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RugerNut9
May 12, 2011, 08:40 PM
Stipulation is pink.
Grips, slide, whatever as long as it has pink on it...
Annnd must have low recoil and my concern is I had a Ruger LCP and it was a great little gun however the recoil was a bit too much for her to handle so whats out there in pink in a heavy .380 or .32 or smaller?? (purse size gun)

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Frozen North
May 12, 2011, 08:45 PM
I had a girlfriend who just had to have a pink anything that would shoot. It was pretty sickening to tell you the truth! She shot just about every gun she tried better than the J frame with pink grips she picked out.

Spray paint a Glock... LOL

But seriously, you can get any grip you want for a j frame. She may even like it.

Taurus makes some pinkies too.

RugerNut9
May 12, 2011, 08:49 PM
haha yeah i thought about paint i mean hell, they make a spray made to paint polymer with :p i was more wondering about what caliber... she saw that damn video of that girl shooting the desert eagle and is convinced that all handguns do that, i have tried and tried to tell her its not the case. but now she is coming around and is going shooting with me tomorrow (hopefully) and then we're going to pick something out for her. im going to put her on my G17 first :p

DougB
May 13, 2011, 04:53 AM
A Firestorm or Bersa .380 might be a good choice. The Firestorm is made by Bersa and is nearly identical to the Bersa "Thunder" .380s. I slighlty prefer the Bersa-branded version because its rear sight is screw adjustable for windage. The trigger guard on the Firestorm is more rounded, and the grips are a bit different, but the basic gun is the same. Maybe you can interest her in a nickel Bersa. I think they also make some variations with some gold-plated parts. If you Google "Pink Bersa .380" you'll find some pink grips available (including a "breast cancer awareness" version with pink grips). One nice thing about the Bersa/Firestorm .380's is that their slides aren't too hard to pull back (especially if you manually cock the hammer first). My wife has a hard time pulling back the slide on most semi-autos, but she can do it with our Bersa .380. They are good, reasonably priced handguns.

hso
May 13, 2011, 11:27 PM
If you look over threads we've had on "what gun for the wife" you'll see that you can't make that choice for her and shouldn't try nor should she let anyone select the caliber for her.

A gun that properly fits the individual shooter, regardless of gender, will not feel as if it has as much recoil as one that doesn't fit the shooter (yes, guns do, and don't, fit individuals). A gun that properly fits the individual shooter is quicker to learn with as it points more naturally for that individual and is therefore more accurate for them than one that doesn't fit them.

I've trained several people to shoot and many of them have been women. We always start off finding what fits the individual and then proceed from there. The experience is more fun and the individual manages the recoil better and is more accurate when the gun fits (try playing golf with clubs that don't "fit").

How do you know what fits? The two of you should look at CorneredCat.com (http://corneredcat.com/FirstGun/tryongun.aspx) and read the "Trying on a handgun" section. The only thing I'd add to what Kathy is saying is that grip angle for a 1911 is different than one for a CZ75 which is different than for a Glock. Find the grip angle that fits the shooter and you'll be able to find the firearm that points most naturally and manages recoil best for that person. The "trick" I use is to have a selection of handguns with different grip angles (not much use having 3 Glocks to try since they'd all have the same grip angle) and then have the beginning shooter properly grip each one and bring it close to the chest pointing in the direction of a small target 20-30 ft. away. They need to stare hard at the target for several seconds until it literally becomes their total focus. Sounds silly, but it's important. Once that target is their focus they then thrust the firearm "into" the target as if a steel rod were coming out of the barrel and they were jabbing it into the small target. It has to be a thrust and not a sweep up to position. When they've thrust to full extension they should then, and only then, look at the sights to see what their alignment is. Is the front sight high or low or are they well aligned on the target? They're holding the gun that has a grip angle that fits them if they don't have to lift or drop the front sight to align it with the rear. If not, try an entirely different family of handgun. 1911 not work, try a Glock; Glock no work, try a CZ; CZ not work, try a ... (you get the idea).

Don't let some gunstore counter clerk tell her that she needs a .32 revolver or a 10mm Delta without finding out what fits her. If she points a 1911 then try different calibers out on a range starting from low to large. Same for a Glock or a CZ or Beretta or perhaps a revolver or whatever fits her. A good rental case is a great help in this case.

I've had tiny women pick a widebody 1911 shooting .45 over a CZ or Glock shooting 9mm because we went to the trouble to find what fit first. I've had others pick a CZ in .40 after trying 1911s and Glocks and others pick Glocks in 10mm. If it fits it makes hits better for the new shooter.

After the critical part is over you can put pink grips on most guns and you can also pink duracoat any metal if a pink version of the properly fitting handgun in the comfortable caliber isn't out there.

bigfatdave
May 14, 2011, 06:53 AM
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?p=7297429

Walking Dead
May 14, 2011, 10:45 AM
I'm pretty sure they do a smith and Wesson m&p in pink.

yhtomit
May 14, 2011, 10:49 AM
as "Wife wants to be a firearm."

Anything among consenting adults, I guess ;)

For something conspicuously pink, there's also the Cricket .22 single-shot rifle; if she's petite, she might get a kick out of that.

timothy

Hondo 60
May 14, 2011, 11:32 AM
If you decide on an auto loader, make sure she can rack the slide BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE STORE!

I recently was involved in an NRA class "Basic Pistol" & there were 2 female students who bought new pistols & then had a lot of difficulty trying to rack it.

One student had a Bersa Thunder .380, & I can't remember the other gun.

If she can't do it, then a revolver would be the best option.
There are several options in pink.

But I would NOT recommend a Charter Pink Lady.
I bought the non-pink Charter Undercover in 2009 & it's junk!
A J-frame 38 special with pink grips, or a Model 60 Lady Smith would be very good options IMHO

gohogs93
May 14, 2011, 12:32 PM
I think a small J frame (or something similar) revolver is the way to go. a .38 spl.

