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Good news I never thought it would happen but.......

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by jantar, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. jantar

    jantar Donator

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    For starters my wife does not like guns! (or didn't).
    I knew that because I had returned to my sport of target shooting, with a bit of vermin control, that it would probably be a lonesome hobby due to her dislike of guns. On a visit to my local Kibworth range I was in the gunshop chatting about how I could get my wife interested so she could accompany me and hopefully enjoy it as a joint pastime. Richard suggested that if I brought her in I would be able to hire a suitable rifle for her as a taster (she has a shoulder/neck injury disability) for a while and she could try out the sport for herself. The next week I took him up on the offer and she was quickly lent an S400. Not to my taste though and she too found it too difficult to load pellets into.
    We placed ourselves in one of the 'sighting/practice' shelters and were quickly approached by the regulars who were there. They made her very welcome and offered to help if she needed it. After getting her settled I retrieved my own gear from the car and set myself up beside her so I could both monitor and instruct her as I too shot. After an hour or so she was cold and so we packed up and left, her with a massive smile on her face and I got a non stop nagging all the way home on how she had enjoyed herself! Looks like I will now not be lonesome for at least some of the time anyway. My biggest challenge now is that being a woman she cannot stop talking and distracting me and I fear that others will also feel the same. The other problem of her not being able to close her left eye as she sights has been resolved by way of a (pink) eye patch.
    She enjoyed herself so much it has now hit me in the pocket cos I have had to buy her her own kit! As its just a bit of a hobby at the moment for her I bought her a new SMK QB78 DeLuxe (CO2) because it was the only one she handled that she liked the feel of and could cock and load easily. If she does take to it I will probably get her a DS Regal because she has handled all of my collection, both rifles and pistols, but my Regal was the one she took to, the others being either too heavy or uncomfortable to shoulder.
    Have I done the right thing.......or made a bed of nails for myself????
    Anyone else had a like experience?
    :confused:;)
     
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  2. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    Nice to do things together, sometimes!!

    the wife isn't it to my hobby, which I'm kind of glad of I love my wife dearly but it's my escape from the rat race. Nothing I like better than getting into the field on ma todd!

    piece perfect piece!!!
     
  3. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    My wife has given up rifle shooting, but is getting into the world of paper punching with pistols and is looking to try IPAS!

    I am not going to complain, she bought me my guns!

    She does have a pair of HW95s still though!
     
  4. sharpsman

    sharpsman Big Poster

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    I go shooting to get away from my misses and the constant moaning and nagging so taking her shooting with me will never happen,to me shooting is an escape from the day to day drudgery.
     
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    Behind you! Mwhahahahah Just kidding. Christchurch
    What's that old saying? "be careful what you wish for".... :D
     
  6. SteveO

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    I'm planning to take my Mrs to the range when the weather is better, once she is infected with the same bug there can be no arguments about buying kit as she will understand the need for the fix! ;)
     
  7. Chinnymonster81

    Chinnymonster81 Busy Member

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    Ah but you are failing to consider that her kit will always have to be more expensive and better than yours or she'll be feeling short changed. ergo she will get a new Mk4 panther and you can have a Barnet diablo catapult.
     
  8. jantar

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    Ahhh, It would appear that I am but one of many who needs (or has had to) make the sacrifice to continue with our chosen hobby.......stiil, can't complain cos as its been said.....she now cannot complain at the cost when she too is now a part of it. (I hope)
     
  9. Elk hunter

    Elk hunter Keyboard Hero

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    I'm very lucky to have a wonderful partner that encourages me to go out shooting. If I go to Scotland stalking rule of thumb is don't come home without a deer. But it is a ballance if she wants a family day I don't make a fuss as shooting is part of my job and hobby.

    My first wife was not so understanding and I feel for all that do not have the support of there wives or partner when it comes to hobbies.

    Andrew
     
  10. jantar

    jantar Donator

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    That is so right **, Yet they expect, no demand, that we men partake what they enjoy such as those ball aching soaps and so called 'true life reality' shows that are nothing like true life or reality. There again it could have been the local knitting circle.......or worse:eek:
     
  11. Accuspell

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    I was just going to highlight the first five words.......
     
  12. Tazz

    Tazz Engaging Member

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    I read your posting with interest as my wife too has shown an interest in shooting occasionally, and has a problem with her non-sighting eye. as she was not comfortable wearing a patch at the range (not helped by me buying a small stuffed parrot for her shoulder) we used a gauze eye patch and reduced it's thickness week by week. She can now shoot with both eyes open without any problem.
     
  13. Tripleteer

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    Touché!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. djwalker

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    my wife couldn't care less what I spend or what I own , happy days . and yes I love her to bits if Carlsberg made wifes etc.
     
  15. alb38

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    my partner loves shooting and I would love to upgrade her equipment :rolleyes:, but she seems content to stick with her sfs tuned lightning, which shoots very sweetly.
    We both only shoot springers and really enjoyed her first season last year with her trying to bag her first bunny and pigeon. She didn't succeed but is adamant
    she'll do better this year. I should count my blessings shouldn't I?
     
  16. jantar

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    Nice to know there are so many others in the same boat....Tazz has given me an idea on how to correct her one eye problem and I will give it a go on the next outing. Might get her a parrot too :D
     

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