So Let's Hear It For The Spouses.........


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cslinger
July 21, 2005, 01:48 AM
My wife is the best in the world. Not only is she just plain wonderful she also embraces my hobby of shooting. I ask her to pick up a box of .38 and a box of .303 and she comes home with a hundred bucks of ammo. We go to the range and she out shoots me.

So let's here it for the spouses, the gun widows/widowers so to speak. This is a thread for those significant others who do what they can to feed or at least accept our hobby/obsession.

Chris

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pax
July 21, 2005, 02:05 AM
My husband hasn't really gotten into shooting as much as I'd like, but he keeps telling me he's proud of me. :cool:

pax

Snake Eyes
July 21, 2005, 02:16 AM
My wife is the best in the world. Not only is she just plain wonderful she also embraces my hobby of shooting. I ask her to pick up a box of .38 and a box of .303 and she comes home with a hundred bucks of ammo. We go to the range and she out shoots me.
Yeah yeah, yada yada.

That's all well and good, but when she does all that AND shows up with $100 worth of Bombay Saphire gin, $300 worth of new lingerie AND a girlfriend....well then you can start telling me about how your wife is better than mine. Shooting stuff is all well and good, but sometimes a man needs som attention paid to his GUN! :what:

(better stop now before Art's Grammaw has an actual stroke...)

I just wish she hadn't adopted my Sig P230 AND my best nickel Colt Government .380.

PS--No disrespect to Sheslinger--I'm sure she's a peach of the first order!

english kanigit
July 21, 2005, 02:46 AM
Snake, I nearly choked on the water I was drinking.
Be more considerate of your fellow forumites, please. :neener:

Norton
July 21, 2005, 07:42 AM
That's all well and good, but when she does all that AND shows up with $100 worth of Bombay Saphire gin, $300 worth of new lingerie AND a girlfriend....well then you can start telling me about how your wife is better than mine
Snake Eyes, I'm sending you the bill for getting the coffee out of my keyboard that I snorted while reading that :neener:


My wife is the precision shooter of the family and is becoming quite the gun snob after only a short time. It's a good thing, but is looking like it's going to be expensive over the next year......a Hammerli .22, Morini air pistol, custom 1911 :what:

OTOH, she's a cheap date to go to the range....takes her an hour to shoot up 50 rounds of .45acp :D

MAURICE
July 21, 2005, 07:45 AM
Snake eyes,
Man, I gotta find a woman like you've got!

Single in AR,
Maurice

RTFM
July 21, 2005, 08:09 AM
All of my long guns have been purchased by my wife.
Colt single shout .22 Bolt
K98k
SKS
Mosin 91/30

All have been presents for birthdays, Fathers day, wedding anniversary.
She told me for Christmas I can get my CMP Garand.

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Bane
July 21, 2005, 08:20 AM
My wife has bought me several firearms related gifts in the past few years. She doesn't go shooting with me as much as I'd like but, she has never complained about me going with the guys. Which used to be about once a week!

mzmtg
July 21, 2005, 08:22 AM
I knew she was the one when she was getting her things together to go home shortly after we met and she reminded me, "Don't let me forget my necklace...and my gun." :cool:

hso
July 21, 2005, 09:01 AM
Gotta appreciate the fact that when 2 big boxes showed up yesterday from The Ammunition Store with FAL kits in them my wife's only reaction was "Cool let's see how they look!". :D

BryanP
July 21, 2005, 12:58 PM
My wife isn't really so much into shooting, but she tolerates my hobbies with little more than a rolled eye as long as I don't get too outlandish. She's a good'un.

buzz_knox
July 21, 2005, 01:11 PM
That's all well and good, but when she does all that AND shows up with $100 worth of Bombay Saphire gin, $300 worth of new lingerie AND a girlfriend....

With my luck, the girlfriend would be my replacement.

Shorts
July 21, 2005, 01:11 PM
My husband called from Japan:

Husband: Hey sweetie, what are you up to?
Me: Oh, just working on my gun
Husband: Oh wow, do you know how many guys would kill to hear that from their wife when they call home?

;)

I got a good one. He pretty much lets me run wild with the gun stuff, he's totally understanding :D "Hun, we need to order ammo"

MAUSER88
July 21, 2005, 02:15 PM
I got a good one too. Never once in 29 years has she said anything negitive about my "addictition".

sssteinkamp
July 21, 2005, 02:58 PM
All I have to say about my wife is that I really wish I had never taught her tactical shotgun.

Shane

BigG
July 21, 2005, 03:04 PM
Glad you think so, but I traded mine in. Now I can afford some guns. :uhoh: :evil:

thereisnospoon
July 21, 2005, 03:17 PM
I never liked GIN myself...

MoeMentum
July 21, 2005, 03:21 PM
Mine comes to the range, walks out 100 yards, and holds the target up over her head !

Shorts
July 21, 2005, 03:24 PM
LOL That might take the cake :what: :D

logical
July 21, 2005, 03:30 PM
Mine pretended to believe me when I said we needed a bigger safe so that we could keep more family photos and vital documents safe.

Gus Dddysgrl
July 21, 2005, 03:56 PM
I bought my hubby a Ruger Mark II for a wedding gift, but now I have to get him to get his carry permit. I'm also on the look out for a gun the matches my Kel-tec and a cheap lever action. THey are both "for him". :uhoh: :neener: :scrutiny: :rolleyes:

On the other hand I'll play video games with him so he'll let me buy guns.

