NRA dinner without the wife?


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Shrinkmd
March 9, 2012, 11:17 AM
I haven't been to one yet, but there is one coming up soon and I think it would be fun to go. My better half said to go with my shooting buddy.

Are there usually more couples, or do lots of men leave their wives home and go stag?

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Sky
March 9, 2012, 11:22 AM
Last one I was at in South Texas there were tables full of hairy legged men and very few women to be seen. Probably a 20 to one ratio like India or China?

InkEd
March 9, 2012, 11:38 AM
It's basically a gun club dinner.

3KillerBs
March 9, 2012, 01:08 PM
I'd be quite upset if my DH went to a Friends of the NRA dinner without me, but if your wife said to then why not?

I went to one without my DH (escorted by my oldest son), one time when our life circumstances warranted it.

The ones I've been to had a lot of couples and a lot of families, but also a lot of guys with their friends. The important thing isn't who you you go with, its that you go. :)

3KillerBs
March 9, 2012, 01:10 PM
It's basically a gun club dinner.
For the club I belong to that means a family pot luck. ;)

drsfmd
March 9, 2012, 01:44 PM
Why on earth would you bring your wife when you can have a night out with the boys?

otasan56
March 9, 2012, 01:51 PM
My ex died over two years ago.

Sky
March 9, 2012, 01:53 PM
Why on earth would you bring your wife when you can have a night out with the boys?

Even is America (still?) many fellows feel their wives are their best friends and companion; they tend to do everything together....just different life styles for different folks.

dprice3844444
March 9, 2012, 01:54 PM
bring your g/f

NavyLCDR
March 9, 2012, 02:00 PM
My better half said to go with my shooting buddy.

Really?!? :D

http://lh5.ggpht.com/-d-6DQJ3mQvQ/TnCayND0y-I/AAAAAAAAAmg/pq-AwreS_I0/Sisterhood.jpg

or

http://www.sherwinshootingsports.com/calendar_gunGirlArch.htm

You could probably convince your wife to go....

Certaindeaf
March 9, 2012, 02:03 PM
^
Woot!

Anyway, a given thing can be looked at in two ways. It'd probably be a win either way.

MMCSRET
March 9, 2012, 02:59 PM
I've been to a dozen or so, some with and some without my wife. I find it is easier to put the raffle tickets where they are supposed to go when she is not there. And I never had to spend my money on ridiculous auction items. Without her I could concentrate on the guns!!!

browningguy
March 9, 2012, 04:29 PM
Very, very few wives at the 3 I have been to. You see a few that really enjoy shooting but not many.

bhk
March 9, 2012, 06:33 PM
The one I go to in Columbia, MO (the orginal Friends of the NRA banquet started by Larry Potterfield of MidwayUSA), is mostly a couples' event but there are still plenty of lone guys there. Last year I went with a male hunting buddy. Next weekend, I am taking my wife.

Kim
March 9, 2012, 11:00 PM
The one I go too has many couples and lots of kids.

whalerman
March 9, 2012, 11:26 PM
Up here, Northern NY, it goes both ways. Let me rephrase that. There are lots of couples and lots of guy's tables too. I would like to see a ladies table some year. Any and all are welcome. Any way you come, its a great time. Your wife would have a great time too if she decided to attend.

NavyLCDR, I thank you most sincerely.

Fishslayer
March 10, 2012, 12:28 AM
I haven't been to one yet, but there is one coming up soon and I think it would be fun to go. My better half said to go with my shooting buddy.

Are there usually more couples, or do lots of men leave their wives home and go stag?


You have a pass for boys' night out & you have to ask about it?:what:

Beak50
March 10, 2012, 07:23 AM
I have only been to three over the years with my father in law and had never noticed seeing any women at them.I just figured it was a guys night out.They were all at the Days Inn in Butler P.A.,always a good time.

Sav .250
March 10, 2012, 07:26 AM
Women do attend but I`d say it`s mostly a guy thing.

bikerdoc
March 10, 2012, 08:01 AM
I go with my best friend, shooting, buddy and one of the toughest people I know.




My wife.

BIGGBAY90
March 10, 2012, 04:11 PM
they will have womans events soon as more women get involved--just a guess

Larry Ashcraft
March 10, 2012, 06:00 PM
Here it's mostly couples. There's lots of fun stuff for the women to bid on.

We have a "Rose Raffle", where we sell four dozen roses with raffle tickets at $20 each. The winner gets a Ladysmith. My oldest daughter won that one several years ago.

I can't imagine going to one of those without my wife. Then again, we're one of those rare couples who actually like each other.

oneounceload
March 10, 2012, 06:28 PM
Most wives attend to make sure their husband doesn't buy too many raffle tickets or get into too many silent auctions..........:D

fallout mike
March 10, 2012, 06:55 PM
Just take a girlfriend if your wife doesn't wanna go.

R.W.Dale
March 10, 2012, 07:01 PM
Just take a girlfriend if your wife doesn't wanna go.

That gets really tricky around folks who already know your wife.

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parsimonious_instead
March 10, 2012, 08:04 PM
At one of the dinners I went to, some of the wives of male attendees dressed up in slightly provocative red dresses and sold raffle tickets, etc.
Wasn't too crazy about that one...

hso
March 10, 2012, 09:35 PM
Lots of couples at the one here.

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