the old ball and chain.....

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by 01hugo, May 23, 2012.

  1. 01hugo

    01hugo New Member

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    How do I justify to my wife that I need, not want, another rifle?

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  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Go buy it and tell her you won it in a shoot. Tell her why current gun is unacceptable for intended use. Tell her you will save so much money on ammo the gun will pay for itself. Tell her its a collectors item and an investment that will gain value. Tell her you're buying it and remind her you're the one with the guns.
    Need any more? Lol
     

  3. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Do you have a safe?

    If not, get one.

    Then take only one gun at a time out of aforementioned safe.

    Problem solved.
     
  4. MWballistic

    MWballistic New Member

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    It is easier to ask forgiveness than permission. I recently faced your same dilemma, I shopped around for what rifle I wanted, told her about on a daily basis, finally got the go head. In return I sweetened the deal with flowers. They seem to take it a little easier when you show up with a new gun. Express the concept you can never own enough guns.
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    YOU, my good sir, are NOT buying enough jewelry.
     
  6. earl1412

    earl1412 New Member

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    Have been doing just that for over 30 years of wedded blist(ers)!
    Hasn't failed yet.:D
    earl
     
  7. therewolf

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    So, I guess just saying "Hey, I don't pester you every time

    you get a perm or tube of lipstick, do I, puke-waffle?"

    is out of the question...
     
  8. Zamzow

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    It's damn near impossible to get more guns with my wife. She is so anti guns. Love her to death but tend to Piss her off cause I go buy them anyway. Lol.

    Zamzow
     
  9. trip286

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    Another member has discovered his wife has been "sleep shopping" online, and has been talking about trying that excuse. Maybe you could try it too and let us know how it works!

    If I have my way, I won't be having to justify gun purchases it seems.
     
  10. srtolly1

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    What she doesn't know doesn't hurt her. I save every dollar bill and all my change. Our agreement is that I can spent it however I want.
     
  11. Zamzow

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    Good agreement. My wife try's the what's yours is mine and what's mine is mine method. Lol.

    Zamzow
     
  12. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I tell my wife:
    "You know my buddy got a gun for his wife the other day." He says, it was the best trade he ever made.
     
  13. Zamzow

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    Lmfao. Nice.

    Zamzow
     
  14. Zamzow

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    My buddy said to me that his wife was going to leave him if he went to the firing range one more time. He says he misses her every now and then. Lol

    Zamzow
     
  15. Shoobee

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    Well, it may or may not be true.

    If you want to upgrade from an old one, then sell your older one first.

    I made a list once, and decided that 7 guns is about the max anyone would ever really need, across several calibre ranges --

    - 22 LR handgun (pistol or revolver) for backpacking

    - 22 LR rifle for rabbit / squirrel hunting (a 410 shotgun would also do well instead)

    - semi auto ACP of some calibre for home defense

    - handgun for your wife (pistol or revolver)

    - combat 12 gauge as a backup for HD (or sporting shotgun with interchangeable barrels)

    - scoped hunting rifle in a calibre large enough for all the game you take

    - heavy revolver for campsite defense against large animals

    That equals 7 exactly. None of these particular guns (firearms) will substitute for each other, so one of each makes perfect sense, if your family budget can afford it.

    Otherwise I would go with the ball an' chain. Its easier than dating again, or being single again.

    You could also ask her what is it that she wants that cost around $1000 and agree that she gets that while you get a new rifle, if you really need it.
     
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  16. cottontop

    cottontop Guest

    Pat McManus, an outdoor humorist writer, wrote an article called "Gun Running Past the Wife." It has lots of good tips. Look it up. (google)
    cottontop
     
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  17. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    pffft jewelry...

    i bought this for my wife:

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    she doesnt even bat an eye when i buy a gun nowadays. not even a slight twitch when i bought the m16 heh
     
  18. trip286

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    That's one purdy horse. I miss being on a horse...
     
  19. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Really? I believed you over looked something. YOU CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH GUNS!!! PERIOD.