Since I can't tell my wife this...


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JaxNovice
October 29, 2011, 08:36 AM
I went down to Academy yesterday and bought the first new gun in a long time. I bought myself a Glock 17 RTF2 with some extra cash I had stashed away that no one knew about but me.

Pretty pysched and look forward to shooting it.

I had to tell someone so it might as well be you guys. Thanks for letting me vent.

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docnyt
October 29, 2011, 08:54 AM
Let her shoot with you!

The Lone Haranguer
October 29, 2011, 09:13 AM
Let her shoot with you!
Maybe not that gun ... :uhoh:

hardluk1
October 29, 2011, 09:23 AM
If that pistol ain't for her I can see future issue between hunny and wifey.

My wifes play gun is also a g17. I rest next to her side of the bed at night.

Nushif
October 29, 2011, 09:41 AM
My wife would hate it if I did that! Not only would it be tantamount to embezzling in our shared finances, but also, she would berate me for not getting a Beretta, like civilized folks. 8)

On a more serious note though, I would feel pretty bad for not letting my wife know about a 500ish dollar buy. Also, there is no way I would be able to go home nd not yell "RANGE TRIP!" while waving the case around frantically.

harmon rabb
October 29, 2011, 10:03 AM
Why not just be honest with your wife about it? When I'm going to go buy a gun, I tell her, or show her after the fact. When she's going to go to the spa (her expensive thing of choice), she tells me either before or after.

M2 Carbine
October 29, 2011, 11:45 AM
Since I can't tell my wife this...
No offence, but you might have a problem if you have to hide something like this from your Wife.



Personally, I use to take a lot of pleasure showing my Wife the latest thing I bought. She would act interested and we both felt good.

Since my Wife died, every time I get to my front door after a gun show I feel bad that my Wife isn't waiting inside for me to show her what I bought.

Think about it.

WinThePennant
October 29, 2011, 12:15 PM
Well, let him have his fun. Not everyone has an understanding spouse when it comes to boys and their toys.

I'm building an AR15 because my wife would never let me spend $1,000 on a rifle. ;)

bikerdoc
October 29, 2011, 12:23 PM
Good luck.

Relationship advice is not my specialty.

Mine would not care about the purchase but I would get stuff about it being a glock. :) just kidding!

Her latest purchase was Smith.

We do not have any secrets. Today we will go to the range and the loser will buy dinner with our money. :) We are not rich, but frugal, Retirement income needs close management, yet there is aways a surplus in the gun and ammo fund and I suspect there will another delightful addition to her/mine collection soon. Shopping together is fun.

ku4hx
October 29, 2011, 12:42 PM
My wife would be fine with me buying it; would just want to know when she could go get hers.

BigN
October 29, 2011, 01:45 PM
Sooner or later she's going to catch you with it. The onslaught of many questions you can't answer is forthcoming...:evil:

Dr_2_B
October 29, 2011, 09:28 PM
One day soon...

Wife: "Hey, where'd you get that?"
Jax: "What, this old thing?"

k soze
October 29, 2011, 11:01 PM
Well, the money is relative, $500 might not be a big issue it may be that she is not as interested in guns as we are. My wife knows collecting and shooting makes me happy and she rather not know how much I spend on them.


I hope you enjoy the gun and your wife, not at the same time. When you get a chance please post a review and pics of the .......

Zerstoerer
October 30, 2011, 02:31 AM
Think of it this way - when they come to confiscate your guns, she will not know anything about that one.
It is your responsibility to keep yourself armed with a secret stash of weapons to protect your family.

JaxNovice
October 30, 2011, 08:08 AM
One day soon...

Wife: "Hey, where'd you get that?"
Jax: "What, this old thing?"
+1

She could not tell the difference between an O/U and a Glock. All she thinks is "guns".

$500 is not a big deal around this house as she will drop that on a purse. We have separate accounts yet she still gives me grief about having so many guns. She can have 100 pairs of shoes but give me <deleted> for multiple guns.

I should have clarified when I wrote this post that I would not tell her as she could care less. I was sharing my excitement with my fellow board members.

MJ_ATL
October 30, 2011, 09:42 AM
+1

She could not tell the difference between an O/U and a Glock. All she thinks is "guns".

$500 is not a big deal around this house as she will drop that on a purse. We have separate accounts yet she still gives me grief about having so many guns. She can have 100 pairs of shoes but give me S%*& for multiple guns.

I should have clarified when I wrote this post that I would not tell her as she could care less. I was sharing my excitement with my fellow board members.
Jax, I get where you're coming from, my wife is completely uninterested in the guns and pretty much just tolerates my interest in them and in shooting. I also have the same stash box for cash to use on something I want. We operate on DADT with my guns in this house, she doesn't ask, I don't tell. Mine won't even ask where something came from.

My only problem is that I'm at the point where to get a new one I have to sell something as my allocated space in the house is full.

