Phrase of the Day.


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cslinger
July 10, 2003, 03:07 PM
We went to the local gun monger today to get some ammo and Sheslinger was trying to get me to buy a Lever action, but that is another thread, and this guy in the shop goes....

"My wife never even goes into gun shops with me. You are a lucky man."

Then he says...."I do have sniveling down to an art though."

Cracked me up.

Chris

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SADshooter
July 10, 2003, 03:42 PM
Wife, sitting next to me as my face contorts with indecision, doesn't bat an eye as I flash plastic to put a deposit on an STI Trojan. (Of course, she bought a similar pistol a couple of months ago. That probably didn't hurt my chances).

The line is funny, but I count my blessings daily for my good fortune as a non-sniveller.

BTW Chris, those 8mm clips work well, and the FR-8 makes a satifying, shoulder-tenderizing BOOOM!!!

Thanks again.:)

genie
July 10, 2003, 03:49 PM
not wifey related (this genie's single *sniff*), but that sniveling comment reminded me of dealing with the danger of sneaking guns in the house:

"i laugh in the face of danger and then i hide till it goes away..."

aerod1
July 10, 2003, 09:21 PM
When they were at a gun show my cousin would tell her late husband, "But honey you don't want to have none buyers remorse. Go ahead and get it." She is a great gal.

Jim Hall

Alan Smithiee
July 10, 2003, 09:39 PM
sigh, I have the unfortunate position of haveing to keep telling my wife "No, you can't have that Vaquaro/Win92 clone/sxs coach gun/win 700", she has WAY more guns than I do and she can't have any more until we reach parity. (and she stops stealing my guns)

twoblink
July 11, 2003, 02:07 AM
Lever action? Get one in .357Mag!! (Cowboy Logistics!!) To go with Sheslinger's SP101..

I use to have a gf that was anti gun; got a tactical upgrade, life is much better. You are a lucky man.

arinvolvo
July 11, 2003, 02:32 AM
Hmm...well for me, the saying goes:

It is much easier to ask forgiveness, than it is to ask permission.

Keeping these words in mind, I buy what I want, and am always ready with a snivel when she finds out.:D :rolleyes:

HBK
July 11, 2003, 04:41 AM
Great idea arin. My wife doesn't hate guns, she knew I had some when we got married. She will not consider carrying and rolls her eyes when I carry mine, but she never gives me crap about buying a gun. I always tell her and she pretty much knows not to give me crap about it. I tried to buy her a gun and give her some lessons at FAS, but she refused. Gets old, but I don;t see it changing any time soon. She will not listen to me when I tell her what could happen. She has an unrealistic view of the world, thinks she's invincible.

10-Ring
July 11, 2003, 11:11 AM
Yup, definitely a lucky man! ;) My ex wife didn't like it that I had guns in the house (but that's another thread)

RobW
July 11, 2003, 11:31 AM
What about a wife that drags you to a gun-store and says: "I want this snubby and you should get this .45 Auto"? :D

Skunkabilly
July 11, 2003, 11:36 AM
My parents are divorced. My mom's peeve was my dad's radio control airplane habit. She called them ngeek-nkacks because the noise the servos would make.

Anyway my dad's remarried and one day my dad was like, "Son, I think I have AIDS."

Me: "Huh?"

Dad: "AIDS. Aircraft Induced Divorce Syndrome."

:p :rolleyes:

Mal H
July 11, 2003, 11:42 AM
A couple of years ago, my wife dropped me off at a gun show so I could buy some ammo and reloading supplies while she went to do some shopping of her own. When she returned, I was waiting outside with my purchases. She looked at the box which was a little larger than would hold ammo or powder. She simply said, "You bought another gun didn't you?" I sheepishly nodded my head. She just laughed a little and we went on home. Believe me, she's said that more than once. :D :D

jarhead
July 11, 2003, 11:51 AM
In my younger and more foolish days (marital statue of limitations has expired)... I had three methods of bringing a new gun home...

#1: I bought a NIB Colt Government .45 and totally disassembled it and put all the parts in a shoe box... came home and said "Honey, I just bought this box of gun parts cheap and think I can make a gun out of it!"

#2: I would store seemingly identical guns on different ends of the house - wife would assume it was the same gun.

#3: Would have my wife go to the gunshop I frequented to buy a new gun for my birthday... she would pay the shop clerk the $200 for the NIB H&K P7 and wrap it up and give it to me on my birthday (I had previously gone to the shop and given the clerk $700 on the gun).

