Quit hinting. Tell him you want one for Mother’s Day. I keep a Mossberg 500 410 pump with an 18.5" barrel in the closet. It is loaded with 9 pellet #4 buck. The rounds in the saddle are 4 pellet 000 buck. 410 is a great home defense gun with the proper loads. If you are stuck with the 12 look into reduced recoil loads.
If I am forced to travel to the Peoples Republik of Kalifornistan I have a 4" 357 revolver, a 357 lever rifle and a 20 gauge coach gun.
I’m kind of spoiled, one hint is usually enough. It’s already ordered.
Thanks for the tip on the 12 ga. I never had trouble with 12 before crushing my shoulder, however now it hurts! My ortho surgeon said absolutely no shotguns, lol.
We have a single shot 410 that we taught our kids with and a 20 ga, that I absolutely love because it’s pretty (I’m an old woman, I like pretty guns) but it’s a little too long barrel for home defense.
Never a need for that card when it comes to firearms. He hears “new gun in the family” and gets excited. It’s been ordered.
These are exciting times for fans of this type of gun.
Henry, a brand with a great reputation, just celebrated its 25th anniversary. I can’t believe it that it’s that young!
Also, Ruger, makers of the legendary 10/22 and other quality firearms, acquired the Marlin brand.
Back in my Super Cub driving days in Alaska I carried a M1894 30-30WCF for survival.
That was it.
Certainly not obsolete.
Bet you have more then a few stories.
When all the hype was about an “Assault Weapons Ban” I started looking for a .44 magnum wheel gun and a .44 magnum lever action rifle. I couldn’t find any that had a remotely good price. I found a really nice .357 mag pistol wheel gun. But again the rifles were ridiculously expensive.
I have 357 and 38 revolvers so I also have a Rossi 92 in 357. Rossi has a Marble Bullseye rear sight. You pick up 400 fps in 357. In a state with restriction it would be a good SHTF set up. Gave my Marlin 1894CS 357 rifle to a grandson. Marlin is a better gun but the Rossi is lighter. Older I get the more I like lighter.
An 1873 or 1892 Winchester in .357 is a SERIOUS rifle. You are taking a cartridge that in revolvers has one of, if not THE, highest percentage of 1 shot stops and upping its power a Lot. Full boat magnum loads are a pussycat out of a rifle , recoil is easy for anyone to control. My 92 is very accurate out to 100 and I can put rounds on target very quickly with it. It has became my “go to” rifle-the AR lives in a safe in the basement. 10 rounds of .357 will do anything that will ever need to be done. Deer, ‘Yotes, and assorted vermin have bit the dust-and this from a 130 yr old design. John Browning knew how to design a firearm👍
Changed the sights on my Rossi 92 357. installed a modified Skinner rail, and XS Weaver low mount and a TRS25.
Among local ranches here, .357 lever actions launching 125g SJHPs are preferred 'yote medicine over AR-15s because of one shot stops.
I have the Henry lever action chambered in 357 Magnum. It has a beautiful case hardened steel receiver
Too many folks who’ve never actually hunted will wax eloquent about the “power” of the .223/5.56 and have no idea how weak it actually is . Arranges out to a 100 or so a .357 from a carbine will outperform the typicalAR every time on game, while a .44 Mag hits a LOT harder. Think about it. Nobody in their right mind would ever choose to hunt dangerous critters with the .22, while many, for decades, routinely have hunted with the center fire pistol magnums. In a carbine they are only better.
I would take my Mini 30 over an AR15 any day.