OK, so...

LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior MemberPosts: 8,337 Senior Member
Wife is more than normal when it comes to me and guns. But she wonders why I have a .44 Redhawk on my desk next to my laptop.

I do a lot of dryfire practice with my firearms, and rotate between them for a few days at a time. Is this really that unusual?
“A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

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  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,652 Senior Member
    No.
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie, just look at the flowers.
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    I didn't think so either; dryfire is about the best training aid there is this side of sending 500 rounds downrange every day, and like most of us, I just can't do that...
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

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  • SlanteyedshootistSlanteyedshootist Senior Member Posts: 3,947 Senior Member
    It could always do double duty as a computer repair tool.
    The answer to 1984 is 1776
  • gunrunner428gunrunner428 Senior Member Posts: 1,018 Senior Member
    Paperweight. Everyone's gotta have one.
  • rbsivleyrbsivley Senior Member Posts: 1,055 Senior Member
    I would just wonder why it's not a 1911.
    Randy

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  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,379 Senior Member
    I do it all the time.
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "It's far easier to start out learning to be precise and then speeding up, than it is having never "mastered" the weapon, and trying to be precise." - Dan C
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 4,581 Senior Member
    Not at all. I encourage my kids to dry fire practice as well.
    The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.

    Ayn Rand
  • snake284-1snake284-1 Senior Member Posts: 2,500 Senior Member
    LMLarsen wrote: »
    I didn't think so either; dryfire is about the best training aid there is this side of sending 500 rounds downrange every day, and like most of us, I just can't do that...

    That was exactly my point on the trigger pull thread. I also dry fire a lot. I always have, even though my dad told me never to do it. I never listened, and in this case thank God because my dad was wrong. But I still maintian that as you said, it's not the end all answer and a range trip occasionally is also a necessity to good shooting. Ideally, we should dry fire about 10000 rounds to 500 we actually send down range, just my opinion.
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  • bruchibruchi Senior Member Posts: 2,582 Senior Member
    There have been times where I have a Glock, a revolver and an AR next to bed so every morning I can practice dry fire with all.
    If this post is non welcomed, I can always give you a recipe for making "tostones".
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    " Is this really that unusual? "

    Depends on which Redhawk.......:jester:
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    rbsivley wrote: »
    I would just wonder why it's not a 1911.

    The 1911 is *in* my desk.
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

    NRA Endowment Member
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    DoctorWho wrote: »
    " Is this really that unusual? "

    Depends on which Redhawk.......:jester:

    The 5-1/2 inch one with about the last set of Millett sights they sold.
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

    NRA Endowment Member
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,669 Senior Member
    I don't consider in unusual in the least
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,583 Senior Member
    My wife thinks I am way too weird when it comes to guns. With that said; no I don't think you are unusual but what does that really mean coming from a fellow weirdo?
    timc - formerly known as timc on the last G&A forum and timc on the G&A forum before that and the G&A forum before that.....
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  • dlkdlk Member Posts: 419 Member
    If she has to ask, she'll never understand. (Don't tell her that, though.)
    STEALTH COMPETENT

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  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,353 Senior Member
    When I'm writing my novels, I always have a gun right next to the computer as inspiration.
    It's a source of great pride for me, that when my name is googled, one finds book titles and not mug shots. Daniel C. Chamberlain
  • GunnerK19GunnerK19 Senior Member Posts: 1,083 Senior Member
    I always have my gun either beside me or on me while at home, otherwise I would not have time to run upstairs to the bedroom if someone decided to enter my home unannounced (it's only 15 feet from the front door to where I usually sit in the living room).
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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,552 Senior Member
    My wife doesn't even give a second glance.
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    knitepoet wrote: »
    I don't consider in unusual in the least


    Ok, here is unusual, someone that buys a Ruger Redhawk and it has a non functional non bored cylinder and barrel it can't chamber ammo, welded up frame, a non gun, and they paid full price for it !!! :roll:
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • 5280 shooter II5280 shooter II Senior Member Posts: 3,923 Senior Member
    Just tell her you have your "gun" out and ready to play with for when someone here decides to show some "gun porn".....:tooth:
    God show's mercy on drunks and dumb animals.........two outa three ain't a bad score!
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    You're asking US about 'normal'?
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • 5280 shooter II5280 shooter II Senior Member Posts: 3,923 Senior Member
    Abby Normal maybe.......
    God show's mercy on drunks and dumb animals.........two outa three ain't a bad score!
  • ilove22silove22s Senior Member Posts: 1,101 Senior Member
    only if its loaded.
    The ears never lie.

    - Don Burt
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    Yeah, OK. I s'pose all y'all approve of my leather kilt and wool kit and stuff...
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

    NRA Endowment Member
  • JLDickmonJLDickmon Senior Member Posts: 1,726 Senior Member
    LMLarsen wrote: »
    Yeah, OK. I s'pose all y'all approve of my leather kilt and wool kit and stuff...

    it's only kinky the first time..

    I'm with Randy, however. The 1911 should be ON the desk, and the Redhawk IN it..
    Never laugh at your wife's choices.
    You are one of them.
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