Skip to comments.A Big Black Gun Goes Pink
Posted on 12/01/2013 6:55:35 AM PST by rktman
If youre thinking about buying your wife an AR-15 for Christmas this year but cant decide on which one, SIG Sauers new SIGM400 Muddy Girl may be the tactile rifle for her.
It comes in pink camouflage.
Pink firearms, bra gun holsters, concealed carry designer handbags, and femininized TASERs are just some of the ways firearms and self-defense businesses are marketing to a fast-growing consumer segment: women.
(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...
Ordinarily, I’d go to great lengths to see almost any good weapon. But I don’t think Forbes is the place to see one.
I hope to see Baretta follow this trend. Leave it to the Swiss to come up with such a gun. Every household in Switzerland MUST have an automatic rifle; it’s the law.
As long as the recipient is legally allowed to own a firearm, yes you can. Paperwork requirements vary. In most states, you can gift a gun to a spouse or child-over-18 who resides in the same state as you without paperwork.
This very much depends on the state in which you live and what the laws are on private transfers. The hoopla in Colorado was to a large extent based on how the law impacted those gifting transfers. It is a very old tradition to give people guns as gifts (hunting families have been doing it for ages). I’ve done it in the past myself.
So if you’re in a gun friendly state, say Wyoming, then I expect it would be perfect legal to go get a gun for your wife for Christmas. I wouldn’t try it in one of the gun unfriendly states.
I’d start with stocking stuffers for the kids. There are rechargeable stun guns on eBay starting at around $10.
Probably the coolest gift would be some knife-fighting lessons for the entire family. Most of the practical self-defense stuff could probably be put into a single lesson and lasts a lifetime, like learning to ride a bicycle.
For novice shooters, I’m a firm believer in bb guns, to get lots and lots of inexpensive range time. Then move up to .22 shorts and .22LR. Ease and comfort with those clears the way for larger calibers.
...Muddy Girl may be the tactile rifle for her.
Yup, it feels good.
Even here in CA we can gift firearms thru inter-familial transfers without going thru background checks or dealers. There is a form at DOJ for doing this online ($19) for handguns. Nothing is required when transfering a long gun.
I am female—and I’d be embarrassed to be seen with that thing.
Of course you can gift it, so long as the recipient would be legally able to buy directly.
I got yer "tactile" rifle right here, baybayyyyyyyy.
LOL! Any tactile disfunction? I must have missed that in the article.
I’ll take the pistol
My wife uses pink ear muffs at the range - she would not be so open to a “pretty pink gun”. She likes her trucks and weapons to have a utilitarian look/feel.
I wouldn't suggest you try it.......automatic weapons are banned.
In fact, there seems to be a lot of misinformation regarding Swiss gun laws floating around the cybersphere.......
Pink guns have a distinct advantage over regular guns because it’s a lot easier to shoot the bad guy when he’s so distracted from laughing at the gun.
When pink guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have pink guns.
Cool dual purpose weapons. You can take out a bad guy while reminding him/her of “breast cancer awareness” at the same time.
not pink enough...
That’s what I’m thinkin’.
They have ‘coatings’ now that you can put on any gun. You can change the color completely or do a number of prints. Have a friend who is a dealer and he kind of specializes in customizing them this way. A friend ordered a pink Glock from him.
“Nothing is required when transfering a long gun.”
That may change Jan 1 2014.
Long gun sales at stores will be “registered” like handguns are now.
In just short of 25 years of marriage, one of the best things I’ ve done was buying my wife a Ruger MkII target pistol. She, as with several women I’ve known, turned into a fine shot and going to the range became on of our fun things to do together.
My wife loves to shoot my AR. I may have to buy her one to get mine back.
Tactile rifles are for girls who wear “Barettas” (mentioned in post #4) in their hair.
Yes, Jan 1st, all CA long guns (excluding most curios?) will have to be registered just like handguns.
I am very familiar with that issue.
SIG Sauer is Swiss in name (ownership) only. There's SIG Sauer GmbH in a small town in northern Germany on the Baltic sea, and SIG Sauer Inc. in Virginia. The emphasis in the name is on Sauer.
The reason is the strict limitation of arms manufacturing in Switzerland:
Swiss law limits the ability of Swiss companies to manufacture firearms and Swiss companies who wish to do this have to do so by using a foreign partner. In the case of SIG they chose the German firm of Sauer & Sohn. (wikipedia)
I am a woman who used to like pink. Now, ever since the color was co-opted by the Susan Kolman (sp?) moneymakers, I refuse to buy anything in pink.
Hi Marcella....thought you’d like to see the pretty pink gun!
My daughters have complained about not having alternative colors instead of just pink when it comes to so many of these products.
BTW, pale pink is an excellent camo color at a distance. I painted a steel target disc like that once and could hardly see the thing. I believe that the US Navy and Royal Navy experimented with pink coloring on ships during the World Wars but didn’t follow up because it wasn’t macho enough.
Could also add that desert sand dunes look kind of tan- pinkish to me.
I also have a PINK pepper spray handgun (looks like a handgun) with a working laser that shoots a pepper foam for many feet. The foam sticks so the zombie can't get it off by wiping.
The handgun holster on the bra is a good idea. I just looked at those and my Ruger 38 with laser is on the list that will fit into those holsters. If a lady was in a dangerous situation with a male zombie, the male would stop and watch if the lady put her hand into her blouse/shirt at the bra level - any male would stop what he was doing to see that. That would be his big mistake.
CALL THAT “DEATH BY BRA”.
CA long guns “registered” at time of sale (dealer or private party (through dealer)). Don’t think this is retroactive.
They think pink guns are new?
Watch it boys she’s packing two!
You are welcome!
“CALL THAT DEATH BY BRA.”
Try it? Me? Why on earth would I do that? When I travel ANYWHERE I go as a tourist, not a terrorist. You have me mixed up with someone else.
Two-third of a PUN:
I know. I read the same sites. There aren’t many.
They can’t all be Weiners.
Don’t you mean Wieners? :o)
Well, in my lame attempt and yet more humor I was going for “Anthony Weiner” and that’s how he spells his name.
At least that’s the spelling I found on the net.
Lol. You know the FReepers... if it's a joke you have to print it out in font size six, bolded and underlined for us (me) to get it. :o):o)
Also can buy muddy girl magazines.
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