Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by YZ, Apr 7, 2013.
A simple question for the fellow husbands. How is your wife with your (true) passion, the firearms?
My wife shoots, but at my insistence. She accepts my shooting/hunting/reloading hobby and while she doesn't hunt herself, she enjoys accompanying me in the woods and loves to watch the bird dogs work. She is also fond of cooking and eating wild game, and even helps with the butchering of venison. While I get the occasional "look" when a new firearm magically appears in the gun room or another 60# box of bullets shows up on the front porch, we have never had a argument over it. She understands it is "my" time just as she has "her" time and we have "our" time.
Be sure to cast vote buck. This is science make no mistake.
The first thing my wife says when I buy a gun is "Can I see it?" That question is often followed by "Can I have it?"
I like my wife!
I would say "serious distraction." She likes it when I bring meat home, but has no real interest in the shooting sports and thinks I devote too much time to the "hobby."
My wife loves to shoot as much as I do. She also supports my reloading habit, as it means she (we) get to shoot more. We are in the process of building a range in our yard.
First results in, looks like Legit Choice is having a landslide. I was expecting to show my honey a good percentage of gun totin' chicks out there. Well it's a strong zero at this time.
Edit: She won't shoot ever but likes when I do. Because I get happy.
Not my wife, but my girl which I've been seeing for nearly 3 years now loves to go shooting with me and doesn't mind (too much) when I bring home a firearm. On the otherhand she's also a staunch Democrat and guns are about the only thing she doesn't agree with the president about.
She can bake amazing things so all is forgiven.
Wife isn't a gun gal. She is very pro 2nd amendment, but for the most part it's just a tool for her.
My wife was hesitant at first, but a foiled home invasion brought her around. If I have to leave with my carry sidearm, she doesn't like being there alone without the firearm she tried-out at a range, but none may be found; s&w bodyguard .38 special.
My long gun is there, she has shot it at an outdoor range, but for some reason unknown to her or me, it scares the 'ell out of her. She would not touch it, unless her life depended on it (I hope).
It's really odd, because the s&w bodyguard .38 special has far worse recoil.
I don't know, maybe if the long gun had pink furniture, or something...
There needs to be another choice, indifferent and/or once in a while mildly interested.
She was smart enough to notice that the new sig p220 was "the best looking" one that I own, and noted that she had not seen it before. Must be new!
There are many shades of gray. I could have phrased better. Probably wouldn't change the outcome.
Venison is better than hamburger, and sometimes a revolver is better than a baseball bat. My wife understands these things. Revolvers are about the only thing she's made any effort to learn to use well, because SD is her only interest. Making clouds of smoke or small caliber holes in paper for their own sake hold small and infrequent appeal for her.
That said, she does not shy from drawing a gun in deadly earnest ... a thing she's done 3 times in our married lifetime ... and she shoots equally well with either hand. Wish I could say the same.
The only real complaint I hear from my wife when I bring another gun home is
I keep telling her "the next one."
My wife just got mad at me for using the last of my small pistol primers to reload my small-pocket .45s instead of her 9mms.
That about sums it up for me
Reloading and shooting are two of our favorite pastimes. She owned guns before I met her and helped her Dad reload when she was a little girl many years ago. We have his & hers Rock Chuckers. We both have our LTC's and carry regularly.
My wife is mostly supportive, and enjoys shooting when she'll occasionally go with me.
Thankfully she's given up on trying to figure how much I spend on the hobby, and just accepts that it makes me happy, and it makes our family a little safer.
Separate names with a comma.