Question of the Day: Can a Woman Get a Man With A Gun?

Although I’m happily spoken for, I have a weakness for gun girls. Jessie Duff, for example, is one of the sexiest women alive (not to mention funniest, smartest and most intelligent). So the question is, can a woman “get” — by which I mean attract — a man by being comfortable and proficient with firearms? Did you meet your significant other through guns? Caution! There are Hollywood wanna-be’s who pretend to be alcoholics so they can meet producers at AA. Luckily, there’s a difference between pretending to be an alcoholic and shooting well. But you have been warned.


  1. avatar Former Water Walker says:

    It couldn’t hurt! I too am a fan of Jessie…MY love wants me to get more guns and ammo-she’s a keeper.

  2. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

    My wife was a hunter before I met her. The best photo I had seen of her (1st date picking her up at her parents) was her wearing tight shorts and a orange sweater holding a .22 and 5 dead squirrels. So my answer is it helped for me!

  3. avatar Ralph says:

    I’ve never understood why Irving Berlin would include that snappy little ditty in “Annie Get Your Gun.” The musical is a smugly fictionalized story of the romance between Annie Oakley and Frank Butler. In fact, Annie’s shooting prowess is exactly the reason that Butler, also an exhibition shooter, fell for her.

    So the real-life lesson of Annie Oakley is precisely the opposite of the song — you can catch a man with a gun.

  4. avatar fiun dagner says:

    my wife was at best ambivalent about guns when we first met, and for the first several years of our living together. and then one day i brought home an M1 Carbine that she flat out fell in love with. I had gotten it for a steal (250$ for the gun and 200 round of ammo) at the local gun show. 15 min after i brought it home from the gun show it was hers, with no argument from me (long story there). she took that gun (it was a piece of junk at the time) and put an enormous amount of work into it (a brand new hand finished stock was just the start of it), and now she actively competes with me over who gets the next gun. She can also use it to shoot the fleas off a dogs back at 100 yards, without a scope. This had lead to her helping introduce our children (2 boys and a girl (and our daughter loves her some full auto thompson time) to the world of firearms. So I definitely got a girl with a gun, even if not quite the way the song intends

    1. avatar Jim Bullock says:

      “I had gotten it for a steal (250$ for the gun and 200 round of ammo) at the local gun show.”

      Gun show? And ammo? You spree-shooting, macho, camo-for-brains bitter clinger, you!

  5. avatar Kapeltam says:

    My girl supports the rkba. In fact, after she had a few close calls with stalkers, she says I don’t have enough. And she wants to shoot anything I own.

  6. avatar Dracon1201 says:

    Oh hell yes! I find proficiency with firearms to be one of the most attractive things about a woman. I go crazy for women who love firearms as much as I do. While it may not attract other men, women with the confidence and those who do not fear inanimate objects will definitely attract me.

    1. avatar OODAloop says:

      You know, you can extend this out to any self-proficient female. Can she change her oil and do basic car repair? Unstopper a drain? Run a drill press? I gotta tell you, my wife is a middle school STEM teacher and it’s really attractive to know she can change a bandsaw blade, properly relieve tension on an arc cut with a coping saw, run AutoCAD Inventor and program in Python. Thank God I found her before anyone else that other suitor would have had a fight on his hands.

  7. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    I suppose a girl could get a man with a gun. Daddy could always hold the shotgun on the boy while they are exchanging wedding vows and handling rattlesnakes.

    1. avatar barnbwt says:

      “Say ‘yessum'”
      “Good boy.”

  8. avatar SteveInCO says:

    On the 1-10 scale it grants a bonus of 3 points, or 2/3rds the distance to 10, whichever is less. A 1 becomes a 4, a 5 becomes an 8, a 6 becomes an 8 2/3rds, a 7 becomes a 9, an 8 becomes a 9 1/3… you get the idea.

    1. avatar uncommon_sense says:

      I’ll second what SteveInCO said.

      And this isn’t just bravado. A woman who embraces firearm ownership is confident, responsible, and dare I say even adventurous. Anyone who claims that those attributes do not seriously enhance a person’s attractiveness is a few cards short of a full deck.