Again, these were in my young and foolish days... now I just tell my wife what I'm going to buy and she has no problem with it - but afterwards she will take my credit card and go shopping and it always happens to total the same amount I spent on the new gun... but at least we have an understanding...

blades67
July 11, 2003, 12:10 PM
I just buy what I want. I can do that because I don't have a wife.:neener: I'll get married after I get my Bushmaster.:D

para.2
July 11, 2003, 12:16 PM
:uhoh: I have my wife convinced that "one gun a month" isn't a restriction, but a requirement!:scrutiny: ;)

brownie0486
July 11, 2003, 12:19 PM
The lady of the house has no problem with the armament of guns or knives I bring home.

Don't have to hide them when I come into the house fortunately.

Short story, then the "Phrase of the Day".

We were remodeling the kitchen a few years ago and needed 10,000 initial deposit for the contractor for the materials. I went upstairs and brought down a few guns, laid them on the table and said, "here's 10,000" and I'll have the money/cash at the end of the week.

Made a few phone calls and had the 10K in a few days. Handed her the money and she paid the contractor for the materials. She always knew I had money in them, but never knew how much, just that they were expensive.

Now I bring them home and she askes "How much profit do you have in them", instead asking what they cost. She knows I buy them on the cheap from people who need the money for whatever reason.

I'm known to have cash to buy if they are desperate and need it asap.

Built in profit is always good, or I don;t buy them, and now my wife has some idea what kind of money is sitting in the safes between the guns and knives.

She is always disappointed when the boys and I are going to the range as she wants to tag along. The problem is the boys don't want her around as she outshoots most of them with everything except the rifles [ she's a peanut so can't hang em out there for too long without getting "wiggly".]

I lucked out with this woman and it is so refreshing that I'm not hiding anything and can actually show her the toys I'm getting or the knives I'm designing and having made or the custom knives I order.

She knows I'm carzy about her and I proved it by selling three high dollar pieces in a few days so she could have her "new" kitchen. The sacrifices we have to make huh?

BTW Jarhead:--semper fi and I like those ideas, very innovative and not to be unexpected coming from one trained to improvise and survive.

Brownie

gamegod86
July 11, 2003, 12:55 PM
I just buy what I want. I can do that because I don't have a wife.I'll get married after I get my Bushmaster.

Theres a real bad joke in there somewhere....but I'll let it pass mercifully.

:neener: :evil:

Todd

Mostly Harmless
July 11, 2003, 01:16 PM
I'm a single parent.

Apart from the lack of cashflow, there ain't no one to tell me what to spend my money on.

My partner and I keep our finances separate (after covering the bills) and so I can spend what I like on what I want.

Trouble is I have competing interests: guns and fiber arts. It's surprising how expensive raw wool can be by the time it's been washed and dyed....

J.

Sheslinger
July 11, 2003, 01:23 PM
LOL!!! How original!

Sheslinger

Darrin
July 11, 2003, 02:00 PM
#1: I bought a NIB Colt Government .45 and totally disassembled it and put all the parts in a shoe box... came home and said "Honey, I just bought this box of gun parts cheap and think I can make a gun out of it!" You sir, will be getting my vote in the next presidential election! :D

Waitone
July 11, 2003, 02:50 PM
#3: Would have my wife go to the gunshop I frequented to buy a new gun for my birthday... she would pay the shop clerk the $200 for the NIB H&K P7 and wrap it up and give it to me on my birthday (I had previously gone to the shop and given the clerk $700 on the gun).Truly inspired. A P7 for $200.

<Doff's his hat, bows at the waist, and humbly departs the room>
I know when I'm in the presence of greatness!

jwmoore
July 11, 2003, 02:55 PM
I find my guns are overly expensive. They usually cost me the price of the gun plus some diamond jewelry... :what:

~Wesley

AZLibertarian
July 11, 2003, 03:44 PM
HBK

...My wife doesn't hate guns, she knew I had some when we got married. She will not consider carrying and rolls her eyes when I carry mine....

Does your wife know my wife?

Truth is, Mrs. AZLib. is a type A short-fused person. I love her to death, but she knows that she'd by the one to whip out her gun because someone cut her off in traffic or some other fool thing. So, wisely IMO, she's elected to let me be the one to carry, even if she rolls her eyes when I do.

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