How is your spouse about guns.


June 23, 2003, 03:09 PM
My wife doesn't really care. She's not into guns but isn't an Anti either. To her it's just a case of boys and their toys. And for everyone how does your spouse take to you and your guns?

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Mike Irwin
June 23, 2003, 03:12 PM
What spouse?

Sylvilagus Aquaticus
June 23, 2003, 03:24 PM
My wife grew up shooting her dad's 1911A1 and his 30.06. She is possibly more accurate at casual rifleshooting than I am, which is worrysome sometimes.

She has her own which she picks out herself. I'm just along to pay for them most of the time.


Bob R
June 23, 2003, 03:30 PM
Well, let's put it this way.

I took her with me to pick up a Swede Mauser and she spotted a very nice Russian SKS that she just had to have.

She got to pick out her last gun for herself, and picked a 4" Ruger GP100 with full underlung and adjustable sights. And, she can shoot it quite fine.

I just picked up an AR10 and now she wants a AR15 type to go with it for herself.

Went to the range yesterday with a fairly new .41 Mag and she was punching the 10 and x ring at 15 yds quite easily.

We will start looking for a place to buy soon, the only hard requirement is that there has to be an unobstructed view off the back porch for at least 300 yds. She wants her own range.

So I would have to say, shooting buddy.


June 23, 2003, 03:42 PM
She falls somewhere between anti & doesn't really care. She doesn't like guns in the house although there are 7 of them. Funny thing is she really wants to get a pistol permit. Go figure!

June 23, 2003, 03:43 PM
My wife supoorts me and my hobby but very rarely shoots. She's a "girly-girl" and doesn't want to get dirty. Her dad was a shooter and hunter so she grew up around guns and her brother is a gunsmith.

June 23, 2003, 03:49 PM
My wife was definitely in the neutral camp (except she thinks I spend too much money on guns!) until recently......

She rides her bike alone on back roads and started to realize that she was an easy target.

Today, she dropped her CCW permit application in the mail, and in 90 days or less (Florida must issue), she will be packing her Glock G26 in 9mm with 10+1 rounds of EFMJ +p!

June 23, 2003, 03:51 PM

Same here, except B-I-L isn't a gunsmith.


Carlos Cabeza
June 23, 2003, 04:12 PM
Not an anti but is pro-self protection and nothing more. She doesn't like that I hunt and refuses to help dress any game.

June 23, 2003, 04:19 PM
My Ex is an anti through & through...but thankfully she's someone elses problem now! :D
I was originally told that she had seen enough results of what guns can do as an ER nurse in downtown Los Angeles :rolleyes:

johnny wong
June 23, 2003, 04:36 PM
She want nothing to do with them things, one thing is I just gotta keep them out of her sight. I dont talk bout it in front of her, If I can afford to buy a 1000 dollars toy I should be able to pay morgage payment by myself for while (her conclusion, not my decision). If I go out to shoot too much, I will sleep on the couch. Doesnt bother me much.... Ohhh welllllll, still cheapper than paying child support.

June 23, 2003, 04:40 PM
I don't have a wife. ;)

June 23, 2003, 04:44 PM
My wife is a retired soldier who's M16 qualified and doesn't really care.

But her main hobby is gardening; mine is shooting, computing, and assisting the gardener.:)


June 23, 2003, 04:48 PM
I don't have a wife. Ditto.

Did I just quote Tamara saying that? :confused:

June 23, 2003, 04:57 PM
What Tamara said :D

June 23, 2003, 04:57 PM
"If all guns were outlawed, nobody would ever get shot..."

Luckily I had read up on the usual pro-2nd talking points before I broached the subject. We argued for about a week when I told her I wanted to get a pistol. She did a good Oprah/Katie Couric impression on the 'guns are bad' topic... until I asked how - even if we lived in a zero-gun Land of Oz - a retired couple would expect to defend themselves against a home invasion from 18 year old crack thugs.

I have learned from that point on just not to tell her when I buy a gun. It solves nothing. I keep them out of sight at home. She sees me walk out with a big lock box when I go to the range. She does handle it better now - even asks if my friends and I had fun shooting.

My only trouble now is that in order for me to get another gun, I'm going to need a safe. The locking carry box is out of room (or will be when I get a scope on the 10FP.


June 23, 2003, 05:32 PM
My wife has shot before and enjoys it, although it's been quite some time. She understands my RKBA rants, but doesn't want to hear them.

The only friction between us is on those rare ocassions when I get a new gun. Then comes the inevitable, "why do you need another gun?" My response is usually along the lines of "why do you need another flower bed?"

