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Finally found a use for a "pretty" gun

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Brett Bellmore, Aug 26, 2005.

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  1. Brett Bellmore

    Brett Bellmore Member

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    I've never been much for those fancy engraved monstrostities. Give me black plastic and a matt finish any day. But I finally found a use for one my dad won in a card game, and gave to me as a gift before he died.

    I was chatting with my girlfriend, and the subject of hunting came up. "You own guns?" she said, in a tense sort of way. I allowed as I did, and ended up hauling them out for her inspection. The atmosphere got colder with each gun... Until the chrome Colt revolver with gold plated cylinder, and exotic wood grips, came out.

    You should have seen her eyes light up! Now she's cool with me owning guns, so long as if we marry, I'll teach her to shoot THAT one. LOL

    I guess gold plated cylinders DO have their place in life.
     
  2. HighVelocity

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    aye aye aye.... What is it with women. It's all about the bling. :D
     
  3. Mnemesyne

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    Didn't you know? it's so it can match our jewelry silly :p

    Shiny metallic for those off days, and gold accents for when we're feelin kinda bold :D
     
  4. CAS700850

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    Okay, there may be something here. I taught my wife and her best friend to shoot, and both preferred the stainless guns to the blue/black guns. Took her friend shopping for a handgun, and she chose a stainless Ladysmith with the splinter-type wood grips. She threw a fit when I told her to get some "ugly" black grips, but spent the extra bucks for a set of larger wood grips. And, a co-worker wants a stainless 1911 with wood grips, not one of those "ugly Glocks." She's probably going to settle for a Sig 239, but is insisting on some "nice looking grips."
     
  5. Baba Louie

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    Feminine aesthetics are on a different level than most masculine appreciation of things that go bang. Black or blue and dangerous = mean & too much dark power. Shiny and pretty = dangerous (if need be) but looking good.
    Kinda the white hat black hat thing, I reckon.
    Two of the ladies I work with who enjoy shooting have either Sig 230/232 in stainless and an HKUSPc in stainless.
    Both are deadly accurate with their precious, shiny pretties and for some strange reason don't seem to like shooting my blued/parkerized handguns with the exception of the Ruger MkII and Buckmark. Those are ugly but fun.
     
  6. waterhouse

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    I've had the same experience. They hate the SIGs and 1911s and 870s and remmy 700s, but my dad's over/under with the little gold inlay pheasants is always a big hit. I did once get a "that's really neat" out of my HK P7.

    "Those black ones look scary. They look like they were designed to kill people."
     
  7. Zundfolge

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    I think Baba Louie has illuminated a critical part of the female psyche there thus creating a moment of epiphany for myself and hopefully many of you other married male gun owners!
     
  8. GunGoBoom

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    Pretty guns.... for barbeques, and easing the minds of silly people of the fairer sex. Got it.

    If you're the same Brett Bellmore who's been posting round here for a long time ( :) ), I'd strongly suggest a 5-year minimum engagement period before walking down the aisle - this will give you MUCH more (apparently needed) time to sooth her trepidations about weapons. Maybe a pink KelTec P32 is in order as well.
     
  9. benEzra

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    My wife is really picky about firearms aesthetics. She was a moderate anti when we were first married, but when I kept a friend's Glock 17 for a time while he was finishing college and living in the dorms, my wife told me "I don't like guns, but if I were ever to get one for myself, I'd want one like that." She later became the proud owner of a Glock 26 and got a CCW permit. :rolleyes:

    She also picked up an immaculate Russian SKS (1952 Tula), which is absolutely the most beautiful SKS I've ever seen. She removed all the cosmoline with Murphy's Oil Soap and lots of careful scrubbing, then polished the stock with furniture oil (why didn't I think of that when I had a wooden stock on my mini-14??) and it looks like a high-dollar finish; it's original, just cleaner than most, and it shines.