    2. avatar barnbwt says:

      And on the flip side, one who is anti-gun probably loses 5 or 3/4, whichever is more. Obviously other variables, as some anti-gun types aren’t preachy about it and can potentially be lived with by a mutual agreement, whereas someone less virulent but won’t shut up about it or who keeps trying to use the issue as a wedge/leverage is on borrowed time no matter how much else they have going for them. I’d honestly argue that the anti factor counts for at least double the pro factor (after all, once kids/house/expenses are in the mix, you won’t have much of a gun hobby anyway, lol)

  9. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    I’ve been listening to Dana Loesch on the radio lately. Yeah, I know, she’s married.
    But her attitude, morals, pro2A stance….. Wow. I like that lady!

    1. avatar Rick the Bear says:


      “But her attitude, morals, pro2A stance”

      And she’s not altogether unattractive. 8>)

  10. avatar Curtis in IL says:

    I have no use for helpless women.

    I’ve always found women who have traditionally masculine skills to be attractive. If she can shoot, bale hay, change her oil, build stuff… she automatically rises on the hotness scale.

    1. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

      Yea. The whole “helpless female” thing is waaaaay over-rated.

      So are high-maintenance women – you know, the one taken out of commission because they chip a nail.

    2. avatar Avid Reader says:

      I have a good friend who has no use for hunting. He’s not opposed to it, he just isn’t interested in it. His wife, on the other hand, a cute, petite gal, lives for the opening of primitive deer season. She’s a dedicated bow hunter, and generally fills her tag every year. In a classic role reversal, she gets the game (field dresses it and hauls it to the game processor), and since he’s a talented amateur chef, he cooks it.

      It works for them.

      1. avatar barnbwt says:

        She keeps him barefoot in the kitchen all day? How awful!

        Sounds like an arrangement Solomon would opine that most men would kill for…

  11. avatar Accur81 says:

    When I was dating, I “red-flagged” women who were virulently anti-gun. Those who were open minded went to the range with me and had a great time. Let’s face it, conservative women are way hotter than liberal progressives.

    1. avatar Vhyrus says:

      Way hotter is debatable, but significantly less of a pain in the ass is a given.

    2. avatar OODAloop says:

      Yup, professional victims are not attractive.

  12. avatar ThomasR says:

    Oh yes! A woman that actually carries a fire arm for self defense, and is proficient in it’s use? sexy!

    Then, if she can actually out shoot me? (I qualify as expert), I’d ask her to marry me.

  13. avatar Mk10108 says:

    A woman in a truck, with a occupied gun rack and a fishing pole.

  14. avatar Mecha75 says:

    Can a woman get a man with a gun? Yes!! Emphatically yes!! An average looking woman is instantly several degrees hotter when she is packing heat and showing she knows how to use it.

  15. avatar Gov. William J. Le Petomane says:

    Jessie Duff doesn’t need guns to be hot, but it never hurts to accessorize.

  16. avatar Jim Bullock says:

    Oh, of course. I must presume you are asking this to build up quotable quotes as fodder against the weenies.

    The whole “manly guys, into guy things, only like demure, helpless parasite girls” is propaganda. For anybody comfortable with their own self, more capable, and shared competences is gold.

    Also, thank you for reminding me of a couple most fortunate times, for me.

  17. avatar Lurker_of_lurkiness says:

    Indeed my prospective mate checklist begins as follows:

    Female of right age


    Uses Brain (which implies Doesn’t hate guns, doesn’t think Bruce Jenner is now a woman etc)

    So yeah if a prospective wife is anti gun she’s dqed from my list.

    Why would I wan to have kids with somone not willing to help me defend them if need be?

  18. avatar MamaLiberty says:

    Some women don’t want a man. 🙂 I have many male friends, and shoot with a great bunch of men and women, but I don’t want to take any of them home with me. 🙂 Got enough problems of my own. LOL

  19. avatar tsbhoA.P.jr says:

    only if there is hot, crispy bacon on the barrel.

  20. avatar Pascal says:

    Pretty much the only immediate disqualifier for me is if the women is anti-gun.

  21. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

    If Shannon only carried. . . . (sigh)

    1. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

      Dude! What have I said about putting things in crazy?

      1. avatar foo dog says:

        Tell young men: its fun to put things in crazy, just dont marry one. Ever.

        1. avatar 16V says:

          Sane, attractive, smart, married. Pick any two.

          “I’d never advocate sex, drugs, or insanity for everyone, but they’ve always worked for me.” Hunter S. Thompson…

        2. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

          No, never put your D into, that can ruin your life in a hurry. Especially if she put pin holes in the condoms before you use your D. She can also ruin your life with a domestic violence charge even if she is the one that attacks you first, because she thinks you might be cheating, or you catch her cheating.

