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Did you do anything gun related on this Valentines Day?

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  1. LiveLife

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    Happy Valentine's Day!

    * Don't forget to do something "romantic" for that significant person(s) in your life or your ability to buy gun/related stuff may get hampered. ;) (I am building my wife of 25 years wire mesh covered ring tractors made from 1/2" PVC pipe so her bunnies can graze on grass safety)​

    So, did you do anything gun related on this Valentine's Day?


    I am going to do paper work for birthday present from wife (T/C TCR22, she always knows exactly what I want for my birthday ... uncanny :D) and install new scope mounts - https://www.thehighroad.org/index.p...endence-from-work.853305/page-4#post-11388262

    And I plan to do another "real world" 20+ ammo comparison 25/50 yard thread documenting every 5/10 shot groups during break-in like for my 10/22 Collector #3 - https://www.thehighroad.org/index.p...lector-3-break-in.859106/page-2#post-11351163

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  2. URIT

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    I promised my wife of almost fifty years to make one of her favorite dinners today when I gave her a nice Valentine's Day card. Then, I went to my gun room and cleaned my EDC gun, a Smith & Wesson Model 3953, and gave it a good rubdown with a silicone gun cloth.
     
  3. .308 Norma

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    I'm figuring on taking my lovely bride down to "Flags West" (the local diner/truck stop) for dinner when she gets home from work this afternoon. It's only about 15 miles down the road, and there's a real nice public range near there. After dinner we can drive over to the range and pop off a few rounds with my newest - a Ruger sr22.:D
    The truth is, my "lovely bride" (of 49 years this June) is every bit as into guns, shooting and hunting as I am - always has been. So one of the "romantic" things I did for her around Valentines Day a couple of years ago was buy one of those Henry "American Rose" 22 rifles. She loves it.:)
     
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  4. MedWheeler

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    I put my gun on when I got dressed (like every day.)
     
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    Thankfully we are both in agreement on our positions about the "Hallmark Holidays". ;)
    Too snowy, icy and cold to shoot out back but I've got brass cleaning in the tumbler down in the shop.
     
  7. Gumby0961
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    Gave my Daughter a pellet rifle to deal with a huge bait stealing rat.
     
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  8. .308 Norma

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    :rofl:Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
    God willing, my wife and I will be going deer hunting 9 months from now. But changing a diaper??? Not unless one of our grandchildren makes a "bad decision" tonight; I'm almost 72, and my wife is not that far behind. Diaper changing isn't even in our rearview mirrors anymore.:D
     
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  9. Chevelle SS

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    Hopefully winning a lot at RIA for my holy grail of guns!
     
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  11. LiveLife

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    THR members who are single and are dating, read on ... especially on this Valentine's Day.

    Nice!

    In my 20s when I was dating, I found out most of my dates really did not care for rough camping/hiking in mountains/deserts, riding dirt bikes/quads in deserts/sand dunes, off roading in BFE, fishing in high sierra lakes and particularly shooting guns. While many "pretended" to like these activities, one by one over time, admitted they really did not like them. To me, these activities highlighted my life as I got to get away from the stress of urban life and relax with stunning vistas of nature of mountains, desert and ocean/dunes (And why I wanted to retired in Coos Bay/Winchester Bay, Oregon with largest rideable coastal dunes) . As I got to my late 20s, I thought about marrying one of them but I resisted and decided to wait for someone who liked these activities as I figured our differences would likely end up destroying the marriage as I have seen in my friends and coworkers.

    When I was set up by a mutual friend who knew me well saying, "Oh, you will like her" ... I was skeptical but found out my date grew up riding dirt bikes with her brothers and rough camping/hiking and shooting guns. Several dates later, I told her that us coming together was fateful destiny and it was "love at first sight" and that I had to marry her. Laughing, she asked me why and I told her, "Do you know how hard it is to find someone who grew up riding dirt bikes, rough camping/hiking and shooting guns?" :eek: (And believe me, they exist ... Just ask those who participate in these activities if they have sisters/cousins who do ;))

    Three years later, we got married and now will be celebrating 25 years together. When we got married, we bought his and hers Glock 17s and went on quad riding and camping on the beaches of Pismo/Oceano Dunes.

    And while my friends/coworkers/neighbors had arguments/fights over buying guns, reloading equipment and going shooting with their girlfriends/wives; I had a girlfriend/wife who looked forward to going shooting with me and wanted her versions of guns I bought. When we were making camping plans, we always factored in whether we would be able to shoot as well (Hence many quad/dune buggy trips to the desert dunes).

