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xbolt338
05-23-2009, 7:41 PM
I have been married for 5 almost six years now...and have struggled to keep the wife on board with my desire to amass a small arsenal. many many arguments and discussions later i thought i was just going to have to live with the fact that this interest was all my own and not to be shared with by my wife. this year i caught BRD and impulsively started buying parts to build an ar. an intense discussion( read argument) broke out and i was on the couch. i finished the gun and convinced the better half to go shooting with me. SUCCESS!!! she had fun, would have had more had i zeroed the gun, but fun nevertheless. a couple days later she asked me if i could build an ar for her, to her specifications. SUCCESS...SUCCESS...SUCCESS.

http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs019.snc1/4235_201941820174_620345174_7203608_4520895_n.jpg

oldschool88
05-23-2009, 7:43 PM
Congrats!

Joe
05-23-2009, 7:44 PM
Grats!

Arteel
05-23-2009, 7:46 PM
Geeze, it took you 6 years?

LOL just messin'...time to go source parts for her now. :D

tophatjones
05-23-2009, 7:51 PM
Hah! Nice job :)

Or maybe she just loves you and accepts your new hobby ;)

Crusader
05-23-2009, 7:53 PM
Six years??? You know where I was 6 years ago? Middle school, that's where.

Vtec44
05-23-2009, 7:59 PM
Six years??? You know where I was 6 years ago? Middle school, that's where.


Man, I feel old because of this comment. :eek:

Oh, congrats xbolt. So you'll be building a pink AR? :D

xbolt338
05-23-2009, 8:04 PM
no pink for her...i asked.though she does not want to go with black. she is thinking fde...

NorCalRifleman
05-23-2009, 8:06 PM
Congrats, man. I'm a month away from our 7th anniversary and she's never pulled the trigger on one of my guns. I'm still dreamin' though. I'll be content to take my boys shootin though. Is 5 too young to shoot an AR? :D

Saigon1965
05-23-2009, 8:07 PM
Congrat on her getting on board - Take a look at Angie's AR OLL - She put a bunch of rhinestones on it -

Vinz
05-23-2009, 8:13 PM
oh yeah.... I see it now...magpul dynamics class for your anniversary!



vinz

LJK
05-23-2009, 8:30 PM
Excellent Dude. Every time we win over a women or child its nothing but good.
Now get hot building her that AR :thumbsup:

1859sharps
05-23-2009, 9:13 PM
Six years??? You know where I was 6 years ago? Middle school, that's where.

Middle school, *groan* I can't even remember that far back. :(

aplinker
05-23-2009, 9:19 PM
Well done and congrats. I've yet to meet someone who's gone to the range and didn't enjoy it.

Man, I feel old because of this comment. :eek:

Oh, congrats xbolt. So you'll be building a pink AR? :D

Don't feel bad... cause while you were out having fun he was still wondering what a vagina looked like. ;)

Saigon1965
05-23-2009, 9:23 PM
Oh we know that part very well -

Don't feel bad... cause while you were out having fun he was still wondering what a vagina looked like. ;)

Crusader
05-23-2009, 9:46 PM
Don't feel bad... cause while you were out having fun he was still wondering what a vagina looked like. ;)

Please... I was already a porn addict by then.

SimpleCountryActuary
05-23-2009, 9:49 PM
Wives can surprise you. The CMP sent my two bricks of 22LR to my house instead of my work and ...

1. What's in the heavy boxes? --> 22 ammo for the rifle I ordered from them.
2. Oh ... I'd like to learn to shoot.

So :thumbsup:

tankerman
05-23-2009, 9:59 PM
By the looks of the picture I would say you are a very lucky man.

walter
05-23-2009, 9:59 PM
5 years before you took her shooting?

walter
05-23-2009, 10:03 PM
oh i forgot to tell you. i also got my girl into guns. i was gonna buy her her own 22, but I never followed through with it. well, she's my ex girlfriend now, tells me she can't live without me, kinda stalks me, and keeps asking to get back and is both angry at me and depressed and blames herself. I have a feeling if I got her a .22 I'd have a small but painful and permanently damaging both to my body and pride wound somewhere in my crotch area

rkt88edmo
05-23-2009, 10:05 PM
did you show her the hello kitty AR yet?

