1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

need to convince the wife

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by krap22, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Oct 20, 2011 at 6:01 AM
    #1
    krap22

    krap22 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Member:
    #53389
    Messages:
    19,821
    I want to purchase a hand gun for home defense. My wife is against it. She says she won't feel comfortable with a gun in the house. Has anyone had this issue? if so how did you convince your wife to get one?
     
  2. Oct 20, 2011 at 6:08 AM
    #2
    LMR

    LMR GO JETS GO

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2011
    Member:
    #64636
    Messages:
    256
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Lee
    In The True North
    Vehicle:
    2008 Tacoma DCSB TRD
    Shorty antenna, Weathertech digital fit, tonneau cover
    Buy it..then beg for forgiveness.
     
  3. Oct 20, 2011 at 6:09 AM
    #3
    cstephan

    cstephan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2011
    Member:
    #61105
    Messages:
    361
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Carl
    Winchester Va
    Vehicle:
    13 Taco TRD Gov. Controled Special
    Hold my BEER and WATCH THIS
    YES, i have had this issues with 3 girlfriends. they tell me i have to unload mine before they will stay the night. Well need less to say, my .40 CAL is loaded every night and i am a single man.

    socialist= dont want us to have guns, just call your wife a Socialist and tell her, she can give up her right, but your not going to!!!! BE A MAN, rule the house hold
     
  4. Oct 20, 2011 at 6:09 AM
    #4
    JDCPA

    JDCPA Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2008
    Member:
    #10777
    Messages:
    933
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jim
    SW FL
    Vehicle:
    09 5 Lug Access Cab SR5
    Curt Hitch and etrailer.com wiring harness.
    Took my wife to the range and let her get comfortable with firing a revolver. She still prefers to use the can of wasp spray as her first line of defense at home but there are also other weapons easy to hand.
     
  5. Oct 20, 2011 at 6:12 AM
    #5
    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Member:
    #5246
    Messages:
    15,036
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kevin
    Wichita Falls, TX
    Vehicle:
    Tundra, double cab.
    LED interior lights, stubby antenna, Pioneer in dash screen, good driver mod.
    Do you have car insurance? do you even think twice about paying for it? A gun is just another form of insurance. Its better to have and not need then the other way around
     
  6. Oct 20, 2011 at 6:17 AM
    #6
    krap22

    krap22 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Member:
    #53389
    Messages:
    19,821
    That is my other reason for getting it, but I'm not going to go into the politics because its forbidden here.

    I think i just need to take her to the range and have her get comfortable with a gun.
     
  7. Oct 20, 2011 at 6:20 AM
    #7
    cstephan

    cstephan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2011
    Member:
    #61105
    Messages:
    361
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Carl
    Winchester Va
    Vehicle:
    13 Taco TRD Gov. Controled Special
    Hold my BEER and WATCH THIS
    I AGREE. thats why i carry MY INSURANCE!
     
  8. Oct 20, 2011 at 6:20 AM
    #8
    SWB Chick

    SWB Chick Mrs. EL TACOROJO

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2011
    Member:
    #58039
    Messages:
    763
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Dawn
    South Mills, NC
    Vehicle:
    09 DCab LB Sport 4X4
    I was once that wife that didn't agree with it. My husband bought it~ I was upset but it was something he wanted so there was no sense in arguing over it. Is it that she is afraid of them? My issue was I didn't know how to use it and It made me totally uncomfortable with my kids around. Hubs took me to the range showed me how to use it and the whole time I was a nervous wreck. I still don't love the gun, but I feel alot safer and I know how to use it if need be.
     
  9. Oct 20, 2011 at 6:22 AM
    #9
    cstephan

    cstephan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2011
    Member:
    #61105
    Messages:
    361
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Carl
    Winchester Va
    Vehicle:
    13 Taco TRD Gov. Controled Special
    Hold my BEER and WATCH THIS
    opps, sorry guys didnt get the memo
     
  10. Oct 20, 2011 at 6:24 AM
    #10
    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2008
    Member:
    #10651
    Messages:
    14,188
    Gender:
    Male
    Nevada/Utah
    Vehicle:
    06' TRD Sport 4x4
    Get rid of wife....buy gun. Haha, jk jk.:D
     
  11. Oct 20, 2011 at 6:25 AM
    #11
    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2010
    Member:
    #47112
    Messages:
    10,033
    Gender:
    Male
    NC
    Vehicle:
    07 Double Cab TRD Off-Road 4x4
    tint, dents, scratches, two blown speakers and trying to pay her off...
    the rule is mostly dems vs reps kind stuff. . . i don't think you're gonna get banned for statements against communism lol.

    edti: *socialism. same difference haha.
     
  12. Oct 20, 2011 at 6:28 AM
    #12
    jrdbrn

    jrdbrn Borne Fishing

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2009
    Member:
    #20973
    Messages:
    1,428
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jared
    Louisiana
    Vehicle:
    '16 Inferno Tacoma TSS
    Buy a gun.. and when something occurs in your neighborhood, she will be OK.
     
  13. Oct 20, 2011 at 6:41 AM
    #13
    cstephan

    cstephan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2011
    Member:
    #61105
    Messages:
    361
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Carl
    Winchester Va
    Vehicle:
    13 Taco TRD Gov. Controled Special
    Hold my BEER and WATCH THIS
    Good. I dont care for this DEM vs REP stuff anyways. I am just a good old back woods gun loving man. As long as i am not directly affected by it, i could care less sometimes. Back on topic about your wife.

    Gun range would be good, ruger makes a pink .380, i have shot it, good for little hands, not much kick, not too loud. My Ruger 9mm concealed carry is just a hair bigger, and my 4'11" mom loves it.
     
  14. Oct 20, 2011 at 6:43 AM
    #14
    Texio

    Texio Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2011
    Member:
    #61067
    Messages:
    341
    Gender:
    Male
    Austin, TX
    Vehicle:
    11 4WD DBCab SB
    Haven't even read what your problem is, but good luck convincing a wife of anything...
     
  15. Oct 20, 2011 at 6:45 AM
    #15
    jivewalker

    jivewalker me gusta pechos firmes

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Member:
    #42903
    Messages:
    783
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jack MeHoff
    Chucktown
    Vehicle:
    2012 4RUNNER TE w/KDSS
    Look up some home invasion stories and traveling abduction stories and have her read them. What could you do if somone entered your house or got on your ass while traveling? What could you do if you were witnessing a child abduction? Do you have the tools to stop it? The key is training and proper permitting, got to be safe.
     
  16. Oct 20, 2011 at 6:47 AM
    #16
    Texio

    Texio Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2011
    Member:
    #61067
    Messages:
    341
    Gender:
    Male
    Austin, TX
    Vehicle:
    11 4WD DBCab SB
    Silly point. Everyone is free to do as they want, it's a free country. But I've never heard of someone being accidentally killed by car insurance. And that's where I'm gonna leave it, i will not start a thread on gun ownership.

    OP, if you feel it's important to you, find a way to make your wife comfortable with it (gun safe, concealed weapon class, etc.)
     
  17. Oct 20, 2011 at 6:56 AM
    #17
    jjew18

    jjew18 the Nightman cometh!

    Joined:
    May 17, 2009
    Member:
    #17315
    Messages:
    6,250
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Alliance Airport
    Vehicle:
    05 PreRunner SR5
    Added extra awesomeness to its original awesomeness.
    Like others have said, I let my wife go out and fire it and she kind of liked it (she won't admit that too most). Then don't skimp on any sort of safe if you have kids, something she knows the kids have no way of getting into.
     
  18. Oct 20, 2011 at 8:58 PM
    #18
    knayrb

    knayrb Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2010
    Member:
    #32473
    Messages:
    971
    Gender:
    Male
    Somewhere in the square states
    Vehicle:
    2010 Dbl-Cab Off-Road
    Pure stock
    Tell her that at the same time you buy a handgun you will buy a closet safe for it. It bolts in your closet and is opened with a combination. This will keep it safe from children and unwanted adults. I have timed myself and from the bed, to the closet, unlock the safe and pull the gun out is 5 seconds.

    Basically I just went out and bought one without permission. I got in trouble but felt the safety of my family was worth the week or 2 of tension. She got over it and I sleep better knowing it's ready to go if needed.
     
  19. Oct 20, 2011 at 9:23 PM
    #19
    taco084gb

    taco084gb No matter where you go there you are.

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Member:
    #11225
    Messages:
    1,357
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Galen
    NorCal
    Like others have mentioned. Get her to the range or your local place to shoot and Start with a small caliber even if its a pellet gun to get her comfortable with guns. My wife loves to shoot and has her collection of guns as well. Also Shoots with me in Trap shooting competitions and has one a couple of Turkey shoots. But just be patient with her and give it time. Here is a pic of her and her new Ruger 10/22.
    [​IMG]
     
  20. Oct 20, 2011 at 11:13 PM
    #20
    Phlip4x4Sport

    Phlip4x4Sport Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Member:
    #8830
    Messages:
    301
    Gender:
    Male
    Torrance, CA
    Vehicle:
    2017 Double Cab 4x4 Off-Road Long Bed
    New and Unmodified

    Perhaps car insurance was not the best analogy... think of it this way. Did you buy a "Smart Car" to drive on the road or something more substantial like a "Toyota Tacoma" that will survive a collision? There are many many bad drivers out there and some that intentionally drive drunk or medicated....

    There are now more guns out there, more social unrest, there have been Riots in the UK and the US. It is just insurance against a problem that there is no other tool that will help.

    p.s. My wife does not like handguns... but she is much more interested in learning shotgun. :):D I don't mind buying a shotgun too!
     
To Top