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Old October 17, 2012, 09:39 PM   #1
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Wifey Wanted A Shooter

(posted to the correct forum)

So, she wants to shoot more often with me at the range.

I ran across a good deal on a Ruger at the Saturday silhouette match.

had optics, 2 mags, and a hard case for $350

Jumped on it.

Took two clicks to sight it in at 50 yds from a rest.

Maybe I should keep it and buy her something else.

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Old October 17, 2012, 09:48 PM   #2
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Doesn't work... any gun you buy for wife, GF or daughter will always be a "shooter" that you will covet. It's one of them mystical women magic rules ya' know.

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Old October 17, 2012, 09:51 PM   #3
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That's exactly how this is working out!

She's seen the gun and the target.

My only hope is a 5.5" bull barrel will be better balanced for her.

But I ain't holdin' my breath!
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Old October 17, 2012, 09:59 PM   #4
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Doesn't work... any gun you buy for wife, GF or daughter will always be a "shooter" that you will covet. It's one of them mystical women magic rules ya' know.
So true! I find the need to "demonstrate" proper shooting with my daughter's Buck Mark much more often than she needs it.
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Old October 17, 2012, 10:18 PM   #5
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Don't feel too bad... my daughter has "dibs" on every gun I own. She's shot them all... want's them all, especially the 1911s. I tried to sell a Gold Cup a few years ago... she damn near neutered me.

What's a dad to do?

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Old October 18, 2012, 04:48 AM   #6
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Great gun, had a Mark 1 back in the mid 70's that I learned to instinct/point shoot with. Still kicking myself in the butt for selling that gun.
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Old October 18, 2012, 08:59 AM   #7
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I like it so much, I'm looking for another one.

My Smith M41 doesn't shoot "$500" better.
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Old October 18, 2012, 10:12 AM   #8
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Maybe I should keep it and buy her something else.
If you manage to pull this off, please let us know how!!!
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Old October 18, 2012, 12:14 PM   #9
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Doc, that is a fine Mark II no less. Perhaps if you're really nice your wife will let you put a couple of magazines thru it
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Old October 18, 2012, 12:27 PM   #10
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My wife made me get her the Browning Buck Mark Camper with the pinkish grips that have the Rose on them, so that I wouldn't be tempted to steal it.
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Old October 18, 2012, 08:22 PM   #11
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Found one for me today.

Custom stainless MKII Target with VQ trigger goodies.

M41's on the block.
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