Yesterday I saw a picture of a pink Taurus 24/7 and all I could think of was “Why can’t they just market good guns to us?” I’ve written before about what women want and, more specifically, the fact that it’s not a junky little pink gun. Today I decided to go on a quest and find pink guns that are not only pink but actually good guns:
The Beretta NEOS
My love of plinker .22s is no secret, I think they are awesome training devices. The Beretta NEOS is a fine example of a .22 target pistol. If you can get used to the slightly odd angle of the grips (obviously designed for one handed target shooting) they run pretty well, have a really neat space-agey look about them and yes, come with an option for pink grips. We’ve had one in the rental case at West Coast Armory for a few months now and it has preformed well. It’s accurate, it runs and, unlike many .22s, this plinker is pretty easy to take apart.
The M&P JG
Julie G’s design of the M&P is phenomenal. This is one of my all time favorite handguns with the reliability and ergonomics of an M&P coupled with warren tactical rear sights and a fiber optic front, a combination of design features that provide enhanced durability and shootability as well as a 6 pound trigger with overtravel stop. The M&P JG comes with pink backstrap inserts as well as the stock black ones and has awareness ribbons engraved on the sides because every time you purchase one a portion of the proceeds go to breast cancer.
Sig Sauer P238
I’ve mentioned my love of the P238 as a manageable single action pocket gun before. It’s true that you can’t buy them stock with pink grips, but I can order pink grips off of E-Bay for $50.00.
We ran across this one at SHOT Show and now that I’ve been reminded of it I can’t stop wanting one. This aluminum frame 1911 from STI comes chambered in both 9mm and .45 ACP, 23oz. with a 3″ stainless steel slide, beveled magwell and fixed tritium sights. If these little guns run well STI may have accomplished what so many have failed at – a small 1911 in 9mm that doesn’t suck to shoot. (Don’t worry boys, they come in black too.)