I don’t understand why people think gun manufacturers are “pandering” to women when they offer a standard handgun in pink or purple with glitter. What’s wrong with appealing to women with fashionable firearms? (And yes, their aesthetic sense is generally different from men’s.) As for other female-specific changes, what else is there? Lightening the springs for easier racking (as above) isn’t just a girl thing . . .
Elderly buyers and people with arthritis need apply. Women have smaller hands? There are plenty of smaller-framed handguns and the multiple backstrap trend enables larger handguns for the double-X chromosome set. AR’s have adjustable stocks.
So . . . aside from color, is there really such a thing as a “woman’s gun”?
Unauthorized Jeremy S. edit: Sharon from EAA gave us a tour of the Pavona line at SHOT Show this year: