Hot Chicks With Guns

Did I get your attention? Thought so. Hot Chicks with guns is one of the most popular search terms for women and guns in the Google world. Here are more that I found; “Hot girls with guns, Hot babes with guns, Women and guns, Girls with guns, Beautiful girls with guns, Tactical girls, Babes with machine guns.” Nice. And of course the photo above of the four hot gun babes of West Coast Armory (where I work) had to be included.

Women are screaming into the gun industry. Not so much news to me since I am in it already. I see how many gals are shooting now and buying guns. But to the non-shooting world I think they are amazed to see the stats. Here are two stats I found. There are 15 – 20 million women in this country that own guns and women account for 1 in 6 Concealed Pistol Licenses. Wow. There are books, movies, reality tv shows, websites, magazines, Facebook pages all dedicated to women and guns. In fact, a few of those search terms mentioned above are actual websites that are worthy. “Chicks With Guns” is a new fabulous book by photographer Lindsay McCrum with stories and beautiful photographs of real women in all walks of life with guns. Check it out. There is a documentary called “A Girl And A Gun Film“. I have only seen the trailer but it looks interesting. Unfortunately I don’t think it was finished since they have been looking for donations. I hope they do. There is a new movie coming out in 2012 called Haywire starring the MMA fighter Gina Carano. This movie looks like a lot of fun and she is doing all of her own fight scenes. Her gun skills looked fairly accurate as well. Can’t wait. “Women and Guns Magazine” has a web publication called WomenShooters.com.

Although not a big fan, there is a Reality Show called Sons of Guns featuring a family owned business. They have a gun store and build custom firearms for people. An overnight sensation is the daughter Stephanie Hayden who “mans” the store. I will say that she alone has peaked the curiosity of thousands of women. She convinced her dad to make a Ladies Saiga Rifle for women in a variety of colors. Pink is one of them of course. They can’t keep them in stock. Her Facebook fan page has over 95,000 fans.

Just a few of the FaceBook Fan pages I follow are; Girls Guides To Guns, Women Outdoor News, Women of the USPSA, Shelley Rae, Stephanie Hayden – Sons of Guns, Women’s Tactical Association, Julie Goloski Golob, Top Gun Tori, and of course my own, Anette Wachter- 30CalGal and many, many more.

This is only the beginning of a rapidly growing trend. Women who want guns for self-defense, competition and hobbies. I am going to ShotShow in Vegas in a couple of weeks. The largest Gun Industry trade show in the world. It is 4 days of miles and miles of guns and gun related stuff. There are many nationally ranked competative female shooters that will be there and many women in gun related businesses. Shelley Sargent aka Shelley Rae had the idea to have a Happy Hour event for “Women in the Industry” one night. We hope to get as many ladies as possible to join us. We hope to make it a tradition and possibly something that will be sponsored in the future. Cheers to the ladies! May we one day be the largest population of gun owners.

30CalGal
“Shoot Like A Girl! If You Can….”

About 30calgal

Member of the Unites States Rifle Team. 2011 NRA National Civilian Record Holder of 300 Yards. 2011 B.C. Rifle Champion (First American woman and second woman ever to win this in 127 years) and more. Starting the fast and exciting world of 3 Gun or Multi-Gun Competition.
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