Dang it! My wife stole one of my guns today!


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XD Fan
July 29, 2007, 02:17 AM
I took my wife shooting today. She loved my Taurus .22 revolver. Later in the afternoon we were hanging out with her father and she was telling him about our shooting trip. Suddenly, she began to refer to the revolver as hers.:what: Oh well! She had the best time she has ever had while shooting and wants to shoot more often now. I guess one little revolver is a price worth paying for those kind of returns.

By the way she enjoyed shooting my 3.5" magnum 12 gauge. She was proud of having done that, but only wanted to shoot it once.

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50caliber123
July 29, 2007, 02:20 AM
just be thankful it was only a .22 and not a more expensive gun. My last girlfriend always wanted to shoot the most expensive guns like my Marlin n1894 in .44 magnum. Not cheap to shoot.

GunTech
July 29, 2007, 02:24 AM
I wish my wife went for the less expensive models. She bought a Sig, and now wants a Wild West take-down Marlin Guide gun (Alaskan Copilot). She has a knack for picking the expensive guns. Now she's lusting for my Mateba.

XD Fan
July 29, 2007, 02:25 AM
Yeah, I have this bad/good feeling it is only going to get more expensive from here.

bruss01
July 29, 2007, 03:59 AM
By the way she enjoyed shooting my 3.5" magnum 12 gauge. She was proud of having done that, but only wanted to shoot it once.

By "once" do you mean one session, one full mag tube or just one round (i.e. one pull of the trigger)?

Not criticizing, just seems like one round would not be enough to know whether you enjoy shooting something, or, if you did enjoy it, why not shoot a second, third or fourth round? Just curious. Also it would be interesting to know what she shot, a 2.5 birdshot round or a 3.5 magnum slug, or (if more than one round) what kind of mix.

FWIW I can say I've shot a Kimber 1911 once, but I don't mean that I only pulled the trigger one time. It was one range session, involving several mags that were emptied under my control. Enough so that I can say I truly experienced that firearm enough to know whether I enjoyed how it handled, how it shot, etc.

brentn
July 29, 2007, 04:03 AM
I have never had a girlfriend who actually took an interest to shooting as to want to get a gun herself.

The last two could care less lol, but as usuall I will do what I want, and the last thing that I'll let happen is a woman get in the way of the things I enjoy ;)

The girl I'm with right now, has shown some defenite interest in shooting, but not in guns in general. I showed her once my small humble collection as she asked and was curious, but thats the only time she inquired.

Too bad.. I'd love to be with a chick that had or wanted her own collection

brentn
July 29, 2007, 04:07 AM
bruss, he did say 3.5" magnum. I've shot 3" magnum loads and I'll tell you that they are NOT fun to shoot. The 3.5 has even more of a kick, and its quite a challenge for someone who has or hasn't shot before. Enough to say that doing it once is defenitly enough, even one shot.

TimboKhan
July 29, 2007, 06:17 AM
Suddenly, she began to refer to the revolver as hers. Oh well! She had the best time she has ever had while shooting and wants to shoot more often now. I guess one little revolver is a price worth paying for those kind of returns

Dude, thats a problem a lot of guys would like to have. What your failing to realize is that in the long run, this means more guns for YOU!!! Let me break this down for you:

You: Look honey, I got us a matched pair of (insert gun preferred here).
Her: Oh, look how sweet you are! I love that you want to spend time with me, and that was a very nice gesture. I love you.
You: Sweet.

And the best part is, you can do this again, and again, and again with little to no repercussion. Added to that, if you can convert her into a hardcore gunny, you will then be able to buy guns for yourself and use real, sound gunny logic:

You: Well, I know I have 13 Glock 17's, but this one was just such a great deal, I couldn't pass it up. Plus, this one has stippling. Do you see? Stippling....
Her: Makes sense to me.
You: Sweet.

Additionally, you can buy her guns that you know she will like, specifically for her, with the assurance that you will be able to shoot them pretty much whenever you want:

You: Looky, I bought you that 1911 you have been drooling over. A special gift for my special lady!
Her: (Through sobs of joy) Your the greatest husband ever.
You: I know. Your not to shabby yourself, toots.

See what you have done, dude? You have set yourself up for life. Thats awesome beyond recompense. I also assure you that my scenarios are completely realistic and accurate.

