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    When to confess to the wife?

    At what point do you finally confess to your wife, that, "yes, this is a new gun." As opposed, to "I've had this one for a while, guess you just never noticed."

    I picked up a new concealed carry gun on Friday, was in the work room last night checking it out and loading the mags, when my wife pokes her head in the door. Ah oh, caught!!!!. Her only comment, "I thought you didn't keep loaded guns in the house." I mumble something and just changed the subject....

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    Re: When to confess to the wife?

    Ive always chose the "just be honest" side. If I got something new I just say it. Sometimes I get hit with some flak but its alot less then the atomic bomb that hits if I try to hide something. Haha

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    My wife doesn't care how many firearms I purchase. She knows that if / when I sell them, I ALWAYS make money on them.

    She has her share of hobbies, crafts, etc., but can't claim what I just did.

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    Always up front trust on one thing leads to trust in all but lost trust is never regained.

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    Re: When to confess to the wife?

    Honesty is the best policy imo.

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    Be honest, yes....but, it's all about timing. It's easier to ask forgiveness than to ask permission.

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    I'm not married, but I can tell you this: any girl who walks through my door immediately becomes aware of the permanence of the gun in my life. Unless kids or idiots are present, one of my guns is always within two feet of my hands. Sometimes I relax a little on this - depends on the situation, but I cannot "bear arms" to protect myself if it's locked in the vault with the rest...

    If a girl can't handle it, she's not a woman for me. Buh-bye...

    If you happen to have married one and somehow didn't ever get to the gun subject - not sure how this could happen - then certainly honesty is the best policy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huckleberry44 View Post
    If a girl can't handle it, she's not a woman for me. Buh-bye...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dean25 View Post
    At what point do you finally confess to your wife, that, "yes, this is a new gun." As opposed, to "I've had this one for a while, guess you just never noticed."

    I picked up a new concealed carry gun on Friday, was in the work room last night checking it out and loading the mags, when my wife pokes her head in the door. Ah oh, caught!!!!. Her only comment, "I thought you didn't keep loaded guns in the house." I mumble something and just changed the subject....
    You shouldn't have to explain every purchase you make. She buys things also. Every time I buy a golf club should I tell my wife. Everytime I buy ammo do I need approval.
    You didn't buy a motorcycle or a jet ski. You added to your hobby, your collection. If I want to spend 400$ I spend it. And so does my wife. WE TRUST EACH OTHER'S JUDGEMENT

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    Do you have a job? Get paid? 'Nuff said...as long as the bills are getting paid first. Just because you're married doesn't mean you're not an adult anymore and can't make decisions on your own.

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    A guy is in his living room, cleaning his firearms....he also has his fishing rods ready for restringing, and his bowling ball ready for polishing. His wife enters the room and states, " I have had enough with all of your hobbies, I want you to get rid of all of this crap". He looks at her, and she notices the look on his face. She says, " What?" He says, " You sound just like my ex wife". Flabbergasted, the wife says, " I didn't know you were married before!" The guy says, " I wasn't".

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    Man! I got nailed just last year - unfortunately it was around Mothers Day when she found out :-(
    She knew I was buying a Mosin Nagant, but I slipped an AK in there too.
    BUSTED!! D'oh!

    I usually prep her now a couple weeks before, but I've also gone the route of sell one/buy one so there's not much impact to the budget.

    YMMV!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by berettabone View Post
    A guy is in his living room, cleaning his firearms....he also has his fishing rods ready for restringing, and his bowling ball ready for polishing. His wife enters the room and states, " I have had enough with all of your hobbies, I want you to get rid of all of this crap". He looks at her, and she notices the look on his face. She says, " What?" He says, " You sound just like my ex wife". Flabbergasted, the wife says, " I didn't know you were married before!" The guy says, " I wasn't".
    Classic! Yup, man up and don't take no crap.

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    "Sometimes I get hit with some flak..."

    AT LAST, somebody who knows that it's spelled "flak" and not "flack"! Thank you, sir, you've made my day!

    Sorry, just got in touch with my inner geezer.

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    I just put my man cannons in the safe, out of sight, out of mind.

    Works for me and it should work for you. Enough said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLAGuy View Post
    I just put my man cannons in the safe, out of sight, out of mind.

    Works for me and it should work for you. Enough said!
    man cannons? really?


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    My gf gets the Man Cannon from me on a regular basis so she doesn't complain.

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    Next time she finds out about a secret purchase and gets mad, tell her "I think its time for a new one".
    She will proceed to get madder and rant about "why do you need a new gun"
    Then you look up at her slowly , Dead in the eyes and say "i meant wife"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy19 View Post
    Next time she finds out about a secret purchase and gets mad, tell her "I think its time for a new one".
    She will proceed to get madder and rant about "why do you need a new gun"
    Then you look up at her slowly , Dead in the eyes and say "i meant wife"
    LOL good one bro!

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    When to confess to the wife?

    I'm debating this with my new .22 purchase. My plan is when she's ready to try shooting ill pull it out and say I bought this used so it'll be easier for you!

    No chance it'll actually work.

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