Why I’m the World’s Best Husband

Why I’m the World’s Best Husband

Why I’m the World’s Best Husband

Today, you’re going to see why I’m pretty much the world’s best husband. You see, for a long time now my wife’s gun has been a revolver. However, for the past several months she’s been using my Glock 19 and I’ve been using my 1911 or my snub-nosed revolver when she did so.

Well, the other day she finally decided that she needed her own Glock 19 instead of taking mine. And even though she has shot many different guns, we decided that it would be a good idea to go to the range and have her test out a bunch of different guns just to double-check that she indeed wanted her semi-automatic to be a Glock.

So, we headed over to the range and started renting several guns.

My wife is a good shot and my guidance consisted of switching out gun rentals as she would tell me: “I don’t like the grip on this one” or “too much recoil.”

Other than switching out the guns when she asked for a new one, I didn’t say a thing. I didn’t try and influence or bother her, I just sat back as she tried out gun after gun after gun. Finally, she decided the Glock 19 was still the gun for her and the one she likes best.

And that’s when I re-confirmed my status as the world’s best husband because I selflessly gave her my gun and went out and bought a brand new Glock 19 for myself. After all, I wanted to give her a gun that I know works, and not take the chance of giving her a gun that’s untested.

Now my wife and I both carry the same gun. I have already heard a few jokes about how I carry the same gun as her and that’s alright with me because she made the decision on her own and what I care about most is that she has a gun she is comfortable with.

Also, back to my new gun for a second…

In all seriousness, I have not started carrying my new gun yet because I haven’t been to the range to shoot it. Although it is a Glock and it should be the most reliable gun on the planet, it’s still a man-made device, which can have problems.

So please do not start carrying a new gun until you’ve put a few hundred rounds through it and you’re sure there is nothing wrong with it. And if you want to be selfless like me and get a new gun, why don’t you give your wife a chance to shoot your gun this weekend? You never know, she might just fall in love with it like mine did.

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  • Asdf

    I guess the bar is set fairly low.

  • Mark

    Good work Jason! A personal firearm must fit one’s hands and preferences. It’s just wrong when folks settle on something inappropriate for whatever reason. My wife insisted on a 1911 many years ago despite my encouragement to try some other types because it’s what we carried when active duty. Years later, she decided she couldn’t stand the “spitting and convulsions” of a magazine-fed pistol and ended up happy with a .357 revolver. She also appreciates being able to practice with .38s and load hotter hollowpoints for “business purposes”. Everyone’s different in terms of what works best for them.

  • This is one reason why I suggest women attend our Women on Target class.  For $40 you get classroom training, goody bags(Literature, ear plugs, eye protection, hats, etc.), Continental breakfast (Coffee and donuts), Lunch, and then you get to try out all the different guns the volunteer instructors have brought with them using ammo. You can also bring your own gun aaddget coached with that.  Some women bring the guns their husband/boyfriend gave them but find they prefer something else.

  • DeepWaters

    I have 3 Glocks a SF21, G26, & a G17. I’ve put over 2000 rounds through the 21 and the 26, But only a few through (200.) I had the 17 with me on a couple of out of town excursions, but usually carried the 21 on the road and the 26 around home. I took all three with me on a family camping trip so some of the guys could try them out. My 1st shot with 17 was right on the money, it failed to completely load the 2nd round. I ejected the round and let the slide chamber the next round. Bang right in the sweet spot. and another F.T.L. The entire 1st mag was like that. The 2nd mag worked flawlessly and a 33-rd mag that I picked up a couple years before fit right in there and worked great. The is a definite problem with the 1st mag. But the point I’m making is that it was about a year after I bought that I made the discovery. I’m so blessed that I didn’t have the 17 with a bad mag in it when I needed a functioning tool to save my life or another’s.

  • G19_4Me

    [QUOTE]In all seriousness, I have not started carrying my new gun yet because I haven’t been to the range to shoot it.  Although it is a Glock and it should be the most reliable gun on the planet, it’s still a man-made device, which can have problems.[/QUOTE] 
     
    I carry a G-19 too; but, fortunately, I got mine from a factory shipment that was produced before June of 2010.  I hardly think it accurate to so blatantly present the above remark as, ‘gospel’.  What’s the matter?  Have people suddenly stopped reading Glock Talk?  When it comes to trouble-free performance and 100% reliability, current Glock Model 19’s, in both the 3rd and 4th generations, are a genuine, ‘crap shoot’.  Some work, too many don’t.  (She’s your wife; so, if you like her, let her keep your old G-19!)  😉 
     
    [QUOTE]So please do not start carrying a new gun until you’ve put a few hundred rounds through it and you’re sure there is nothing wrong with it. And if you want to be selfless like me and get a new gun, why don’t you give your wife a chance to shoot your gun this weekend? You never know, she might just fall in love with it like mine did.[/QUOTE] 
     
    Only a few hundred verification rounds through a brand new polymer frame pistol?  Wow!  I know of several police agencies that require minimum verifications of, either, 500 or 750 fired (and trouble-free) rounds before an individual pistol will be approved for field service.  Personally, after screwing around with my first two, ‘perfect plastic wunder pistols’ I, now, do a thousand fired rounds before I’ll start carrying any new Glock. 
     
