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Hello Kitty and pink paint: Gun manufacturers targeting female market with girly 'purse pistols'
The London Daily Mail ^ | March 21, 2011 | Sadie Whitelocks

Posted on 03/21/2011 3:13:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Gun manufacturers have been responding to a soaring interest from women with female-friendly 'purse pistols' in an array of trend-led colours and designs. Despite the concerns of anti-gun campaigners, there has been an 83 per cent rise in the number of women buying firearms for personal defence, and handbag-sized models are fast becoming a sought-after accessory across the U.S.

Most weapon brands now offer a 'female-friendly' range that wouldn't look out of place in a toy shop, with many offering to customise pistols with pink paintwork and Swarovski crystals.

The soaring demand for firearms for women follows the endorsement of celebrities like Rhianna, who has gun tattoos, and Angelina Jolie, who admitted to buying real versions of the props she wielded as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider.

And when Sarah Palin admitted to being a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, membership soared by 20 per cent.

Manufacturer Taurus has a range of pistols with pink mother of pearl hand grips, while TJ’s Custom Gunworks will embellish weapons with the Hello Kitty logo. Sig Sauer, which supplies the US military, also offers several designs, including the P238 Lady, which boasts scroll engraving, gold flower inlay, and a rosewood grip....

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Hobbies; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: banglist; palin; rtkba; selfprotection
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The Brits just don't get this at all.
1 posted on 03/21/2011 3:13:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Say Hello to my lil' Kitt'


2 posted on 03/21/2011 3:17:22 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 788 of our national holiday from reality. - It's 3 AM, where is the 'president'?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would assume that any women who is interested in carrying a gun is kinda beyond the cutesy-glitter/kitty-cat thing.


3 posted on 03/21/2011 3:20:49 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (Some minds are like cement; thoroughly mixed up and permanently set...)
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To: Celtic Cross
I would assume that any women who is interested in carrying a gun is kinda beyond the cutesy-glitter/kitty-cat thing.

Dude, though many would be loathe to admit it, almost NO woman is beyond the "cutesy-glittering/kitty-cat thing".

4 posted on 03/21/2011 3:23:37 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: null and void

Its the Biz end I dont want to see no MATTER the colors... !


5 posted on 03/21/2011 3:24:05 PM PDT by Joined2Justify (tagline removed for security reasons)
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To: null and void; SeaDragon; humblegunner
Ok, I don't want crystals on my grips! Can you imagine the pain after a while?

Besides, gunmetal grey goes with everything. ;-)

6 posted on 03/21/2011 3:24:45 PM PDT by RikaStrom (Pray for Obama - Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his place of leadership.")
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To: null and void
Hello Kalashnikov...


7 posted on 03/21/2011 3:25:35 PM PDT by Noumenon ("We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And those girly purse pistols will kill a rapist dead as hell.


8 posted on 03/21/2011 3:26:52 PM PDT by SampleMan (If all of the people currently oppressed shared a common geography, bullets would already be flying.)
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To: Celtic Cross

I’m not against it. :)


9 posted on 03/21/2011 3:28:17 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


10 posted on 03/21/2011 3:30:08 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Celtic Cross

You would be wrong.


11 posted on 03/21/2011 3:30:08 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd

Do you happen to have a pink gun? :)


12 posted on 03/21/2011 3:32:10 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (Some minds are like cement; thoroughly mixed up and permanently set...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have a concealed carry license, and I am not above having a pink gun. Yes, I think they are cute! However, I worry about other people believing it is a child’s toy.


13 posted on 03/21/2011 3:33:16 PM PDT by ivoteright (Sooner born, Sooner bred)
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To: Celtic Cross

It’s what makes it that much more awesome. A girly girl who knows how to shoot.


14 posted on 03/21/2011 3:34:06 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
My sister's husband spent a good deal of time customizing an AR-15 for my sister. It's a pinkish-purple with ‘tiger-style’ stripes the full length of the gun. My sis once had a picture on Facebook with her holding the weapon with an enormous grin, but she removed it for security purposes. Didn't want to give any potential thieves any ideas.

Given how well-armed my sister and her hubby are, it's not likely a thief would've survived the encounter anyway.

15 posted on 03/21/2011 3:34:27 PM PDT by hoagy62 (Help stamp out crack-pull up your pants.)
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[I would assume that any women who is interested in carrying a gun is kinda beyond the cutesy-glitter/kitty-cat thing.]

Mrs. BCC’s Ruger P89 (yes, she has a big purse) was just dandy till these girly pistols came out. Oh, well, any excuse to buy a new gun is good enough for me.


16 posted on 03/21/2011 3:36:06 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian
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To: RikaStrom
If anyone could pull it off...


17 posted on 03/21/2011 3:37:49 PM PDT by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo279/Ribaikota/livejournal/hkar15.jpg

Nothing like an adorable way to reach out and take off someones arm at 500 meters.

My mom is British and she loves to shoot guns. That is one of her Favorite pass times when she comes to the states to visit.

18 posted on 03/21/2011 3:45:34 PM PDT by KC_Lion (America is on the Brink of War with itself, and no one seems to notice or care.)
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To: JoeProBono

That is nice. Expensive, but nice. I can’t seem to find if this comes in a chrome version. Wife is allergic to nickel and have been looking to find her something that is both lightweight and concealable. Wow. Maybe I’ll get one for the second carry.


19 posted on 03/21/2011 3:46:11 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media. There are Wars and Rumors of War.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t see the problem here...


20 posted on 03/21/2011 3:48:33 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Throw away your papers, blow up your TV...and set yourself free.)
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