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Does your significant other shoot?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by trapper1, Mar 13, 2013.

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  1. c4v3man

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    My wife is an anti, but like most things it just takes time for her to find out she's wrong. She won't talk about it, but I think a friend of hers committed suicide in the past, which I guess to my wife means the gun got out of the drawer and murdered her friend in her sleep against their will.

    When it comes up nowadays, I bring up my family's connection to firearms, memories I have of shooting with my father and grandfather, etc and that seems to help her understand a little more. Her bosses (husband and wife) were talking to me about shooting over a recent dinner... I think the more responsible gun owners she meets the less inclined she is to believe that only violent people have guns.

    As long as she votes for pro-gun individuals, I'm not too concerned (as long as we don't have children).
     
  2. oldgold

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    My wife competed on the international muzzle loading rifle circuit for a couple years. Before that the ATA. Before that the NMLRA. Then she got into IDPA.
    Before that NRA .22 rifle silhouettes.

    After I retired I had to stop her from going to gun shows, she spent too much.

    Picture is her first groundhog taken with a Mossberg .308.
     

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    My wife loves shooting. She grew up doing so. She has an AR, .45 acp, 20 ga and just recently bought a Taurus Judge (not a fan of snakes and we have a few on our property). Her one request when we purchased our new house was that we have enough room for a private range. She's tall and thin, so she's a bit recoil sensitive to my large bore stuff but I guess nobody's perfect... haha She even recently started getting into reloading!
     
  4. Arkansas Paul

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    We are members at a private club with a VERY nice range. It was her idea. :)

    You'd rather she were short and fat? :evil:
     
  5. del4

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    I'm single. My cat can't get his paw in the trigger guard.

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  6. Double Vision

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    My wife of 32+ years enjoys a range trip as long as the weather is fair meaning not too cold.

    She has shot a variety of guns but seems to enjoy the Saiga the best. :D
     
  7. Njal Thorgeirsson

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    My girlfriend was, for the first year I knew her, somewhat anti-gun. She certainly had no interest in ever shooting them, and she dissaproved of my purchases. But as soon as some of our mutual friends decided to go with me, she got jealous of our fun, and decided to give it a try. Couple months later, she got a mossberg 500 for home defense :evil:
     
  8. Dnaltrop

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    18 years together, took 10 to get her to shoot at all, few more and a Victory Model 10 turned her into a gun owner herself. She likes the Sigma, and woe to anyone with a detracting comment who can't outshoot her.

    Now she asks me when we're hitting the range more often than I think of it myself.

    As suggested by others recently, when she told me I needed a 1911,(because I rarely buy anything for myself) it appears she really meant "I'd like a 1911 for CCW, but I'd like you to think you're getting something for yourself when you go shopping"

    She now has a black shoulder rig on order with Ted Blocker for My(?) Range Officer. Oh well at least I can borrow it from her freely.
     
  9. drcook

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    my wife has outshot me on chickens at 235 yds. the key was getting her firearms that were sized correctly for a petite 5'3" woman. she goes hunting with me, spots for me shooting BPCR, shoots BPCR with me and has her own stable of firearms that I purchased for her.
     
  10. dtalley

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    My Wife likes to shoot and has a .380acp, AR15, 44spc and 20ga. She has been hinting around for a 9mm since our anniversary is coming up. She conceal carries almost more than I do. She doesn't hunt but likes that I do.
     
  11. Armored farmer

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    My ol' buddy and I were shooting b/p rifles back about 1983 when the teenaged future Mrs.kb walked up, picked up my .54 Hawken, and ruined our 100yd milk jug target with a well-placed round ball. My buddy still reminds me of that shot!
    ...Here we are 30yrs and three kids later.... she still likes to outshoot me with my little 28ga o/u on clays or most recently my SP101 .357mag. and son #3's Henry .22 levergun.
    She revels in her ability to walk up, pick up my "her" 28ga, and bust 10 clays in a row, put the gun down and walk away. How she does that with zero practice, I'll never know.
     
