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Old June 1, 2019, 11:01 PM   #151
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There are a few AK's and AR's out there that my wife thinks are "what, this is my old mini-14."
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Old June 2, 2019, 10:44 AM   #152
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7 pages later and you haven't dumped her yet?
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Old June 2, 2019, 03:38 PM   #153
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My wife does not like me buying pistols.

Most would prefer you invest the money in something they consider useful, such as antique tablecloths, that have to be removed before you use the table.
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Old June 16, 2019, 11:08 AM   #154
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I guess I found a rare one

We recently celebrated our 44th. I don't hide things from her, and she doesn't hide things from me. In our early married life, guns were not really a part of things because we married in Mass. and I was from the PR of NYC. When we moved to PA, I started my interest in firearms. She was not a great gun enthusiast, but felt that as long as I kept things safe it was OK. She did start going to the range with me a few years ago; we bought three revolvers that she likes to shoot when we go. If I felt that I needed to hide things that were of import to me, I don't think that our marriage would have lasted for this long. That is a fundamental fact of successful married life.
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Old June 16, 2019, 05:24 PM   #155
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I'm a Marine, a retired police officer, a former probation officer, and I've been married for 39 years; 34 of those years with my current wife (knock on wood). I also have an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling, I'm a nationally certified and practicing clinical mental health counselor, and I have been so for many years now.

No offense to anyone but I have yet to find a human being who does not have "things of import" they opt not to share with their spouse/significant other and in many cases that is probably a good thing.

But hey, there is always a first!

Unfortunately, I fear I cannot use the mini-14 excuse or similar any longer. Since my spouse's retirement she has taken up the sport of shooting and has become quite knowledgeable on the subject dammit!

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Old July 10, 2019, 08:12 PM   #156
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“My wife does not like me buying guns” Dump her and after you recover financially you can buy lots of guns to keep you warm on cold winter nights
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Old July 11, 2019, 07:05 AM   #157
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Ten years ago today my wife of 30 years packed her stuff and left.
Six years ago this month I retired, was actually terminated so the boss could hire cheaper help.
These are the happiest years of my life, I buy, trade and shoot to my hearts content.
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Old July 12, 2019, 11:56 AM   #158
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My wife of 52 years does not like guns, never has fired one, but is happy because she receives jewelry that is comparable, or better, in value.
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Old July 12, 2019, 04:54 PM   #159
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My wife of 52 years does not like guns, never has fired one, but is happy because she receives jewelry that is comparable, or better, in value.
About the same here. There is a place in the safe for her jewelry and my guns. She does own an older Walther PPK which I think she actually shot once 20 years ago.

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Old July 13, 2019, 11:48 AM   #160
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Mine never shot a .22 until I started dating her. She doesn’t have strong feelings one way or the other. She is fine with me buying ammo and guns (she even says from time to time, “you haven’t bought anything new in a while; when are you going to?” and is fine with me spending a few hours at the range every week. I got really really lucky.
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Old August 1, 2019, 01:47 PM   #161
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My wife doesn't shoot much.............

....................but she knows how!

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