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Old February 18th, 2017, 02:37 PM   #16
 
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Old February 18th, 2017, 07:14 PM   #17
 
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Mine likes to shoot & is much too astute not to notice a new gun. Fortunately, I don't begrudge her her shiny bauble & designer handbag habit & she don't begrudge me my guns, nor Harley parts.
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I'm lucky - my wife is not the most observant person to begin with (I'm constantly having to find things for her hidden in plain sight) and she thinks I own 4 handguns. A black pistol, a shiny pistol, a black revolver and a shiny revolver. As long as I'm careful to never have more than one gun out in plain sight I'm OK. She knows I have a couple of hunting rifles and a shotgun. So I can load up for a hunting trip or go shoot some clays and it's no big deal. But if I ever got caught setting up a big family gun photo I would be in trouble......
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I'm lucky - my wife is not the most observant person to begin with (I'm constantly having to find things for her hidden in plain sight) and she thinks I own 4 handguns. A black pistol, a shiny pistol, a black revolver and a shiny revolver. As long as I'm careful to never have more than one gun out in plain sight I'm OK. She knows I have a couple of hunting rifles and a shotgun. So I can load up for a hunting trip or go shoot some clays and it's no big deal. But if I ever got caught setting up a big family gun photo I would be in trouble......
Aahhh, I man after my own heart! I think you should offer council to some of our friends on here.
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worked in a gun shop several years ago. when the wives showed up at xmas to get their husbands gift certificates, i found out most were not as clueless as their husbands thought when it came to getting new purchases in the house unseen. they all knew what was going on but let it go. i never let on to the guys but it was hard to keep a straight face when i watched them scramble to come up with a plan to get the new gun into the house.
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The last time I went to the range there was a gentleman there with a Henry in .44 mag and a BH also in .44 mag. He offered to let me shoot the Henry, and it was heavenly! The rifle felt so good in my hands, bringing it up to the eye was very natural and instinctive. It was accurate as all get out, so that helped me make my decision to get one.

I too am digging on those TALO grips!

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Hi Lonnie, this is my hunting set up , Henry Big Boy Steel in 44 mag, & a Super Blackhawk in 44mag as a backup. Lost of bears on my property in PA. Great shooter both. Good luck with yours.


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Hi Lonnie, this is my hunting set up , Henry Big Boy Steel in 44 mag, & a Super Blackhawk in 44mag as a backup. Lost of bears on my property in PA. Great shooter both. Good luck with yours.
Nice setup! If I hadn't already had a .357 (GP 100) I think I would have liked going down that road. As it stands, I am very happy with my combination. I just need to do some work on the Vaquero to get it up to the same level of beauty that the Henry has.
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This all gives a prenuptial agreement new meaning.
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Good for you on the purchases.
My wife is not a shooter but she enjoys us getting new guns. One day she told me she'd be back in a few hours, when she came home she had a new Henry Golden Boy with her. The first Ruger we owned was a Blackhawk .357 that she bought without my knowledge. I just have to show her pictures of new guns and she'll say do we have one of those if not buy it. Yep she's a keeper it'll be fifty years of marriage next January. She does claim every gun we have as hers, but she lets me reload and shoot them.
Keep buying those guns when you can afford them, I sure did.
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I appreciate the advice, but after 37 years of marriage I'm pretty certain that I'm a dead man...

Again, I have to wait a bit to take the new arrivals to the range and put them through their paces. Patience is not one of my stronger suits...
Lonnie got you beat by this May 3 years in the marriage category!!! But hey my wife likes to sew so I do not complain when she buys accessories & etc for her hobby's etc. She has been quite understanding when I have bought a new gun or even wanted one & I would say no to expensive. Her reply go ahead and get it if you want it we can afford it!! Well I do appreciate her willingness for "Gun Nut Itus" that I have!!! But you do have to pull back and cover gun costs at times by selling one to get the $$$ for another thats what I usually do most of the time. Hey you will enjoy your two new .357's!!!
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Great combo of new guns. Congrats. As far as getting new stuff home, just sneak them in. The problem comes when you sneak in so many that you have to get another safe. That's something you just can't hide.
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My wife and I are 'up front' on big purchases ... what ever it is. Guns, cars, etc... Works great trusting one another . When you commit to wearing a double harness, you work together as a team. Only way to go. 30 years and counting.

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I'm lucky - my wife is not the most observant person to begin with (I'm constantly having to find things for her hidden in plain sight) and she thinks I own 4 handguns. A black pistol, a shiny pistol, a black revolver and a shiny revolver. As long as I'm careful to never have more than one gun out in plain sight I'm OK. She knows I have a couple of hunting rifles and a shotgun. So I can load up for a hunting trip or go shoot some clays and it's no big deal. But if I ever got caught setting up a big family gun photo I would be in trouble......
Oh no Waveform hope your wife doesn't come to the Ruger Forum!!!
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Armybrat - Those TALO grips look fabulous - and they don't look like Altamont made them. Have you, or anyone, seen that style for sale elsewhere?

I have no idea who made those "star" grips on my Talo Ruger.

But supposedly Altamont makes the standard Ruger grip panels.
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