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My Amazing Wife

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by ProCarryNAustin, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. ProCarryNAustin

    ProCarryNAustin

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    My wife is an amazing woman. When we met, almost 15 years ago, I knew it and we married after 3 weeks!

    With her, I'm the luckiest guy ever! Now I'm the luckiest guy ever with an incredible pistol!!!

    We were discussing the up and coming holidays and she told me that she had been saving all year so I could have a new pistol. She also remembered a time when she bought me an M4 upper for Christmas only to have it arrive the following April! She wanted me to go ahead and get it now so that it would not be backordered. I'm not sure how she knew, but I got the last one off the shelf and the wait is now something like 16-18 weeks!!

    I thought I was going to have to wait until Monday, but my company let us out at 3pm today. I may have set a minor record driving from Austin to the guys at Dawson Precision in Florence. On a side note, if you ever get a chance to do business with these guys, you will not be disappointed. Best company I have dealt with in a long time. The folks there got me taken care of and even installed a front sight for me and gave me a little tour while I waited. Very personable folks.

    Please excuse my photography skills...

    I got an STI Ranger II in 9mm. This pistol feels like it was machined out of a single block of steel. Fit and finish are excellent and it locks up like the proverbial bank vault. Trigger is also excellent, 'specially for right out of the box. At some point, I will probably have a tougher finish put on it as that was one of the things I did like about my Glocks. This is the nicest pistol I have ever handled, bar none!

    I offered to let my wife wrap it up and I would wait patiently (well, as patiently as could be expected) for Christmas... she would not hear about it!!! On top of the amazing gift, she was sweet to put up with me this week. I've been bouncing around like a kid after 10 cups of coffee!!! My co-workers were probably about ready to put me in a bag and throw me off a bridge!

    I will post a range report on Monday after I wring it out a bit. I'm expecting great things from this pistol!

    My Wife Rocks!!!
     

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  2. knedrgr

    knedrgr

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    Are you guys adopting?

    Congrats on a new toy...that Santa dropped off early. I like the Ranger a lot.
     
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  3. LASTRESORT20

    LASTRESORT20 L T G

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    Very nice! You are a lucky man! :)
     
  4. BryGuy

    BryGuy YUT UGHHHH!

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    Does your wife have a sister?

    Congratulations on the new pistol!
     
  5. ProCarryNAustin

    ProCarryNAustin

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    Not adopting at the moment... will let you know if that changes!

    She does have a sister, but not cut from the same cloth so to speak...

    Can't wait to get some range time on this pistol!
     
  6. The_Drizzle

    The_Drizzle I make it rain!

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    You are a lucky guy.
     
  7. GVFlyer

    GVFlyer Senior Member

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    Nice Rolex, nice pistol, great marriage.
     
  8. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

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    :drool: I've been eyeing that Ranger II for a couple of weeks... think of making the lineup all 9mm. I think your post just put me over the edge.

    Congrats your a lucky man....
     
  9. bac1023

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    Wow! :wow:

    Congrats.
     
  10. Hokie1911

    Hokie1911 >

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    Congrats on the Ranger2 9mm. Love those. :drool:
     
  11. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    That's very nice my friend:thumbsup:
     
  12. Jim S.

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    I hope you take equally good care of her.
    Sounds like she deserves special treatment.
     
  13. custom2

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    Cool chicks are hard to find these days. The first birthday I shared with my fiance was a good one. She knew I had a 92FS on layaway and she took me there to pick it up. Thanks baby.

    4 years ago, when I turned 30, she took me to Vegas. She paid.

    This year she bought me an AK-47 with our money but she let me buy it. You married guys know what I mean.

    A long time friend of mine gave me a family heirloom of hers. Her grandfather left her his estate. She gave me a 40 year old Smith and Wesson model 41, still in the box, unfired. The cleaning kit was unopened. The pistol is in 98 percent condition.

    My best friend is buying me a new range bag that holds 2 long guns and has 2 compartments for pistols and 4 mag pouches.

    The best part is, my birthday isn't for 10 days. I love my friends and family very dearly.
     
  14. awpk03s

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    That is very cool. And a nice pistol to boot!
     
  15. Ranger45

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    Sending the link for this thread to MY wife!
     
  16. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

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    You only have a pretty cool wife....... and Amazing Wife would have made you get a 45. :supergrin:
     
  17. venenoindy

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    I only wish, Congrats on the new pistol but just for the fact that your wife saved for a whole year that is priceless.
     
  18. ctfireman

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    Very nice! I like the modern style trigger with the classic hammer. Very cool!!!
     
  19. rsxr22

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    congrats definitely sounds like you picked a good one.. Wife that is LOL
     
  20. the Hudge

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    Nice. I own three STI's and love every one of them. Many happy years with both.