A proud husband, and two questions.
I’m so proud of my wife, a little peeved, but mostly proud. We went to our first gun show Sunday last. I wasn’t planning on buying anything: left the checkbook at home, and didn’t bring the Taurus to trade. Never thought to ask her if she was in the market, or tell her we didn’t have the money.
So we entered the gun show and immediately we both turned into kids at Christmas. I was astounded to how interested she was to hold different weapons, and here about their histories. It didn’t take long for her eyes to fall on a stainless single six, with what appeared to be ivory grips. She asked to both owner if should could handle it, and ooo’ed and ahhh’ed. I felt it and asked her if it didn’t feel heavier than my GP100, which she has trouble stabilizing (shoots it well though, did I mention I’m proud?). She agreed, but those classic single action lines had a hold on her. All of a sudden she keeps mentioning our Evil Pawn Shop Guy, and his policy of appeasing his wife with a new weapon, so that he may buy for himself…
I should have run.
To make a long story short she settled on a blued Ruger Bearcat, 4” barrel, NIB. $449. Now I’m a salesmen. I spend most days getting people to spend money. I’m good at what I do, but despite all of my powers of persuasion I was unable to tear her away from the weapon. I tried everything, showing a beautiful lever gun we could shoot rabbits with together, .22lr pistols, Colts, Sigs, Berettas and Brownings, and finally bills. Ultimately she won out, its those blue eyes, I’m helpless to resist. So one trip to the atm latter we walk away with the Bearcat.
Despite my lightened wallet I can’t help but smile. She could have had her pick of the entire show, but she lands herself on a six gun, a Ruger to boot, and blued. A girl after my own heart.
I do, however have two questions for you TFL,
First, how do we grip this thing? Single Action grips are so different than the Double actions I’m used to.
Second, how long it the barrel break in period normally?
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