Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Milestones

Filling out your first 4473 is always a special moment. There is a heady mix of excitement and hesitation. You think, "Did I fill it out correctly? Is there something I don't know about in my permanent record?" You fill in the blanks, neatly fill in your X's and 10 minutes later...

Mom passed and is now officially a gun owner! (And it's a beaut!)

She's already talking about needing some pink grips and since the pistol came with only one magazine, I guess we'll be hunting for accessories (which seems to be a search akin to the one for the Holy Grail. My librarian fu has turned up nothing so far)

Range report coming soon!

31 comments:

Jay G said...

Awesome! Nothing like a pistol-packing MomF!

If you haven't already, check MidwayUSA and/or Brownells for magazines - they tend to have the largest stock and decent prices.

BobG said...

I remember when I first filled one out, and that was around 42 years ago. I was 16 and bought my 1903 Springfield for $46 so I could go deer hunting.

Mike W. said...

Very cool! I look forward to the range report.

Gunmart said...

Congrats!

Alan said...

Congratulations, BredaMom!

Scott McCray said...

Congrats - I'm looking forward to the CHICKS WITH GUNS write-up!

Earl said...

Now that pistol is so much prettier than Breda's, hmm, must be the eye for beauty and they don't make them that way anymore.... good shooting Breda's Mom - make every shot count.


wv - cledle... cledle dee, cledle dum..

JB Miller said...
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JB Miller said...

Excellent! Take pics!

Will she have a gun blog soon? Will she be a guest on the radio show?!

YBtGE

Mad Saint Jack said...

Can't wait for the range report.

Here is a site for magazines. They seem to list several models in .22. I've never ordered from them so I have no idea if they are trustworthy.

http://www.ammoclip.com/B/beretta_main.htm

CheaperThanDirt.com said...

Not necessarily hard to find, but I believe Beretta has them here.

They're a bit pricey though.

falnfenix said...

go MomFallacy!

George said...

Awesome! Now go shoot the heck out of it!

crashonhead said...

BredaMom - Rock ON!!!

For the pink grips, you might want to look at Duracoat. Works for grips & guns, available in multitude of colors.

TBeck said...

The Mossad preferred that model for ganking terrorists in Europe.

Weer'd Beard said...

A buddy of mine has one of those Berettas. Great gun to shoot, but Magazines are damn near impossible to find.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

That's a handsome pistol. It would probably hurt my hand tho...

B Smith said...

*SIGH*
Wish I could get my mom to shoot.

WV: lickyroi- King of Licorice

Crucis said...

My wife had that experience last Christmas. She liked my snubbie so I bought her one just like mine.

Aside on the pistol photo, that looks suspiciously like a Beretta .22lr that I owned at one time. One difference I see is the saftety. Mine had a button safety in the same position where the mag release on an 1911 is found. I bought the pistol in 1968 just after my wife and I was married. It spent many years on our nightstand.

Chas S. Clifton said...

Nice-looking Beretta. I own one similar, and it always feels as though it just grew at the end of my arm.

Old NFO said...

Nice! And quite a turnaround :-)

Bubblehead Les. said...

Nice! Hope she only has to use it for fun. Now for the practice, practice, practice, then the CCW course, which means she'll need a New gun to Qualify, then the license, the new concealed Shoulder Bag....It's just like Barbie Dolls!

Eric said...

4473 - bet you can't fill out just one!

Buckshot said...

BobG,

You would have had to be 18 or you would have had to have an adult fill it out and buy it for you.

The age limit of 18 was put on with GCA'68, the same one that generated the Form 4473.

Buckshot

TrueBlueSam said...

Fantastic, and Congratulations! My mother bought her first pistol on her 77th birthday, and now has four. And... she reloads her .45s.

Chris M said...

I'll bet you can get just the shade of pink (how about pink pearl?) from the people at Tombstone Grips. http://www.tombstonegrips.com/colors.htm

redneckmp said...

congrats to momfallacy, thats a nice little beretta she got her self i have the .380 version there nice shooters

Glenn B said...

http://www.ammoclip.com/b/beretta_70s_jaguar.htm

They claim the mags for the jaguar will fit the beretta 70 series pistols. They look the same but seeing them in a pic and thinking they look the same is no guaranteee.

Glenn B said...

Here is an additional source, note both the one above and this one are for aftermarket mags:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=197564037

All the best,
GB

PS: that sure is a sweet looking 70S

Matthew said...

Did you google your way to Krasne's TripleK?

Use tehm for all my hard to find magazine needs.

http://www.triplek.com/Products/id/38/grp/412/prd/464/

WV: norear - what makes pants nofit well

Lissa said...

Yay Mama Fallacy!! Calloo Callay!!!!