Originally Posted by Alcoy
^^^^ this. You are a good dad.
I second this.
When I turned 18 my parents gave me a "coupon" for a rifle of my choice under $500 dollars. I was very gracious and happy as I love guns, but it showed that I was a little disappointed it wasn't my dads p226(no matter how hard I tried to hide it, it showed.) The gun he taught me how to shoot with(and to this day the gun that I shoot the best with.)
He then proceeded to go into his safe, get the p226 and said it is yours if you want it. I will never forget that, and honestly it tears me up every time, because that meant so much to me, he knew that I would be happy getting the rifle and having a gun of my own, but he wanted to make my 18th birthday extra special. and that means so much to me. I will never sell it. No matter how hard of financial times I am in. I will never sell that gun.