New Women’s Shotgun And Rifle Models From Blaser

One of the things missing in the industry are guns built for women. Most rifles and shotguns have long pulls, and uncomfortable angles, or are too heavy.

Blaser Shotguns

Blaser announces a shotgun built for a woman’s size. With the lowest profile receiver on the market, the F16 Intuition is designed to meet the needs of the female hunter or clay shooter. Two Blaser shotguns are available, the Game Intuition and the Sport Intuition. Both 12-Gauge, they have some different specifications. The F16 Game Intuition comes in two barrel lengths, 28 and 30 inches while the F16 Sporting model has barrel lengths of 30 and 32 inches. The Sporting model offers an adjustable trigger. Both shotguns offer the Blaser Comfort Recoil Pad, a softer pad that absorbs the recoil and rests comfortably but securely on the shoulder.

F16 Intuition Game

Technical Specifications (Game):

  • RECOIL PAD: Blaser Comfort Recoil Pad
  • ACTION: “Gun Metal Grey” with silver colored F16 logo
  • TRIGGER: Not adjustable
  • TRIGGER PULL: 3.6lb
  • BARREL SELECTOR: Selection of desired shot sequence, positioned within easy reach in front of the trigger
  • GAUGE: 12/76
  • BARREL: 28″ or 30″

Technical Specifications (Sporting):

  • RECOIL PAD: Blaser Comfort Recoil Pad
  • ACTION: “Gun Metal Grey” with red colored F16 logo
  • TRIGGER: Adjustable in length
  • TRIGGER PULL: 1,650g (3.6lb)
  • BARREL SELECTOR: Selection of desired shot sequence, positioned within easy reach in front of the trigger
  • GAUGE: 12/76
  • BARREL: 76cm or 81cm (30″ or 32″)

Blaser Rifle

R8 Intuition Rifle

The R8 Intuition bolt-action rifle, like the Blaser’s Game Intuition and Sport Intuition

is built with a female’s frame in mind. The Monte Carlo stock provides a substantial area for the cheek weld along with maximizing comfort for the woman shooter. Along with a reduced pitch angle and slender pistol grip the R8 sit comfortably against the women’s shoulder and allows positive trigger control.

The R8 is available in a wood stock only.

There are an absolute ton of variations of the R8 Rifle. You can see all of the combinations at: http://www.blaser-usa.com/fileadmin/editor/caliber-pdf/Blaser_Calibers_Bolt_Action_R8_EN.pdf

You can find more information at their website at:  http://www.blaser.de/index.php?id=2004&L=1

 

 



Helen Kline holds black belts in both Chinese Kenpo and Six Sigma (meaning she is equally capable of controlling you on the mat or in the boardroom). She is also an NRA Instructor (for over 6 years), focusing on both special populations and women’s self defense. She is a firm believer that people need to master the basics before trying to “go all high speed”. She joined TFB to try and bring balance to the Force…


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  • PersonCommenting

    If you can afford a blaser couldnt you also afford to a custom shotgun?

    • iksnilol

      Blasers aren’t that expensive.

      • PersonCommenting

        Id consider a few thousand plus expensive.

        • iksnilol

          Well, see, how many guns have you bought over the years? Some people instead of using a ton of money over the years to buy many guns, just buy a couple of really good ones which they use. So I’d argue that they aren’t that expensive.

          Alternatively, who let thee peasants roam freely on the internet?

          • Dougscamo

            The masters named: family, mortgage, car(s)….which allow us serfs to secretly cabbage a few bucks away for toys….more easily hidden than a couple (or three) house payments….

          • iksnilol

            Save them up over the years and it becomes just the same if it don’t done get used on other toys.

            But to be fair, even a pipe rifle will put something/somebody in the ground. Just that we like being a bit fancy.

          • Dougscamo

            Agreed….the sum total is large….but hell, I know you are young….I’m not…gotta enjoy something now!….
            Don’t want to make an investment at this late a period for my kids to sell when I’m looking up at the grassroots….

          • iksnilol

            Eh, you old folks got time and money to enjoy. Me? I gotta aquire tools and other useful stuff before I can buy toys.

          • Dougscamo

            Time and money?….maybe, maybe not….my crystal ball is in the shop….

          • iksnilol

            Lemme guess, the flux capacitor is wonky again? I knew they shouldn’t have done gone with direct injection, but nooo, it lowers antimatters emissions so they had to.

            They don’t make ’em like they used to.

          • PersonCommenting

            I mean I definitely get that perspective but compaired to most of the market it is expensive no matter how you look at it. Yes a blaser may be inexpensive compared to other high end guns but it is still expensive for the market as a whole.

            Beats me, who did? : )

    • Tassiebush

      Who wants to buy a different model to what they want or spend all that money getting a custom stock though?

  • Fuddly

    While I like Blaser’s shotguns and feel ‘meh’ about any expanding bolt-head rifle, is the only thing separating these from standard production the length of pull?

    I didn’t notice any weights listed for either gun, with “lighter” being one of the traditional selling points of guns marketed towards women, second only to the gun being pink. I mean, shortening the stock slightly would save some weight, but not much.

    • M.M.D.C.

