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Old 06-10-2021, 04:34 PM   #51
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Get him a heritage rough rider 22. Great six shooter and won't break the bank.
Surprised it took 25 posts for this suggestion. Both of my boys and I have these. Great little inexpensive pistols.
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Old 06-10-2021, 06:30 PM   #52
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Love the knife idea. With all those young men sounds like a good labor opportunity. I remember being that age and my dad working the brakes off me one Saturday. Paid me 20 bucks and said that I earned it and that men earned their pay. Stuck with me. I think a lot of boys at that age (or at least me) wanted so badly to “be a man” or grown up.

I think it’s absolutely awesome that you’re all in on this and wanting to celebrate and welcome your son to being a man. Might still be a little young, but a copy of “Wild at Heart” with a meaningful inscription from you could be an heirloom. My uncle gave me a copy of “Meditations” by Marcus Aurelius when I graduated high school with a hand written note that it my most prized possession.


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Old 06-10-2021, 06:50 PM   #53
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Love the knife idea. With all those young men sounds like a good labor opportunity. I remember being that age and my dad working the brakes off me one Saturday. Paid me 20 bucks and said that I earned it and that men earned their pay. Stuck with me. I think a lot of boys at that age (or at least me) wanted so badly to “be a man” or grown up.

I think it’s absolutely awesome that you’re all in on this and wanting to celebrate and welcome your son to being a man. Might still be a little young, but a copy of “Wild at Heart” with a meaningful inscription from you could be an heirloom. My uncle gave me a copy of “Meditations” by Marcus Aurelius when I graduated high school with a hand written note that it my most prized possession.


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Wild at heart is a great book!!!
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Old 06-10-2021, 06:59 PM   #54
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Lite weight...
I better be a lite weight if I'm gonna be hanging by my nipples!
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Old 06-10-2021, 07:05 PM   #55
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Wild at heart is a great book!!!

Agreed. Can change your life for the better if you let it.


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Old 06-10-2021, 07:19 PM   #56
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I better be a lite weight if I'm gonna be hanging by my nipples!

Hah! Good point!
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Old 06-10-2021, 10:40 PM   #57
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Another vote for Ruger Single Six. First gun I saved my own money for. Of course dad had to buy it. Very reliable and safer than a semi. I love that pistol. First pistol my son ever shot when he was a little guy.

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Old 06-11-2021, 07:54 AM   #58
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Thanks guys, keep it coming, I’m getting some very good ideas!
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Old 06-11-2021, 08:32 AM   #59
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Surprised it took 25 posts for this suggestion. Both of my boys and I have these. Great little inexpensive pistols.



Agreed..... Good shooters and a great price. Plus you can added a 22 mag cylinder to it for a little more boom. We had similar single action pistols as kids and it was a lot of fun. Heck I bought one a few years back when Academy was offering the Texas flag handled version on sale for $99 and the 22 mag cylinder for $25. It's killed several trapped coons and burned some ammo with the lease kids and adults shooting steel at our camp range.
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Old 06-11-2021, 08:58 AM   #60
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I agree with the Ruger wheel guns except I would go with the Single Ten. Similar to the Single Six except this one holds 10.
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Old 06-11-2021, 09:30 AM   #61
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Like was already said above. - Rudyard Kipling’s “If–”
One of my favorites... Give me a knot in my stomach every time.


"If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!"
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Old 06-11-2021, 09:33 PM   #62
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Like was already said above. - Rudyard Kipling’s “If–”
One of my favorites... Give me a knot in my stomach every time.


"If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!"


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Thanks for posting WRasco. Sometimes a lump in my throat, sometimes a knot in my stomach, but can never read this great poem without emotion.
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Old 06-11-2021, 09:52 PM   #63
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Good lord...some of yall could ruin a good party.


Just take'em to the ranch and do ranch stuff! A new knife, tool, or shootin iron would be cool. But I bet you've got plenty of .22s and stuff, get'em out and let the kids burn ammo and fish...that's what kids want to do. Buy a case of cheap sodas to shake up for targets. Stay up late, eat good, big fire, drink dr pepper....etc.
They will remember it for the rest of their lives. What other Dad would do this? I rest my case!
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Old 06-11-2021, 09:54 PM   #64
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Another vote for Ruger Single Six. First gun I saved my own money for. Of course dad had to buy it. Very reliable and safer than a semi. I love that pistol. First pistol my son ever shot when he was a little guy.

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Ruger Single six. Drop the microphone and walking away...........
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