I was at my local gun shop this week, waiting to pick up a gun to test for the day job, and I watched as another customer bought a gun for his wife. And I mean that quite literally: she was there, in the shop, but she had little to any input on what gun she was going to wind up with. Her husband led the charge from beginning to end, and imagine my surprise when her husband decided that the best gun for her would be a Smith and Wesson Airweight to carry in her purse. Apparently, some people just can’t get past the fact that it’s no longer 1975, and small .38 revolvers aren’t the only option for self defense these days.
In fact, I think they’re one of the worst choices for new shooters. They’re hard to handle under recoil and have a bone-crushing trigger pull that throws your accuracy right out the window if you don’t know how to handle it.
Bottom line is, women are just as capable of choosing their own guns as men are, so let them.
Why is that so hard to understand?