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Do You Think The Pink Guns Have Attracted More Female Shooters?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by vtail, Jan 28, 2013.

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  1. BSA1

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    My daughter who when going up hated anything pink came home recently with a Taurus with a pink frame and


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    she loves it!!!
     
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    Well with the exception of that grumpy fella on post 23 it looks like everyone else is for whatever encourages gun ownership. <]:)

    For those that don't consider this. In America most single parents are women so they spend the most time with their children teaching them about their values. Then consider women are also among the most vulnerable and how many of them are empowering themselves by purchasing firearms. It makes sense to me that if mom owns a gun and believes in her right to protect herself she will pass those values to her children.
     
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    I've seen both ends of the spectrum. Ive seen girls try to avoid to feminine stereotype and dont really like pink guns. Ive also seen the girlie girls who love the idea of pink guns.

    I personally dont care if my significant other had a pink gun. As long the person holding the pink gun is competent.
     
  4. 30 cal slob

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    I'm doing a pink hello kitty AR build.
     
  5. PGT

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    my wife would say you're incorrect.

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  6. 22-rimfire

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    Obama and Biden would wonder what game animal these are used for. A pink putti cat? They would also probably insist that it was a marketing ploy to get kids interested in guns.

    I ignored the colors for the most part, but I can see why some might like it. After all, many like orange or pink knife handles.

    If this helps to encourage people to buy, own, and shoot guns; I'm all for it.
     
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    Pink guns are just so cliché. But the new Taurus 738 in lilac (light purple) is so pretty. I wish they made a glock in that color.
     
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    My wife has no interest in pink guns but she did like the Blue AK and the Black/White AK on Sons of Guns. Also she has expressed liking stainless 2-tone better than all black or all-stainless.
     
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    My little girl has a pink Crickett .22lr. She's just mad about pink. But it's just a personalization thing, she would have one anyway even if it weren't pink.

    It's like cars, usually people don't decide to buy a car because they saw a color they like. They just wanted a car, and a good color is just icing in the cake.
     
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    My seven year old daughter likes to shoot. She is using big brothers "hand me down" break-open single shot but has expressed an interest in a pink gun whenever she sees one in the display case.

    I'm kinda torn, as anything I buy her now will be outgrown soon (and then I'll have two kid's guns w/ no more kids to use them). OTOH, although I've never been a fan of the cricket, I was checking out a Savage Rascal the other day. It's very light, and would be a good gun for her for the next year or two (luckily the one we tried was in black, I'd have to order the pink or I might have been swayed by those big brown eyes..). Her birthday is in the spring, and we don't shoot much in the winter, so we'll just have to see.
     
  11. umadcuzimstylin

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    My girlfriend wants a pink gun.
     
  12. Ehtereon11B

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    My wife has turned to the point of vomiting when seeing pink firearms. She will go on for hours about how the only things targeted at the female audience are pink. Pink shooting glasses, hearing protection and firearms. I get an earful every time we go somewhere. Needless to say all her firearms are either black or stainless steel. And she receives all my older shooting equipment.
     
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    Pink is nothing but a color. Like deepsouth said... they are not created to attract female owners they are created because female owners WANT them... just like all of the realtree/mossyoak w/pink patterns. My redneck daughters pickup truck has camo and pink seats and stearing wheel cover. My other artsy fartsy daughter loves guns but hates pink.

    Neither of them should cause anyone to vomit because of their color selection and the industry certainly should not be punished for catering to a wildly popular fad.
     
  14. Sam Cade

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    Indeed.

    The very idea of a gendered color is a bit foolish.























    *I'm wearing a pink shirt right now.
     
  15. Ehtereon11B

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    Yes I know pink is just a color. Was just outlining her reaction and by association why she rarely comes with me to gun stores. I would buy a pink weapon if it were significantly lower priced than a classically colored firearm of the same model. Most of my weapons stay in holsters where they belong anyway :D
     
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    Sure Sam....gendered color is a bit foolish.

    I'll go and get my guys Leonidas cerakoted hot pink as a surprise for him when I go visit.

    Second thoughts....

    I choose life.
     
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    when I was a blue-collar type of employee I had most of my more expensive tools painted hot pink. That kept them from walking away from my tool box. I would have no problem buying a pink gun if it is one that I want. I can always use dura-coat to change the color later. :)
     
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    I do not think that pink guns have attracted female buyers to those guns specifically, but I do think that the option of a pink gun has attracted female buyers. Even if a man or woman does not particularly like a gun, or even the color pink, the fact that manufacturers are considering the desires of a group that has been arguably underrepresented can be an incentive to look closer and maybe buy.

    To those that feel that pink in particular is some type of offense against the Natural Order of All Things Gun, why is pink any less legitimate than black, or OD, or bright green? If a person is willing to pay for a safe, functional gun, why should they not be able to make adjustments to it to increase their pride in ownership? Having any color you want so long as it is black went out with the Model T.
     
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    The last gun show that I went to there was an older woman dressed in pink pants, pink shirt with pink shoes and a pink ribbon in her hair looking for just the right shade of pink pistol to match her outfit. Made me wonder what color gun she would buy to go out on the town. But if thats what she wants more power to her.
     
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    Given the Spartan attitude toward pederasty and the usage of pink by gay rights groups that DOES make excellent sense.

    http://pinkpistols.org/
     
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    You can buy and sell whatever you want, however I would suggest that pink on a carry weapon is probably a very bad idea if children have access to mommy's purse. It's just an opinion, and as stated earlier, I in absolutely no way would prohibit anyone from making or buying one, even for carry use, but it's something to be considered. Obviously there are safety concerns that must be dealt with in the presence of children at all times irregardless of the appearance of a gun.

    If it looks like a nerf gun...

    EDIT: I would also say this applies to other odd/bright colors as well, not just pink. I know Keltec had a whole variety of colors on their P3AT line, haven't looked at what Ruger offers on their model...
     
  22. ApacheCoTodd

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    For my experience on three levels:

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    I've noted that with females in general and my wife and her friends/family in particular that being pink or otherwise feminine oriented in color is not nearly so important as not being merely black.

    That said, there're fewer fans of the epic period blueing of old Colt and S&W offerings than my wife but modern black/blue finishes leave her cold and turning towards most any two-tone or stainless version, all things being equal.

    Also worth noting, She does in fact a have a pink polymer AR and has never taken it out in public declaring it "silly".
     
  23. mokin

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    The pink guns attracted my daughter to all the other guns.
     
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    My wife owns a S&W Model 36 in nickel, a Ruger Bearcat in stainless, a S&W Model 642 and yes, somewhere along the way, she bought a Charter Arms Pink Lady. But if it had come with pink grips, she would have turned away.
     
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    I don't think any woman who wasn't going to buy a gun anyways is buying one because she saw a pink one.

    What I think it helps manufacturer's do is draw (some) female buyers towards their products over others. Essentially some girls, while already shopping for a gun, will go "Ohhh, I want the pink one.".
     
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