I feel your pain. When I bought my USP Tactical, I made the mistake of letting my girlfriend at the time come with me to the gun store. When she saw that I dropped that much cash on a pistol and didn't spend as much on her for her birthday, that pretty much sealed that one. It's funny because I didn't know the guy working the counter that well at the time, and he asked me, "So, is this your wife". I just laughed and said "If I was married, do you think I'd be stupid enough to spend this kind of money in front of her on something that isn't for her?". Probably didn't help matters that she didn't like guns. That's why I usually make the target range one of the first 3 dates nowadays. You gotta test the water before you jump in the pool, don't want to find out she's an anti-gun nut when you show her your collection.