Bitter of The Bitch Girls has wondered what gun we'd ask Santa to put in our stocking this year. And since I am in the midst of shopping for my very own (& my first!) little boomstick, it's got me thinking of the features I want in a handgun. I kind of know what I want, what I feel comfortable shooting, but don't know what brands or models to look at specifically. So here is my letter to Santa. And, please, feel free to offer suggestions, especially you girls. I'd like to know what other women are carrying.
Dear Santa, I'd like:
1. a 9mm semi-auto
2. Safe. I'd like a safety plus a double action first shot, with single action subsequent shots.
3. Compact, easily concealable. This is me, wearing a .38 snubby and it seems huge and chunky. No likey.
4. Single stack magazine, to fit securely in my hand
5. Nonpolymer. I don't like the plastic feel of it, I don't like the weight of it. I'd prefer something a bit heavier, anyway, to absorb recoil.
Oh, and Santa? I know I talk about pink guns a lot, but I don't really mean it. However... if you really insist on getting me something pretty, something like this will do very nicely (and how!)
p.s. I've been a very good girl this year. Honest.