The Problem With Booth Babes

Statistically, a growing number of women are interested in guns. Whether it’s Cowboy action shooting, competitive targets or (more likely) self and home defense, woman are arming themselves in increasing numbers. It’s a relatively small trend leading to a relatively small demographic shift. OI reckon men outnumbered woman at the NRA ConFab by about 10 to 1. Of course, for some reason, Brad’s not counting the genre known as Girls with Guns or Babes with Bullets. More than a few exhibitors, uh, exhibiting tried to capitalize on the fact that guys are hard-wired to notice/pay attention to/likelooking at attractive women. The trade show industry has a number of terms for their licentious lures (mine): “Eye Candy,” “Booth Bunnies” and “Booth Bimbos.” You see, the problem with said Eye Candy is that, whilst they are lovely to look at, they are also a distraction (and sometimes a big one) from the task at hand…and (we imagine) frequently a source of frustration/irritation/aggravation for other women – both ones in the industry and those attending the show.

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Statistically, a growing number of women are interested in guns. Whether it’s Cowboy action shooting, competitive targets or (more likely) self and home defense, woman are arming themselves in increasing…

Sex. Now that I have your attention…

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I dunno. Where manufacturers already have (some) products that would ostensibly appeal to women (guns with reduced recoil, smaller grips, easier disassembly for cleaning) their marketing is…well.. kind of Neanderthal. Hey, baby…look at this one. It’s a girls gun…you can tell because it’s PINK. Um…not so much. Most women I know are far more concerned with features like weight, recoil, and stopping power ratios, far more than what color the bloody thing is. You know. Just like men are.