Originally Posted by CAL.BAR
While they may be shooting in "record" numbers (i.e. twice nearly zero isn't very impressive) but they almost never venture into rifles, shotguns or OLL's and military style rifles w/o significant help/pressure from men. I have yet to see a single, unmarried or unattached women show up at the range with her AR in tow.
I would guess that a hand gun is the best for self defense. I can't see me using an AR or shotgun to [in most cases] defend myself.