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How does your significant other take gun buying?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Mr. Mysterious, Mar 16, 2004.


How does your significant ther take you buying a new gun?

Poll closed Apr 25, 2004.
  1. She/he hates it...means days and week of heart ache (and back ache from the couch)

    23 vote(s)
  2. She/he doesn't care too much as long as there is money for them...

    121 vote(s)
  3. My money....their money...

    29 vote(s)
  4. She/he is at the gun shop swaying me towards a model that he/she likes...

    42 vote(s)
  5. I'm single...

    38 vote(s)
  1. Mr. Mysterious

    Mr. Mysterious Active Member

    Dec 21, 2003
    Well...tonight is another night on the couch. She doesn't take buying of guns very well...thinks that it is a waste of money. Oh well...she didn't complain when I bought her a Louis Vutton purse and wallet.
  2. Kodiak AK

    Kodiak AK Active Member

    Dec 7, 2003
    I like the couch . Our bed is kind of lumpy .:(

    Usualy she reacts like this:rolleyes: . Sometimes it is like this:confused: . I only got:( once , but that was because I spent the money that she was planing on spending . She wasn't mad at me , she just missed spending the money is all . (I think it was for shoes or something.) Thankfully I have never gotten:banghead: ,:cuss: ,or:fire: .
  3. RCL

    RCL Active Member

    Jan 7, 2003
    Western New York
    My wife has gone to the gun shop, by herself, and bought me firearms for gifts (birthdays, Christmas , etc.) . Not a problem here.
    And yes gentlemen, it should work both ways (I spend a lot of time in jewelery stores). ;) :D
  4. gggman

    gggman Member

    Jan 22, 2004
    Maine #1 highest taxed state
    None of the above. She rarely knows about it. They just mysteriously appear in the gun safe.:scrutiny:
  5. RUT

    RUT Participating Member

    Mar 29, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
    Yes, as gggman stated above, I believe in the "don't ask.. don't tell" method. It makes life a lot easier!!
  6. LynnMassGuy

    LynnMassGuy Active Member

    Nov 6, 2003
    People's Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    My wife looks at it like this...at least they are not more guitars and amps because then it is $1000 to $2000 every time I buy one instead of $200 to $600!
  7. WhoKnowsWho

    WhoKnowsWho Senior Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    Maricopa, AZ
    I brought the Beretta Storm home...

    "Oh thanks for getting it for me already! It's not even our anniversary yet!" :D

    She said even if she didn't like guns, she would be glad I am spending it on something good, rather than drugs, prostitutes, excessive gambling, etc.

    Mr. Mysterious, can't you kick her onto the couch for something she buys that is excessive and unnecessary? Like a purse... ick. Or shoes.

    The lady at work asked why I have so many guns (my number answer now is less than I want but more than I need) and I asked her why she has so many shoes since she obviously isn't wearing all 20 pairs of her over $50 shoes. She shut up after that... :D
  8. SapperLeader

    SapperLeader Participating Member

    Mar 29, 2003
    I voted single, but the girl Im trying to go out with this weekend, wears a browning firearms hat, "Even though she doesnt own any of thier fine products" and I quote her exactly on that :).
  9. Renegade

    Renegade New Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Hope Mills, NC
    The way me and my 2nd wife have things, we have 3 checking accounts mine, hers and ours. Has long has I have the money she doesn't say a word. If she does gripe about my gun purchases, they fall on very deaf ears.


  10. Rickstir

    Rickstir Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    Close by the Elk Fork of the Salt River
    She actually tracked down the UPS man last Friday when I was trying to coordinate a trip to town and also pick up my new AK-47 from the FFL.

    She just smiles and calls me spoiled. I love that woman.
  11. shooter58

    shooter58 New Member

    Nov 10, 2003
    My wife took me to the gun shop this last Saturday and bought me two new pistols! Several years ago, I was wanting a Browning Belgian-made Auto 5 in the worse way. She took the time and effort to hunt one down, and bought one in primo condition for me for our anniversary. Need I say more? I've got a keeper.
  12. OEF_VET

    OEF_VET Senior Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Murfreesboro, TN
    My better half (and I truly mean that), figures that since we're not married yet and I pay my bills, then it's my money to do with as I please. After we're married, it'll be similiar to Renegades' set-up - 3 checking accounts, mine, hers, ours - as long as the bills get paid, I can spend my way any way I like. When I told her I was getting ready to spend $3500 - 4000 on guns in the near future, all she said was "Whatever you get, can I shoot it?"

    I love that woman! :D

  13. Eskimo Jim

    Eskimo Jim Active Member

    Jan 20, 2004
    New England
    My wife doesn't mind me buying a new firearm from time to time as long as there is money in the budget for it. Typically I fill out the paperwork so she can browse the shop or show.

