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Old 07-07-2013, 8:34 AM
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Not a lady, but I asked my wife and she said she would rather decorate it herself with a red FO front and about 6 magazines.

But in reality if I bought her a Glock she'd would ask me how much we could get for it to trade in on a Colt series 70 1911.
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I told my wife the only way she could have pink anything gun related she had to be proficient with her guns.






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Old 07-07-2013, 11:51 AM
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no, but I don't like pink. period.
I vote for letting her decide after she has the gun.
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I'm tired of this topic, really tired. We've hashed this over so many times.

Long story short, let the woman buy her own gun and let it be the calibre, color and brand SHE wants.
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Personally, I prefer the more earthy colors but I have a few friends who think pink guns are cute.
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no, but I don't like pink. period.
I vote for letting her decide after she has the gun.
I hate pink too. But I say, if pink gets more women to the range, let them use pink!
I prefer my weapons to look like what they are.
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Old 07-08-2013, 6:49 AM
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I don't disagree, Little.....but let the woman make the choice.
like you I don't like my weapons to look like toys.
but each to their own.......
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My wife refused a pink gun: "guns aren't supposed to be cute, they are supposed to look like a tool with a purpose"

but hey to each their own and if it makes her feel more comfortable behind a firearm then so be it.

On the same note though I totally disagree with the tiny 22lr rifles. Firearms for children should not look like toys.
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Blademan21,

Have you noticed some of the reactions to your question from the women here? We have men come in and ask us about pink guns over and over again. Over and over we tell the men to let the woman decide her own gun and color. I will answer your questions in an honest manner.


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Question for the ladies. I bought a Gen4 Glock 19 for my lady. Its in jail until I return from vacation. To encourage her to shoot with me I was thinking of having the frame done in pink.
Along with some pink ear muffs..ect.The whole deal done in pink.

The part I put in bold is what concerns me. It sounds like she's not into shooting and you think that coloring a gun pink will automatically make the ladies want it and want to go shooting. This is not always the case.


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So my question is pink the color ladies like their guns and equipment? If I do the pink thing rest assured I won't be shooting her Glock. Not manly .Just curious what you ladies like.

I don't care if other women want to have pink guns, purple guns, sparkly green guns or whatever. To each her own. However, a pink gun is NOT for me and I would be offended if my man bought me a pink pistol.


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Wait. You're surprising her with a gun, haven't asked her for her opinion on what she wants, are thinking of making it a color many women don't want and it sounds like she's not already a shooter?


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Or I could just add it to my flock and leave it stock

One thing I don't like is when men buy a gun "for my wife" when they were really buying it for themselves. You get something rad for yourself and then give it as a "gift" to your woman who doesn't even shoot. Then, when she "doesn't like it" you get to "keep it for yourself." It's a ploy and it's selfish.

Please don't be that guy.


I applaud you for seeking ideas and I ask you to forgive me for being a bit harsh. I just cringe when I see stuff like this. I like what jurrd87's wife did. Black gun and black rifle. And *IF* she wants some pink or teal or red or purple accents, she can add grip tape, a custom color slide release and slide plate, etc.


The Glock 19 is a great choice - you did good there. The G19 is very customizable. Keep it stock and then let her shop for any special touches she wants.


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Bad Kitty is right, as she often is.

I'm reminded of a true story. A husband whose wife's birthday was in May, bought her a big shiny power mower. For his birthday in November, he got a $2000 sewing machine.

True story, these were my room-mate's parents.

Gentlemen, be careful of buying your lady something she doesn't want. You could wind up with a whole lot of $700 shoes.
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Gosh Jared,

Sure glad you put "your lady" in her place and told her the proper way to own a gun.

Sorry Jared, I know you meant nothing by this, but it really is a demeaning statement. I bet your wife would have practiced and gotten proficient without being told she had to by her husband.
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I told my wife the only way she could have pink anything gun related she had to be proficient with her guns.
Yah, thats really going to do the trick. Lay down the law you man you!

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I don't disagree, Little.....but let the woman make the choice.
like you I don't like my weapons to look like toys.
but each to their own.......
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I buy my own guns, always have, or when I was a wee lass, and had them handed down

I also think, just my two cents, coloring a gun is demeaning and meant to downplay and somehow make more feminine a weapon that by its very nature is scary and dangerous.

