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Buying a New Gun Excuses

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  1. CajunBass

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    "But honey. I don't have a single elephant rifle. Suppose someone called me and wanted me to go elephant hunting? Can you imagine how embarrassed I'd be? Why it's like a woman not having a "little black dress." :eek:

    Seriously, my wife lately has been the one saying "Get it. Get it! GET IT!"

    The clerks love to see her coming.
     
  2. lucky_fool

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    Honey, you're the one that wrote the books about haunted Civil War battlefields, can you blame me if I'm interested in reenacting now? If I'm going to do that I'm going to need an 1862 Richmond musket.

    And since my friend gave me those 10 rounds of 7.62x25 I'm going to need to buy a CZ52. Don't you know it's bad luck to have ammunition that doesn't match any of your guns?
     
  3. Dark Skies

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    Excuses are for pansies and people that screw up.
     
  4. chuckusaret

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    After she catches me with a new gun, I always say, but the others were getting pretty worn out. You know, you are always complaining about all the ammo I use to stay proficient. She has put her foot down on the .50 calibers pistols after seeing me fire one.
     
  5. Just One Shot

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    Better to have it and not need it then to need it and not have it!

    (Not an excuse - just the facts man!)
     
  6. glassman

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    I saw it and couldn't resist...oh, and I bought this other one for you.
     
  7. Ed4032

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    It is just easier to ask for forgiveness than for permission. Besides the couch is not that uncomfortable.
     
  8. woad_yurt

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    A great bargaining chip may be staring you folks in the face....

    This guy is onto something here. If any husband/fiance/boyfriend thinks they may have a hard sell justifying a new gun purchase, for bargaining leverage they should first go check out the shoes and especially the handbags owned by their significant other (the one objecting.)

    I was putting on a 2 room addition (bathroom and giant walk-in closet/dressing room) and got to talking to the husband of the house. He was complaining that his wife was giving him problems about his wanting to go hunting somewhere in Arkansas and the money it would cost, about how the cash should go towards the house or kids. She said that he was being selfish. I asked him "how can she call you selfish when she spends $300-$600 per pocket book?" He was stunned. I thought he knew. In the giant closet was an Ikea closet setup and on two of the shelves, she had about 10-12 bags, all very high-dollar ($300-$600+ range.) He had no idea what those things cost and these folks are not rich. I think someone in that household is not so quick to point a finger and say "selfish" anymore.
     
  9. Butter

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    Just had a daughter and said I needed something nice to commemorate the moment. So I bought a Les Baer TRS, then a Marlin 17 HMR rifle and finally a DW CBOB over the course of several months. She's not letting me use that excuse again.....ever. I am unsure if having another child is good enough reason to commemorate more moments.....and child care costs!!!!! Oi Vay!
     
  10. DHJenkins

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    Been together 7 years and still have seperate bank accounts (one of the keys to a happy marriage, IMO).

    We both buy whatever we want and have a fun time doing it. I am, however, the type of person that will agonize over a purchase to the point where she'll finally say "just buy the GD thing already!".
     
  11. RP88

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    "if I can't blow money at the gun shop, then you can't blow money at Macy's anymore."

    guilt-tripping them always works as well as it works on us.
     
  12. Boris Barowski

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    "honey, do you really need all those dresses/shoes/purses ?"
     
  13. Zundfolge

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    New gun?

    What new gun?

    Oh this old thing? No honey, had that one for years.
     
  14. Wildyams

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    What you need to do, is tell your wife you are going to the range to go shooting.. then take out 4 or 5 different guns.. then just come back with 6 or 7. she will never notice.

    I work at a gun shop, so we have to have several excuses prepared for guys who are unsure if they should buy them or not.

    we even had one guy tell us not to call him when his special order gun showed up, because he didn't want his wife to find out.
     
  15. jnyork

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    My Lovely Bride and I have now been married for 38 years. She would be heartbroken if I planned a hunting trip without her, she loves the outdoors and is a fair to middlin' good shot.

    She is also an avid golfer, which I have no interest in whatsoever. Golf aint cheap. I support her in her golf hobby and she supports me in my gun addiction. If I come dragging something home she will always say "Oh, whatchagot there, lemme see" , she is always interested in the history of the gun, what it is, etc. We get along fine, I think part of it is due to the fact that neither of us feels compelled to hide a purchase from the other. Openness and honesty has served us well. Guess I'm just spoiled. :D
     
  16. jackstinson

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    Might I suggest: Before you go buy yourself that new gun, take your wife out to the Coach purse store or a big shoe store or whatever she likes. Or hell, just take her out for a fancy dinner. Treat her as you would like to be treated. Works for us anyway....28 years and counting.
     
  17. MichiganShootist

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    It's not an answer to the thread.... But it's a funny story from my family.

    I came home one Saturday evening to our upscale surburban home with a new gun. I opened the box to show it to my wife... who could care less about guns other than being generally not very understanding about the cost.

    She said.... "So what in the hell is that type rifle for, you've got dozens of them all ready?" When I sheepishly told her is was a varmit rifle.... she then asked me "What kind of animals would be considered varmits"

    When I rattled off a list... she brought it to my attention that the first 5 weren't found anywhere in our state and the rest on the list only lived many hundreds of miles away.

    My only sugestion was that we must need to buy a cabin "up North" so I could get some good out of my new gun.

    Needless to say it was very chilly around the house for a few days:neener:
     
  18. DHJenkins

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    If you have to lie to your wife to get what you want, you've got bigger problems than how many guns you're allowed to buy.
     
  19. onlymeself

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    Heck, the last gun we bought was my husband 308 AR-15. I kept telling him he could use it for hunting, that we need to retire the 1964 264 cuz it's just to good to go hunting with, besides the AR is lighter and that if he didn't want to buy right now to please put it on layaway. 2 trips to the gun store but we came home with it.
    After I got my AR-15 for mothers day I was told I couldn't have the "I wants" anymore. Which meant I had to keep my stock AR stock, no upgrades until christmas. But now he has his and has the "I wants", so now it's sure babe you do need a scope/bipod/mags....and I would be happy with a grip pod/picatanny guard/and a magpul grip.
    My next gun will be a SA subcompact, but I'll wait to ask for that until I get my concealed carry. "My XDM is just to big to conceal on my body" Hmmm... could come out in little shirt, tight pants holding my XDM and say in a pouty voice "where would you like me to conceal this?" Hey maybe that one would work for you guys too!!
     
  20. KBT1911

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    "it's an investment! It wil go up in value, just like the 3000 bullets I just bought for it!"
     
  21. gallowglas

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    Hmm, slightly different here.

    My husband has bought me several guns since we started shooting. He is happy to buy me something that he knows I will like.

    SKS Norinco (it seems to be) was his last purchase at an estate auction. He was so proud of himself when I lifted the clothes to fold them and there it was.

    AR 15 for Mother's Day.

    Maybe one day he will live down the anniversary dishwasher.
     
  22. cleardiddion

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    It's always easier to ask for forgiveness than it is to ask for permission.

    Everytime a new something or another appears my excuse is:
    "I don't know how that new one got there! They must be breeding!"
     
  23. ScotZ

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    We have an "understanding". I don't ask about her hobbies and she doesnt ask about mine. We both contribute to the monthly bills. Everything else,we are on our own. I like it that way and so does she.
     
  24. shiftyer1

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    I guess I'm lucky, to her they all look alike she thought I had 2 guns until recently.
     
  25. CajunBass

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    Oh come on. Don't you think the original question, and most of the replies are purely tongue in cheek?
     
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