Women's Guide to Buying Your First Handgun
Firearm/Pistol For Life Series
The author is one of
the instructors at Be Safe Gun Training. This book
can be ordered at Amazon.com, Powells.com and other fine
online book retailers. Be sure to look for ISBN
books on handguns are not for beginners, and especially
beginners who are women.
This book attempts to fill that void in the marketplace
by providing advice to women beginners who are considering
purchasing a handgun.
This book is also useful for men who have women in their
lives for which a handgun would be useful.
do not delve extensively into your motivation for purchasing a
By acquiring this book, you have a need for a
self-defense handgun for whatever reason or simply want a
firearm for plinking or target shooting.
We won’t get much into the basic theory of firearms,
ballistics and self-defense.
Nor we delve into the fundamentals of guns and
There are plenty of books that cover those subjects.
this is not a book on the philosophy and politics of gun
We do not even make the basic value judgment that women
(or men) should or shouldn’t possess firearms.
Again, there is plenty of space and resources in the
media that focus on these issues.
we focus on issues that are specific to women beginners in
purchasing their first handgun.
book is not a chauvinistic discourse about the fairer sex but is
an honest attempt to address issues that are specific to MOST
We recognize that there are Annie Oakleys and other
sharpshooting ladies in the firearms world today and in firearms
If you are such, please feel free to read this book and
feel free to give us feedback with techniques that help women
who are beginners and have no aspirations to be sharpshooters.