Skip to comments.Women That Love Guns
Posted on 04/28/2012 8:46:35 AM PDT by marktwain
Am I less feminine because Im a gun-loving girl?
Of course not. (If anything, I find myself getting more girly the more I play with guns.) However, a few conversations Ive had lately have caused me to examine how loving guns affects my projected self. Allow me to be clear: By no means am I fixated on others opinions of me, but as a single woman in my early 30s, I believe its understandable that I care (within reason) about my perceived femininity and sexuality.
The first conversation happened a few weeks ago while I was in NYC visiting my family. An old family friend was introduced to my new passion, ArmedCandy. While she was nervously supportive, she quickly asked, So hows your love life? And at the same time she shot my mother a look that said, Dont expect grand-kids from this one.
At the same dinner party a twenty-something (wall-street type) guy mentioned that he found it odd that his colleagues in the Houston office carried their guns to work. I responded, Outside NYC this is more normal than you realized. Of course, this led to a conversation about guns and concealed carry vs. open carry. As we spoke I could see a look come over his face that clearly meant he was envisioning me as Lara Croft.
A third conversation occurred last weekend while I stood amongst a bunch of gun guys. Standing next to me was a beautiful young woman who is also a Marine. The guys stressed that they find it sexy when a woman knows her way around a weapon. We females noted that, through their actions, these men also appreciated the opportunity to come to a womans rescue.
So why is a womans femininity and her shooting interests so intertwined?
I can only speak to this question through my personal experiences, since a deeper analysis might require a PHD or something.
Call me what you will, but Ive been on more than a few range dates. I dont object to this type of date at all because if part of dating is about finding common interests and we both enjoy shooting then we are starting off on the right foot. One guy was a very good teacher; another was not. One guy was a much better shot than me; another stopped calling when I shot his weapon better than he did.
The good teacher made it clear that he wanted me to be capable of protecting myself and often built on my education. He also appreciated that teaching me meant he could break the touch barrier.
The less good teacher turned me lose with a large caliber pistol before I was ready. When it scared me, he showed me that he was macho enough to handle it.
The guy who shot much better than me used the range as part one of a three part date that got incrementally more romantic. The range got some blood flowing but didnt require too much conversation, then came a glass of wine on a sunset cruise (yes, points)
Obviously we dont need to bother discussing the poor guy who was barely competent with his own weapon.
From these experiences, I can decipher one main idea. Its not the activity, its the beholder. If a guy took a girl dancing, they might have a great time even if he had two left feet. Then again he might teach her to float across the floor or he might step on her toes and count, loudly.
Whats clear to me is this: No matter whos watching, Im a gun-loving-girl, theres no doubt.
Through my lifetime of research, the consensus shows theres nothing sexier than a confident woman who is enjoying herself. Therefore, if I enjoy going shooting and learning about firearms, then the rest should follow
Right? Women are expected to be everything for everyone but at the end of the day we must be true to ourselves. We walk a fine line between Damsel-in-Distress and Self-Sustaining-Island. Its a difficult balance, but its just part of the job. If youve got that balance in check, then work it girl! And why not throw guns into the mix?
Thanks to you both. I’ll take it out and shoot it.
If it shoots OK, I won’t try to reinvent the wheel.
“Where all de white women at?”
Not one pix of a bikini clad woman with a gun. What is this place coming too?
That they are and they are winning combination for them selves and others
Remember Lulu Campbell at OK Corral ( aka her daughters house)
Gun guys are not everywhere to protect us ladies. In the late 80s I had a man try to carjack/abduct me in a grocery store parking lot AFTER he tried stopping me on the highway by pulling along side me telling me I had a flat tire. Tire was not flat or losing air. Ge follows me into the grocery which is 20 miles from nearest police. Anyways leaving the store he shoved me once I got drivers door open and had sat down in the seat. Cotton skirt plus velvour interior do not slide. All he did with the shove was put my hand on gun underneath my seat. Hubby insisted I have a gun due to distance I traveled daily alone. I pulled the gun on him and he immediately changed his tune. Ran and got into his pickup and left...heading towards the beach. Husband traded in the old 22and and got me a sweet stainless steel model 66 .357. My fave even today.
And now I am recovering from a couple of strokes. One affected my Rightside and months later still very weak and feel vulnerable. Still using a walker and don’t like it. My 357 now is to heavy for me and may need to trade. Any suggestions. I currently have just a. 22 magnum derringer. My very first gun.
I suggest a Colt detective special.See if you can find a good older one,the actions on those are very smooth.Get the Gold Dot ammo that’s optimized for short barrels and you should be good to go.
I don't have any good bikini ones but here ya go:
Okay, I need help here. Should I take this literally, or figuratively?
Go to a well-stocked gun store or a gun show and see if you can handle a S&W alloy J-frame in 38 Special. I have a 638-2, and my wife is always borrowing it because it is much lighter than her stainless 357. While I prefer 44 or 45 handguns, when weight is an issue a 38 snub is not a bad choice. Just my humble opinion.
Yes, I believe it adds to a woman’s beauty, too. Just postulating a corollary to the writer, who seemed to be in a dither about whether the two could be juxtaposed. Think Sarah Palin.
Fat and ugly are a little bit subjective but pretty quantitative.
Hugh & Series BUMP : )
her homepage... http://www.page3.com/thegirls/hollies-profile-18160.html
All a woman has to do to get attention on a dating website is sign up. I tried one once where I had 7 guys messaging me before I even finished signing up! It was creepy.
Women who can shoot have my vote. Even if they can’t shoot but love to do it makes her a winner in my book. Expert or not I like women who enjoy shooting.
Anyone with a gun, my comfort level changes on a case by case basis.
Incidentally I can’t legally own a gun, so she might end up guarding me...LOL
P. S. The felony was for defending myself with my hands much too well from an attempted robbery. Honest Injun.