How to Positively Encourage My Wife

Thanks! Stay safe as well.

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Another suggestion: Try to go to the range off hours. Bruce and I go early in the morning when usually there aren’t any other shooters around. You don’t feel like you’re being judged by expert male shooters. Bruce has also taken my 26 year old daughter out and she really enjoyed shooting. She got to try several pistols and rifles so she could see what type of gun she liked. Maybe have your wife bring a female friend along so she is more relaxed, or go with another couple. I’ve been surprised lately by the number of women who are carrying guns. I carry mine in a concealed carry purse.

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My wife takes the lead in helping other women overcome their concerns-- perhaps that’s the answer to your delema. Women know women better than guys. I teach my wife and she teaches other women…

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@Danny28 Fortunate for you that you have someone that enjoys firearms and understands this aspect of American history and culture. My 2nd wife was born and raised in Slovenia. She was born the same year as Melania and about 45 km away. I have never visited Slovenia. Will probably go visit when I retire. Been to Europe quite a few times but not in that region. Slovenia was a part of Yugoslavia before Tito’s death. It was a Socialist Dictatorship. The Slovenians had a 10 day war before separation from the Yugoslavian block. They gained independence in 1990. First time my wife was really exposed to firearms was when her father and uncle started wielding AK-47s to protect their homestead during their brief war. She didn’t even realize a war had started.

I’m a firearms enthusiast. I taught all my children about firearms safety at an early age and helped my kids build their own ARs. My wife didn’t know I even concealed carry for years. I wasn’t hiding anything from her, just didn’t make a big deal about it. She doesn’t want to talk about firearms. She doesn’t see a legitimate purpose for firearms and has never faced a dangerous threat where a firearm might come in handy. Hope she never does. She views the money I spend on my skill maintenance as something better spent on household decorations.

Not the world I grew up in. 22 years in the military and still working for DoD as a Govie. Been working security issues for over 35 years. I’m aware of threats that she refuses to recognize. Some I can’t even discuss with her. Not an issue that will get resolved overnight. I live with a stubborn, feisty girl that wasn’t raised round here…

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Well my wife took her first hand gun class today she had a blast and is ready to set up the next in the series and eager to find her own gun that fits her mine is a little hard to rack so the is leaning towards the ez 9.

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