Wife went to the range with me for the first time ever
My wife isn't interested in guns. She doesn't like guns and wished they didn't exist. She has no idea how many guns are in our society because she only sees mine and no one else's. Except for input from me, she believes there is no need to own or carry a gun. She has accepted the fact that I carry everywhere we go and at home, mainly because it's my decision and I refuse to compromise on this issue.
Anyway, last weekend she went to the range with me because 1) I was on my way to pick up our daughter, and 2) the wife was in a good mood so she decided to come along. I think all the planets were probably aligned, too. :yup:
She didn't shoot, but she did get some good exposure to lots of people and lots of guns. She saw other ladies and even some entire families with little kids. The lady at the Kahr table was a good example also of women who like guns. From my wife's description, the lady had a Kahr .380. I'm only guessing, but my wife said it was a small gun, and she overheard the lady saying that specific gun would be released soon. I didn't pay any attention to it because I was shooting the larger Kahrs. (I was hoping to shoot Sigs and Glocks, but those reps didn't show up this year. :frown:)
I had thought I might post a picture of my wife without showing her face, but she said she didn't want to be like Sarah Palin and be shown on the internet with a gun. :rofl: So sorry, no pics.
The point of this post is to acknowledge the small steps my wife has taken. She has:
1. Stopped making an issue of me carrying
2. Sometimes takes the spray I bought her when she goes walking
3. Went to the range with me
4. Sometimes even smiles when she searches and finds my gun on me. (Haven't told her about the BUG yet... don't want to press my luck.)
5. I even found her watching "America's Most Wanted" by herself the other day, so maybe she's starting to understand that evil does exist in this world, and that sometimes evil happens to "regular" people like us.
At the current rate, by my calculations she may be ready to carry herself in perhaps 80 years or so. :blink:
Just wanted to share some good news, plus some encouragement for you guys who have wives that are totally against you owning or carrying guns. Sometimes the planets do align. Not often, but sometimes.
My wife of 16 years shoots too!
While she is not as crazy about guns as I am, she will shoot any of my guns when she has a chance.