Nessal
05-23-2009, 10:26 PM
Haha that's what happened to me too. She kept complaining about my guns until i brought her to the range. Now she wants an AR in 22lr. She wants a "cute" rifle. She still complains when i clean my rifles and complain that i spend more time with my guns than her. DAMN RIGHT!

mrlonewolf
05-23-2009, 10:37 PM
Congrats.
Once you finish her AR start building an AK, and don't forget the KalashniKity shirt.

torsf
05-23-2009, 10:45 PM
Took me about a year to fully bring my wife around...

She shot a mosin 91/30 a few weeks ago, and she didn't think the recoil was that bad. And she was nearly spot on @ 50 yrds with it. Beautiful.

Found out that she prefers the look of the standard AR handguards vs a railed forend... I have a KISS build in my head for her :43:

Richie Caketown
05-23-2009, 11:04 PM
wait... you mean building an AR wasnt in your wedding vows?

domokun
05-23-2009, 11:39 PM
Congrats on your wife coming around to join our side. However the only bad part is now that she is interested in shooting, she'll quickly figure out how much you've been spending on your toys :p

West coast
05-23-2009, 11:59 PM
Nice job.

ro442173
05-24-2009, 12:05 AM
Wow, that's awesome. I'm now making plans to take the wife to the range and shoot the AR. Hopefully, got my fingers crossed here, I'll have the same results.

ElToro
05-24-2009, 12:10 AM
congrats on getting her to turn.

2 questions, where is that photo taken looks like a nice place to shoot. also, are you all earing ear protection ?

eroberts88
05-24-2009, 12:15 AM
Well done and congrats. I've yet to meet someone who's gone to the range and didn't enjoy it.

My current girlfriend cried when I took her to the range for the first time. She got so scared and worked up that when she shot my XD 45 she started crying... funniest thing ever.

ivanimal
05-24-2009, 12:20 AM
My wife fell in love with my sons AR, luckily I have another one for her to shoot. Its great when it clicks!

mattmcg
05-24-2009, 12:21 AM
The only thing I can suggest, based on extensive marital experience, BUILD IT QUICKLY BEFORE SHE CHANGES HER MIND!!!!

And yes, I am yelling............ ;>

swerv512
05-24-2009, 2:34 AM
The only thing I can suggest, based on extensive marital experience, BUILD IT QUICKLY BEFORE SHE CHANGES HER MIND!!!!

And yes, I am yelling............ ;>

^^^
+1....

aplinker
05-24-2009, 3:03 AM
My current girlfriend cried when I took her to the range for the first time. She got so scared and worked up that when she shot my XD 45 she started crying... funniest thing ever.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_fE03nX4gqrw/SQmdQD7_V2I/AAAAAAAAANs/qWCQ4Yjgf0g/s400/coaster2.jpg

not cool

xbolt338
05-24-2009, 8:28 AM
congrats on getting her to turn.

2 questions, where is that photo taken looks like a nice place to shoot. also, are you all earing ear protection ?

we are shooting on blm land in campo, of a road called shockey truck trail. it is a great place to shoot. invariably when we are shooting there the border patrol shows up, asks how long we will be shooting, and then leaves telling us to have fun.

and yes we are wearing ear protection...just ear plugs though cause i couldn't find the muffs.

AEC1
05-24-2009, 8:42 AM
I got my wife started a while ago, got her an el chepo Sigma, now I am shoping for HK USP in .45... Sometimes I wonfer if I hadent getten her into it, how much more I could spend on ME lol....

JTROKS
05-24-2009, 8:50 AM
Somehting about horses and ARs attracting females. My wife didn't care too much for the handguns and shotguns, but when she saw the ARs she had to hold them and get her picture taken. 3 ARs and a Robinson Arms 96 carbine and she digs them all. AKs don't do anything for her.

Intimid8tor
05-24-2009, 8:59 AM
Congrats on bringing her in. It took a couple years, but my wife doesn't even ask what s in the package when it arrives. When we met she was democrat. Not anti- but not engaged. Now she is full on republican, argues her points, let's me buy what I want and to top it off, she told be to buy a bigger safe because the old one was full (as opposed to stop buying guns).

