NRA Wrapup: What I DIDN’T See in Pittsburgh.

I guess you could call me a trade show veteran. Been there. Done that. Got the shin splints to prove it. I’ve been attending or working major trade shows since I was just a strapping lad of 15. NAMM show (music), COMDEX show (computers) SIGGRAPH (ditto), and NRA show (guns), they all have had a […]

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 […]

Sex. Now that I have your attention…

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.