      “The R8 Intuition bolt-action rifle…is built with a female’s frame in mind. The Monte Carlo stock provides a substantial area for the cheek weld along with maximizing comfort for the woman shooter. Along with a reduced pitch angle and slender pistol grip the R8 sit comfortably against the women’s shoulder and allows positive trigger control.”

      They apparently have tweaked the geometry of the stock to better fit women shooters, so, yes, it’s more than just length of pull.

  • TheNotoriousIUD
  • LazyReader

    what prey tell makes them womens?

  • Carl

    But aren’t women and men equal?

    • iksnilol

      Not in body. Thusly I have to settle for oggling women when James isn’t visible. :/

      • Tinkerer

        I’m not sure if I got that wrong, but…
        …are you implying that James has a… womanly build?

        • iksnilol

          What, no, good heavens no. I mean, except for his hands. Those are definitely stolen off of a Victoria’s Secret model.

          • Tinkerer

            Well, to each their own, I guess…

            *coughhandfetishcough!!*

          • .45

            I dunno, you see any hardcore female bodybuilders lately? You could say James bears a resemblance.

      • carl

        Wow, I literally cant even right now
        reported to the head of wymens studies

        • iksnilol

          I’ll stop as soon as James is available. IT AIN’T FAIR, SHE CAN’T KEEP HIM ALL TO HERSELF, IT JUST AIN’T DOGGONE FAIR!

  • john huscio

    She’s got nice hair

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      Run for your life, lady!

    • Swarf

      She’ll only talk to you if you’re the manager.

  • M.M.D.C.

    Women’s Intuition. 😀

    • Dougscamo

      If the shooting sports are going to survive, the effort to recruit women must be made….without them….I don’t see good things happening.
      Agree with you….give Mrs. Kline the chance to do reviews of anything firearm related and especially firearms and accessories with designed for females….

      • me

        Women, and youth in general. Too many old guys. The USA High School Clay Target League has been doing great on this front – not only have they got shooting programs back into over 500 schools, but something like 20% of the students taking part are female. My friends kids are in it, it’s outstanding.

        • Blake

          Best little piece of news I’ve heard all day. Thanks.

  • Mrninjatoes

    Eine Schrotflint, ja…hmmmm. Nice to see shotguns and rifles with extra high combs and shorter length of pull.

  • Swarf

    Waaaait a minute.

    I don’t think she’s really in Africa, everybody. She may not even be a real big game hunter.

    • Tinkerer

      Sure, next thing you’ll tell us that she doesn’t really wear flannel shirts of her own volition. ..

  • clampdown

    Just think how much better those Soviet female snipers would have been with someone to optimize their Mosins for female ergonomics.

    • .45

      Heck, if someone had optimized the ergonomics for any human…

      (Don’t get me wrong, I like my Mosin, it is just an easy target.)

      • clampdown

        The only one I’ve shot was my friend’s M44. Nothing about that gun is comfortable…And the recoil…Just as bad as my .308 Spanish Mauser. Sore shoulders all around that day.

        • .45

          Yeah, I’ve not shot the ’44, but I hear tell the fireball and muzzle blast is all manner of… Exciting.

          I stuck a rubber buttpad on my 91/30 and although it did jack all for recoil, I did like the increased length of pull. Gotta remember that the Russians were shorter and usually had a thick coat on, so the short length of pull made sense for the original manufacturer.

  • Tassiebush

    Glad to see these. I just take it for granted a gun will fit me.

  • lanana

    I got some great ideas.
    – safety feature: remote controlled motion sensitive trigger, so she has to ask hubby before she pulls the trigger. 50% reduction in accidental husband deaths.
    – Princess shells, each time she shoots, a confetti like explosion featuring her name is blown into the air, satisfying her need for self glorification.
    – A built in selfie stick on side of barrel, same as above.

    • Swarf

      Boy. Those are uh, those are real knee slappers. Good job, Mr. Nugent.

      • .45

        I dunno, those last two might be rather popular with tweenes of both genders…

        Wait… If you could do the confetti one, that could make some serious money. Imagine sneaking vulgar word ones into your buddy’s ammo on a duck hunt. Hijinks ensue…

  • Blake

    Uh, why are you marketing a shotgun to women without a 20-gauge option?

    • Helen K

      You may need a 20-gauge… 🙂 but I can handle bigger gauges just fine!

      • Blake

        Sorry, I should have said “they” instead of “you”.

        Because my Mom only shoots 20-gauge :-).

    • Bradley

      Uh, because there’s no reason a woman can’t use 12 gauge.

      • Goody

        There are psychological barriers. Though a 12 gauge target load may recoil less than a 20ga defensive load, the 20 seems smaller & friendlier.

  • The wondrous miracle of marketing guns to women (by golly!) aside, shorter pull stocks, and also canted/angled stocks, closer foregrips and different height cheekpieces are needed regardless of gender. I am a male with short arms and very small hands, and really wide cheeks, I would definitely prefer rifles and shotguns for women, because regular ones are definitely not made for me. (Except for military ones, because they account for gooks like me in the Soviet Army!.. Except I physically can’t line up the SVD ironsights unless I literally look through my nose, haha)