Should I or shouldn't I? Will she or won't she? Your thoughts?

Should I or shouldn't I? Will she or won't she? Your thoughts?

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    Should I or shouldn't I? Will she or won't she? Your thoughts?

    My wife has an older Glock 23 for home defense when I'm away and for range practice when we shoot together. She does not carry.

    She likes it and doesn't want a different gun even though I have had her try many 9mm guns (Sig P239, XD sub compact and compact, Kahr, etc, but no 9mm Glocks). I got rid of my 40s years ago and never looked back. Frankly, I think she would really get more enjoyment out of a lower recoil 9mm.

    Yes I know, everyone has their personal preference and I shouldn't try to convince her to change, since it is HER weapon.....HOWEVER.....I can't ignore the feeling that she'd ultimately prefer something different. That's how I justify my gun purchases anyway, and I'm NOT changing that philosophy!!

    With that background, here's the question: SHOULD I get her a new gen Glock 19 , or shouldn't I? AND.....will she LIKE it or NOT?!
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    Could she rent one to try out at the range?

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    Of course, and that is the practical solution, however, it would ruin the total surprise factor for Christmas....
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    Why would you even attempt to second guess a woman when she tells you something?

    Go with her word.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    Why would you even attempt to second guess a woman when she tells you something?

    Go with her word.
    Besides, when she changes her min, there's always January 6th...

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    When you buy a surprise present for your wife (that she has not specifically said she wants) you are taking a BIG chance.

    It is not recommended.

    Your wife may be less direct than I am. However:

    ShooterGramps surprised me one time with cell phones. After I had a rather loud fit, he meekly returned them. Another time he surprised me with a 410 shotgun that I told him I really wanted to have "some day". That time he got hugs and special meals for quite a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockymonster View Post
    My wife has an older Glock 23 for home defense when I'm away and for range practice when we shoot together. She does not carry.

    She likes it and doesn't want a different gun...
    I'm not going to get between a man, his wife, and her gun, but I think you have your answer above - 'she likes it'. She will practice with what she likes and will be able to use it if she needs to, and will be familiar with it as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    Why would you even attempt to second guess a woman when she tells you something?

    Go with her word.
    2nd guess? I am a glutton for punishment.....

    Go with her word? Have a difficult time with that in this instance......
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    My wife shoots my .40 27 but find the recoil and slide function a little heavy. She likes the Sig P238 the best, easiest for her to shoot and manipulate. She also enjoyed the Nano, and she enjoyed shooting the XD. I'm thinking I'll pick her up a Glock 19 Gen 4 with my GSSF coupon.

    Take her to a range and rent a 19, and see what she thinks. She's familiar with the 23, so it's practically the same pistol just a little softer to shoot.
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    Question: If you are going to do it anyway why did you ask for advice?
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    Smokey, my friend, you are entering a world of pain.

    If she likes the 23 she likes it. If you absolutely HAVE to get her into 9mm, you could get her a Lone Wolf 9mm barrel for her 23 and a couple of magazines. That makes it an additional item for HER gun, instead of making her adopt a NEW gun - and that's a big difference. Then take the several hundred dollars you save and buy her something she really wants.

    Besides, 9mm is a terrible round. Terrible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShooterGranny View Post
    When you buy a surprise present for your wife (that she has not specifically said she wants) you are taking a BIG chance.

    It is not recommended.

    Your wife may be less direct than I am. However:

    ShooterGramps surprised me one time with cell phones. After I had a rather loud fit, he meekly returned them. Another time he surprised me with a 410 shotgun that I told him I really wanted to have "some day". That time he got hugs and special meals for quite a while.
    I surprise her all the time. In fact, her current Glock was a surprise. Funny.....we were driving on the freeway and I told her her birthday present was under the seat. She opened the box, pulled out the Glock and much to my horror excitedly began to wave it around in plain view of the other cars!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShooterGranny View Post
    Question: If you are going to do it anyway why did you ask for advice?
    So if it goes bad, I can blame it on someone else.....sheesh......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockymonster View Post
    She opened the box, pulled out the Glock and much to my horror excitedly began to wave it around in plain view of the other cars!
    That mental picture made me LOL. Maybe not the best executed plan, good thing a copy wasn't nearby. haha
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    Why doesn't she carry? Is she licensed? If not, how about using the funds for a CC class.
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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