God Bless Your Wife, and America.

dracphelan
July 29, 2007, 09:16 AM
My wife did that with a S&W 64 and my Marlin 60. At least she likes shooting. And, she has demanded the next firearm purchase be hers. She wants a S&W M&P 40. At least she likes to shoot.

MIL-DOT
July 29, 2007, 09:28 AM
i have a buddy whose wife recently "adopted" his walther as her carry piece. before that i believe it was his beretta .380. thinking way back i recall his HK P-7 doing time in her purse........hey, watcha gonna do ?:rolleyes:

bakert
July 29, 2007, 10:13 AM
It's happened to me twice! First my old rather beat up K.22 that she still likes. I was OK with that and just glad to have her shooting with me occasionally. Then she wanted to try a bigger gun. I though a .357 might be a bit too much for her but she just had to try it. My model 66 is now hers' when telling others about shooting with me!

Kimber1911_06238
July 29, 2007, 10:30 AM
since she took one of your guns, that gives you an excuse to buy something else :)

CajunBass
July 29, 2007, 10:40 AM
I could have written post # 8 myself.

Good thinking Timbo. :D

stevek
July 29, 2007, 11:30 AM
Yeah, TK got it right in #8 :D
You got off fairly easy with it being your .22 revolver...my wife "appropriated" my Kimber Pro Raptor after shooting it :what:

Agent 006 &7/8
July 29, 2007, 11:54 AM
The last I saw of "my" new Kimber Eclipse was on the night when I picked it up from the shop. My wife picked it up, admired it, then headed for the bedroom (still holding the Kimber) saying, "We'll have to go shooting MY new pistol real soon." :eek:

At least she has good taste...

Black Knight
July 29, 2007, 12:52 PM
Don't feel bad, a few years ago my wife did the same with my 2 1/2" S&W 66. I finally got it back after she got tired of it. She said it was to big and heavy for her. Be glad she enjoys it as much as you. Now I have to find something small for my wife.

SheB61
July 29, 2007, 12:59 PM
Hehehehe......

I'm in the process of taking as my own, my hubby's Bushmaster AR-15! I love that rifle...... This week I also put some rounds through the .44 Super Redhawk, and I think I'll have that one too!!! :D

Don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't have my own. I have my beloved CZ P-01 9mm, and a .22 rifle, but a girl needs variety!!! ;)

bruss01
July 29, 2007, 02:05 PM
bruss, he did say 3.5" magnum.

He said the shotgun was a 3.5 magnum shotgun. That gives one no idea of what was fired in that shotgun. I was interested in what was actually fired in the shotgun, not so much the shotgun itself.

Reddbecca
July 29, 2007, 04:13 PM
You guys don't know how lucky you are. Other people have got wives that make them choose between their marriage and their guns, but you've got wives that want your guns for themselves because they love them.

I gotta be that lucky when I get married.

XD Fan
July 29, 2007, 04:40 PM
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By the way she enjoyed shooting my 3.5" magnum 12 gauge. She was proud of having done that, but only wanted to shoot it once.

By "once" do you mean one session, one full mag tube or just one round (i.e. one pull of the trigger)?

Not criticizing, just seems like one round would not be enough to know whether you enjoy shooting something, or, if you did enjoy it, why not shoot a second, third or fourth round? Just curious. Also it would be interesting to know what she shot, a 2.5 birdshot round or a 3.5 magnum slug, or (if more than one round) what kind of mix.


Good point. When I said she enjoyed it, I mean that it gave her a thrill to shoot a 3.5" #4 (I think.) bird shot. She fired a 2.75" target load and then fired the 3.5" magnum shell. She has shot my other twelve gauges many times and enjoys them. The 3.5" round was sort of a "Cool. I did it, but I do not really want to do that again." Mostly she is looking forward to bragging to my father. It was just a moment of fun.

CajunBass
July 29, 2007, 04:50 PM
You guys don't know how lucky you are. Other people have got wives that make them choose between their marriage and their guns, but you've got wives that want your guns for themselves because they love them.

I think you're missing the point. We're not complaining.

We're bragging. :D

SoCalShooter
July 29, 2007, 05:12 PM
All I can really say is HAHA...now I think I will stay single longer. :)

Sheldon J
July 29, 2007, 05:35 PM
Yep lost my MII slab side that way...

Eightball
July 29, 2007, 05:39 PM
That's a good problem to have.

Sistema1927
July 29, 2007, 06:38 PM
I have had my wife take interest in several of my firearms and claim that they are hers at various times during our almost 30 years of marriage.

