we have a bit of a "family" vibe going here. We should all be glad for the accomplishments of other members.
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Old September 26, 2012, 03:50 PM   #7
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Unless, of course, the OP wants to modify post one, adding comments about the pistol he should buy her as congratulations.
Thank you.
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Old September 26, 2012, 03:51 PM   #8
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That would work, yes.

jwrowland77, it's ok. I'm glad you wanted to tell us. I hope we have a bit of a "family" vibe going here. We should all be glad for the accomplishments of other members.
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Old September 26, 2012, 04:28 PM   #9
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An AR?,,,

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I plan to buy my wife her very own rifle. Most likely an AR of some sort,
Oh man,,,
She'll shoot that in service.

This is a momentous thing here,,,
Get her something a bit more unusual.

Until the Beretta became the standard military sidearm,,,
The Air Force issued the S&W Model 15 Combat Masterpiece.



Perhaps you could find a clean specimen,,,
Then install ivory grips with her date of induction.

An AR would not be a bad gift,,,
But a pristine Model 15 would be very cool.

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Old September 26, 2012, 04:36 PM   #10
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Now there's a great idea...plus I'd give me something else to reload for.
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Old September 26, 2012, 04:39 PM   #11
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I hafta fess up,,,

My love affair with the Model 15 comes from my Air Force days (1970-78),,,
It was the sidearm I carried when I was stationed in Germany (Hahn AFB).

But it is an absolutely fine handgun,,,
Possibly the finest .38 special revolver ever made.

Have fun deciding.

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Old September 26, 2012, 04:40 PM   #12
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My love affair with the Model 15 comes from my Air Force days (1970-78),,,
It was the sidearm I carried when I was stationed in Germany (Hahn AFB).

But it is an absolutely fine handgun,,,
Possibly the finest .38 special revolver ever made.

Have fun deciding.

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What about both? . Lol.
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Old September 26, 2012, 04:42 PM   #13
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Congrats to you and your wife! She should have a rifle and a handgun.
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Old September 26, 2012, 04:45 PM   #14
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So change the title to what AR should I get my Wife for joining the Air Force?

It already is firearms relate. Get her an M4gery!
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Old September 26, 2012, 04:47 PM   #15
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What about both?

More is better.

But my next question to you would be,,,
Are you certain the AR is for her?

Just kidding my friend.

Who else has a suggestion for an appropriate gun gift for the new WAF,,,
When she finishes basic training she'll be plenty ready to shoot someon,,, eerrr,,, something.

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Old September 26, 2012, 04:49 PM   #16
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I may even get her to go deer hunting!...probably not but it was a good thought. LOL
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Old September 26, 2012, 04:52 PM   #17
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Congratulations! !!!!

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Old September 26, 2012, 05:03 PM   #18
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Congrats neighbor! I know you're proud. What specialty is she going for?
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Old September 26, 2012, 05:12 PM   #19
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I can't remember what her specific AFSC is.

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Old September 26, 2012, 06:36 PM   #20
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jwrowland77,

Congrats, and I, as others as well, wish her the best with her future.

As to the gift for her...Hmmm First try to hint around and find out her wants, and then once you have some ideas let us know here and we can give ya some more help!
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Old September 26, 2012, 06:38 PM   #21
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As to the gift for her...Hmmm First try to hint around and find out her wants, and then once you have some ideas let us know here and we can give ya some more help!
That's a pretty good idea too. I'll have at minimum 6 months try find the right piece and get it for her.
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Old September 26, 2012, 06:39 PM   #22
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Or, if she and you would like, perhaps you could build one together from quality parts over a few months.
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Old September 26, 2012, 06:40 PM   #23
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Now that's cool. I've always wanted to build one. We could have special lowers stamped or something with my dates of AF service and then one with her AF dates of service.
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Old September 26, 2012, 06:56 PM   #24
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You should get a 1911 "kit" from Fusion that you can build together and a custom set of Air Force grips from Sarge at The Finer Grain, if he can do such a thing.
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Old September 26, 2012, 06:59 PM   #25
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You should get a 1911 "kit" from Fusion that you can build together and a custom set of Air Force grips from Sarge at The Finer Grain, if he can do such a thing.
Ooooo I like that too. So many choices and too little time. Lol. May have to do both.
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