There is this reasoning: Make the gun more toy like and maybe it won't look so scary?!?
Here is an interesting article regarding 'Pink Firearms'
http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/201...oys-and-tools/

Methinks this is another troll thread to get everyone stirred up.

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My wife seems to like OD, FDE and camo stuff the best. She says pink's not tactical. Although she does have a thing for those Rainbow Sigs. I say let her pick something out. That way she gets something she really wants and she'll feel special because she had a part in making the final decision.
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good article, LittleOldLady. and that's pretty much why I don't like any attempt to make a gun "friendly" by making it look like a toy.

re the sig "rainbow": oddly, it looks more dangerous to me. it brings attention to the "business end" of the gun and screams "I am capable of mayhem"...........however, I wouldn't own one. why? do I really want the bad guy to see my gun that well?
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My 11 year old daughter has pink safety glasses and wants pink ears. Not sure how much grown women dig it.
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I have pink ears only because at the gun show and at the time I was buying i needed to get kids ears...yes, the "adult" size is too big for me.....and the only color available was pink. oh, lord, forgive me but i bought pink ears! but ears are not a lethal weapon so I've forgiven myself.

eta: i don't think pink ears and/or pink glass frames are horrible if indeed the person is into pink..........no more so than orange, red, brown, black, blue, etc. fashion statement and all that for some.
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I don't like pink either. It's a personal preference.

I like black/OD/Tan/Multicam. But some people like pink.

Let her decide.

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Hmmm........should there be a 'sticky' posting at the top of the page, something about

'Men considering asking about 'pink' anything, read this first'

The 'sticky' could say something like......'this subject has already been 'talked to death' here, so you can get all the relevant material with an archive search. It would be considered discourteous for you to start any new threads on the subject.'

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We here at Tactical Vantage like the pink, however would like to see something different done with it. New patterns?
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Hmmm........should there be a 'sticky' posting at the top of the page, something about

'Men considering asking about 'pink' anything, read this first'

The 'sticky' could say something like......'this subject has already been 'talked to death' here, so you can get all the relevant material with an archive search. It would be considered discourteous for you to start any new threads on the subject.'

There's a stickied thread here called "INSTEAD OF ASKING ABOUT A GUN FOR YOUR WOMAN...". Men don't read it - they skip right over it and then start a new thread asking the women here to suggest guns for their wives. They also don't read over the numerous previous "advice" threads posted by other well-meaning men.


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There's a stickied thread here called "INSTEAD OF ASKING ABOUT A GUN FOR YOUR WOMAN...". Men don't read it - they skip right over it and then start a new thread asking the women here to suggest guns for their wives. They also don't read over the numerous previous "advice" threads posted by other well-meaning men.


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Thanks for the article, Little Old Lady -- I enjoyed it. Thanks to the rest of you ladies too for voicing your opinions on the color pink. I don't feel so lonely now.

I have a Hammerli SP20 with a violet-colored receiver. Like some of the stories you've mentioned, my ex bought it for me without asking first. It's a good gun, but I'm not happy having it on the bench during matches. My current husband understands.

I'm "old school" and prefer my semi-autos blue.
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Lets put it this way, I just bought myself a SA TRP 1911. Ttal stock no pink, purple, camo nothing just plain old black with coco grips.

The hubs does not shoot, so to get him out shooting with me should I go and buy him a Blue Glock, blue is his favorite color. just so he will go to the range with me? I know sound silly doesn't it?
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Blademan21,

Have you noticed some of the reactions to your question from the women here? We have men come in and ask us about pink guns over and over again. Over and over we tell the men to let the woman decide her own gun and color. I will answer your questions in an honest manner.

The part I put in bold is what concerns me. It sounds like she's not into shooting and you think that coloring a gun pink will automatically make the ladies want it and want to go shooting. This is not always the case.

I don't care if other women want to have pink guns, purple guns, sparkly green guns or whatever. To each her own. However, a pink gun is NOT for me and I would be offended if my man bought me a pink pistol.

