Bryan, that's a detail that I hadn't heard yet - while I'm sure he's latched onto fans' props in the past, there's just something about the guy saying "I haven't held one of these in 20 years" almost in reference to it being the first time in 20 years that he's held one that's his... now THAT is cool.
Yeah, that was a weird moment. I handed him the gun and was standing in front of him when he took it. He held it and looked at it for a bit like.... I don't know how to describe it. I thought "Aw, he's just trying to be appreciative, he's not really all into it like we are." but then it became obvious. No, he really WAS moved by it all. I remember him saying "I haven't actually held one of these for about 20 years." You could tell he was really impressed by holding the cold metal barrel and squeezing that grip.
Talk about classy fans of a classy actor. It's stuff like this that makes me proud of this l'll family we've got.