Nathaniel Firethorn
June 23, 2003, 05:41 PM
My wife goes shooting with me occasionally, and enjoys it. She's talked about getting a target gun of her own, but so far she hasn't gotten into it enough to go to the Party office to get the PRNJ ausweise.

- pdmoderator

June 23, 2003, 06:06 PM
Well mine isn't really into shooting, but supports me in mine. She bugs me about what I buy, but hey, I say it's job related.

After all, she's the reason that I have a place to shoot.


June 23, 2003, 06:07 PM
My wife's my shooting buddy. Guess I'm lucky. She's got a Kahr like mine for CCW, a permit, holsters, and a gun purse. You'd never know it to look at her, put pity the criminal mastermind that assumes the wrong thing. She shoots better'n I do! :D

June 23, 2003, 06:08 PM

I truley think that she really does not care. Gardening is her thing. We probably spend about the same amounts of time & money on our respective hobbies. Since we've hit 31 years together, it's sort of a non-issue at this point.


June 23, 2003, 06:48 PM
My wife's been my 25 year companion on everything.

She made me buy two safes at the NRA convention to upgrade from what I had.
Got me a great deal.
Women know shopping!

Damn lucky I got her.

:D :cool: :p :)

June 23, 2003, 07:39 PM
Shoots handguns better than me.:rolleyes:

June 23, 2003, 07:42 PM
Nope she doesent care....

June 23, 2003, 07:51 PM
My wife doesn't really care. She has her Texas CHL and likes to shoot some but doesn't have the same passion for shooting as I.

Jim Hall

June 23, 2003, 08:09 PM
I've taken her shooting a couple of times, but she really only likes to shoot my Beretta 21a in .22lr

She likes knowing that I have a CCL. She supports me in that area.

carp killer
June 23, 2003, 08:19 PM
She could care less about guns. Guy's who have spouses that also enjoy guns are very lucky.

June 23, 2003, 08:47 PM
My fiance got her permit right after I did! She shoots with me whenever work doesn't interfere.;)

June 23, 2003, 08:56 PM
Well, I went to an IPSC match on Saturday. My wife went with me to see what I do there and to take photos. Afterward, we went over to the plinking range where she fired the 10/22, Kimber Pro Carry .40SW, and Mossberg 590. BTW, she was really putting the hurt on those plastic bottles with the .40SW. She must have a good teacher. We were too hot, tired and hungry to go fire the AR15, but it is on her list for next time.

So far, she has said she doesn't want her own gun. She says that would make her "feel strange", but she is not opposed to me owning several, including a SMG with a suppressor. :D

She was impressed when I told her to take out her earplugs so I could demonstrate what a .22 Colibri sounds like. Seems like a good arguement for a suppressor.

June 23, 2003, 09:02 PM
Technically the ''don't care'' camp ... tho a ways back she was leary about me carrying 24/7.

However, since a very satisfactory range trip a few weeks back, where i ran her thru all sorts of weapons .... most of which she shot (incredibly well I have to say) ........ she is now verging on the ''cares enough to still be interested'' and being more familiar now is way better able to use one if need arises ...... she liked the (my!) M66 so much it is now her own HD gun ....... I like that.:)

Standing Wolf
June 23, 2003, 09:11 PM
I've been happily divorced since 1980. I thought about marrying again in the late 1980s, only to discover the woman was a Democratic (sic) party voter.

Ala Dan
June 23, 2003, 09:38 PM
Mine really don't care; one way or the other!

As she's too busy caught up in the girly thing's to do!

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

June 23, 2003, 09:44 PM
Mine was an anti, until I took her shooting a few times. Now she has "her" guns, and I have mine.

She just bought her first Ruger Mk2.--Oneshot

June 23, 2003, 09:47 PM
Mine doesn't mind me having, shooting or carrying guns.

She only complains about the amount of money I spend on shooting. But luckily she's starting to realize it's my hobby and like all other hobbies it cost money.

So I went for the "She dosen't care" option

The Kidd
June 23, 2003, 10:31 PM
My wife (18 yrs married) shoots and is mostly OK with it. Sometimes c/o cost. She is all in favor of me going armed but I just can't get her to take the class and get her CPL.

June 23, 2003, 11:22 PM
I voted " doesn't really care"...but that doesn't fit very well. She doesn't shoot much even though she shoots well...she just doesn't care to. What she does care about is if I have mine when that "gut feeling" says its time to "CARE". know what I mean?

Bond, James Bond.
June 24, 2003, 12:18 AM
I don't really mind if my future husband, I am not married, has or uses guns.