    While others fought over cost of shooting/reloading, wife never disagreed with what I wanted to buy as we had an agreement that she could spend double whatever I spent on shooting/reloading. So when I went on a $7,000 shopping spree in 2014 and spent over $10,000 in 2017, there was no argument from my wife. (After 25 years together, we spent over $175,000 on shooting/reloading related expenses, mostly on reloading 600,000 rounds but I tell my wife I saved her like $150,000+ by reloading while she gives me the, "I am not convinced look" :p)

    And when her friends/neighbors complained about money spent on shooting/reloading, she told them that I always came out of the reloading room happy and came back from the range happy. She also asked them if they checked the bottom of the shoes for dirt when their husbands returned from the golf course as she told them she knew exactly where I was when reloading and shooting as I reloaded at home and she was often with me shooting. Interestingly, after 25 years, none of her friends/neighbors are still married to their husbands as every one of them have divorced. :eek:

    I retired last year and I have a monthly shooting/reloading budget factored into our retirement budget and wife don't mind if I go over my shooting/reloading budget as I factored in $1,000/month "Do whatever honey" fund for my wife. (BTW, our quads and toy hauler were gifted to my sister/BIL so my teenager nephew and niece can ride them)

    As to my other retirement hobbies? Good thing my wife also likes fishing as I am restoring 70s vintage 18' and 21' Starcraft boats for salt water fishing and she is looking forward to fishing/crabbing with me along with her friends and family. And if you think shooting/reloading is expensive, it's nothing compared to ocean fishing. One decent salt water fishing pole/reel will cost more than a typical gun (And of course, you need many fishing poles/reels depending on the type of fish you are fishing for) and decent fish finders along with down riggers will make reloading a cheaper hobby. And outboard motors? They start out at $14,000+. :rofl:

    So as Hookeye posted, make good decisions in choosing your girlfriend/wife. Your decision could result in decades of happy shooting memories or decades of sad regretful memories.

    Choose wisely!

    Happy Valentines Day!
     
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  12. aarondhgraham

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    I collected about two dozen heart shaped candy boxes at work,,,
    They will make great targets for several range sessions.

    Aarond

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  13. 1KPerDay

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    I dropped off my CZ at my FFL to ship to CGW, and told my wife how impressed I was with my FFL and with CGW, and she was kind enough to pretend to be interested. :D
     
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  14. Jack B.

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    Loaded up a batch of 38 + P's for my wife's new revolver.
     
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  15. doubleh

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    Nope. Freezing fog this morning so the wife and I made a trip to the gym and the grocery store. Boring I know but hey, it's cold out there. Weather guessers promised it would clear up, the sun would shine, and it would get up into the low fifties this afternoon. It's happening right now but about three hours behind their prediction. If it does warm up some I'm going to change a handguard on an AR this afternoon.
     
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  16. Hookeye

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    How many have family members w a birthday on Nov 15?

    Four of em on my moms side of the family LOL
     
  17. Hookeye

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    My ex wife got me candy for today.
    Proly D Con flavored
     
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  18. LiveLife

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    LOL, sounds like good thing she is an "EX" wife ... ;)
     
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    Heading off to the range with the Mrs. as soon as she gets home. Nothing says I love you like a VP9 and a GP100!
     
  20. Coyote3855

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    Not very romantic, but I recorded seven firearms videos which will be posted on the Wyoming State Museum's YouTube channel over the next couple of months.
    Firearms were Northwest Trade Muskets, percussion long rifle/heavy plains rifle, Sharps rifles, Colt 1871-72 Open Top, Henry rifle, 1851 Colt Navy belonging to Col. Henry Carrington, and Trapdoor Springfield.

    Here's a link to the videos that have already been posted:


    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4OOzXLvUE12qVLDHMWAIAQ
     
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  21. Steve S.

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    I hope to have some Valentine’s Day gun related activity later this evening but that is as far as I can elaborate on this forum - nothing firearms related.
     
  22. curtste

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    I recently resurrect a rusty old Marlin Model 60. Mounted a little 2-7 Leupold on it today and sighted it in, then sent about 100 CCI rounds through paper. I completely forgot how fun a .22 can be.
     
  23. .308 Norma

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    LiveLife, I couldn't click "Like" a dozen times for your post, or I would have. Thank you for it!:)
    Also, you reaffirmed what I've heard about ocean fishing. I have an old Navy buddy (actually my wife's first fiancé) that I still keep in touch with. He and his wife are into ocean fishing too, and I remember a time when I told him that we figure venison costs us somewhere around $15.00 a pound, and he said, "That's cheap, we figure about 3 times that for ocean caught fish!":eek:
     
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  24. Iggy

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    I received a holster for my SIG P365 that I ordered 10 days ago.
     
  25. Gumby0961
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    I'm jealous,
    My wife hardly complains about the money part. I wish she would want to participate.

    Hope you took care of your friend for the intro.
     
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