Wait. You're surprising her with a gun, haven't asked her for her opinion on what she wants, are thinking of making it a color many women don't want and it sounds like she's not already a shooter?


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One thing I don't like is when men buy a gun "for my wife" when they were really buying it for themselves. You get something rad for yourself and then give it as a "gift" to your woman who doesn't even shoot. Then, when she "doesn't like it" you get to "keep it for yourself." It's a ploy and it's selfish.

Please don't be that guy.

I applaud you for seeking ideas and I ask you to forgive me for being a bit harsh. I just cringe when I see stuff like this. I like what jurrd87's wife did. Black gun and black rifle. And *IF* she wants some pink or teal or red or purple accents, she can add grip tape, a custom color slide release and slide plate, etc.


The Glock 19 is a great choice - you did good there. The G19 is very customizable. Keep it stock and then let her shop for any special touches she wants.

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Quick background. My wife and I started dating when I was 15 and she was 16. We married when I was 20 and she was 21. We were way too young. We have made it 29 years and it is because she is very patient and I learned a few valuable lessons.

Badkitty summed up what took me 20 years to learn on my own. If you love the lady in your life, follow what she said.

Lets switch roles. Your wife loves to sew. She decides to get you to sew, she will buy you a blue sewing machine? Yah, that will do it.

I can use this one because I grew up in a large family that also did not have much money. My mom taught all of us kids to sew. If we wanted clothes, we made our own, it was the only way to make the money stretch. I was the one to teach my wife to sew.

Back on topic. For years, I tied to find the perfect gifts, the perfect surprises, etc. I spent big bucks on things that turned into big flops. I could not get the color right, or i was wrong about what she wanted. After a long time it hit me. Talk to her and then if it is something she wants, I will go shopping with her to let her find the perfect color, model, whatever. She chooses and I am along for the ride. Then after we go to dinner. I even found a sitter for the kid so we had quality alone time. Wow.

Second, we can have different hobbies. I do not have to get her interested in my hobby, especially when it is to make me feel less guilty doing said hobby. In fact, it is nice to have separate hobbies as well as common ones.

When it came to guns, my wife was not interested. I never pushed or brought up the subject. My son and I went to the range with her dad.

Last year she decided to tag along. She got hooked. Her dad kept telling her what to buy (a snobby .38). He went out and got one for her. She it once and hated it and gave it back. He was pissed.

I took her to a LGS that had people I trust, then while she discussed things with the salesperson, I wandered the store. If this is for her, let her handle it. I walked by occasionally and was available for her to consult with me if she wanted. When she ask what I thought she should get, I told her it was her gun, she had to decide. She did not have to get it today.

She did not get hers that day. We went to a few more gun stores over the next few weeks. She asked questions, looked things over and thought about it. I only answered the specifics but did not give opinions.

I came home from work one day and she was excited because she had jailed her gun, a Glock 19. It was black. She hates pink.

Today, I cannot touch it. It is hers and she wants to go to the range often to use her gun. She does not care about shooting any of my guns. Her dad keeps telling her the .38 snobby works better for women, he is jealous because she outshoots him.

Finally, I am the one that falls for cute, I would not mind a Glock in pink, or orange, or purple. If I had pink, I could be sure she would never touch it and we would never get them mixed up. I also hate having anything in the same color as everyone else. I always like to be a bit different.

If it is her gun, she gets to select the one she wants.

You can beat your head against the brick wall and learn this lesson the hard way, or do it the easy way and listen to all the ladies here.
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Lets put it this way, I just bought myself a SA TRP 1911. Ttal stock no pink, purple, camo nothing just plain old black with coco grips.

The hubs does not shoot, so to get him out shooting with me should I go and buy him a Blue Glock, blue is his favorite color. just so he will go to the range with me? I know sound silly doesn't it?
I applaud your wanting to get 'the hubby' a blue Glock, be sure to explain to him about gun safety and that there will be loud noises and dangerous thingies coming out the hole in the front very quickly, break him in slowly.
Maybe you should start him on a .22 short rifle so he gets the hang of it ......
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Quick background. My wife and I started dating when I was 15 and she was 16. We married when I was 20 and she was 21. We were way too young. We have made it 29 years and it is because she is very patient and I learned a few valuable lessons.

