I can't get past that story, jca1, I applaud your prowess if that works for you.
I have slowly led my wife through a process of showing her that not only could SHTF, but the fan is starting to splash poo all over this country. Then, I have shown her that CCW carrying is not all that scary and last time we went into a gun store (to get my stripped lower for an AR build I just finished) I found her over at the counter having them show her an LCP.
And the clouds opened and the angels were singing, "HALLELUJAH!"
I lead two steps, she follows a step.
I'm now at 4 firearms and I think I've got her wanting one for herself. She seems to have drawn a line for right now. She "caught" me looking at a Marlin .22 lever action rifle and she said, "Don't you think you have enough?" I might need to start working on that one... So make love, huh? And then hold her?
Oops, I farted.
.45acp, .40 S&W, 9mm, .38 Spl, .380 acp, 22lr
12 gauge, .223/5.56x45mm, 30-30 Winchester
2 Chron. 7:14 Christians must seek His face