Giterboosted
May 14, 2011, 04:25 PM
Well I bought my wife a charter arms pink lady that an above poster refers to, it's decent for the price but to be honest I couldve gotten her better for the money, but I know for a fact they make a few Glock accessories in pink, just for the ladies, also my wife absolutely loves mh Taurus pt709 slim, it's a nine, single stack, and doesn't weigh almost anything at all and they come in complete pink, also if sw wanted a .40 they have te 740 slim

TexasBill
May 14, 2011, 06:52 PM
Whoa! Before recommending a J-frame for a lady, better let said lady try firing one. Get an Airweight with +P loads and that LCP will be a masterpiece of controllability (think of that girl firing the Desert Eagle). The S&W Model 60 or the Ruger SP101 is a better choice and load with with .38 Special rounds.

A Walther PK380 might be one to consider. It's single-stack so it has a thinner grip, it's delayed blowback so the slide is easier to rack and recoil is reduced. The only drawback is no pink. Perhaps a pink holster and a reminder that black goes with everything? Or because you saved so much buying the PK380, you can afford to buy her a nice pink dress?

NMGonzo
May 14, 2011, 07:29 PM
Something old and pretty in .38 special.

The SP would be my choice but for most women the trigger pull is heavy.

Zerodefect
May 14, 2011, 07:49 PM
as "Wife wants to be a firearm."

Anything among consenting adults, I guess ;)

For something conspicuously pink, there's also the Cricket .22 single-shot rifle; if she's petite, she might get a kick out of that.

timothy

LOLz. Thats how I read it too.

I was like:"Well I want to be a big shotgun."
:D

Guns and more
May 14, 2011, 08:12 PM
S&W pink ladysmith?

towboat_er
May 14, 2011, 08:39 PM
CZ82. Have it duracoated pink.

PabloJ
May 14, 2011, 08:47 PM
Stipulation is pink.
Grips, slide, whatever as long as it has pink on it...
Annnd must have low recoil and my concern is I had a Ruger LCP and it was a great little gun however the recoil was a bit too much for her to handle so whats out there in pink in a heavy .380 or .32 or smaller?? (purse size gun)
I'm getting pink grips for my J frame so my gun will be less difficult to locate in low light conditions. I would prefer blaze orange or yellow does anyone offer them?

cwp3420
May 15, 2011, 12:48 AM
Last year Smith & Wesson was making an M&P 9mm which was a Julie Goloski model, which meant it came with interchangeable backstraps which were pink in color. Julie is one of the S&W female shooters on their competition team. It was a nice pistol. I don't know if they're making it this year or not.

crazysccrmd
May 15, 2011, 01:20 PM
I recently was involved in an NRA class "Basic Pistol" & there were 2 female students who bought new pistols & then had a lot of difficulty trying to rack it.


A couple days ago I found out how much this depends on how they try to do it. My wife is tiny and not very strong (5'1", 100lbs) and couldn't rack the slide at all on either my P3AT or my PF9 and barely on the PK380. We went to Academy the other day to buy a new .22 target pistol and the guy at the firearm counter showed us a new way to get it done. He essentially had my wife hold the pistol at a 45* angle down in front of her, arms fully extended and elbows locked. She then just shrugged her left shoulder and the movement of her locked arm pulling away from a solid position racked the slide easily. We went through probably 15 different pistols and she could do them all.

Toforo
May 15, 2011, 02:46 PM
Wife to be wants a firearm

Make sure she understands that there's an ancient rule which requires her to buy YOU one when she gets her first one.

(tell her it's NOT your fault and that you did NOT write the rules - you just have to follow them)

traveling1253
May 15, 2011, 09:00 PM
Would the S&W rose grips count as pink? Got the 638 J-frame with these grips for my wife, she loves it.
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l70/cyoung1253/Roseright.jpg

Woops, forgot this is the autoloader forum.

traveling1253
May 15, 2011, 09:39 PM
Not much as far a personal protection but if its just for plinking and range fun.....
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l70/cyoung1253/DSCN1564.jpg

Just picked this one up as a birthday present for my daughter. She has to have all things pink too.

Tomcat47
May 15, 2011, 10:07 PM
I have a female friend that buys a lot of firearms, she is also a fanatic of pink, therefore they all get Duracoated Pink!

Honarable mentions are:
Beretta 3032 Tomcat
FN 5.7
Glock 9mm

Will see if I can get some pics!

http://www.duracoat-finishes.com/

Shadow 7D
May 16, 2011, 01:26 AM
KG GunCoats
2419- Hot Pink

http://www.kgcoatings.com/protective-coatings/

I would point out that ANY gun can be painted, but NOT EVERY gun will fit her.

vaupet
May 16, 2011, 06:22 AM
Sig p238 Lady, in 380acp or sig mosquito pink in 22lr http://www.sigsauer.com/upFiles/catalog/product/Pink-Mos-detail-L.jpg

Jed Carter
May 16, 2011, 08:45 AM
Personally I would get a standard pistol or revolver and just replace the grip or grip panels, plenty of options out there.

blindhari
May 16, 2011, 09:28 AM
Pink and less recoil??? Charter Arms has a 12ounce 32 H&R magnum that fills all specifications listed, Make sure it is new manufacture as they have improved greatly in the last year or so. 32 mag is easy to reload, stock grips are not bad, price is right for light practice and self defense gun, noise level is down, lighter recoil in factory ammo, have her see if a Charter lightweight fits her hand in a 38 then you can be sure of her acceptance if you order the 32 mag

blindhari

sarduy
May 16, 2011, 10:44 AM
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