Badkitty summed up what took me 20 years to learn on my own. If you love the lady in your life, follow what she said.

Lets switch roles. Your wife loves to sew. She decides to get you to sew, she will buy you a blue sewing machine? Yah, that will do it.

I can use this one because I grew up in a large family that also did not have much money. My mom taught all of us kids to sew. If we wanted clothes, we made our own, it was the only way to make the money stretch. I was the one to teach my wife to sew.

Back on topic. For years, I tied to find the perfect gifts, the perfect surprises, etc. I spent big bucks on things that turned into big flops. I could not get the color right, or i was wrong about what she wanted. After a long time it hit me. Talk to her and then if it is something she wants, I will go shopping with her to let her find the perfect color, model, whatever. She chooses and I am along for the ride. Then after we go to dinner. I even found a sitter for the kid so we had quality alone time. Wow.

Second, we can have different hobbies. I do not have to get her interested in my hobby, especially when it is to make me feel less guilty doing said hobby. In fact, it is nice to have separate hobbies as well as common ones.

When it came to guns, my wife was not interested. I never pushed or brought up the subject. My son and I went to the range with her dad.

Last year she decided to tag along. She got hooked. Her dad kept telling her what to buy (a snobby .38). He went out and got one for her. She it once and hated it and gave it back. He was pissed.

I took her to a LGS that had people I trust, then while she discussed things with the salesperson, I wandered the store. If this is for her, let her handle it. I walked by occasionally and was available for her to consult with me if she wanted. When she ask what I thought she should get, I told her it was her gun, she had to decide. She did not have to get it today.

She did not get hers that day. We went to a few more gun stores over the next few weeks. She asked questions, looked things over and thought about it. I only answered the specifics but did not give opinions.

I came home from work one day and she was excited because she had jailed her gun, a Glock 19. It was black. She hates pink.

Today, I cannot touch it. It is hers and she wants to go to the range often to use her gun. She does not care about shooting any of my guns. Her dad keeps telling her the .38 snobby works better for women, he is jealous because she outshoots him.

Finally, I am the one that falls for cute, I would not mind a Glock in pink, or orange, or purple. If I had pink, I could be sure she would never touch it and we would never get them mixed up. I also hate having anything in the same color as everyone else. I always like to be a bit different.

If it is her gun, she gets to select the one she wants.

You can beat your head against the brick wall and learn this lesson the hard way, or do it the easy way and listen to all the ladies here.
Thank you, I applaud your sensibilities.
I saw something somewhere about a hubby that got the wifey a riding mower for 'her' birthday so she went and bought him a sewing machine for his, that made me grin.

Yay Guns, I love all kinds from old to new. Tell her Father to hang on to the snub .38 she might want it later for some variety. I shoot all kinds of guns I mean ALL kinds and each has its own unique personality. I have muzzle loaders to cap and ball to modern and everything in between.
This is over a lifetime of shooting by the way.

I have been giving it a lot of thought and I have come to the conclusion that it is really cool you can personalize your firearm to be different and stand out from the crowd.

I might make the concession and get an ejection port door with 'Zombie Killer' on it. My sense of irony kind of demands it. They are cheap and an easy install. Maybe.....
Still dithering over it.

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Ladyrr, my hubby has no interest in guns either....in fact, being Australian he's conflicted about private gun ownership in general....but he doesn't get in my way re buying guns or ammo and if in the high sierras he'll try them out. and he doesn't force me to try and become a computer geek....he's accepted that i'm a mere user and that is the way it always will be.