    2. avatar Roscoe says:

      Maybe she does, Dirk; only hers requires batteries.

  22. avatar jwm says:

    I know one woman that got a man with a gun. It was ruled self defense and she was never charged with any wrong doing. Worked well for her and society.

  23. avatar Rob C says:

    A little dab behind the ears with Hoppe’s #9 would have worked for me back in the day for sure. Mrs Rob C is a fine shot and a great cook. Likes the results of the harvest, but prefers the “before” and “after” pics of Bambi – just not the in-between.

    Only a fool marries for just looks and boudoir manners. I lucked out with both plus brainy and like-minded. She didn’t fair so well….

  24. avatar Nam62 says:

    52 years ago I gave my wife to be a Ruger Bearcat & quick draw rig as engagement gift. And we still have it!

  25. avatar Hannibal says:

    I’ll say this, if a woman is anti-gun she won’t be able to abide me.

  26. avatar Stu in AZ says:

    I’m a serial rapist, and women who have guns scare the shit out of me. So my answer is emphatically NO. We need to do something to make it harder for people to buy guns so that I can feel safer!

  27. avatar Tim U says:

    She probably would have way too many people lining up for the part.

    If I weren’t spoken for, I know that a girl who could shoot and do so well would be catch my attention. I also know one probably wouldn’t pay me the slightest bit of attention in kind.

    1. avatar Lucas D. says:

      Exactly. I know plenty of women who are into traditionally-masculine hobbies like guns, cars and whatnot, but I’ll go so far as to say that I’ve never even heard of one who’s single.

      It’s most definitely a seller’s market for these kinds of ladies.

  28. avatar Coffee Addict says:

    women that don’t shoot and WON’T shoot are a deal breaker. If a woman is a better shot than me ( a low bar ) I’d ask her to teach me and ask her to dinner.

  29. avatar Steve says:

    My wife took a police firearms course years before I met her for a job as a deputy warden. She ultimately became a biologist and did not shoot again until I started shooting in my late 50s. She now shoots pistol, carbine (AR) and shotgun, and had her carry permit. Although it wasn’t part of our courtship, firearms are an important part of our lives.

  30. avatar What The Heck Is That says:

    Well of course finding a woman who shared an interest with me–ANY interest–is going to be a big plus. Failing that, I’ll settle for “isn’t against it”.

    Actually at this point I’m not in much of a position to be picky…

  31. avatar Anonymoose says:

    That is my fetish.

  32. avatar Rick the Bear says:

    I met my wife because I shot. One day at Northeastern classes were done early so I hit the range. There I met a guy, Russell who had a range in his back yard. At his range I met another guy, Don. His girlfriend and another friend were at a church lunch having an interesting discussion that attracted the attention of a woman at the next table. And here we are coming up on our 30th anniversary..

    Had I not gone to the range that particular day I would not have met Russell and the rest of the chain of events would never have happened.

  33. avatar Meg N. says:

    Of course I can. It’s up there with “I have my CCW” and “I’m getting my motorcycle license this summer” on hottest things you can say to a guy.

    Then again….

    Better question:

    Can a guy get a woman if he doesn’t like guns?

    If you pick a fight – which, I might add, started out as a casual, off-the-cuff sidenote that exploded into the verbal equivalent of Antietam – with me in the middle of brunch over gun laws and then decide to throw in that the government should hunt down and forcibly remove all firearms from its citizens, followed by a spewing of absolutely nonsensical “facts and figures” you just happened upon while reading the latest Onion article, you bet your newly-single, anti-gun tush that I will spin on my 4 inch heels and walk right out.

    And based on my latest and greatest dating experiences, I’d rather have my guns than guys anyway. Best date ever: me, my .9mm and .45 and a glorious Sunday afternoon at the range.

    1. avatar Mark N. says:

      Meghan Meghan Meghan. You were doing great until that last sentence. Maybe it’s the concussion, since you know it isn’t a .9mm. Says so right on the side of your gun.

  34. avatar BDub says:

    Do an image search for Weapon Outfitters, and the question answers itself.

  35. avatar Ken Bach says:

    I met my current GF at an entry-level pistol class. That was nearly 3 years ago. So I’d say, “Yes.”

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