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    Patience and Prayer pay off - Men, please read this thread

    I posted this story over at DefensiveCarry.com. It was intended to be short, but ended up long. Thanks for reading.

    Patience and Prayer Pay Off. Men- read this story please
    Ok, so here's my story, I will try to keep it short.

    I've loved guns for my whole life. I shot my first gun at age 6. I've been married for 16 years. Shortly after my wedding, I told my wife I wanted a gun. My wife told me "My old boyfriend once hold a gun point-blank to my forehead and I am terrified of guns, I don't want any in the house". I let it go for a while, then asked her if I got a gun and kept it in a small safe while at home was it ok, she said yes, but even if I came home I had to put it in the safe before giving her a kiss or doing anything else. We agreed. I carried my Sig for about 5 years then.

    I stopped carrying when my MS progressed. Then about a year ago I got interested again. I asked her the same question, we had since sold my little 1"x1" safe in a move. She said the same thing. I then asked if I could please try to teach her that gun's aren't bad, people can be. She walked out of the room, I took that as "not now".

    8 months ago Constitutional Carry passed in AZ. I REALLY got the fever then. Through discussion, my prayers and knowing my marriage and wife were ultimately more important than guns, I helped her understand them. She still wouldn't touch one or even want me to show one to her. I got a Beautiful Pro Carry II for Christmas and she asked that I keep it on the top shelf of the closet when I'm home. I did. It's WAY better than the old days. I don't have to run to the safe when I get home, I can take my time, I can now even keep it on the bedside table. I also have a 1962 six shooter from my dad. That I keep on the shelf int he coset. Fast forward to last weekend (been busy this week to post this) and we go to the grand opening of my range/LGS's new location opening and she is looking at the guns, and see's little girls as young as 10 signing up to shoot balloons int he range. I sign up to shoot and she says "can I go in with you"? YES!!!!!! I go in, load my 6" .38 revolver my dad gave me a few weeks ago. she looks at it with eyes wide open. Then it happened...

    "Do you think I can shoot it"? WOW, WHAT A CHANGE! I said sure, I took the time to teach her the rules. I then helped her learn to hold it, then she shot. Quite well actually, she shot an evil gun 18 times. I am SO proud of her.

    The moral of the story is I had patience with her. I took the time, I prayed about it. I taught her that her boyfriend instilled a fear in her that was un-teachable.

    On the other hand, this could end up biting me in the behind. today she said "when can we go back to the range? can I shoot your .45 next"? I feel confident that I will be buying her her own little pink .38 or .380 by Christmas.

    Please respect your wives men. Never pull the macho "I'm the mad of the house" crap. it's not the 1950's. Respect and faith pay off in the end.

    P.S. I now want an AR-15, she still thinks those are "scary looking". Next hurdle in view.

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  3. Good on ya! As I feel confident that you are both Christian, have her read Luke 22:36. My DW shoots as well and sometimes better than I. It's nice to know "she's got my back". Mine loves to shoot my AR!
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    Marry an ex-Marine. Never have to worry about firearms "disconnects" in the household. LOL!

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    Well, we know who wears the pants- I have not a clue why your praying, she should be praying that your intentions are to protect her against some other idiot holding a weapon to her head- Now we know why misogamy is on the rise!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I am working on getting my 2nd wife to shoot. She knew up front what she was getting into when she married me

    She has expressed interest but hasn't gone with me to the range as of yet. She has no issues with me carrying or that there are guns in the house. Some times she will sit and watch me clean them after a range trip and will ask questions on how they work and will even handle them to see what feels best in her hand. I know she keeps going back to an old .22 revolver I have as the one she says isn't too heavy and feels right to her. I would happily have her armed with a .22 if that's what she can hit with rather than miss with anything else I own. 6 shots of .22 is bound to ruin anyones day ! Only she will know when she is actually ready to pull a trigger and catch the fever. On that day I am sure to loose an "old friend" in that .22 but will have gained another shooting buddy so it will all work out
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  7. I thing you did it the right way, I still don't know how to approach this to my wife, not that she never have shot a gun before, but that she did have a bad experience when she was a child and saw her father doing something in front of the family that wasn't suppose happen at all, She was 13years old when it happen.... What advise can i get and situation like this.. Thank You

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    Glad to hear she came around. Im kinda happy my wife isnt too angry about guns, she just asks that if its off my hip, its in a safer place, no kids around so I just slide it under the couch when its not on my hip, and when I go into another room, it goes back on my hip.
    Glad to hear things are panning out for yal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NRA Lifer and Proud View Post
    I am working on getting my 2nd wife to shoot. She knew up front what she was getting into when she married me
    At first I thought your post read... "I am working on getting to shoot my 2nd wife."
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1 View Post
    At first I thought your post read... "I am working on getting to shoot my 2nd wife."
    I was wondering what happened to the first wife

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGOTIST View Post
    Well, we know who wears the pants- I have not a clue why your praying, she should be praying that your intentions are to protect her against some other idiot holding a weapon to her head- Now we know why misogamy is on the rise!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The title of this thread says, "Men, please read this thread." So why did you stop to read it?

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