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Manufacturer looking for womens feedback - Pink Guns

Postby Bruenor » Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:17 am

Nice for one of the manufacturers to ASK.. I know Charter Arms checks with the women on their staff about color choices and have been corrected on numerous occasions.. "No not that Pepto-Bismol pink.. yuck use 'this shade' :D

http://lauraburgessmarketing.wordpress. ... -pink-gun/

We hope you will take a moment to look at the image and offer us your honest feedback in the comments section below. What do you think? Is this something you as a female would want in your arsenal? Would it increase a female’s likelihood to buy one of MG Industries’ firearms?
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Re: Manufacturer looking for womens feedback - Pink Guns

Postby hutsona » Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:52 pm

Thanks for including the link. I left my $0.02 worth :) - basically it's not a bad take on the concept, and I'm sure lots of ladies will like it.

I've never understood the rationale behind Pepto-pink guns. Problem 1: no one old enough to buy that gun is going to wear that color on purpose. Problem 2: it makes a weapon look like a toy.

If they are looking for girl-friendly colors, they should check out the colors of shoes and purses. I'm sure they could come up with something "Coach" purse colored!!! :shock:
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Re: Manufacturer looking for womens feedback - Pink Guns

Postby omp » Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:02 pm

I think people should have any color gun they want, but a hot pink gun looks too much like a toy in my opinion. I like pink, but I would not purchase a hot pink or even a light pink gun. Black suits me just fine.
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Postby Aesinsp » Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:09 pm

Pink resembling a toy? Maybe.. but since it's not a toy, how much more likely is it to be gotten into by those that shouldn't if it is secured properly by right thinking adults?
Rhetorical of course, I don't suppose we have stats anywhere on such things.
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Postby TSiWRX » Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:50 am

Aesinsp wrote:Pink resembling a toy? Maybe.. but since it's not a toy, how much more likely is it to be gotten into by those that shouldn't if it is secured properly by right thinking adults?
Rhetorical of course, I don't suppose we have stats anywhere on such things.


^ Not a flippant question at all.

In the recent and quite well-balanced (I thought) 20/20 special "Young Guns," some of the kids who have been exposed to firearms education violated safety rules when they saw various brightly colored firearms, thinking that they were toys. After watching, I took time out to re-watch it with Anna, and to highlight to her that because of current marketing trends, there can well be firearms painted/made in various colors, and that she is to treat everything that looks like a gun as a gun, regardless of how it may appear otherwise.

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FWIW, it surprised me that my 8-and-1/2 year old daughter went for "wood and black" as her preferred aesthetics when she picked out her first firearms earlier this summer. She's definitely a pink-and-purple-and-fluorescent, frills and lace kind of girl. :?: :lol:

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Whatever floats your boat.

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Re: Manufacturer looking for womens feedback - Pink Guns

Postby Tweed Ring » Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:04 pm

If I found a pink gun I liked, I'd buy it and carry it.
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Postby Klingon00 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:39 pm

I know a few women that work with their hands for a living. One of them buys pink tools whenever she can get them. Not because she likes pink, but because she knows none of the guys will "borrow" her tools. :lol:
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Postby rDigital » Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:33 pm

My wife changes her nail color daily. I think offering a plethora of colors would be better.
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Postby BuckJM53 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:13 am

While my wife is typically very fashionable, she has said upon many occasions when asked about pink guns "you'll never find one in my purse". With that said, she has mused more than once about a perp having to explain to his pen mates that he was caught after being capped in the butt by a little lady with a pink pistol :lol:
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Re: Manufacturer looking for womens feedback - Pink Guns

Postby Werz » Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:28 am

My wife likes me to wear blue clothes because she says it enhances the color of my eyes. Maybe she will buy me the new Kimber Sapphire. :D
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Postby TunnelRat » Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:07 pm

Werz wrote:Maybe she will buy me the new Kimber Sapphire.

Now that's a MAN's toy!! :wink:
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Re: Manufacturer looking for womens feedback - Pink Guns

Postby Brian D. » Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:22 pm

TunnelRat wrote:
Werz wrote:Maybe she will buy me the new Kimber Sapphire.

Now that's a MAN's toy!! :wink:


Got to take issue with you there Tunnel Rat--that Kimber is chambered for 9mm parabellum--hardly a manly choice!
(Says me, the guy who owns a 5" Citadel 1911 in 9mm...) :lol:
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Postby BillytheKidder » Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:29 pm

After shooting a youth model Rem. 870 in her shotgun class, Mrs. Kidder requested the pink/camo version. It looks and shoots great.
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Re: Manufacturer looking for womens feedback - Pink Guns

Postby bearkitty » Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:05 am

Random Thoughts on this thread:

When I win the lottery I WILL own one of every Kimber ever produced.

When I smoked, I always carried pink lighters on the basis that my lighter-thief brothers would not pocket those. I was wrong. I also have a pink toolbox at the body shop. Not because I love pink, but because it sends a message that girls can do this too!

The long gun in the OP link, I would prefer it in red but wouldn't rule it out if the pink & purple were the only option.

On carrying a pink handgun.....I think that's a slightly different topic. Some pink accents to the barrel and grips. I could live with that, but it would not ever be my first choice. Why? Because I don't need to send a message that "girls can do this too" when it comes to my self defense. I don't need to look cute at the range. And I definitely don't want folks admiring my pink grip should it peek out of concealment or when OC. However, if pink encourages a lady to learn to shoot and carry, whatever it takes!!
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Re: Manufacturer looking for womens feedback - Pink Guns

Postby synack2 » Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:23 pm

I think they need more Purple Guns!

This one is my wife's. I had to search high and low to find one, purple is her favorite color (and mine too). She liked the SR22 and had shot a friends. I wasn't super happy about the 22 thing, but I wanted her to choose her gun so it was something she would carry and shoot, and she can run this gun like a well oiled machine and clear the very occasional malfunctions without skipping a beat. I am trying to gently easier her into a 380 (If only they had a Glock 42 in Purple)

Anyway, I had to track this baby down, while there was a general shortage of SR-22's and Guns everywhere after the Sandy Hook, and then finding a purple one debut. I paid WAY to much for it, but I had it in time for her CHL class and surprised her with it.

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