8 Best Guns for Women – Period

(courtesy pinterest.com)

“When it comes to choosing the best gun [for a woman living alone], it all depends on how comfortable you are with the weapon,” guncarrier.com asserts. “The weight and the fit of the gun are all distinguishing factors that can help you decide on whether or not that particular gun is perfect for you.” Huh? What about caliber? Size? Action? And is there a different list for women who live with men? Or other women? Or a large dog? The worst problem: GC offers a list of “the most well-known guns for women” (Springfield 1911?) without any more pictures of women! Let’s rectify that, shall we, with a list of eight great guns for gals, no matter what their living arrangements . . .

Wilson combat woman (courtesy pinterest.com)

It’s not really obvious but the young lady above is holding a Wilson Combat 1911. That’s a bad ass pistol for a bad ass babe. Whether she lives alone or not is another question, worth asking, but not in the aforementioned context. If you know what I mean. A perfect black gun for any woman in your black book. (Predates the Internet. Don’t ask.) If you’re buying don’t expect to get it back. Ever.

(courtesy becauseguns.com)

That’s Caitlin cradling a Big Horn Armory Smith & Wesson .500-firing lever gun. Trust me: that’s not too much girl for that gun. I mean gun for that girl. It’s an ideal choice should she want to take out multiple bad guys with one shot — providing she can line them up. And boy can she ever.

What’s wrong with a GLOCK 19 for a young woman on her own (or in a crowd)? Nothing whatsoever, as this famous ad demonstrates.

Armalite AR-10 (courtesy pinterest.com)

The Armalite AR-10‘s a fine choice for recreational shooting. Women love ’em! Why? Because guns!

Walther P38 (courtesy poracponders.com)

OK, a Walther P38 may not be anyone’s first choice for a woman’s ballistic BFF. But hey, it shoots bullets. And any woman who produced this gat as her sidearm would get mega-props from a proper gun guy. Besides, that barrel extension looks dead sexy. If that’s the way you roll.

Eva and Benelli (courtewsy calguns,net)

All you sexist pigs who think a woman can’t handle a full-on 12-guage shotgun spend too much time with latte-sipping ladies. Not that a woman who wields a Benelli M2 can’t sip latte. I’m thinking  she can drink whatever she damn well pleases. I’m not sure Eva’s support hand’s index finger is going to be very happy in a few seconds, but maybe now’s not the time to point it out.

Heidi (courtesy calguns.net)

Suppressor? I just met her! I’m not 100 percent sure what’s at the end of that can but Heidi looks completely comfortable with her firearm. In fact, any handgun with a suppressor makes an ideal partner for a woman. Just as it does for a man. See what I did there?


No sexist comments about how women have less to think about running a revolver than a semi-automatic. There’s nothing a woman can’t do with proper training. Wait. That doesn’t sound right. Try it this way: plenty of women are just as passionate as men about wheel guns, and can operate them with equal conviction and accuracy. And look good doing it.

  • Kelli
    February 9, 2016

    This is the perfect way to break down this inonmratifo.

  • Lynda Kristen
    August 20, 2016

    Guns are most important for girls safety who live alone. The Armalite AR-10 I like best for its scope. It also good for hunting and target shooting. Thanks for the valuable and informative post.

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