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A Big Black Gun Goes Pink
Forbes ^ | 11/29/2013 | Susannah Breslin

Posted on 12/01/2013 6:55:35 AM PST by rktman

If you’re thinking about buying your wife an AR-15 for Christmas this year but can’t decide on which one, SIG Sauer’s 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 ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Hobbies; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: banglist; melikey
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Sounds good to me. Of course you can't really buy a gun for somebody else now can you? Buy it and gift it?
1 posted on 12/01/2013 6:55:35 AM PST by rktman
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2 posted on 12/01/2013 6:58:58 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: rktman

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.


3 posted on 12/01/2013 6:59:31 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: rktman

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.


4 posted on 12/01/2013 7:02:06 AM PST by cloudmountain
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To: rktman
Of course you can't really buy a gun for somebody else now can you? Buy it and gift it?

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.

Rules on giving a firearm as a gift.

5 posted on 12/01/2013 7:06:44 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: rktman

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.


6 posted on 12/01/2013 7:07:21 AM PST by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: rktman

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.


7 posted on 12/01/2013 7:08:48 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Last Obamacare Promise: "If You Like Your Eternal Soul, You Can Keep It.")
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To: Gaffer
I believe you are right.

...Muddy Girl may be the tactile rifle for her.

Tactile rifle??

8 posted on 12/01/2013 7:14:18 AM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: RobinOfKingston

Yup, it feels good.


9 posted on 12/01/2013 7:17:46 AM PST by mad_as_he$$
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To: rktman

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.


10 posted on 12/01/2013 7:18:07 AM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: rktman

I am female—and I’d be embarrassed to be seen with that thing.


11 posted on 12/01/2013 7:18:28 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: rktman; GraceG; Zionist Conspirator; CtBigPat
Yay......


12 posted on 12/01/2013 7:22:15 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: rktman

Of course you can gift it, so long as the recipient would be legally able to buy directly.


13 posted on 12/01/2013 7:25:22 AM PST by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: rktman
"...SIG Sauer’s new SIGM400 Muddy Girl may be the tactile rifle for her."

I got yer "tactile" rifle right here, baybayyyyyyyy.

14 posted on 12/01/2013 7:27:58 AM PST by 60Gunner (Fight with your head high, or grovel with your head low.)
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To: 60Gunner

LOL! Any tactile disfunction? I must have missed that in the article.


15 posted on 12/01/2013 7:32:45 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: KC_Lion

I’ll take the pistol


16 posted on 12/01/2013 7:35:24 AM PST by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: rktman

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.


17 posted on 12/01/2013 7:37:36 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: cloudmountain
Every household in Switzerland MUST have an automatic rifle; it’s the law.

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.......

Firearms-Control Legislation and Policy: Switzerland

18 posted on 12/01/2013 7:46:06 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Miss Muffit suffered from arachnophobia.....)
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To: rktman

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.


19 posted on 12/01/2013 7:46:37 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: rktman

When pink guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have pink guns.


20 posted on 12/01/2013 7:47:20 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: rktman

Cool dual purpose weapons. You can take out a bad guy while reminding him/her of “breast cancer awareness” at the same time.


21 posted on 12/01/2013 7:58:02 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my health insurance policy?)
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To: PapaBear3625

not pink enough...


22 posted on 12/01/2013 7:58:08 AM PST by krunkygirl (force multiplier in effect...)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

That’s what I’m thinkin’.


23 posted on 12/01/2013 7:59:01 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: rktman

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.


24 posted on 12/01/2013 8:06:54 AM PST by sheana
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To: umgud

“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.


25 posted on 12/01/2013 8:07:15 AM PST by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: rktman

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.


26 posted on 12/01/2013 8:21:40 AM PST by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, Deport all illegals, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
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To: mad_as_he$$

My wife loves to shoot my AR. I may have to buy her one to get mine back.


27 posted on 12/01/2013 8:26:37 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: RobinOfKingston; rktman; Gaffer; cloudmountain

Tactile rifles are for girls who wear “Barettas” (mentioned in post #4) in their hair.


28 posted on 12/01/2013 9:25:07 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Scrambler Bob

Yes, Jan 1st, all CA long guns (excluding most curios?) will have to be registered just like handguns.


29 posted on 12/01/2013 9:34:07 AM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: ThunderSleeps

I am very familiar with that issue.


30 posted on 12/01/2013 9:39:37 AM PST by mad_as_he$$
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To: cloudmountain
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.

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)

31 posted on 12/01/2013 9:56:07 AM PST by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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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.


32 posted on 12/01/2013 10:12:46 AM PST by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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Hi Marcella....thought you’d like to see the pretty pink gun!


33 posted on 12/01/2013 10:14:55 AM PST by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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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.


34 posted on 12/01/2013 10:16:58 AM PST by Rockpile
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To: Rockpile

Could also add that desert sand dunes look kind of tan- pinkish to me.


35 posted on 12/01/2013 10:19:26 AM PST by Rockpile
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To: shibumi

Good pun.


36 posted on 12/01/2013 10:31:33 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: TEXOKIE; JRandomFreeper; Kartographer
Thanks for pinging me, TEXOKIE. My totally PINK Ruger22 LR rifle with extended magazine, shoots just like any other color. I do think it has an advantage of surprise since the zombie might think it can't be a serious weapon. That would be his big mistake.

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”.

37 posted on 12/01/2013 11:16:20 AM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: KC_Lion

Flutter-Die


38 posted on 12/01/2013 11:20:18 AM PST by GraceG
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To: umgud

CA long guns “registered” at time of sale (dealer or private party (through dealer)). Don’t think this is retroactive.


39 posted on 12/01/2013 11:54:54 AM PST by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: rktman

They think pink guns are new?

http://www.gunsamerica.com/Search.htm?ltid-all=1&t=pink&as=365&mn=0&mx=0&ffl=&ca=&co=&f=&sort=&numberperpage=250&cid=&lid=&dn=&ns=0&zipcode=&distance=0&limittostate=&;


40 posted on 12/01/2013 12:25:08 PM PST by CelesteChristi
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Watch it boys she’s packing two!


41 posted on 12/01/2013 12:34:00 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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You are welcome!

“CALL THAT “DEATH BY BRA”.”

ROFL!


42 posted on 12/01/2013 1:48:38 PM PST by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

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.


43 posted on 12/01/2013 2:21:15 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: shibumi
Tactile rifles are for girls who wear “Barettas” (mentioned in post #4) in their hair.

Two-third of a PUN:
P
U.

44 posted on 12/01/2013 2:24:40 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: Moltke

I know. I read the same sites. There aren’t many.


45 posted on 12/01/2013 2:28:38 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

They can’t all be Weiners.


46 posted on 12/01/2013 2:30:33 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

Don’t you mean Wieners? :o)


47 posted on 12/01/2013 2:32:09 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

Well, in my lame attempt and yet more humor I was going for “Anthony Weiner” and that’s how he spells his name.

I think.

At least that’s the spelling I found on the net.


48 posted on 12/01/2013 2:35:22 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi
Well, in my lame attempt and yet more humor I was going for “Anthony Weiner” and that’s how he spells his name.
I think.
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)

49 posted on 12/01/2013 8:15:01 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: PapaBear3625

Also can buy muddy girl magazines.


50 posted on 12/01/2013 10:35:43 PM PST by Red Steel
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