Wedding Gift...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Grey54956, Oct 21, 2003.

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  1. Grey54956

    Grey54956 Member

    Jul 22, 2003
    So, I am getting married in 4 days. This is a good thing, but there are certain drawbacks.

    No longer will I frivolously be able to convert any extra money I have at the end of the month into toys, namely guns. Nor will I be able to go out for lunch with my work buddies any day I feel like it. Nor will I be able to come home from a night of boozing, crawl into bed, and call in sick to work the next day, get up get some breakfast at noon, hit the range for a little while, and generally have a good time.

    The stinger really is having to justify firearms purchases, or at least having to save up extra for them. Cursed budget an all.

    However, my younger brother gave me a handsome wedding present the other day: a Ruger Bird's Head Vaquero in .45 Colt, with black micarta grips and the color case blue finish. Its a beautiful gun and I can't wait to get it to the range. I do dread that I will have to get him a coparable gift when he is married in 9 months, but that is what brothers are for.
  2. Razor

    Razor Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    NE TN
    Uh, do ya'll need another brother?;)

    Congrats on getting married!
    Hopefully this time next year, I'll be in the same situation.
  3. mrbill

    mrbill Member

    Oct 17, 2003
    Here And There
    I got married in June. The wife gave me a .50AE Desert Eagle for a wedding present. I still go out with the guys and spend money on guns. We have an long as the bills are paid, she spends her money on what she wants, and I spend mine on what I want. I don't say anything when she buys shoes/clothes and she doesn't say anything when I get a new toy.
  4. kudu
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    kudu Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 17, 2003
    north central indiana
    Learn how to say Oh, I have had that gun a long time with a straight face. Thats how guns can still accumulate. :evil: :D

    Oh by the way congrats on getting married. :uhoh:
  5. Gus Dddysgrl

    Gus Dddysgrl Member

    Mar 31, 2003
    Lancaster, PA
    congrats on getting married.

    I have no idea if you should get him something as good as or better than. Typically one would get something of equal or better worth.

    As for budgeting and all try and get a section for guns and hobbies like that. When you have kids and they make money you can borrow money from them and then you really have to learn to keep a straight face saying "I've had this gun for a while." And you also have to come up with creative ways to pay the kids back. Right daddy? ;)

    aka Gus's Savings and Loan :neener:
  6. Soap

    Soap Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    My wife got me a Kimber .22 Hunter w/ Leupold VX-II 3-9x40mm scope as a wedding gift. :cool:
  7. igor

    igor Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    Bravo Time Zone
    Now... why on earth should all of this automatically follow getting married? :scrutiny: ;)

    (Co-habbing since two years, getting married next year, have mortgage, and, yes, still have fun, why couldn't you too?)
  8. sm

    sm member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Between black coffee, and shiftn' gears
    Congrats on getting married.
    We won't talk about my marriage #1 and guns. See the FIL and I were shooting partners , basically she couldn't handle money, but I did,and FIL and had I to work around the needs/wants dealie.

    Now #2 was different. We put monies into a mutual fund for house, bills etc. We had a savings and all for emergencies. She had her own acct, I had mine. We supported each other's and her son's interest/hobbies. I'd inquire from her shopping places what was on her wish list and got it. She'd call my gunsmith and get it. Of course she called my gunsmith and said he needed to find her a gun like mine she really took a shine to,or she'd take over posession of mine. Gunsmith called, "you will come by after work today"...she knew what it was before she opened it.

    Only argument we had about guns was getting the kid to make up his mind which 22lr rifle he really liked. He told us each a different want...come to find out he wanted both. Nice try kid, WE made the final choice on that deal, not the kid. We laughed about the try tho', and mom got to shoot it first. :)

    I'd suggest being open and honest up front. Take care of needs and then some,wants will be provided.
  9. Andrew Rothman

    Andrew Rothman Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Awww. Growin' up is a be-atch, ain't it?

    P.S. If what-you're-getting-in-return doesn't make these restrictions seem like a bargain, why the heck would you get married? :D
  10. El Tejon

    El Tejon Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Lafayette, Indiana-the Ned Flanders neighbor to Il
    Run, Forrest, run! Run silent, run deep, just run.

    Go look at your guns. Aren't they wonderful? Keep them, ruuuunnnn!:D
  11. Norton

    Norton Member

    Mar 10, 2003
    Congrats on the wedding! If you really want to be able to buy anything you want gun wise (after paying all of the bills of course;) ) you have to get the wife (to be) interested in shooting with you.

    My wife was dead set against my buying my first gun, but after she shot it shoe was hooked. She has now scored as an expert with the 9mm at work (Navy) and is seriously wanting to get ahold of my SKS for an outing
  12. 444

    444 Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    A couple years ago, my best friend since childhood called me and told me he was getting married and he wanted me to be the best man. He had been my best man at wedding #1. We had pretty much done everything together growing up. We lived in a rural area and there wern't a lot of other kids around. So I wanted to get him something really nice as a present. I knew that his .357 had been stolen, so I thought I would get him a .357. Somehow I decided that I would buy him a S&W Model 627 from the Performance Center. This is the 8 shot, moon clip, compensated, Jerry Miclick gripped, aluminum carry case gun.
    As I was getting ready to go to the wedding, I started thinking about it. I didn't know if his wife would be offended that I got him an expensive present and got her nothing. And the wedding was being held in the District of Columbia and I don't think it would have been legal for me to bring the revolver into the district. So, I got them a real nice grind and brew coffee pot and the Smith is sitting in my safe. :D

    Had I been thinking clearly and had all the facts I would have bought him a Freedom Arms in .357.
  13. jsalcedo

    jsalcedo Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    My wife and I both have amounts of discretionary money that we can spend on, CD's DVD's Video games, clothing, decorative items etc...
    This is after all the bills are paid and money is budgeted for gas, food and
    regular day to day expenses.

    I just decided to spend my part on guns and ammo.

    It's amazing, instead of going out to eat 7 times a month I can go buy a gun.
  14. manwithoutahome

    manwithoutahome member

    Dec 25, 2002
    Eugene, OR
    Grey, congrats (I think :D).

    Get a C&R and when you "feel the need" because it's been so long, save up some lunch money and buy a under a hundred dollar gun and be happy.

    PS, "Oh that, I've had it a long time" sounds good to me :D

  15. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 19, 2002
    Let me join in offering my congratulations on your upcoming marriage. May you and the Mrs. enjoy many happy years together. I also applaud your brother in giving you the Vaquero before the marriage. I did the same for my friend and that way it isn't community property. ;)
  16. BluesBear

    BluesBear member

    Jul 25, 2003
    The Great Pacific NorthWet
    As much as I love getting new toys. I just don't see where it's worth getting married just to get another one. :neener:
  17. jrhead75

    jrhead75 Member

    Sep 23, 2003
    Everett, WA
    Congrats on your upcoming nuptuals. Gun buying within the constraints of a happy marriage can be tricky. I'm still waiting for she who must be obeyed to cool down from my recent purchases. It's been almost a month, and I can already think of several guns that I truly need. :D
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