  12. anothernewb

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    the wife and the 14 year old go out with me once in awhile. With the addition of a amith 19 to my collection, I'm hoping they'll go more as most of my other pistols are either heavy, or have too large of a grip for them.
     
  13. tygranch

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    My wife brought four guns into our marriage, a custom falling block .223, a Mossberg home defense 12 guage, a Rossi 5 shot .38 and an old H & R in .32 short Colt. Until she developed health issues, she was a regular hunter and shooter and even helped prep brass for reloading. She killed the second largest whitetail (145 inches) on our family farm. We used to hunt together all the time. She still shoots when she feels up to it.
     
  14. HighExpert

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    My wife of 43yrs had no interest when we married. Since, she carries concealed, either a Ruger LCP or Mustang. She has her own Gold Cup and a Ruger Mark III slabside. She also ended up with a Woodsman Match target which she love. She also has a Ruger 10-22 and a Weatherby Mark XXll. She has also completed the S&W 2 day course with top scores. Does she shoot? Don't get in the way. The problem came when she instituted the policy of my new gun equals an equal amount of jewelry for her. Made it somewhat more expensive. The real killer was when I bought HER a new gun, she still bought the jewelry. It took me a while to figure out that I might as well by myself a gun. The cost was the same either way.
     
  15. Outlaw Man

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    On our first date, my (then future) wife told me she had a CHCL. Needless to say I was hooked from there.

    She has a few rules, though. She doesn't like revolvers (prefers semi-autos), and I've been told if I bring a pink gun into the house, both me and the gun will get kicked out. Oh, the pains I put up with! :D
     
  16. TheoShooter

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    My wife is totally addicted to trap shooting. Shoots her Browning BT-99 12ga. pretty darned good. She shoots league even in the winter and this year she has shot in 17 degrees, snow, sleet, terrible winds, etc. Doesn't like the cold but she likes shooting more! Also likes shooting rifles and handguns but is partial to the shotgun. In warmer weather there are weeks when she will shoot upwards of a thousand shots through her shotgun! Keeps the reloader warmed up that's for sure. She also likes riding the Harley. So I guess after 25 years of marriage I'll keep her. It's been really hard getting her trained so good but don't tell her:D
     
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    My GF is a former LEO. Yes she shoots and helps me reload also. Unfortunately she can shoot better than I most of the time.:eek:
     
  18. captmoto

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    My wife was into it before I was since her family was into hunting. She picked out a nice 10-22 target at an estate sale. She just picked it up and said this one's mine. She has her own 9mm pistol too.
     
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    My wife has gone through more pistols in the past 2 years than I have to find one she loves. In addition she is an avid hunter. Skinning a rabbit in 3 minutes to my 5.
     
  20. labhound

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    Yep my wife loves to shoot with me. Here she is with her Beretta Cheetah 85FS. She outshoots me everytime she shoots with me. :eek:
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    My wife of 2+ years loves to shoot. On our first date, I made no bones about my gun and motorcycle passions.

    Our second date was at an indoor range, where she learned how to shoot with light 44 special loads in a Ruger single action. Since then, she's adopted my S&W JM 625 as her own, shot a 500 mag, 480 Ruger, 44 Mag, and AR's chambered in 50 Beowulf and 308 :cool:
     
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    My wife wasn't a shooter when I met her, but she is now. We do the whole family outings to the range. We all did an appleseed together. The only thing my wife wont shoot are larger centerfires, she even got a kick out of shooting a MAC9 a couple of Independence days ago.

    I will keep her....

    LNK
     
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    My wife shoots trap almost as good as I do

    Yes, she shoots
     
  24. dpote

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    My wife will shoot if the weather is nice. She was not really into it, though. Then something happened; we went to a .22 action match. Now she is hooked. She bought two .22 pistols so far to shoot at the matches.
    I still have to clean the guns, no way no how she will go for that.

    Dave
     
  25. josiewales

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    Darn. :)
     
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