Gus

P95Carry
July 21, 2005, 04:01 PM
My dear wife accepts all to do with my shooting - supports it really. She does not shoot that much herself but is competant to the point I am very proud of her. I don't expect gun stuff as presents - she knows I like to do my own ''shopping''.

Even better was early in the year she got her CCW and can now carry when she wishes. That was the icing on the cake. The is a diamond.

Rexrider
July 21, 2005, 04:06 PM
One day, before we were married, she came home from work and asked me if she could shoot a box of .22 that weekend. I said, "of course you can". She then asked me to pick up a box of .22 for her. I told her I would just get her a brick of .22s. She said "that is what I meant, I want to shoot a brick of .22". I asked, "You want to shoot 500 rds of .22s?" She said "yes I do, I had a stressful week at work and I just want to shoot stuff." So I picked up 2 bricks.

We went to he range. She brought her Ruger 22/45 and 4 mags and proceeded to blow through 500 rds of .22. She was putting lead on target too. I tried to get her to slow down and work on her groups but she told me to go play with my stuff and let her shoot. She emptied the box before we left.

You know, it was cute when it was just .22s. But now that she has moved up to bigger calibers, it is just darn expensive. :what:

I buy ammo by the case now. She never questions when I by ammo. She just says, "Thanks honey".

Ric
July 21, 2005, 05:11 PM
When I finally get a day off, my wife says "why don't you go shooting tommorrow".
I made her a deal when we got married. The bonus check is mine and the tax check is hers.

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Gunwalker.44
July 21, 2005, 07:34 PM
I had a great one too. The only two new guns to come into the house
were hers. She even got her hunting license and we both helped out at the Hunter Ed. class for several years. Sadly the Lord did an early recall, I miss her.

dasmi
July 21, 2005, 07:44 PM
Sorry to hear that, Gunwalker.44

I, unlike many of you, am single.

TMM
July 21, 2005, 07:57 PM
i'm single too...

then again...

i'm 15...

so far i only have 2 pro-gunnies... i girl you could almost say was my girlfriend thought i was paranoid with the idea of CCW, and was afraid of guns(i'd have tried to bring her to the range to familiarize her, but, again, i'm 15.)

anyway... there's my story. not much of one, though.

~TMM

Gewehr98
July 21, 2005, 09:01 PM
Wife #2 has been a real departure for me. Her dad's a retired Marine GYSgt, she was the only girl among three male siblings, and her vocabulary can make a sailor blush if she so desires. For a while, her dad gave her grief for marrying an Air Force puke, but all was forgiven once she sent him pictures of the Gewehr98 arsenal. Hard to believe this cute little 5'2" pixie:

http://mauser98.com/denasmile.jpg

Grits her teeth and tears the center out of an X-ring at 100 yards with a Colt:

http://mauser98.com/denablackrifle1.jpg

And has the gumption to launch a few 405gr blackpowder rounds into the steel swinger from offhand. Note the grin and recoil stance:

http://mauser98.com/denaruger1.jpg

So I'll keep this one for a while. (If only she'd bait her own hook...) :D

P95Carry
July 21, 2005, 09:11 PM
Gewehr - welcome to the ''lucky dudes Club''! :)

So you put messy ol' BP rounds thru the Ruger eh?! Hmmm - while I sling 405's I stick to nitro - soooo much cleaner !

Gewehr98
July 21, 2005, 09:19 PM
But it's also a heck of a lot of fun to make pretty darned accurate blackpowder .45-70 loads, using 55gr of FFg, 5gr of WW231, Wonder Wads, swaged MarcelŪ bullets, and Crisco as the bullet lube. Smells like a Chinese takeout kitchen each time a round is fired, and you can actually hear the round as it impacts the berm at 100 yards. There's that beautiful cloud of smoke, wafting back towards the munchkin in the picture above, too. The BP loads are so comfortable to shoot, she's not intimidated by them, unlike my Beartooth 405gr/Reloder 7 2100fps zingers. (Which intimidate even my 6" 200lb carcass)

P95Carry
July 21, 2005, 09:25 PM
Smells like a Chinese takeout Rotfl - :D Agreed there must be a certain ''charm'' - but rather you than me with the mess!

I load two 45-70's - one is medium pressure for BFR - 41.5 RL7 shoving 405 Lasercast. And for #1 - 52 of 3031 (virtual compressed charge) (until used up then switching to RL7)... it is quite a screamer with an element of ''ouch'' factor. I too am 6 and 200# - so must be similar build... I am just an awful lot older!!

I was planning on 49 grains RL7 for my screamers when I get to them - what's your top load for the ''zingers''?

Gewehr98
July 22, 2005, 04:26 PM
Agreed there must be a certain ''charm'' - but rather you than me with the mess!

No mess. Or very little mess. See my BP load info above? There's a pinch of smokeless pistol powder in there, against the primer, before the main charge of charcoal gets drop-tubed into the case, ie, a duplex load. The charcoal burns hotter and cleaner, and I have no fouling problems. Looking down the barrel from the breech, the residuals resemble light fly ash in consistency, and are very sparse in their distribution to the muzzle. Cleanup is a pinch, no rougher than normal smokeless cleanup.

Work up to that 49.0gr Reloder 7 load very carefully and gradually. That's what gave me 2100fps with the Beartooth gas-checked 405gr bullets. :what:

P95Carry
July 22, 2005, 04:44 PM
Thx again Gewehr - I had not realized that ''duplexing'' did in fact clean things up so much - in which case - a much more attractive proposition. That hopefully also keeps the brass fouling much more bearable too.

The ''screamer'' load, yeah - that will be handled carefully, worry not - anything up ''top end'' gets very special attention :)

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