jeremiah, you are welcome here on the Ladies Forum forever and always! I wish we could clone you and send you out into the world! you are a voice of reason in what is otherwise a major sausage fest known as calguns. and congrats to you and your wife for 29 years of marriage.
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I'm not a fan of pink Glocks, or Glock in general, simply because Glocks are rather bulky and are uncomfortable in my small hands. However, I'm excited to see that many gun manufacturers and aftermarket parts companies are encouraging "accessorizing" firearms and creating furniture for all guns in multiple colors.
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I know my avatar has "pink" gun however, I REALLY dislike colored guns. This grip was on the revolver when I bought it and I asked if they had the original rubber grips instead, but no. In search of a .22 mag 8 shot revolver, you tend to overlook things like what grips are on them. Sadly this gun isn't all that great. The trigger pull is 16 pounds and very uncomfortable to shoot much. Thinking of a trigger job on it, but that's ok. Waiting still to find a ruger lcr in .22 mag. that I can buy, not my LEO hubby.
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No pink (or candy-colored) firearms for me, thanks.

jeremiah12, I really enjoyed your post.
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Little - ^^^^^ ROFLMAO I could not stop LOLing enough to read past loud noises. LOL thanks for the great laugh.
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Ok so I did not mean to make fun of this serious post Jeremiah12. I hope you can help her pick out the gun she wants or will use. If not, don't worry too much about it. We don't always enjoy the sports our husbands enjoy and vis versa.

My opinion is that the more color you put on a gun, the more little kids will think they are toys. I want a functional gun and not so "hey look at me I have a gun that is PURRRRDY"
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Little - ^^^^^ ROFLMAO I could not stop LOLing enough to read past loud noises. LOL thanks for the great laugh.
ROFLMAO.......

Also, splain to him about Newtons 3rd Law of Motion(FA = −FB) as well. I think it applies to firearms. At least that is what I have heard anyways....

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I think the pink firearm mind set is over rated. Let women pick what they want.

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Quick background. My wife and I started dating when I was 15 and she was 16. We married when I was 20 and she was 21. We were way too young. We have made it 29 years and it is because she is very patient and I learned a few valuable lessons.

Badkitty summed up what took me 20 years to learn on my own. If you love the lady in your life, follow what she said.

Lets switch roles. Your wife loves to sew. She decides to get you to sew, she will buy you a blue sewing machine? Yah, that will do it.

I can use this one because I grew up in a large family that also did not have much money. My mom taught all of us kids to sew. If we wanted clothes, we made our own, it was the only way to make the money stretch. I was the one to teach my wife to sew.

Back on topic. For years, I tied to find the perfect gifts, the perfect surprises, etc. I spent big bucks on things that turned into big flops. I could not get the color right, or i was wrong about what she wanted. After a long time it hit me. Talk to her and then if it is something she wants, I will go shopping with her to let her find the perfect color, model, whatever. She chooses and I am along for the ride. Then after we go to dinner. I even found a sitter for the kid so we had quality alone time. Wow.

Second, we can have different hobbies. I do not have to get her interested in my hobby, especially when it is to make me feel less guilty doing said hobby. In fact, it is nice to have separate hobbies as well as common ones.

When it came to guns, my wife was not interested. I never pushed or brought up the subject. My son and I went to the range with her dad.

Last year she decided to tag along. She got hooked. Her dad kept telling her what to buy (a snobby .38). He went out and got one for her. She it once and hated it and gave it back. He was pissed.

I took her to a LGS that had people I trust, then while she discussed things with the salesperson, I wandered the store. If this is for her, let her handle it. I walked by occasionally and was available for her to consult with me if she wanted. When she ask what I thought she should get, I told her it was her gun, she had to decide. She did not have to get it today.

She did not get hers that day. We went to a few more gun stores over the next few weeks. She asked questions, looked things over and thought about it. I only answered the specifics but did not give opinions.

I came home from work one day and she was excited because she had jailed her gun, a Glock 19. It was black. She hates pink.

Today, I cannot touch it. It is hers and she wants to go to the range often to use her gun. She does not care about shooting any of my guns. Her dad keeps telling her the .38 snobby works better for women, he is jealous because she outshoots him.

Finally, I am the one that falls for cute, I would not mind a Glock in pink, or orange, or purple. If I had pink, I could be sure she would never touch it and we would never get them mixed up. I also hate having anything in the same color as everyone else. I always like to be a bit different.

If it is her gun, she gets to select the one she wants.

You can beat your head against the brick wall and learn this lesson the hard way, or do it the easy way and listen to all the ladies here.
Awesome point of view. And congrats on your successful marriage!
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