It is just a matter of safety with me, but I suppose that's what a lot of women worry about, especially when there are kids...

June 24, 2003, 12:34 AM
Howdy Ms Bond and welcome to THR

I voted doesn't care but that is only partly true. Politically she is very pro gun and self defence and strongly supports the 2A. As far as being interested in guns themselves, she doesn't seem too interested. But... in our last conversasion about guns (right after taking #2 son to air rifle class) I mentioned a womans only class coming up this summer and she wants to know when.

:D :D very,very, (did I mention very?) coooll!!

June 24, 2003, 01:00 AM
My wife came from a long line of worrywarts. She thinks there is a higher probability of ND or AD than there will be a reason to us a gun. I tried to convince her other wise but to no avail. Needless worrying is in her blood. I just hope she never gets as bad as her grandma.

Fair 'n Square
June 24, 2003, 01:06 AM
Lemme explain something first. My dad was a wonderful man, but he hated guns. One of his best friends committed suicide, and the "gun was to blame." So although I went shooting a few times with friends, I never owned a gun until I got married.

When we got married, my wife had never even heard a gun go off. I started her out shooting a pellet gun, and then a .22. When I went to buy my first deer rifle (I wanted a .30-06) she went with me. We saw a Remington model 600 in 6mm Rem. caliber, and she asked me if that would kill deer. So that's the one we bought. She didn't get up the courage to shoot it until the next summer (afraid of the recoil), but when she did, it became her gun (and still is!).

She's involved in other things, so she only goes shooting with me about once a month, but she really enjoys it, she says. She has her own handgun, a Bersa .380, but she says she'd rather shoot my XD-9. Since I just bought an XD-40, I don't mind giving the XD-9 up to her!

June 24, 2003, 07:49 AM
Considering I just dropped $450 on a Ruger MkII Government and a .22 conversion for my 1911 because my girlfriend (of 4+ years, so close enough for the subject) depletes my .45acp stash like a 10 year old eats candy on Halloween, I think she's my best shooting buddy. :D


June 24, 2003, 08:11 AM
My wife is a self-described "New York Jew." Since meeting me, she's taken to voting Republican, watching Fox news, keeping a .38 revolver under her side of the bed (no kids--yet!), and wants to apply for a CCW permit.

Boy--do I know how to pick 'em, or what??? ;)

June 24, 2003, 08:21 AM
Wife doesn't shoot, but does surprise me with neat stuff sometimes..

Ruger Vaquero
Springfield 1911-A1 Champion

Daisy Red Ryder..complete with "...Don't shoot your eye out, kid..."

Greg L
June 24, 2003, 08:24 AM
Mine doesn't like guns only when I'm not home and she has to sign for the box of either rifles or ammo that UPS just dropped off and she has to drag them inside herself :D .

She enjoys the functional beauty and mechanics of them but isn't as enthralled as I am over the restoration process (she won't help clean them in other words ;) , that's what the kids are for anyway :D ). To her they are tools and she works at being profecient with them. She doesn't get out shooting as much as she wants (neither do I for that matter) but enjoys it when she can. She understands spending money when a really good deal comes along and trusts me not to go too crazy (I in return don't mention all these shoes that are breeding in the closet :rolleyes: ). She's very pro 2A and keeps encouraging her friends to get their CCW.

Why she puts up with me I'll never know :D .


June 24, 2003, 08:26 AM
My wife bought me my first firearm, so I voted "My wife got me into shooting." :D We have shot together, but it isn't really her hobby. At this point, it's probably more accurate to say that "My wife doesn't really care." She still shoots with me occasionally, though, and enjoys it every time.

June 24, 2003, 09:57 AM
My fiancee is my shooting buddy. At least when our very busy schedules allow us to go to the range together. She grew up with guns in the house (her dad is a cop, firearms instructor, and former competitive shooter) and started shooting at age 8. She is pro-CCW and once she changes her residency to TN, she'll be getting her permit. She also doesn't mind me spending my money on guns or related stuff, as long as the bills get paid. Gotta love a good woman.


June 24, 2003, 10:10 AM
My wife and I's first date was to the pistol range:D She was shooting a Sig 220 in 9mm, me a piece of sh*t S&W 915 that was about as accurate as throwing rocks at the target while blindfolded. The S&W soon got traded in on a Sig 226.

