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Went to the Dark Side today

Post by Badgerboy » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:26 pm



Well, I finally bought an Austrian hand companion. I fought it for so many years, but when my pal was selling his long slide Glock 34 with truglo sites, threaded barrel and compensator, with other extras for $500, I had no choice. My will wilted; my defense drained, and my resistance ran away.

I'm looking for a good phrase to tell the wife to keep me out of the doghouse. Ready, set, Go!

Let's see some creativity out there, my co-conspirators! :YMDEVIL:
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Re: Went to the Dark Side today

Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:35 pm

Buy her a new car. That's it. That's all I got. You're screwed.
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Re: Went to the Dark Side today

Post by Badgerboy » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:40 pm

LT USN (Ret.) wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:35 pm
Buy her a new car. That's it. That's all I got. You're screwed.
I would have bet $100 you would be first. Thanks for the support.
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Re: Went to the Dark Side today

Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:55 pm

Rough day at work; when does the contest end (or should I ask, "When does your life end?")?
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Re: Went to the Dark Side today

Post by Father of 5 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:29 pm

Just show her the total of what everything would have costs new, and tell her you thought she would be proud of you for being so frugal and not passing up such an amazing deal... Oh, and that your buddy had an emergency and really needed the money... LOL
You're mincemeat...
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Re: Went to the Dark Side today

Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:42 pm

Father of 5 wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:29 pm
You're mincemeat...
PERFECT! :-H
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Re: Went to the Dark Side today

Post by Badgerboy » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:51 pm

Oh no...help me. My punishment is worse than I thought. I have to pick up the Mother-in-Law at the airport tomorrow, and she stays for 10 days...
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Re: Went to the Dark Side today

Post by higgybaby » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:55 pm

"But... Honey.... it was ON SALE!!.....and I know how YOU like a bargain! I just figured you'd be proud of me for saving so much money?...."
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Re: Went to the Dark Side today

Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:02 pm

Badgerboy wrote:
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and she stays for 10 days
We'll save you a spot on the blog here. I'll send some rants in your name so people will think your still here. TTFN! :ymapplause:
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Re: Went to the Dark Side today

Post by Tejas Products » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:17 pm

My first wife told me I could by any gun I wanted. But she gets to spend the same amount on jewelry. That slowed me down. The current one just wants to know when I can take her to the range and shoot it. Think I’ll keep the second one. I like her better anyway.
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Re: Went to the Dark Side today

Post by SSGNDoc » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:28 am

After get enough pistols, you can almost get away with, “Oh, that? I’ve had it a while. You probably don’t remember it. Haven’t shot it much.”

Nothing in there is exactly a lie. It helps if you stick with nothing but black pistols, because they then seem very similar.

But, apparently the cat is already out of the bag. File this advice away for the future.
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Re: Went to the Dark Side today

Post by GlennSFX » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:14 am

As tejas eluded to, the math is simple...Guys + Guns = Women + Jewelry!
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Re: Went to the Dark Side today

Post by Badgerboy » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:35 pm

Thanks all for the feedback and ideas...time to come clean...my wife has never given me any guff about buying guns. She knows I have a problem, but it doesn't cause any difficulties other than real estate in the gun safe. I give her free reign as well (but she spends money on silly stuff...like hair and nails and clothes and the house)...since we got out of motorcycling, and with the kids out of the house, we have a bit more mad money. It is also true that the mother in law is here for 10 days, but not as punishment...this was planned for several weeks, and we get along fine.

The Glock purchase was unplanned, and I thought to have fun with it on the forum, and I think we all did. Karen laughed at your recommendations when I read them to her. I have not yet told her that I comitted to another purchase next payday...a friend's S&W Compact Shield with Apex trigger kit...so if I've learned from y'all, here goes..."but honey, the Glock 34 doesn't fit in my pocket, so I need the Shield to protect you when we go Jewelry shopping...".

Thanks for the help folks!
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Re: Went to the Dark Side today

Post by Badgerboy » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:42 pm

Oh, BTW; Ran a box through the G34 today and am pleased...that thing is at tack driver...a bit more kick, but I don't suck as much with a machine like this. I was ringing plates 40 yards plus with frequency. Now I need to run it head-to-head against my TP9SFX, SFL and Elite...
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Re: Went to the Dark Side today

Post by TL1000RSquid » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:44 pm

I always try to explain it as an investment, and point out the guns that have gained value since buying. "See these AK's paid less then $300 for each of them now they're all worth $600+ each, swiss k31 $150 now its 4 n change" Of course you have to skip over the glocks, caniks and others that all lost value. :)

Like SSGNDoc said once you have enough guns they'll never notice another one showing up unless you get caught bringing it in or forget the receipt for them to find when doing laundry.
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Re: Went to the Dark Side today

Post by John_ » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:35 pm

I stuck my foot in the dark side too. Have a CZ Shadow 2 in transit to my FFL. Been wanting to try one out.
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Re: Went to the Dark Side today

Post by Badgerboy » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:47 pm

It has become a running joke...our Ace Hardware is the LGS, so she knows if I go to the hardware store and am gone too long, well...you know...
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Re: Went to the Dark Side today

Post by daocutter42 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:55 pm

My wife is an equestrienne. She can’t say a word about my gun spending.
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