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COBrien

The Wife Outdid Herself This Christmas - XD Mod. 2

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My wife rolled her eyes when she saw my Christmas list this year. Jeep parts, Trans Am parts, spotting scope, tools, and, wait. A pistol?

"No way can I get you that," she said. I realized that, and didn't really expect anyone to get it. People don't buy me guns -- I'm too picky, they say.

But if you don't ask, the answer is always no, right? As an extreme stretch, maybe she and her parents would go in halves and call it Christmas/birthday/anniversary/etc. all combined. I'd be totally cool with that.

Christmas day comes, I unwrap pert-near everything I'd put on my list. No pistol, but no problem. It was a shot in the dark anyhow. Then my wife disappears into the guest bedroom, comes back, and drops a black plastic case in my lap that says Springfield Armory on the front. "Are you $hitting me?!" A new Springfield XD Mod. 2, 3.3" .45 ACP. Exactly what I'd asked for.

I know it was a stretch for her to buy that pistol. And that's exactly why I want to build her her dream rifle. Cost be damned.

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Your wife buys you firearms for Christmas? Keep that a secret! Lock her away so no other potential suitors find that out. And do not tell any of your friends. And congratulate yourself everyday on the fantastic choice you made in a partner!:thumbup:

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The best part is she tolerates (sometimes just barely...) my holster habit that goes along with daily carry...

1. Range/IDGAF-if-you-see-it OWB (Blackhawk SERPA)

2. Work/“sensitive place” tuckable IWB (AlienGear Tuck-something-or-other)

3. Cold Weather/I want to be comfortable and IDGAF OWB (DeSantis SOB — Judge all you want. I love SOB carry...)

 

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OB, your wife is cool, awesome present...   yada yada yada...

...but no pics of this pistol yet?!!?   :laffs:

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i wasnt gonna be the one to call on picks but i state the same sentiments.. id atleast burn a few rnds in the yard on new years and post it if my gf was that awesome!  

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17 hours ago, 98Z5V said:

OB, your wife is cool, awesome present...   yada yada yada...

...but no pics of this pistol yet?!!?   :laffs:

  Ya , photo's or it didn't happen :laffs:   She's a Keeper !

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Alright, alright. 

These are terrible pics (lighting and weird shadows...), but you get the idea. 

I tried copying and pasting PhotoBucket links, but my phone isn’t letting me. Probably the new PB rules mucking things up. So the pics are attached. I have no idea how they will show up, so here goes...

1. What’s in the box. 

2. Flush (9-round) mag inserted. 

3. “Extended” (13-round) mag inserted. 

4. Pearce grip extension on flush mag. This is probably the way it’ll be carried IWB. 

5. Holsters. Left to right: AlienGear Cloak Tuck 3.0, DeSantis SOB, and Blackhawk SERPA. 

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nice! not to nit pick but put that in a holster .. in a pair of pants.. and take pic?👍 

 

who rembers that inside joke...

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