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Thread: Your better half's handgun(s)

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    Boolit Master
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    Your better half's handgun(s)

    Lets see what your boss shoots! I'll start.
    My wife of 30 yrs likes these three.
    H&R 999 Sportsman for farm patrol
    S&W Shield 9mm for the car/carry
    S&W m67-1 .38 Special
    She shoots all three really well but likes her revolvers best!

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    My wife of 48+ years: Favorite to shoot is her Kimber pro carry II in 45ACP. For concealed carry either her .40 Shield or her .38 S&W 642. Occasionally her .380 LCP that she really is not fond of or my 9mm Rohrbaugh that she really likes. We always have a 1911 handy in various places in the house for security and a short 12ga pump in the bedroom. She has shot nearly everything I own. If I come home late &/or drunk I'm knocking on the neighbors door
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    What is funny is, Every time I would buy a New Handgun, I would say, Honey, I bought You a New Gun.
    She would shoot it once, and say, it is too big, or Kicks too much.
    So, I would just have to go down and buy her Another one.
    She finally got Smart, and started buying he own Handguns and Shotguns.

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    My beloved of 35 years only likes .22s currently.

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    My wife is more of a plinker than a real shooter but does accompany me to the range now and then to keep her hand in. She's shot everything in the safe but her two 'personal' handguns are a mid-60s Ruger 'Standard' .22 that was the first pistol she ever fired and a 4" Colt Diamondback .38 that was a birthday present many, many years ago.

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    Security Six full size by the bed. H&R 999 around the farm.

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    Put my wife firmly in the plinker/toy category. her preferred piece at the range is the beretta neos 22lr I picked up for her. She's come around to linking my handloads in the 38spec and a 9mm walther but I'm happy she just wants to go with. I just tell her if push comes to shove make sure she empties the magazine. a dozen little holes is still better than a whistle.
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    SWMBO in my life has been hanging around for nearly 42 years, she was a Bailiff/Transportation Deputy from 89'-99' and carried a Gen 2 Glock 19 for most of that. These days the Glock 19 stays on her Nightstand, a Gen 3 Glock 26 usually travels in the Center Console on the Dodge and a Ruger LCR in 9mm lives in her Pistol-Packin' Mama Leather Purse.
    Livin' my dream in a little cabin on a mountain .....

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    My wife's "dowry" when we got hitched was her Dad gave her his Colt Anaconda 44 Mag, factory ported, 6-inch barrel (might be 5 inches). She is a tack driver with 44 Special loads in it, and carries full power loads when hiking. Truth is, she's a better shot than I am with it. Yes, I behave myself very very much!
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    In the last 20 years my wife has learned to ride her own motorcycle, shoot guns,oddly enough she likes 1911s and Glocks and she likes craft beer !! I think I'll keep her.

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    She hasn't shot a firearm in over 13 years.
    She has no desire to shoot yet isn't afraid of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggin View Post
    In the last 20 years my wife has learned to ride her own motorcycle, shoot guns,oddly enough she likes 1911s and Glocks and she likes craft beer !! I think I'll keep her.
    I think your wife and mine need to hang out so your can corrupt mine some.

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    Your better half's handgun(s)

    Mine wants nothing to do w/ them. This is concerning because she's w/ our kids all the time. But at the same time she would most likely use it on me. I'm that hard to deal w/

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    wife's carry gun is a Hungarian p63 in 9mm mak. she has a 94 Winchester in .30-30. keeps a bubble barrel 12ga. that some oe cut down for cowboy shoots in her office.
    she is learning to shoot the colt police positive special in .38 special I keep by the kitchen door.

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    My lovely gal carries a Model 19 around the farm and a Colt Agent w/hammer shroud in town. She's extremely proficient with both.


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    My wife's favorite "Because it feels good in my hand" is a Bersa 380. She can't hit a wall (or the ceiling) in a confined room but boy, does she have fun. I guess it's more of a little noise maker that a defensive weapon, but better something than nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 18Bravo View Post
    My wife's favorite "Because it feels good in my hand" is a Bersa 380. She can't hit a wall (or the ceiling) in a confined room but boy, does she have fun. I guess it's more of a little noise maker that a defensive weapon, but better something than nothing.
    That's my disposable piece I keep in the car , nothing wrong with it at all and in the case of emergency the cops can keep it as far as I'm concerned.
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    The best part of SWMBO shooting is when I need reloading components she tells me to put them on her credit card. I had her buy a box of defense loads for her 45ACP once, then told her I can load them for less than $.10 per round. She goes to the range with me a couple times a month and shoots lots of rounds
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    My girlfriend has both a colt detective special and a s&w chiefs special , I've coveted them both for a long long time now .

    The colt was her dad's and as far as I know is still as new in the box . The Smith gets semi regular exercise , sometimes I'm even allowed to shoot it .

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    Mrs. Thumbcocker loves her S&W 19-3 4". Pinned and recessed.
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