    As for my own wife?  Myself and one of the most skillful pistolsmiths in the Eastern United States had her stand between us while we, each, took turns ever so carefully and subtly guiding her into selecting the right CCW weapon for her own personal use.  In my opinion buying a self-defense pistol isn’t quite the same thing as picking out a dress.  When I started shooting handguns I was only 12 years old; one of my uncles placed a 1911-A1 on the bench in front of me and asked, ‘Would you like to shoot it?’  THAT is all the choice I had! 
     
    You’ve got my curiosity piqued, Jason.  Does your wife intend to wear this new carry pistol on her hip; or, like most women, is she going to carry it inside her handbag?  Don’t know about you; but, I really like my wife; and the last thing I’d be comfortable thinking about is her walking around with a C-1 Glock inside her purse.  Yes, I know that inside a handbag isn’t the best place for a CCW pistol; however, women going to continue to be women; and, sometimes, there’s just no stopping them.  (This, also, includes a beautiful female state police detective I know.  She’s my former sister-in-law; and she keeps a large snub-nosed S&W Model 686 inside her oversized shoulder handbag.  She can shoot it, too!) 

  • Diehl8923

    I always enjoy Jason’s articles.  Well written, useful and humorous. 

  • Dang what a guy ,man simmilar to my own thinking , I personaly like my glock 22 ,its my weapon of choice when i head into town between it an my backup no worries , t

  • JB

    McDonald’s makes the most popular hamburger in the world… does that make it the best???

    Popularity and number sold does not equate to “Best”, and the gun store shelves are full of pristine, used Glocks… why?

    If you really believe your life may someday depend on your weapon… you need to buy the best, regardless of price. Buy used, if you have to, but save your pennies, forego a few pizza and beer parties, and buy the best.  Besides, high-quality products which don’t flood the market also hold their value better.

    I’m not going to tell you what to buy, I’m not getting paid to promote somebody’s product.  Just do some serious research on a product that you might believe your life could depend on, learn what you are doing, and buy the best.

    Don’t get snarky because I insulted your favorite product, some folks like McDonald’s hamburgers better than any other, that’s o.k. too.  I have reasons founded in statistical and data… I don’t own any Glocks or AK-47s. – JB

    • J D

       Hey Jables,

      You argument is weak at best, and you lost me (and I’m sure many other readers) when you began with the horrible analogy of comparing the popularity of Glocks to McDonald’s hamburgers. Really? I mean, really man?!
      The reason why Glocks are popular is because they work.
      I like to listen to veteran police officers and military guys…because frankly, they know what the hell they’re talking about.
      When you have policemen, detectives, etc… who have been in the game for 15, 20 years and they have shot every type of pistol/caliber/etc..and they say that the Glock is the most reliable and best shooting gun on the planet—you have to listen to them.
      They’re not saying that because Glocks are as popular as McDonald’s hamburgers dude.
      They’re saying that because they have REAL WORLD experience and have actually used these guns to defend themselves against bad guys. Ask most cops or FBI agents which gun they shoot. A huge percentage of them will say: Glock 22.
      And JB, there are way more reasons than affordability why this 16-shot .40 leads in US
      police handgun sales. More police departments seem to have adopted the
      Glock 22 than any other make and model. For years, the FBI has given new
      agents their choice of a 16-shot G22 or the slightly smaller 14-shot
      Glock 23. Because it works.
      It is all about reliability and simplicity.
      I have a Glock 19 and I’ve put over 9,000 rounds through it and have NEVER had one problem. Not one. That is incredible to me.
      You would be hard pressed to have that kind of perfection anywhere else, period.
      I have a Gen3…because I believe in the old adage, if it ain’t broke don’t try and fix it.
      Glock gen4’s are okay—I mean, it’s basically the same pistol with a few changes like grip, etc…
      My final point comes from what Massad Ayoob says about the Glock 22, “Versatility, and the ability to come out ahead in head-to-head tests against other pistols of
      same caliber and size and weight. When many law enforcement
      agencies said, “Do the math,” the answer came out “Glock 22.”
      But, hey….I and millions of others could be wrong….

      • Actually I think the Glock is an inferior gun and there are several that come out ahead.  I don’t care how many are out there.  With some tweaking it can be a decent gun but off the shelf it sucks. 

  • Rodgerroadstar99

    What a wonderful husband.  I must take lessons from you, it’s time for me to have a new gun.

  • AmericanMade72 on Youtube

    I think you should have bought HER the new Glock and allow her to continue carrying yours until the new one was broken in.

  • ShellyK

    As a woman, a wife and a gun lover, just remember fellows, some of us know how to break one in as well as you.

  • Mike

    Another good reason to carry the same gun is having the same magazines. If you both are carrying one or (hopefully) two extra mags, then you can help each other out if you need a reload.

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