    I'd have to say that we usually take turns buying a new firearm. We both pass what we buy back and forth to each other and we're on the same page as far as goals are concerned for our collection. We'd like a collection of firearms that can be used for hunting, protection and enjoyment. Also, we recognize if something is particularly collectible. Our collection is rather modest however it covers a good spectrum of options. We have a couple of rimfires, a couple centerfires, a couple collectibles and a couple shotguns.

    One thing that we try to do is to make sure that a new addition enhances the collection and we try to plan a purchase rather than buy something on a whim. So far it has worked for both of us. Neither of us gets annoyed with the other for wasting money.

  14. Black92LX

    Black92LX Participating Member

    Jul 12, 2003
    well when she was my significant other i would get a look much like this:rolleyes: and a what do you need that for? she went shooting with me once but was never really interested.

    But now that SHE is NOT my significant other she is excited for me to get my Sig for my birthday and she can't wait to go shooting with me:fire:

    i just don't understand it. she asks me to take her shooting all the time now. but when we were dating and i asked her she never wanted to go. so i left the subject alone. but now she is all about it, she even wants to shoot my Saiga too.

    Girls will we ever be able to understand these creatures:banghead:
  15. Knives

    Knives New Member

    Jan 2, 2003
    I'm single, which is why I have the money to buy guns. ;)
  16. Billmanweh

    Billmanweh Active Member

    Mar 6, 2003
    D/FW TX
    the conversation with my girlfriend usually goes like this;

    me - "the other day I saw this 1911 that I'm really thinking about getting"

    her - "how much is it?"

    me - "a thousand dollars, but it's a good deal"

    her - "well, why don't you buy it?"

  17. AJ Dual

    AJ Dual member

    Feb 20, 2003

    No real category for me to pick in that poll.

    I guess it's a combination of the first and second options. There's been a few purchases when she did know about them. Two guns were birthday presents from her, knowingly paid out of our funds. A Kel-Tec SUB-9 about five years ago. And a Remington 870 two years ago, so I could participate in our company's informal trap leauge without having to rent. Others have been with money when I sold a gun to buy another, and that's "off the books", and only fair.

    About a third of my collection was purchased before we were married. In dollars, that third is about half the value of my collection.

    The rest is on the "don't ask don't tell basis". I'm sort of stuck in that category as I've no real leverage over her as she has no major collections or hobbies that compare, at least financially to my gun collection. We haven't got the money for his-n-her checking accounts. Her hobby is community theater, and the only major expense there is her time. But since she's gone to the theater for rehearsals so much, I wind up doing the lion's share of the housework, plus remodeling I've been doing for the past few years. So I "pay" myself with a constant slow skim of our pocket money into the "gun envelope", and I've magnanimously produced that stash, setting myself back to zero, on occasion when there's been emergencies we weren't planning on.

    So I feel pretty justified in what I do buy. She'd be miffed about the "don't ask don't tell" firearms, if she knew how much, or when they were bought, but I've earned them.
  18. sturmruger

    sturmruger Senior Member

    Jan 4, 2003
    NW, WI
    My wife and I both have full time jobs during the week and a part time job working every couple of weekends. The PT job is extra money that tends to get spend on shoes, clothes, and in my case guns. Luckily we both make enough in our jobs that we are able to put money in savings and pay all the bills. This weekend there is a great gun show in St Paul that I am planning on attending. Luckily this weekend I have a pretty good budget. I might just pick up two guns!!!

    We do have an ongoing debate on what is more of a "waste of money" guns or clothes. Granted debating what is a waste is pretty subjective, but her contention is that her $60 sweater is more useful because she can wear it all the time. My argument is that if we had a garge sale and wanted to sell her sweaters she would at the most get $5 a piece. If I were to have a gun sale I would probably get 90% of what I have in to my collection. The sad part is that she has probably more money invested in her closet then I do in my collection!! I must say that since we got married she had turned into quite the bargain shopper. She doesn't buy very many $60 sweaters anymore; she waits until they are in the 75% off rack. I wish you could find guns on the 75% off rack.
  19. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine Mentor

    May 29, 2003
    Years ago when I was laid off and money was real tight my wife talked me into buying an M1 Garand that I had wanted.

    Wonderful woman.
  20. Mr. Mysterious

    Mr. Mysterious Active Member

    Dec 21, 2003
    I went 4+ years of not buying guns...wanting them, but not having the means to buy them. I finally am able to, and have spent ~1000 on 3 of them since January. Coincidently my drill pay (National Guard) was messed up and I just got paid about 1000. She hates the Army, so no sense I allow that hated money go into our pool. The pool always has enough for all the bills and she is just blowing a big stink. I'm not compromising...and I'll be cleaning my guns in front of her tonight after I throw some lead downrange today.

    Her dad has a big collection...I hope that she complains to him. We all know what his answer will be ;)

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