Erik S. Klein
05-24-2009, 9:30 AM
I have been married for 5 almost six years now...and have struggled to keep the wife on board with my desire to amass a small arsenal. many many arguments and discussions later i thought i was just going to have to live with the fact that this interest was all my own and not to be shared with by my wife. this year i caught BRD and impulsively started buying parts to build an ar. an intense discussion( read argument) broke out and i was on the couch. i finished the gun and convinced the better half to go shooting with me. SUCCESS!!! she had fun, would have had more had i zeroed the gun, but fun nevertheless. a couple days later she asked me if i could build an ar for her, to her specifications. SUCCESS...SUCCESS...SUCCESS.

Congrats!

I've been married for 16 years and almost lost the missus when I bought my first two pistols. Since then I've done what I could, taken her shooting and even to Front Sight for a 4-day (she did great) and I'm still locked in to the current mini-arsenal. . .

Maybe when the kids are older I'll ping you for some advice! :D

SDRuger
05-24-2009, 7:38 PM
Sweet bro! I just picked up a good chunk of ammo, so i wanna head out there soon! Im glad she liked ur AR. I took my wife to the short range and she loved mine too. She is on the market for a nice revolver though. :43:

Canute
05-24-2009, 11:30 PM
I need to convince my wife to come out and play with my .22s. Her only prior experience is with bigger guns that hurt during her compulsory service in China during college.
She did pick up my old bolt action .410 and say she liked the sound of it while playing with the action a couple weeks ago, so there's hope.

pullnshoot25
05-25-2009, 12:29 AM
Congrats, man. I'm a month away from our 7th anniversary and she's never pulled the trigger on one of my guns. I'm still dreamin' though. I'll be content to take my boys shootin though. Is 5 too young to shoot an AR? :D

5 sounds about right if you have .22. That is when I first started and it was with a good ol' .22 in the back yard popping grapefruits on my brother's knee :)

pullnshoot25
05-25-2009, 12:31 AM
Good job on converting the wife dude, I am very happy for you! Like I always tell people, women are just one shooting trip away from being converted :)

popeye4
05-25-2009, 3:28 PM
Congrats on your wife coming around to join our side. However the only bad part is now that she is interested in shooting, she'll quickly figure out how much you've been spending on your toys :p

It's still cheaper than golf.......

yock
05-25-2009, 3:41 PM
congrats. My wife was out with me the first time I shot my XD and I asked her if she wanted to shoot it after A LOT of talking she tried it, to my amazement she shot it better than me & with the new AR build her only negotiation was she wanted one too. I guess I'm lucky. :61:

forgiven
05-25-2009, 3:49 PM
I married a gunner. She has her own guns now and loves them. Congrats to you and your lovely wife.:)

fabguy
05-25-2009, 3:58 PM
Well, Mine is kinda the same way, she grew up hunting and as matter of fact she, and her grandpa showed me how to skin a deer. She is not happy about my Ar's, so I go shooting with my daughters, their, twitty, little achey breakey heart liberal boyfriends leave quick, I'm amussed. Great way to bond with your kids. Here we are having some fun. Hopefully get the wife out there soon. http://henderson6.com/video/IMAG0133.jpg

yock
05-25-2009, 4:21 PM
Well, Mine is kinda the same way, she grew up hunting and as matter of fact she, and her grandpa showed me how to skin a deer. She is not happy about my Ar's, so I go shooting with my daughters, their, twitty, little achey breakey heart liberal boyfriends leave quick, I'm amussed. Great way to bond with your kids. Here we are having some fun. Hopefully get the wife out there soon.

What a great way to scare away the boys. :willy_nilly:

ar15barrels
05-25-2009, 4:50 PM
My current girlfriend cried when I took her to the range for the first time. She got so scared and worked up that when she shot my XD 45 she started crying... funniest thing ever.

You probably should have started here with something easier to control.
Perhaps a 44magnum or a 500 S&W.

Jerkdog
05-25-2009, 6:42 PM
My current girlfriend cried when I took her to the range for the first time. She got so scared and worked up that when she shot my XD 45 she started crying... funniest thing ever.

+1. My wife didn't handle her first FTF very well. Eyes about the size of dinner plates and all shaky...could barely keep the pistol pointed down range (but she did a good job). When I showed her how to clear the jam, she was all "Oh, that's it? I got this." Love - ain't it grand?:thumbsup: