Anyone else get in trouble for "playing" with their guns?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Discussion' started by OkSlim, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. OkSlim

    OkSlim Member

    Was watching TV the other night with the wife and since I had 4 new Hi-point magazines, I was sitting here watching the movie and loading and unloading the magazines to get them broke in a little bit.

    Wife told me to stop "playing" with my gun. The only gun I had was laying beside me but I wasn't touching it.

    I do the same thing with the slide on a new pistol.

    I have been married for 30 years so it doesn't really matter. I am gonna catch grief for whatever I do. Might as well be something that matters.
  2. desertrider

    desertrider Member

    The wife is used to my ways. For years I was heavily into off roading and it wasn't uncommon for me to spend almost all weekend in the garage working on bikes.

    The most common thing I hear is that I spend too much time with my toys.

  3. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

    I was told a lot, as a young mole that if I played with it I'd go blind...
    Is that what you mean? :confused: :D
  4. desertrider

    desertrider Member

    Tell me about it.

    I thought for sure I'd have dreadlocks on my hands by now.
  5. My wife likes to play with my gun, so the only opportunity I get to play with it is while she is not home.:D
  6. missiledefender

    missiledefender Supporting Member

    Its wash it as fast as you want.

    MAN, this vine went right into the gutter...
  7. FirearmFanatic

    FirearmFanatic "The Enabler!"

    I wear glasses and cant see worth sh&t! I guess I am well on my way! :eek:

  8. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

    It's a scientific fact that if it's messing with your eyesight, you're doing it wrong. Aim lower.
  9. desertrider

    desertrider Member

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  10. Dane

    Dane Supporting Member


    So you are saying the honeymoon is over?
  11. thundercroozer

    thundercroozer Supporting Member

    If that saying had any truth to it,, half the world would be blind.. :D
  12. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

    Half? We're not all Amish.
  13. histed

    histed Supporting Member

  14. Yes get back on track, yes, sometimes my wife will fuss when I go through the collection, checking and inspecting.

    And gets snippy if I break in mags while watching tv
  15. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    I've learned to annoy my wife with other things so I get to hear, "shouldn't you be out in the garage fixing something" or "don't you have to go shooting at John's or clean the guns from last time?"

    I can't wait to build my burm and get told to go outside and shoot stuff.
  16. FlashBang

    FlashBang I Stand With Talon Lifetime Supporter

    If you are trying to break in mags, load them and let them sit.
    My firearms aren't toys, I never "play" with them. :rolleyes:

  17. FlashBang

    FlashBang I Stand With Talon Lifetime Supporter

    What distance on your range and how high and deep is your berm going to be?

  18. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    5-6ft high, 8-10ft wide, 8-10ft deep. It's going to be a short 50 yard range for rimfire, pistols, and load testing with the chrono for my .270, .308, and new .243. (Oh yeah, Traci's dad gave me his mother's .243 that was passed down to him, now on to me, and to be given to Traci's oldest boy when he's old enough.)
  19. OkSlim

    OkSlim Member

    Today I have had my carbine for 3 or 4 weeks. For some reason I can't remember. Anyway, I added a flashlight, Truglo red dot that cowitnesses, a muzzle brake, 5K rounds of 45 ammo to back up my almost 12K reserve and I still haven't shot it.

    Now that it gets dark an hour later, I have been thinking of sneaking out of work a little early today and finally go shoot it.

    Of course the wife calls and she wants me to help her watch grand kids while daughter takes other grand daughter to baseball practice.

    Oh well, It still looks pretty sitting there.
  20. OkSlim

    OkSlim Member


    Right back at you. I never said my guns were toys or that I played with them.
    I was quoting my wife.