I consider myself lucky, much more than those who have to live with anti-gun shrews.

Im283
July 29, 2007, 07:27 PM
my wife can call of them hers, I don't care as long as I still get to shoot them when I want to.

TimboKhan
July 29, 2007, 08:55 PM
I consider myself lucky, much more than those who have to live with anti-gun shrews

My first post was obviously in fun, but this post is all about agreeing with the above statement. I can say a lot of bad things about my ex-wife, but she liked to fish, loved watching football and never gave me one word of crap about my guns. Nor, thankfully, did she try to take them in the divorce. I would love to meet a girl as into guns as I am, but even that is secondary to her just being accepting of that part of me. If she isn't into guns, I don't care how pretty, rich, nymphonic (I just made that up, and it's an awesome word), or nice she is: No guns, no relationship.

Silver Bullet
July 29, 2007, 09:10 PM
When I was between wives, I took two girlfriends shooting, and both enjoyed it.

My wife also likes to go shooting with me. In her case, I don't think it's the fun aspect so much as she just wants to be prepared.

Something
July 29, 2007, 09:48 PM
I got a Sig P230 for my ex-wife.

Good trade, huh?

HiroProX
July 29, 2007, 09:57 PM
Numerous outtings with my P85 Mk.2 convinced my girlfriend to opt for a 9mm of her own. She got a Taurus 24/7 Pro stainless in 9mm and is quite happy.

This will probably repeat its self when I let her try my KP345. :evil:

4v50 Gary
July 29, 2007, 10:00 PM
Sharing is the best part of marriage. Glad she decided to share your stuff with herself. :p

Gaucho Gringo
July 29, 2007, 10:45 PM
I wish my wife of 24 yrs would at least go shooting with me once but she refuses. Oh well after all this time I don't see much hope in changing her mind. At least she doesn't hinder my enjoyment of shooting and guns so I don't have anything to complain about in that regards. I just worry about what happens if I am not there to protect her and she has not the first idea of how to use a gun for self defense.

Professor Gun
July 29, 2007, 11:54 PM
Early in our marriage my wife would go out shooting with me all the time. She eventually ended up with her own Colt 1911, got to be pretty good with it.

When we ended up at our present location 24 years ago, she realized this was a pretty low crime area (that took away some of her motivation to maintain shooting skills) and the gun club was not very welcoming to women. Along with that our kids came along and she lost interest in shooting.

Our two sons are now teens, are very active in shooting and she has started going to the range with us (the gun club is better at making women feel welcome though we still have room for improvement). A little over a year ago I saw a used Taurus snub nosed revolver in .45 Colt (one of my favorite calibers), bought it, and the first time she tried it, she declared that it was her gun. Then she confiscated our Glock 17. I bought her a Glock 26 as an anniversary present last year. Now she has her own gun safe on her side of the bed where her pistols reside.

Over the past year my sons and I have been building some AR-15s and now my wife has declared that she wants her own AR-15 and she wants tan furniture on it with a laser sight. I bought a Bushmaster lower receiver that will become her AR-15.

The gun collection in our house is as much hers as mine anyway (our sons have difficulty grasping that concept) and I am happy to have her back to shooting. She can "confiscate" any gun in our safe if she wants (well, maybe not my Glock 21 or my Armalite AR-10, but she can still shoot them any time she wants) :D.

XD Fan
July 29, 2007, 11:59 PM
Good call, Prof. Gun.

jeepmor
July 30, 2007, 12:06 AM
You are lucky bas****, really.

XD Fan
July 30, 2007, 02:29 AM
jeepmor,

I cannot disagree.

usp_fan
July 30, 2007, 09:41 AM
Lost my USP compact that way. Not a bad problem to have.

--usp_fan

berettashotgun
July 30, 2007, 10:25 AM
Lost my 8040 cougar compact that way;
Lost my win classic s/m 270 w/boss that way;
Lost my Para P-12 that way,
Lost a Beretta 391 wetlands camo 12ga that way;
Lost a Beretta Pintail that way;
Lost a NAA 22mag mini revolver that way;
We worked it out in trade:evil:
and continue to do so........

zeroskillz
July 30, 2007, 11:47 AM
That's fantastic.My wife made me take her to a gun show (before I became a dealer) so she could pick out her own gun. We came home with a very good looking buckmark. My wife' sother favorite gun is my Sig X-5. The girl's got taste.

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