Guns for the Bridal Registry: Something borrowed, something blued

A wedding is a special event, a momentous occasion when a couple begins a new life together. Gifts of course come into play and while you might see some new china and the occasional blender, is that what you really want to get? Why not put some real class into the event and register at your local gun store or better yet with one of the finer gun makers out there. There are plenty of nice firearms to go with those knives and glasses you received from your aunt and uncle that will fit right into your new life together.

Henry Repeating Arms Golden Boy Military Service Tribute Edition

The Henry Repeating Arms Golden Boy is a fine firearm, and this special edition version would go right with the niceties of any wedding with its nickel plated with its etched scrollwork and the Statue of Liberty, Liberty Bell and other patriotic scenery are all plated in 24 karat gold.

The inscription on the right side of the receiver reads “In Recognition of Military Service to Our Great Country.” Laser etched into the stock is the American flag and the words “God Bless America” and there are the five seals of branches of service that are done in gold. It’s a wall-hanger but if one chooses to shoot this little .22 it is ideal for both left and right handed shooters and will do the job as nicely as any other on the market.

The price-tag of $1200.00 justifies the work that went into this fine firearm, making it a perfect future heirloom for the bride to be.

Benelli Montefeltro Silver

For those who are more into upland bird hunting and want to give the bride a nice new gun for those afternoon walks, the Benelli Montefeltro Silver is better than any Tiffany necklace or crock pot.

This fine semi-auto shotgun can be had in 12 or 20 gauge, with a twenty eight inch barrel for the former and a twenty six inch barrel for the latter. In 20 gauge the gun weighs just under six pounds. In both 12 and 20 gauge the nickel plated alloy receiver is engraved with gold embellishments and the stock is AA-walnut. For $1779.00 you can start the new couple out well in their future bird hunts.

Kimber Classic Pro Carry

Kimber Classic Carry Pro.If handguns are more the little woman’s thing (and these days, they seem to be) then you certainly could do worse than to have your registry at Kimber.  The Classic Pro Carry  would certainly look better on the brides hip than perhaps even her soon to be husbands, with its charcoal blue finish from Turnbull Restoration and the polished flats on the slide brush. The four inch barrel is perfect for concealed carry and in .45 ACP the bride will be lacking nothing for power and her hand should fit nicely around the bone grips. It won’t matter if the bride is left handed either with the Classic Pro  Carry’s ambidextrous safety. While a little on the expensive side at $2,006.00, weddings are a special time that doesn’t come along very often and one of these would be well worth the expense.

U.S. Firearms Flat Top Target

For that more traditional couple who prefers to be a bit older fashioned, the U.S. Firearms Flat Top Target will fit right in. This gun is a reproduction of the Colt Flat Top Target from 1888.  There were only 925 ever produced.

The U.S. Firearms version comes in six different calibers, .32-20, .38 Special, .38-40, .44 Special, .44-40 and .45 Colt and three different barrel lengths, 4 ¾, 5 ½ and 7 ½ inches. You also get a wide variety of finish options from nickel to case coloring and you can get real ivory or select grades of different wood grips. If you choose you can have the bride’s initials or name engraved as well. All of the options available mean you have to contact U.S. Firearms for the prices but a pair of these engraved with the bride and groom’s names sure beat a set of steak knives any day of the week.

A wedding is a special event, and getting them the right gift is essential and while you might see a new toaster or a punch bowl, how much use are they going to get out of them? You would be better off getting them a nice firearm that they can use their whole lives.