There have been a lot of heated debates within the gun community about colored guns. I’ve seen guns in all colors of the rainbow, but especially pink. Let me make one thing clear: I am not a “pink” kind of girl, but I’m not a tomboy. I love my makeup (I actually sell Mary Kay on the side), I love to get all dolled up, and I LOVE shoes. So I consider myself a typical girl, except when it comes to my guns.
One major issue I have with colored guns is they tend to look like toys. This may not be an issue when there are only adults around, but what if a kid finds a blue or a pink gun? If a child hasn’t been educated about guns, they may not understand the difference between a toy gun, guns on TV or in video games, and real guns. One of the worst tragedies occurs when a child hurts or kills himself or a friend with a gun. This crime is completely avoidable, and is pure negligence on the parent’s part.
Another reason I don’t like colored guns came from a friend of mine. She is also an NRA Certified Pistol instructor. She told me, she doesn’t want to pull out a pink gun on an aggressor just to have him laugh in her face. Granted, even if the gun is pink and he laughs at her, all she has to do is pull the trigger to make him stop laughing. She likes the intimidation factor of a black gun.
My last reason may be egotistical, but this whole article is my opinion after all. I don’t like colored guns because I don’t feel like I need a different gun just because I’m a woman. I can shoot with the best of them, and I don’t need the boys on the range snickering as I pull out a pink Hello Kitty Glock. I express my femininity in my life outside of shooting. When I’m trying to fit in a male-dominated sport, I do everything I can to be accepted. This means carrying my black range back with my black Glock or bi-tone Springfield XD, wearing my combat boots and tactical pants, and wearing very little makeup since it gets messed up anyway with the ear and eye protection and my baseball hat.
Feel free to comment with your opinions since you’ve just read mine!