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March 5th, 2009 | 3 Comments | Posted in Pass the ammo, The wife and I

In many ways my wife and I are as different as night and day.

  • I do computer animation and game design, she does landscape painting
  • I fly by the seat of my pants on most things, she makes carefully detailed lists that cover every contingency
  • I come from a small family with no real extended relations, her family is so large you need a scorecard and a flowchart to keep track of everyone
  • I watch the news, follow politics, and will discuss it with anyone. She gets the news from me, avoids politics, and doesn’t talk about any of it unless among friends.
  • I tackle problems head on with a take no prisoners’ attitude. She uses kindness, tact and grace to work her way through problems.
  • I like Battlestar Galactica; She likes Forever Knight
  • I like my steak medium rare; she like hers well done
  • I use fire sauce; she goes with the mild stuff
  • I built my computer part by part; she has just recently started using email

Essentially, we have different tastes and different approaches to life, so I guess it’s no surprise that when we started talking about pistols for when we are able to get our concealed carry permits that we would end up having different ideas on that too.

My thought for her was something small, compact and in a 9mm variety like a Walther P99 or a PPS, maybe a Sig P226 if she really wanted a larger frame or something. How close was I to being right? Not even in the right time zone.

She has settled on a nice comfortable Smith & Wesson Mod. 386 Night Guard .357. I must say though, it is a sweet pistol. Mate Black finish with Tritium sights and Pachmayr grips, it’s an updated version of what my dad carried for his street pistol.

So, while I will be saving my pennies for a Sig Sauer P226 Blackwater or maybe a P220 She’ll be saving up for a good old fashioned wheel gun.

Viva la difference