Women's Guide to Buying Your First Handgun
Firearm/Pistol For Life Series
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ISBN #0-9772088-3-4 at Amazon, Powells and other fine
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are interested in the use of handguns for any number of the
following reasons, in the listed order of popularity:
tend to be overwhelmingly motivated by the first reason ---
is the recognition of the need to be self-reliant in taking
responsibility for the protection of self, family and home.
And there is a recognition that they can do more to
protect themselves from the criminal element that can
potentially accost them when they are away from home in their
spray is a worthy self-defense tool but it has its limitations.
Stun guns are often ineffective.
Knives and batons require an inordinate amount of
training and expertise to use effectively.
guns can do the job but are impractical as carry weapons.
You canít put these things in your purse or your
are good for home defense and certainly should be considered.
However, handguns can be effective as home weapons and
have the added benefit of possible double duty as a carry tool
and the comparative ease of storage at home, which is important
especially if there are children living in the house.
women do participate in recreational shooting and hunting,
especially those who were raised in rural areas where gun
ownership is a normal part of daily life.
However, among newbies, women comprise a very small
minority of the participants in these endeavors.
Such is also the case with competition shooting and arms