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Old 04-22-2010, 12:34 AM   #1
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I am trying to get some ideas to try and get my wife "into" my new hobby that I really enjoy.

She just isn't feeling it. She tells me all the time about people who have negligently discharged their weapon or patients she has seen murdered by criminals. (she is an ER Nurse).

I've been doing my best by keeping my Glock safely locked away in a touch pad safe with a combo trigger lock on it. I also keep it unloaded and my ammo locked away seperately. I guess you could call it a fear of guns.

Keep in mind she is also an Air Force Veteran and has handled firearms before.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-22-2010, 12:54 AM   #2
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I say get a new wife….

Seriously, I don’t think you will ever really change her mind and you will have to learn to enjoy your new hobby without your wife. My experience with medical personnel is they look at the bad stuff (wounds and death) caused by firearms and relate that to all aspects of guns and gun ownership. As for her being in the Air Force she may have qualified with a M16/M4 or maybe a M9 once or twice but unless she was Security Forces, Para-rescue, or Combat Control Team her exposure to firearms was extremely limited to non-existent. Good luck and keep trying to change her mind but I would not be optimistic.

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Mr. Surftaco I was terrified of firearms all my life then my husband took me to the range and I tried a couple it still scared me but i fell in love with it . Her having firearms experience before may be a reason why she doesnt want to shoot maybe you guys can talk about that. I have a P345 and an LCR they are my guns and I love them I would ask her to go to the range and just watch or try it out and I hope she starts to like it.

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Thanks Ruger thats some great advice.

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You are welcome I do really understand how she feels I hope you guys can work it out!!!

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I second rugershootingal....take her to a range. My wife had never touched a gun before she met me. I showed her revolvers early on and she fell in love with them. I tried to move her into semi autos but she wasn't interested. She loves her wheelgun and is darn good with it. We both enjoy our time together on the range. Warm her up slowly and she'll come around.

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My wife hated Guns, didn't want to touch them, didn't want them in the house and just plain scared. I talk her into going to the range to just watch and then asked if she wanted to try. She was very hesitant at first, then after shooting it a few times she started liking it more and more. Then after the first time, she asked when we were going back and now she owns a .45 and an LCR, wants to get a LCP and her Carry Permit.

Just ask her to go to the Range to watch and then ask her to try. A wife who enjoys Guns equals more Guns.

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Find a lady friend to take her shooting. Or find her a beginner class for ladies only. They may be hard to find but I bet they're out there.

Many times it is not the fact that they are that scared of them it is the fact that they don't want to look like a fool in font of you. Maybe ask around at the local store or range and see if a lady would give her some lessons for trade or offer to pay her.

Are you a member of the NRA? If not JOIN NOW and get her a membership as well. There is a beginner pistol class on May 1st in your area. I would sign her and you up for it. It may be good for both of you. Also look for Refuse To Be A Victim Seminars. I do believe these are geared more towards women and teach more than just firearms.

http://www.nra.org/nralocal.aspx

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Let her try something other than your glock. Not everyone likes glocks.

My daughter loves her Elsie Pea, I don't.



She won't shoot my Elsie Ahrrr but I love it!



Yet she loves to shoot my Colt Government, go figure.



Give her some time, let her see how much you enjoy shooting and she will come along.

That, or you will be shooting a lot with the guys.

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Everybody likes to shoot a Colt Gov't.

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