Skip to comments.Three Steps to Equipping A Gun Aversive Significant Other with a Home Defense Handgun
Posted on 06/07/2011 4:58:44 AM PDT by marktwain
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Good article! But my wife is the type that does not want a gun, until something actually happens to her, then she’ll change her mind.
The article made me laugh.. why? Because when my husband and I married, I brought my Daddy’s Mosin, two .38’s and a shotgun to the home. I guess it was part of my “dowry”. Granted, I didn’t have to talk him into it and I didn’t have to worry about a holster matching his outfit.
Have you taken her to the range? Personally, I find that very stress reducing. May I suggest this: find every article you can about home invasions, burglaries where the bad guy finds the woman alone, etc... I think some people have the false impression that something bad won’t happen to them. She is assuming that the first “something actually happens to her”.. well, that she will go unscathed.
Yes, but she won’t even shoot anything, even a .22 rifle or handgun. He father and brothers are all gun people but she won’t shoot anything. I don’t know what to do.
Where do we even start with this sexist drivel?
If the answer to that is "no" or "maybe", stop now.
A gun in that situation will be very dangerous.
I personally wouldn’t think of marrying a woman who has absolutely no interest in guns. If they are open minded, different story.
“I personally wouldnt think of marrying a woman who has absolutely no interest in guns.”
I agree. She would be worthless during a zombie invasion. For a real woman I would recommend the Rhino .357 with the 4” barrel and laser sights. Minimal felt recoil and puts big holes in bad guys.
That, I am not ashamed to say, is sheer idiocy.
You’ve convinced them to not even try.
You’ve driven the notion of self-defense from their minds.
You’ve made them victims because the one option provided is far beyond their capacity, and they’re smart enough to see at least that.
Assuming she does buy such a .50AE cannon, assuming she can pick the #@%^ thing up, assuming she can get her hands around the massive grip and pull the heavy trigger, she now has a gushing gaping gash on her face where the thing leaped from her grip and smashed her forehead, she can’t hear a #@%^ thing because the blast is deafening indoors without serious hearing protection, and now horrible things are being done to her because she missed ‘cuz she couldn’t aim that massive thing because it’s too heavy, too powerful, and she never practiced with it for those reasons - and now her assailant knows she is unarmed, defenseless, debilitated, and has REALLY P!$$#ED HIM OFF.
Just because you think a quarter-inch difference in diameter is so much scarier than a pathetic little .25 caliber.
Allegedly open minds may close when goals are achieved.
“Interest” may not be necessary, but recognition of ownership and practice IS important. Trust me.
Exactly I hsve a gun and my husband doesn’t. What holster do you think would be appropriate for him?
I am NOT suggesting this but simply relaying a story. My brother’s wife said in no uncertain terms that a gun of any sort would never be allowed in their home. My brother went along with this for years but there were some issues involving his safety from work... so he secretly borrowed mine for a year. I know, I know... one shouldn’t involve themselves in other’s marriages and I should have respected the wishes of my SIL but this situation made me decide to ignore that for the safety of my brother and three nephews. During that year, my brother purchased his own firearm. I am wondering... since she grew up in a family with guns, did she experience fear from her Dad? It almost sounds to me like there may be an incident involving fear of the person with a gun rather than the gun itself.
Go to your nearset NRAmember club. Take basic pistol and personal protection courses and in a very short while any spouse will become very skilled, informed and confident.
I was looking at the Ruger LCP .380 for my (in 5 days) wife. She has been to the range a few times. She just needs more practice b/c her aim is not that good. A .380 could solve that (correct??). Any thoughts and advice would be appreciated. BTW she shot my Ruger SR9 at the range.
No, she has no fear of her Dad or guns. I have quite a few around the house in various places. They are loded and ready to go and I carry, so that is not an issue.
Thank goodness my husband was smarter than any of these suggestions when he started teaching me about guns. Granted I wasn’t opposed to guns outright but I wasn’t comfortable around them.
He taught me to shoot with small calibers like .22. He helped me find a first gun that I liked - it wasn’t remotely a “defense” gun. And it wasn’t something he liked at all so it wasn’t a case of “here’s your gun honey you don’t like it? oh well I’ll take it”.
Now we swap gun purchases. He got the last one so that means I should be up again soon...
I heard an idea recently on the survival podcast - airsoft.
If this is your wife, have some “together play time” shooting plastic pellets at a sticky target in your house/basement. It goes “ping splat”, and you can bet some silly things on the outcomes of your friendly competition.
That’ll get her hooked, and you can teach safety at the same time.