When we compared gun collections, I realized she has a better one than I do. After all, how many of you out there have wives who own a pre-ban Belgian FNC!:neener:

The only real problem having a gun nut for a wife is that if I bring something home she immediately lays claim to it if it's under 30 caliber.:banghead:

Semper Fi

June 24, 2003, 06:07 PM
Even though all my brothers were into hunting/shooting since early childhood,i had no intrest,i was into guitars /cars.My wife bought me a mossberg 500,at my 25th birthday so"i could hang with my brothers".
Since,2 former band-mates and I own no guitars,but now have several firearms,bird dogs,ect. each.
My wife would like to get back into the shooting sports,but being sane,knows our buget can only support one "habit".:D Still I inform her,(read beg,whine ,pout)before each new purchase,just to be nice.:)

Mr. Goodglock
June 26, 2003, 06:44 AM
To Bond, James Bond

If you use good gun safe you don't have to worry about kid that much. Anyway, it depends more on the kid (your teaching) not the storage. Violence kid who brake gun safe is capable for anything bad with or without gun. For me I am single and I won't marry girl who won't use gun. Just don't want my wife to be vulnerable in emergency.


Gray Peterson
June 26, 2003, 08:03 AM
Would one's fiancee who is male count here? ;)

He's fired rifles, but he hasn't fired a handgun before. Go figure that he was told by his family that handguns were nearly impossible to own in this country. Ignorance and aloofness where commonplace with his family until I started talking to him online.

He was quite suprised to find out that I had a permit to carry a handgun issued here in Oregon. He was living in New York State at this point, about 10 miles from Brewster, in Putnam County. The difficulty in getting a pistol license in New York state (though unrestricted licenses are issued quite frequently in Putnam and Dutchess counties) probably gave his family, and therefor him, the impression that getting a handgun requires an extreme threat or need.

Being with me has been quite an education for him, considering the utterly huge amount of research on have done on the firearms laws of each state. He will not go back to New York. His family are a bunch of controlling twits who ran his life nearly into the ground, and of course, they're anti-gun (big suprise, their "little boy" having a gun license would put a real damper on their plans to use him for social security money, eh?).

To explain further, his family raised him and only him (his two brothers came out reasonably normal, I guess) to be the "lame" of the family. Someone to do housework and such, taking care of the family's young ones, and so on, and did nothing for his emotional and mental problems except give him pills and tell him to shut up and endorse checks without question. He was living in a rural area of New York when I met him. He is recovering from social anxiety disorder (which I believe was primarily caused by the abusive and neglectful environment that he was living with for all his life caused it).

When I attempted to have him leave his home (with his consent), they went so far as to claim he was mentally incompetent. This was false and found out to be lies later, but they got him back to his house before I realized what occured.

Things got so bad with his family with the legal threats and the attempts at extortion (Either you email us or you will never see him again), and the unlawful detainment, that I had to get the New York State Police involved to tell them "You can't do this crap anymore".

Needless to say, things would have been different if he were outside of New York state and around a slightly more populated area. His family has made threats because I am already in the process of gathering evidence to them investigated for the crimes that they committed against Chris and me (Chris is now at his grandmother's home, away from them while I get things arranged here), including faking his signatures on some of the big checks he's recieved from the government (forging a signature on a US Treasury check is a federal felony as well as a felony for check fraud in the state of New York), Unlawful Detainment, Kidnapping, Extortion, Assault, Filing a false statement under oath in a missing persons case. There's probably a few that I'm missing.

Just imagine your worst nightmare of Orwellian purportions, being told what to do all the time, being punished because you didn't do something against your will, being told you will never be able to leave without someone elses ok.

That was Chris' life, that of a prisoner. It took me nearly a year of talking with him before he could accept that he could truly be independent, and he's 2 years older than I am, and I'm 21! The kind of thing he went through could usually only be duplicated inside of a "cult" setting. He was in the cult of "family". Nothing particularly religious, just a member of his family who is not related by blood thinks she can get away with things with impugnity. Not anymore.

No curse word can even amount to the absolute and utter hatred I feel for that woman.

June 26, 2003, 10:18 AM
I don't have a wife. ;)

My husband is slowly moving from "doesn't really care" towards "into shooting," and that is my doing.


It has been said that a bride's attitude towards her betrothed can be summed up in three words: Aisle. Altar. Hymn. -- Frank Muir

June 26, 2003, 11:31 AM
I do not have a wife either :neener:

I do have an ex husband who is an anti
and I will not be in a relationship with someone
who is not Pro-RKBA

rick newland
June 26, 2003, 02:02 PM
Yesterday my wife outshot me using her S/S Colt Commander, I was shooting a new Colt Series 70 for it's first time. I know a sorry excuse.

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