Monday, August 23, 2010

from around the gunblogs

A few of the guys on the somewhat controversial (who knew?) topic of "best gun for a woman":

Alan from Snarkybytes separates myth from fact.

SayUncle's comment section is always interesting...

TXGunGeek gives a perfect example of why a wheelgun might not be for everybody.

Anyone else?

9 comments:

CircuitGizmo said...

I say start with an airsoft...

Bubblehead Les. said...

Since you know where I live, and I need to sleep sometime, I'll just stir the pot a bit by asking another Question: Why only ONE Gun for a Woman? Some sort of rationing for the Ladies going on? Is there a Gun Nazi saying "No Rifles for you!" Better not tell Brigid, Tam, Roberta X, Lissa, Bobbie,....

desertdefender said...

I've taken a number of first timers shooting, both men and women. When it came to getting them started, I let them pick which of my guns they wanted to try first.

For what its worth: when it came to the pistols, my .45 1911 was always the biggest hit.

Greyhawk said...

The most powerful handgun she can comfortably and confidently use to defend herself.

It's not about "best gun for a woman" or "best gun for a man". It's about the best gun for the individual shooter.

Stopping power is always important, but being able to hit the target in the killzone repeatedly in a short amount of time is always more important than the stopping power of a single shot. If the most powerful weapon a person can use competently and confidently is a .22LR, then that is what they need to be using. They will just have to remember that one-stop kills are the exception, not the rule, even with larger, more powerful calibers.

Keep on target and keep hitting until the assailant stops being a threat. I like the .40 S&W for myself, but that's just me. An inexperienced female shooter might prefer something easier to handle. She just has to be prepared to stay on target and keep pulling the trigger until the threat stops.

TXGunGeek said...

Thank you sooo much for the linky love.

I've written about this in the past, mostly having to do with gun fit and with teaching.

I'm opinionated about how I teach and how I think others should teach and not everyone and I see eye to eye on it.

ordnancecorner said...

Right gun for a lady is the one SHE likes. The variety of guns the ladies I have known choose illustrates that. From a .44 Ruger Redhawk to a Beretta 86 with a tip up barrel.

IMO guns for a lady are like lingerie. Unless you 100% absolutely know it's what she wants don't bring it home for her!

John B said...

I usually lay out a collection of revolvers and autos, and tell my once a year or less padawan, "Try all of them, see which one works for you." My Dear Friend Cindy just Lurves her some Comm Bloc CZ-52s, Tokarevs, and Makarovs, She carries a PA-63 but wants some revolvers. Aside from her Nagant revolvers. I swear she's going to start sporting red stars, hammer and sickels.

My favorite bit was where she pulled out a paintball pistol from her purse, and splattered a Shepard Fairey poster of Obama.

I love my friends.

Ed Rasimus said...

Guns, cars, computers, cell phones, cameras, microwave ovens, blah, blah, blah. Try bunch, do some research, consider your needs, buy what you find feels good and works for you.

The wisdom of the discussion which you started here is inescapable, yet somehow so many successfully elude it.

Anonymous said...

Women should stick to automatic transmissions, autoloading pistols, automatic washers and lightweight vacuum cleaners.