Before the Bodyguard, there was the Ruger LCR. Paving the way for partly plastic, compact self-defense revolvers, the Ruger LCR has been a tough act to follow. The one we carry with pink Hogue Tamer grips is a dealer exclusive model. Many of the Ruger LCR’s features help to reduce the recoil, which can be brutal on a small-barreled .38 revolver. Such as the polymer fire control housing and the one-piece grip frame. With a surprisingly light double-action trigger and the manageable recoil, this little .38 will knock your socks off (not literally) with accurate and quick follow-up shots. It has a 1.875-inch barrel and holds five rounds of .38 Special and is rated for +P ammo. I do not doubt the validity of its awards: 2009 Handgun of the Year from the Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence and 2010 American Rifleman Handgun of the Year.
The SIG Sauer Mosquito was my besties very first gun. For an excellent price, it is SIG’s most affordable gun, you get an extremely high-quality firearm and dependable firearm. The Mosquito chambered for .22 Long Rifle, has a 3.9-inch barrel, and holds 10 rounds. Because not only it is pink, but also my bestie loves the SIG Mosquito because it has hardly any recoil and it is very easy for her to handle. She is very happy she chose the Mosquito as her first gun because of that. She also mentions that it is lightweight and easy to load. On the other hand, bestie’s hubby likes the Mosquito because it has good ergonomics, is good for small hands, but not too small for big hands. He also likes the fixed barrel on the Mosquito because it has decent accuracy. It’s easy to disassemble, too. Since it is .22LR, it’s as cheap to shoot as it gets. Isn’t that just like a guy to mention all the technical aspects of the gun? I mean, c’mon, it’s pretty. Isn’t that enough?
One observation I made at last weekend’s gun show was all the real teeny semi-automatic handguns. I mean these are even smaller than what I would call “compact.” I reckon this must be a trend. The Taurus 738 TCP is like a step up from teeny to “compact” with a total length of 5.25 inches, total weight of 10.2 ounces, and it is pretty thin. So if the teeny, trendy gun thing isn’t your thing, I would recommend trying out the Taurus 738 TCP. It is good for a carry gun or if you are not a revolver-type gal. The Taurus 738 TCP, chambered for .380 ACP, has a 3.3-inch barrel, and holds six rounds. The controls are minimal and easy to use.
This is by far the most expensive choice out of all the pink guns I’ve chosen, but it’s worth it. Remington has been making these shotguns for a long time and they have an incredibly reliable reputation. If you are serious about getting into shotgun shooting, hunting, clays, or skeet, the Remington 11-87 compact Sportsman semi-automatic shotgun is a smart choice. Remington also suggests the 11-87 compact Sportsman for young shooters. The Remington 11-87 Compact Sportsman in Mossy Oak Pink Camo is a 20 gauge, semi-automatic shotgun with a 21-inch barrel, 3-inch chamber, and holds four rounds. The customizable and adjustable length of pull system is not only good for children, but for adults who need a shorter length of pull. It is 40.5 inches long and weighs six and a half pounds.The mission of Cheaper Than Dirt!’s blog, “The Shooter’s Log,” is to provide information—not opinions—to our customers and the shooting community. We want you, our readers, to be able to make informed decisions. The information provided here does not represent the views of Cheaper Than Dirt!