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      Question For the Married Guys ...

      When someone asks how many handguns you have, do you count your wife's guns, too?

      I find myself doing that. Some one asks me, I count all the handguns in the house.

      But when someone asks her how many handguns she has, she just gives the number that she owns, without including mine (3 1/2).

      She doesn't mind when I do it, but as I think about it, it doesn't really seem fair ...

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      Mine says" what is hers is hers, and what is mine is hers too" !!!!

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      I try not to answere in numbers. I have enough or a few or a couple.
      That is something I consider my business.



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      If I payed for them I count them.

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      Quote Originally Posted by TOF View Post
      I try not to answere in numbers. I have enough or a few or a couple.
      That is something I consider my business.


      +1 I don't tell people how many I have in the house, either.

      Although someone did ask my last boyfriend how many guns he had and he said he had 5, which is how many I had at the time. I corrected him and told them he had none, I had 5, and not only had he not paid for them he'd never even seen any of them.

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      I only count mine, though there is currently one Glock 26 in dispute. Somehow it has landed in her purse, even though I bought it from Old Padawan.
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      Well, thats easy, I have them all. However many that is. And no I am not being possesive or shovenistic (SP?) she just doesn't like them ,and I am VERY slowly trying to get her comfortable around any guns. But we started down the me or them route at one point. No more.
      Anyway, i don't give numbers either.

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      Well, a lot of us have posted our gun counts on this forum:

      How many Handguns Do You Own - Poll #2 - More Options, for example.

      And that is the venue that I'm really talking about.

      A lot of members here list their handguns in their signatures, and one of the other members had
      (wifey's)
      next to one of the guns listed.

      That mention of his wife's gun in his gun list is what prompted my thinking that I tend to "possess" my wife's guns, too. I don't shoot them unless I"m invited to, but when I think about "my" guns, I tend to count hers in the collection.

      From things I have heard her say, I don't think she thinks this way.

      I was just wondering how many other guys tend to "possess" their wife's guns.

      Who you tell about your guns might make an interesting thread, though.

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      Quote Originally Posted by K Bob View Post
      If I payed for them I count them.
      +1.

      Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
      I only count mine, though there is currently one Glock 26 in dispute. Somehow it has landed in her purse, even though I bought it from Old Padawan.
      Lol, take it to Judge Judy!!! How does the Glock 26 shoot anyway? I've held full-sized Glocks but never a subcompact. In pictures they don't look quite as 2x4ish as their full-sized counterparts.

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      No numbers.

      "How many guns do your have/own?"

      "More than I can shoot all at once, but not as many as I'd like."

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      That's easy - my wife hates guns and is always bugging me to sell mine.

      So, they are all only mine

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      Mine doesn't shoot, although I wish she did, so they're all mine. I still have hope for her though.

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      Quote Originally Posted by fivehourfrenzy View Post
      How does the Glock 26 shoot anyway? I've held full-sized Glocks but never a subcompact. In pictures they don't look quite as 2x4ish as their full-sized counterparts.
      It shoots great, very nearly as well as my 17. Just have to remember to get the pinky finger out of the way on speed reloads!

      The grip is still blocky, though, about the same as the bigger guns. It doesn't bother me, though, since I adapt to guns rather than getting all hung up on how one feels the first time I pick it up.

      Anyway, I have acquired a Glock 23 from the same source as the 26, and that should resolve the dispute. She can keep the 26 and I will just holster a .40 in its place.
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      I find that quite curious now that I think about it. When asked.... I count all 3 handguns as mine......even though 2 of them are the wife's.
      DOUGH!

      She on the other hand never includes mine in her tally. She refers to it as "his/my" gun only.

      But the 2 -.22lr rifles...........are ALL MINE BABY!

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      Ok I am just going to through some psychological babble out here because its my nature and training and I have been actively doing marriage counseling for 5 years now so... When you get married one of the worst thing can do is keep YOUR stuff THEIR stuff. You are in a permanent relationship where the two of you have decided that you’re better off with one another than without. There is a big difference between maintaining individuality and maintaining ones right to his or her possessions. As we grow in our marriages we should begin to go through a process I call making the me, we. After a few years of healthy marriage you should stop using words like I and mine and start using words like We and our. In the area of fire arms there are two things that I see form a psychological point of view that come into effect. First, I don’t think I have met a single couple that shoots together where the woman was the instigator of the sport. So typically we men tend to be the ones doing a lot of the teaching and nurturing of the sport in our families so we seam to have a greater sense or need for ownership of the sport. That’s not a bad thing it means we care enough about our families to teach them to protect themselves and to draw them together for a singular activity. The Second thing I see from a psychological view relates to why we are typically the first to gravitate toward this sport. Whether you believe a Creator put it in us or it’s a leftover from evolution men have a desire to protect and provide, and fire arms give us a way to do both so again we tend to want to take a lot of responsibility for our family and our own fire arms. I think the reason that women (my wife included) tend to let this happen is the same as the reasons we want it to happen, no matter how much our culture tries to fight it women have a deep desire to be taken care of. I don’t think that makes them weaker by any stretch of the imagination, we simply have different roles built into our psyche. That’s not to say that a woman can’t do almost anything a man can do or visa versa.

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      When I saw the title of this thread I though it was going to be a post full of babes in bikini's .......

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      Number of guns around here changes pretty often..............
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      Quote Originally Posted by Joeshwa24 View Post
      Ok I am just going to through some psychological babble out here because its my nature and training and I have been actively doing marriage counseling for 5 years now so... When you get married one of the worst thing can do is keep YOUR stuff THEIR stuff. You are in a permanent relationship where the two of you have decided that youíre better of with one another than without. There is a big difference between maintaining individuality and maintaining ones right to his or her possessions. As we grow in our marriages we should begin to go through a process I call making the me, we. After a few years of healthy marriage you should stop using words like I and mine and start using words like We and our. In the area of fire arms there are two things that I see form a psychological point of view that come into effect. First, I donít think I have met a single couple that shoots together where the woman was the instigator of the sport. So typically we men tend to be the ones doing a lot of the teaching and nurturing of the sport in our families so we seam to have a greater sense or need for ownership of the sport. Thatís not a bad thing it means we care enough about our families to teach them to protect themselves and to draw them together for a singular activity. The Second thing I see from a psychological view is relates to why we are typically the first to gravitate toward this sport. Whether you believe a Creator put it in us or itís a leftover from evolution men have a desire to protect and provide, and fire arms give us a way to do both so again we tend to want to take a lot of responsibility for our families and our own fire arms. I think the reason that women (my wife included) tend to let this happen is the same as the reasons we want it to happen, no matter how much our culture tries to fight it women have a deep desire to be taken care of. I donít think that makes them weaker by any stretch of the imagination, we simply have different roles built into our psyche. Thatís not to say that a woman canít do anything almost anything a man can do or visa versa.
      I think I'm only one PhD away from understanding all that.

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      Ha Sorry... Was that over the top... maybe I should have just said "Yeah same here"...lol

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      Quote Originally Posted by Joeshwa24 View Post
      Ha Sorry... Was that over the top... maybe I should have just said "Yeah same here"...lol
      No actuallyi thought it was good.
      Wrong, but good
      ok not really wrong, just, well i'm a male so i will choose to not listen.
      but reallly it was an intersting observation. and thanks

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