Drema, the lady of Shadowland, has a new gun. After two years of trying different handguns and training mostly with a 9mm 1911 she decided it was time to get her own pistol.
So what does a real lady get for a handgun?
A real lady gets exactly what she wants, not what someone tells her to get.
And this should be a lesson to all you guys who THINK you know what a woman wants. It should be a lesson to all the behind the gun counter geeks who think they know everything. That snub-nose revolver everyone thinks she needs – the one everyone tells you to get her – is probably not the best choice.
You got to be a real man to buy a woman shoes she likes and much-a-man to pick out a pistol she likes. The best – safest – approach is to let the lady pick out both!
Here’s the deal; the pistol a woman needs to learn to shoot with, the pistol a woman needs to practice or train with once she learns to shoot and the pistol she carries and trains with for personal protection does not have to be the same pistol. They should be similar but not always. A woman is no different than a man, as they learn to shoot better, shoot more and learn more about shooting, their likes and dislikes with regard to pistols will change.
And thinking a lady can’t shoot a .45 is like thinking a lady should not hunt, vote or drive a race car. Trust me, that’s a road you don’t want to go down.
So which pistol did Drema choose? A Remington 1911 R1 Enhanced .45 ACP. It does need a few adjustments to fit her perfectly and those are a short trigger, a low safety, a carry bevel package and thin grips. She still hasn’t decided which sights she likes best. I let her try several different styles but in the end I’ll do the smart thing and let her tell me which sights the Remington should have. Then, I’ll order them and my friend Jerry Dove at Dove’s Custom Guns will install them when he does the rest of the work.
Like the old saying goes, the best way to be a good husband is to listen and follow instructions. (This applies to gunwriters too!)
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