Others shouldn't be judging marital situations from a 2 paragraph post... just saying.

hvychev77
October 30, 2011, 10:02 AM
my wife and i have the agreement that, for every new gun i buy, she can get another piece of furniture. So, i got the best of both worlds so far. One day i won't be able to walk in my own house!!!! We got a little one now, so her thoughts on where we spend money is definitely changing!!

Lex Luthier
October 30, 2011, 12:01 PM
My wife knows how to load and shoot her LC9, and is aware of the recoil factor with larger handguns. We both agreed that she absolutely must be able to shoot the bad guy if I am laying there bleeding to death.

I "make her" go to the range with me a few times a year and she has to shoot everything right along with me. The last situation you want to be in is having to give basic handgun operation and handling instructions in a hot zone.

Mike1234567
October 30, 2011, 12:05 PM
Fiscal problems/disparities/lies trump infidelity regarding divorce in the USA. Put your foot down if you feel you must. But lying/hiding is never a good idea.

ETA: She may argue but at least she can respect your honesty with her.

Zerstoerer
October 30, 2011, 12:06 PM
...and instead of your wife giving you <deleted>, you got nagging and bickering from fellow forum members!
Buy more guns, don't tell anyone.

postalnut25
October 30, 2011, 12:14 PM
^^^^
That sounds like a plan!

Mike1234567
October 30, 2011, 12:25 PM
...and instead of your wife giving you <deleted>, you got nagging and bickering from fellow forum members!
Buy more guns, don't tell anyone.

Sounds like a pretty lonely/guilt-ridden way to enjoy something.

Mr. Happy
October 30, 2011, 12:29 PM
I fell under the spell of an HK P7 (hard chromed) that was in a gun shop I trusted that I had stopped by for some CLP. When I got home with it, I waited until dinner and told my wife that for the first time, I bought a gun on impulse, but if i ever had to sell it, I'd make a profit.

Then I showed it to her and told her the story about it (how German police only draw when they mean to shoot, so the squeeze-cocker is the fastest shot out of the holster, etc, etc.)

She didn't say much, but I didn't get the skunk-eye, either. So, after 30 years of marriage, I think we both know we won't do exactly what the other wants all the time - pick your fights carefully.

Good luck.

PS: She does NOT know how much I had to spend a couple of months later to get 4 more chromed P7 magazines.

Mike1234567
October 30, 2011, 12:34 PM
Mr. Happy... That's how I would have handled it. It's one thing to impulse buy and quite another to lie about it. Not mentioning the mags... that's pushing a bit. :)

SorenityNow
October 30, 2011, 12:36 PM
Thats great!! I purchased my Glock 19 the same way, and told her it was her anniversary gift haha:neener:.

Mike1234567
October 30, 2011, 12:38 PM
^^^ You didn't "hide" it from her though.

JaxNovice
October 30, 2011, 01:05 PM
Thanks for all of the marriage advice guys but as I stated above I did not tell her because she would not care in the slightest. I was not doing anything underhanded. Geez......

Mr. Happy
October 30, 2011, 01:50 PM
Hey, we're guys. We solve "problems" - even where they don't exist!

Mike1234567
October 30, 2011, 04:27 PM
Thanks for all of the marriage advice guys but as I stated above I did not tell her because she would not care in the slightest. I was not doing anything underhanded. Geez......
Ahh... okay. It's just that the thread title is, "Since I can't tell my wife this...", so we naturally 'assumed'... :)

Congrats on a great purchase!! I personally don't care for Glocks but I do respect them.

Dr_2_B
October 30, 2011, 05:27 PM
Jax, I'm probably the only licensed marriage counselor who has posted on this thread. And you notice you didn't get any grief from me. You're the only one on here who knows all the ins and outs of the relationship and what constitutes in-bounds vs out-of-bounds behavior.

Now, that being said, WHERE'S THE PICS AND THE REVIEW?

rwehnau
October 30, 2011, 05:39 PM
Only real solution I can suggest is to send it to me so the wife won't find it....just a thought

sarduy
October 30, 2011, 11:06 PM
i remember when i first got my first glock, after a range trip my girl claim it as hers...hahaha...

TennJed
October 30, 2011, 11:59 PM
Gun message boards should avoid:

Investment Advise
Religous Advise
Marriage Advise

Fishslayer
October 31, 2011, 02:48 PM
I wouldn't tell my wife I bought a G**** either... :evil:

thefamcnaj
October 31, 2011, 03:08 PM
At my house this is what happens when I buy a gun. I bring it home and my wife fondles it. Then we go to the range together to put it trough its paces. If she doesn't like it, she tells me to enjoy it. If she does like it, she says" I like it, I want one just like it". Then she goes to get one.

Sam1911
October 31, 2011, 03:17 PM
So that's about enough of that.

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