Pink Stuff @ SHOT

Can’t think what to get the wife, girlfriend or sweetheart for Valentine’s Day? The Firearm Blog has you covered 🙂 Pink is the new black and SHOT was awash in it …

Tapco pink Ruger 10/22 and AR-15 stocks.
Pink camo clothing.
CamoDiv clothing (not pink, but close enought)
Taurus Judge now in pink.
Pink Camo Tasers
Pink compound bow


Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


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  • SpudGun

    I’m probably going to get in trouble for writing this but…instead of buying your wife / girlfriend a pink gun, why not just buy her a Barbie doll instead, as there is something bizarrely creepy about a grown woman needing to color co-ordinate her deadly weaponry with her favorite dress.

    Don’t get me wrong, men are equally susceptible to ‘firearm fashion’, look at all the rails, tacticool add ons and dark earth furniture available, but at least these have the excuse of having a remote real world application.

    And anything that gets more women shooting is good right?

    Maybe I’m reading too much into this, maybe it’s all just a bit of fun and I don’t get it, but I do wonder what is next – a pink nuclear missile or cherry flavored nerve gas?

    Bah, I’m thinking about this far too much, I’m off to build something…with a hammer.

    • SpudGun, a pink hammer?

  • I refer you to http://www.pinkstinks.co.uk/

    Making things pink are what male product designers do when they have no idea what women want in a product, and can’t be bothered to ask one of them. “Just make a pink one, women will like that, right?”

    Right.

  • SpudGun

    Steve, don’t talk about my big pink hammer on the blog, folks will get the wrong idea. 😉

    • SpudGun, LOL, yea, better keep that to yourself.

  • Freiheit

    Why do they all assume that my wife has no taste or style?

  • Clodboy

    I agree with SpudGun here – maybe I’m missing something, but from my experience, human females no longer demand all their stuff to be pink once they’ve reached the age of 10.

    I’d wager that the average fashion-conscious female is more attracted to sleek lines of Beretta’s Giugaro-designed guns than a run-of-the-mill AR15 simply dipped in the new pepto-bismol camo.

  • Matt Groom

    Personally, I don’t know how women can tolerate having their entire gender lumped into one category: Things that are pink. Like these products won’t appeal to a woman unless they’re a different color. It seems terribly misogynistic to push the concept of “If you’re a female, you like the color pink.”

  • I am so NOT INTO pink guns ….. something in stainless will do me thanks ….

  • Vak

    Ain’t it a bit sexist ? Men get all the fun and badass colors like OD green, black, grey, chrome or tan, but all the women can get is pink ?

  • Ryan

    When my wife and I were shopping for her firearm an unscrupulous salesperson pointed out some “pink” guns. My wife gave him a dirty look and he promptly apologized.

    I get the whole marketing to women thing and I agree with your point “And anything that gets more women shooting is good right?” However, it frightens me because it makes the weapons look “toyish”. I would never buy my daughter one because of that.

  • Ryan

    My wife said, “Pink! what am I, a 12 year old girl? Maybe something in a nice royal blue. Or better yet something that matches my purse or shoes.”
    🙂

  • Lance

    The pink ARs are for the San Francisco Milita…. LOL

  • I couldn’t agree more SpudGun

  • Every women I’ve personally asked about pink guns or camouflage nightwear has been either completely uninterested, or down right offended.

    My wife, who happens to be quite a firearms enthusiast practically foams at the mouth when she sees pink guns.

  • Henry Bowman

    “Taurus Judge now in pink.”

    Aw, the “Judge Judy!”

  • viper5552

    No a pink fluffy one… with tassels

  • jdun1911

    There was a young girl that cried because all the pink .22lr rifles were sold out at one of the local sporting good store. Pink sell and it better to get more into shooting then not.

    • To echo jdun, they must be selling or they would not be making them.

      Personally I would not buy one for anyone but kids.

  • SpudGun

    Glad to hear that the sensible shooters (especially the female shooters) on this forum aren’t in favor of ‘pink guns’ and to a young child, it could resemble a toy.

    If any bright firearms marketeers are lurking on this thread, here’s a good vanity idea for ya, make gun powder that smells like after shave as my girlfriend says my clothes have an ‘eggy’ smell when I come back from a day’s shooting.

    Right, I’m off to buy an extra strength bottle of bleach with clowns and teddy bears on it – I can’t imagine anything going wrong with that. 😉

  • Carl

    +1 on all the pink-gun-bashing. It’s silly and possibly dangerous.

  • Carl: It’s especially dangerous if the gun you’re bashing is loaded!

  • jdun1911

    The shooting world is starting to morph I think and hopefully for the better. I’m starting to see a lot more female getting into shooting and asking for pink weapons. This is good because the more people that are getting into shooting the more political power we will have to fight against gun grabbers.

    Now and then there are threads on AR15 that the member wife, mom, or kids wants their weapons to be painted pink. I don’t really have a problem with people customizing their weapons. If they want that distinct look all the power to them. Individualism is part of the American way of life after all.

    A good son:
    http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=6&f=19&t=299844

    It is silly and logical fallacy to said that having a pink firearm equal to bad shooters. There are a number of female trainers that been into shooting since pre-teen and used pink firearms to teach other female to shoot.

  • Hammerhead

    Oi, who said they’re for women only! Now THAT’s sexist…

    But on a serious note, firearms are not toys, and this seems to be a move in that direction.

    • David/Sharpie

      No it’s not moving in that direction (Firearms being toys)

      This is no different from us guys painting guns green or tan, it’s just a colour women want their guns to be.

      Or in one friends case, a guy wants his gun to be.

      He has a pink “Hello Kitty” back plate on his Glock and sometimes a customer wants to shoot against him in a friendly competition (He works at a gun range) and he wins, as he’s putting it back in his holster hell hover his hand over and “pet” the gun while meowing, totally showing the other person the pink backplate. One guy was a cop from another city who got out shot by him and was PI$$ED about his meowing and “petting” the gun.

  • Matt Groom

    Hammerheads right! Let’s give a shout out to the Pink Pistols! Homosexuals need guns too, although I still don’t know why you’d want one in pink!

    http://www.pinkpistols.org/index2.html

  • C~

    Actually, I got a pink tool set…with a pink hammer AND rechargeable screwdriver…because it was the only way I could think of to keep my DH out of MY tools! It didn’t work, dammit. My stuff is more easily accessible [in the house] than his are [in the garage]. So I still have to look all over to find them when I need them.

    I thought the pink Taurus was kinda fun…but I don’t have kids in my house. I do see the “toy” aspect, and it has merit, but I have always kinda liked pink camo…