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Old 04-14-2012, 03:54   #1
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I want to brag on my wife.

I want to talk about my wife a bit here. As you all know she's very suppotative of my shooting and gun buying. She's also handicapped, and walks with either a cane or a walker. She still enjoys going to the range and shooting either her Ruger MK II, or her 65-5 Ladysmith. She just sits on her "high performance" walker and blasts away.

Last week she offered her Glock 19 as trade bait for a 4", Model 29-2. Yesterday at the range after watching me shoot a cylinder of 44 Magnum ammo (Federal premium 240 gr JHP), she said "I wanna try it." I was a bit concerned really. She is somewhat recoil sensitive since loosing some of her mobility, and isn't as strong as she used to be, but what the heck. Worse thing she'd do is drop it on the soft grass.

I gave her a quick briefing on the gun. The S/A is VERY light so be careful that, and so on... I handed it to her with one round loaded. She didn't bother with S/A just pulled the trigger through. BOOM! I was sort of surprised. She controlled it quite well. She also broke into a big grin and said "I want to shoot it again." I loaded 5 in the cylinder, put the empty chamber under the hammer (A habit of mine at the range. Cartridges are usually packed in multiples of five, I know you can load six). Well, she let those five go with no problem. About the third shot the empty coffee can she'd been shooting at jumped in the air about ten feet and backflipped to the ground. She let out a squeel of delight..."Did you see that?" I sure did honey. I sure did.

Then I switched her over to some 44 special reloads I had. She liked them even better. After another cylinder she handed the gun back to me and said she wanted to shoot her Ladysmith. After 25 or 30 rounds she said she was tired and went back to wait in the car. She was still talking about that coffee can flipping last night. She's quite proud of herself and bragging about shooting a 44 Magnum. She said she'd probably never ask to shoot it again, but now she can say she has.
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:05   #2
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Sounds like your a lucky man to have a good woman, I'm sorry for her disabilitys but I think you have a good thing going for yourself!
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:17   #3
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Wow, what a great relationship you have with your wife! (It's always better when your wife is, also, your best friend - Isn't it!)
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:34   #4
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Cool story, and you have every right to brag about her shooting. Nice that she enjoys firearms, and she obviously enjoys proving herself and showing her skills to you ...
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:09   #5
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You are indeed a lucky man. Congrats.
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:18   #6
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Great story--thanks for sharing that! I know that you made her day, and she'll remember that coffee can jumping around for a long time.

Always good when you can make someone else happy, too. Someday, my wife will take to coming out to the range with me...

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Old 04-14-2012, 06:27   #7
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Yep, CajunBass......I believe the lady deserves a little braggin'.......

If I were you, I'd throw a box of 44specials in the range bag permanently!

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Old 04-14-2012, 08:15   #8
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That's awesome, brother. I love it when my wife comes to the range...don't like paying for all the ammo she goes through (honey, I'm out of boolits again!)!

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Old 04-14-2012, 08:28   #9
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Can you call her dirty Harriet?
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:31   #10
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Keep on bragging, you got a great one there!!

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Old 04-14-2012, 08:54   #11
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Great story

Thanks for sharing.

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Old 04-14-2012, 09:13   #12
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That is wonderful that a woman is shooting a gun that many men think is "too much" for women. You have every right to be proud of her and to encourage her shooting skills.

She sounds like a wonderful lady. Congratulations to you both.

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Old 04-14-2012, 09:14   #13
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This post is such an encouragement to me. A little over a year ago my 39 year-old wife suffered a massive stroke that has left her significantly disabled. She spent 5 months in the hospital and I really took consolation in the few minutes I could duck away to the range that was near her rehab facility. Since coming home she has continued to support my love of shooting. She is not able to be left alone but we find a friend or family member to come by to hang out with her while I shoot for half an hour from time to time.

Here is the funny part. She has a helmet that she had to wear while a portion of her skull was removed. She HATES that helmet and has told me that one of her recovery goals is to get well enough to take that helmet out to the range and blow that thing to kingdom come. I have a friend with an AR15 that has volunteered to set it up with sandbags so that she can shoot one handed. Can't wait for that day!

Anyhow, just to say again how encouraged I am that your wife can still enjoy shooting after all she has been through. Gives me great hope and appreciation for the little pleasures in life.
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Old 04-14-2012, 09:46   #14
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She sounds like a keeper for sure. Wife 1 = can 0
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:53   #15
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That's awesome! Maybe her own .44 in the future!
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:57   #16
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Congrats. I am married to someone of a similar nature, it sometimes doesn't make sense, what she won't shoot and what she loves to shoot. For instance, THIS MAKES NO SENSE, she just doesn't want to shoot an M-1 carbine (even though she bought one 'for us", but she has her own AK and will blaze away as long as I'm buying the ammo and filling the mags. She doesn't care for a 30-30 but loves to shoot a 12 ga "Coach gun" and she collects and shoots all manner of .357 revolvers and carries a .45 acp, but the .44 special "intimidates" her. Go figure

Just do what I do and encourage her behavior, often.
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:58   #17
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Nice story. Start saving for her Christmas present: S&W .500
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Old 04-14-2012, 13:08   #18
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Awesome. Do you feel lucky? Well do ya? You should!
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Old 04-14-2012, 13:29   #19
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Great story, I wish I could get my wife to shoot with me. You should rig up a holster for her walker.

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Old 04-14-2012, 17:14   #20
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that is awesome. glad she enjoyed it. and very cool she likes to do the same activities as you
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