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How is your spouse about guns.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by .45Ruger, Jun 23, 2003.

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Your Spouse on Guns

  1. My wife got me into shooting.

    4 vote(s)
    2.5%
  2. My wife is my shooting buddy.

    53 vote(s)
    32.9%
  3. My wife doesn't really care.

    88 vote(s)
    54.7%
  4. My wife is an anti.

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    9.9%
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  1. .45Ruger

    .45Ruger Member

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    My wife doesn't really care. She's not into guns but isn't an Anti either. To her it's just a case of boys and their toys. And for everyone how does your spouse take to you and your guns?
     
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  2. Mike Irwin

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    What spouse?
     
  3. Sylvilagus Aquaticus

    Sylvilagus Aquaticus Member

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    My wife grew up shooting her dad's 1911A1 and his 30.06. She is possibly more accurate at casual rifleshooting than I am, which is worrysome sometimes.

    She has her own which she picks out herself. I'm just along to pay for them most of the time.

    Regards,
    Rabbit.
     
  4. Bob R

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    Well, let's put it this way.

    I took her with me to pick up a Swede Mauser and she spotted a very nice Russian SKS that she just had to have.

    She got to pick out her last gun for herself, and picked a 4" Ruger GP100 with full underlung and adjustable sights. And, she can shoot it quite fine.

    I just picked up an AR10 and now she wants a AR15 type to go with it for herself.

    Went to the range yesterday with a fairly new .41 Mag and she was punching the 10 and x ring at 15 yds quite easily.

    We will start looking for a place to buy soon, the only hard requirement is that there has to be an unobstructed view off the back porch for at least 300 yds. She wants her own range.

    So I would have to say, shooting buddy.

    bob
     
  5. TimH

    TimH Member

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    She falls somewhere between anti & doesn't really care. She doesn't like guns in the house although there are 7 of them. Funny thing is she really wants to get a pistol permit. Go figure!
     
  6. Black_Talon

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    My wife supoorts me and my hobby but very rarely shoots. She's a "girly-girl" and doesn't want to get dirty. Her dad was a shooter and hunter so she grew up around guns and her brother is a gunsmith.
     
  7. dj53

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    My wife didn't used to care.....

    My wife was definitely in the neutral camp (except she thinks I spend too much money on guns!) until recently......

    She rides her bike alone on back roads and started to realize that she was an easy target.

    Today, she dropped her CCW permit application in the mail, and in 90 days or less (Florida must issue), she will be packing her Glock G26 in 9mm with 10+1 rounds of EFMJ +p!
     
  8. mtnbkr

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    Black_Talon,

    Same here, except B-I-L isn't a gunsmith.

    Chris
     
  9. Carlos Cabeza

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    Not an anti but is pro-self protection and nothing more. She doesn't like that I hunt and refuses to help dress any game.
     
  10. 10-Ring

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    My Ex is an anti through & through...but thankfully she's someone elses problem now! :D
    I was originally told that she had seen enough results of what guns can do as an ER nurse in downtown Los Angeles :rolleyes:
     
  11. johnny wong

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    ANTI for sure!

    She want nothing to do with them things, one thing is I just gotta keep them out of her sight. I dont talk bout it in front of her, If I can afford to buy a 1000 dollars toy I should be able to pay morgage payment by myself for while (her conclusion, not my decision). If I go out to shoot too much, I will sleep on the couch. Doesnt bother me much.... Ohhh welllllll, still cheapper than paying child support.
     
  12. Tamara

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    I don't have a wife. ;)
     
  13. Lancel

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    My wife is a retired soldier who's M16 qualified and doesn't really care.

    But her main hobby is gardening; mine is shooting, computing, and assisting the gardener.:)

    Larry
     
  14. Darrin

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    Ditto.



    Did I just quote Tamara saying that? :confused:
     
  15. JeanC

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    What Tamara said :D
     
  16. fish2xs

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    Anti - for sure....

    "If all guns were outlawed, nobody would ever get shot..."

    Luckily I had read up on the usual pro-2nd talking points before I broached the subject. We argued for about a week when I told her I wanted to get a pistol. She did a good Oprah/Katie Couric impression on the 'guns are bad' topic... until I asked how - even if we lived in a zero-gun Land of Oz - a retired couple would expect to defend themselves against a home invasion from 18 year old crack thugs.

    I have learned from that point on just not to tell her when I buy a gun. It solves nothing. I keep them out of sight at home. She sees me walk out with a big lock box when I go to the range. She does handle it better now - even asks if my friends and I had fun shooting.

    My only trouble now is that in order for me to get another gun, I'm going to need a safe. The locking carry box is out of room (or will be when I get a scope on the 10FP.

    -P
     
  17. Monkeyleg

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    My wife has shot before and enjoys it, although it's been quite some time. She understands my RKBA rants, but doesn't want to hear them.

    The only friction between us is on those rare ocassions when I get a new gun. Then comes the inevitable, "why do you need another gun?" My response is usually along the lines of "why do you need another flower bed?"
     
  18. Nathaniel Firethorn

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    My wife goes shooting with me occasionally, and enjoys it. She's talked about getting a target gun of her own, but so far she hasn't gotten into it enough to go to the Party office to get the PRNJ ausweise.

    - pdmoderator
     
  19. keyhole

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    Well mine isn't really into shooting, but supports me in mine. She bugs me about what I buy, but hey, I say it's job related.

    After all, she's the reason that I have a place to shoot.


    bonecreekgunclub.com

    :D
     
  20. Pebcac

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    My wife's my shooting buddy. Guess I'm lucky. She's got a Kahr like mine for CCW, a permit, holsters, and a gun purse. You'd never know it to look at her, put pity the criminal mastermind that assumes the wrong thing. She shoots better'n I do! :D
     
  21. CB900F

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    Fella's;

    I truley think that she really does not care. Gardening is her thing. We probably spend about the same amounts of time & money on our respective hobbies. Since we've hit 31 years together, it's sort of a non-issue at this point.

    900F
     
  22. feedthehogs

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    My wife's been my 25 year companion on everything.

    She made me buy two safes at the NRA convention to upgrade from what I had.
    Got me a great deal.
    Women know shopping!

    Damn lucky I got her.

    :D :cool: :p :)
     
  23. BallisticTip

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    Shoots handguns better than me.:rolleyes:
     
  24. CZ-100

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    Nope she doesent care....
     
  25. aerod1

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    My wife doesn't really care. She has her Texas CHL and likes to shoot some but doesn't have the same passion for shooting as I.

    Jim Hall
     
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