    She once went to the range with her SKS over her shoulder, bayonet extended, in high heels and a gorgeous red dress, with full makeup (I think we were going out to eat or something after). You could see spotting scopes all up and down the line turning to watch her target when she shot. :D
     
  10. Kalashnikov

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    I'ts not just women who like pretty shiny guns. I personally love the stainless look with wood grips. Of course I'll still take a black rifle in a heart beat.
     
  11. GunGoBoom

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    :D :what: :evil:
     
  12. Bobo

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    With most men, "function" reigns over "looks".
    With most women, "looks" reigns over "function".

    Not many guys would wear high-heels -- their "function" is absolutely terrible.
    Women wear them because in spite of this, they "look" good.

    Vive la difference!!
     
  13. Fly320s

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    Are you sure they were watching the target? :evil:

    Until it comes to choosing a mate, then those roles reverse. :D

    As for my wife, she prefers my black stainless Springfield over all my plain-john guns.
     
  14. Brett Bellmore

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    Carpe diem, GunGoBoom; Guns aren't such an important part of MY life, that I'd let a beautiful woman half my age slip away. It's not even a close call.
     
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    Thank God:
    I raised my daughter right.
    1911 in basic blue, it's what she carries.
    I gave her that 1911 when she was 14. When she was 18 she had it reblued at her own expense. did it again when she turbed 21 and got her CCW. she didn't want to be seen with a beat up weapon.
    Funny part I shoot a SA 1911 Loaded in stainless. She won't be seen shooting it.
    were were once in a gun store and she saw a Taurus .380 Stainless with gold trim. I offered to buy it for her. Her reply was to ask if I thought she was a Hooker.
     
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    GunGoBoom - I keep telling my wife she should get one of those pink KelTecs, and she keeps telling me she prefers 'em black and scary.

    I'm trying to convince her because I want one - I just can't get over the comedy factor of having that cute little pink gun next to the evil black guns in the safe. :D
     
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    "Until it comes to choosing a mate, then those roles reverse."

    :p
     
  18. Rembrandt

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    Get a pre nuptual agreement signed before showing your collection to "girl friends".....many are looking for "MRS" degrees. Ironic, I know several divorce lawyers who have some real nice gun collections.
     
  19. GunGoBoom

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    Hmmm, have you ever been married before Brett? I think you *may* be wearing rose colored glasses, and underestimating the ability of a person to make your life a living hell - they're called 'wives'. :) Just sayin..... Remember, no matter how good looking some woman is, some guy, somewhere, is tired of her bulls**t. And you may be too someday. I didn't say let her slip away. Just make it easy to make the split in the event it doesn't work out, until you REALLY know her. Sure didn't sound like you do yet, since she just found out about your guns... To do that (make it easy), it is a requirement that you not 'sign on the dotted line', so to speak. If it's not a close call, then it's not a close call - I wish you the best of luck - but just offering a warning for ya. Perhaps you know all this stuff already - perhaps you're far wiser than me; dunno.
     
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    My wife only likes high gloss blued guns. No bling-bling for her. :D :p
     
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    AirForceShooter, is there any chance that your daughter is Jewish and single? :evil:
     
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    Chaim, careful there... :uhoh:


    ;)


    I wonder how it'd affect the female population if someone were to come out with holsters that match the purse/ shoes/ whatever with a gun that matches their jewelry. I can imagine a woman using a nickel (or maybe gold... depends how it would hold up over time)-plated SIG P232 with a set of nice wood grips, with a nice leather holster that goes with her handbag.

    Hmm...
     
  23. GLOCK19XDSC

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    Heh. My wife would probably like holsters, etc. made by Brighton...
     
  24. Ky Larry

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    My wife has been lusting after a Galco leather purse. Maybe I should start saving my pennies for Christmas. We should all be glad Prada and Fendi don't make holsters. Talk about expensive. :eek: I can hear her now:" But honey, it matches my new shoes."
     
  25. bamawrx

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    airforceshooter,

    Posts like that make me want to have a daughter one day. But, I am happy the one coming is a boy.
     
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