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I want to buy a gun for my wife. Can I purchase it for her as a gift or does she have to buy it in person? (She has a clear history and will be getting her CFP.)

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There are no legal issues with giving her a gun as a gift, but how are you going to figure out what kind of gun she wants?
 

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Some clerks (WalMart) might consider that a "straw" purchase and might refuse to sell you the gun. I had that happen to me when I was purchasing a .22 with a friend. The clerk somehow got the idea in her head that I was purchasing the gun and then immediately turning around and selling it to my friend. :roll:

If your wife had a felonious criminal record, THAT would be illegal. Otherwise, just don't say anything to the clerk.
 

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There are no legal issues with giving her a gun as a gift, but how are you going to figure out what kind of gun she wants?
We went to a couple of gun shops and she looked at a lot of them. The Bersa Thunder .380 is what she was most interested in. I should mention that it took a long time (and a long night of discussion) to get her to that point. We have small children so she wanted something with plenty of safety features that would be small enough for her to carry.
 

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I gave my wife a gun as a gift. But I made sure it was the one SHE wanted. I took her to the gun shop, and let her pick it out, without me saying very much (which was hard for me to do). That way SHE picked out the gun SHE wanted. Worked out well for both of us. She got the gun she wanted, and I got her to buy a gun. Now she comes shooting with me all the time. I even get in trouble now if I go shooting without her.
 

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I had a similar experience as Stenny4 when I got my wife a shotgun for her birthday. I took her to the store and let her pick it out and she ended up picking out something completely different than what I would have picked. However, she is very comfortable with her gun and therefore happy with it. Moral: let the lady pick her own gun and you pay for it, then everyone gets what they want. The clerk would not let me put my name on the registration though, once he found out it was for her.
 

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XD_EE said:
We went to a couple of gun shops and she looked at a lot of them. The Bersa Thunder .380 is what she was most interested in. I should mention that it took a long time (and a long night of discussion) to get her to that point. We have small children so she wanted something with plenty of safety features that would be small enough for her to carry.
I have a Bersa Thunder .380 and I really like it. It's very comfortable in my hand. I have found one problem with it though. The JHP ammo that I have won't work in it. The bullet catches at the bottom of the feed ramp. I have only tried one brand so it may work with other brands. I just haven't had the chance to try other brands but I plan on it this spring. As for FMJ or any round nose bullet, they feed fine.

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I have bought my wife several guns. It was always her choice of gun though. Since she has a CFP she did the paperwork in her name and there was no charge for a background check. That's a perq for holders of a CFP.
 
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