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    Question Charter Arms Pink Lady?

    Anyone have/use one? I have a lady friend with a birthday coming up and I thought it would make a interesting gift.


    Reviews? Good? Bad? I'm all ears



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    Default Happy birthday to her

    When choosing a gift for a lady as personal as a firearm, you had best be very sure. Some women are very surprizing about what they prefer. The "little gun for the little lady" syndrome is sometimes VERY irritating to the fairer sex.

    Check out these sites:

    http://www.corneredcat.com/

    http://www.womenandguns.com/

    http://www.nrahq.org/women/

    http://concealedcarryforum.com/forum...sp?FORUM_ID=28
    http://concealedcarryforum.com/forum...?TOPIC_ID=9203
    http://concealedcarryforum.com/forum...?TOPIC_ID=2658
    ESPECIALLY that last one

    http://www.besafeguntraining.com/wom...t-handgun-buy/
    or paste this into your browser
    besafeguntraining.com/womens-first-handgun-buy/

    Then make sure you know her taste in firearms, and the store's return policy.

    Very thoughtful gift. I hope she appreciates you.

    Good luck

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    Let here pick it out, preferable after shooting the same model. You will both be much happier.
    The best gun for a gal: the one that she will carry & enjoy. Assuming it is well made & reliable)

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    I will say that the old beat up Charter Arms Undercover that I have is a depemdable piece. I've always found them to be a good gun for the price.
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    I've never been impressed with Charter Arms quality, let your significant other pick out her gun though

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    I asked my wife about that gun when I saw it. She says she'd have a hard time taking it seriously.

    She's one of those women who doesn't like little guns. Her favorite gun to shoot so far has been a Smith model 629.
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    Thanks for the info guys!

    I'll wait a bit and have her pick it out. Right now just want something for range use, to get her into shooting more. (I have this obsession where if you hang around me long enough you WILL start shooting. I'll bug ya until ya do.)

    Sheep- Thanks for the links man, good stuff!

    Wildalaska- lady friend, not significant other. Good one though. lol



    Thanks again guys,

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    Quote Originally Posted by akhunter3 View Post
    Thanks for the info guys!

    I'll wait a bit and have her pick it out. Right now just want something for range use, to get her into shooting more. (I have this obsession where if you hang around me long enough you WILL start shooting. I'll bug ya until ya do.)

    Sheep- Thanks for the links man, good stuff!

    Wildalaska- lady friend, not significant other. Good one though. lol



    Thanks again guys,

    Jon
    I wouldn't recomend any of the snubbies for range time if you want her to fall in love with shooting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vance in AK View Post
    I wouldn't recomend any of the snubbies for range time if you want her to fall in love with shooting.
    Too true, too true.

    Depending on her (or any person's) attitude toward self-defense, love of recoil and thunder, if a person is not a shooter already, an adequate carry gun (like the Charter Arms mentioned in the original post) can be a turn-off.

    I have a snubby revolver or Officer's Model 45 ACP for carry in town and a 454 Casull for the woods. But for enjoyable shooting, it is heavier guns and lighter cartridges that get the most use, with a few full-power loads in my carry (and nightstand) guns just to keep familiarized. I shoot 25 to 50 22 rimfires for every centerfire round I shoot.

    The upshot of it is that any person getting into shooting is most likely to enjoy the experience (and all the peripheral benefits of companionship, pride, mastering a challenging skill, the feeling of independence and safety, etc) if they start out with an easy-shooting gun of a type that suits them. Of course, if a lady LIKES the recoil and flash and boom, by all means, encourage her. Odds are, both you, akhunter3, and your lady friend would benefit by sharing a 22 (or even a decent air pistol) while she masters the skills of breath control, sight picture, trigger break and safe gun handling. Ultimately, if she is interested, she may want a self-defense or hunting gun. By that time, she will have developed some opinions of her own which you can use as a guide of what to get her, an actual gun or a gift certificate at your (shared) favorite gun store.

    If she already has an interest in a self defense gun, well you already have a bunch of advice on that in the earlier posts.

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    I for one am not a fan of any of the pink weapons, firearms are serious tools and personally I think the pinks are a lousy idea. My GF carries a lady smith and laughed at the pink revolvers. Whats next, a makeup mirror on the butt. hey maybe the front sight could double as a eyelash curler.

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