The Best Self-Defense Guns for Girls: What to Look For

Naturally, when you hear the term self-defense you think that only men need to worry about how to defend themselves. However, women are also vulnerable to violence and other threats. Statistics show that one in three women will be sexually abused at some point, and one in six women has been stalked. Assault and abuse statistics rise when we include people of color and LGBTQ people. Hence, it is important for all people to have an effective self-defense plan. If you are a woman, here are some guidelines to follow when buying a handgun that will give you the best protection.

Why women need self-defense guns

Women aren’t the only ones who should have a plan of self-defense. While it’s true that women are at higher risk of sexual assault, abuse, and stalking, men are still at risk. And while men are more likely to carry a self-defense pistol with them, women may not always be able to do so. This is why it is important for women to have a plan to defend themselves in the event of an attack. And one of the best ways to do this is by carrying a self-defense pistol.

How do you choose the best self defense pistol for you? That’s what we’ll cover next.

What to look for in a self-defense pistol

When buying a handgun, you need to know what to look for in a self-defense weapon. Here are a few suggestions:

Safety: Always make sure your self-defense pistol is in a safe place.

Trigger Guards: If you have young children in your house, finding a handgun with a trigger guard or fingerprint safe is a great option.

Holster: Make sure your handgun is in a holster or in a safe place when you are not using it. Leather holsters are the best.

Ammo: get the best ammunition available. We keep surprising how many people try to buy dung ammunition when it is a life-saving tool.

Sights: A good glow in the dark visor is recommended. We also recommend a Surefire tactical light that can also be used for pointing, aiming, and firing.

Caliber: You want to make sure that the caliber of your handgun is suitable for the job at hand (i.e. if you are looking for self defense against bears, you will need something stronger than what you would use to defend yourself against humans). .

Accessories: Certain accessories can protect you better than others (e.g. pepper spray, stun gun, powerful flashlights). We recommend the Surefire P2X 1000 lumen model.

Types of handguns available

There are many handgun options on the market. When shopping, be sure to find a gun that suits your needs and is easy to use.

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There are three main types of handguns: revolvers, semi-automatic, and single-action. Both revolvers and semi-automatic machines can take multiple rounds, but revolvers require the user to reload after each shot. Single-action handguns can only fire one round at a time.

Semi-automatic and single-action handguns are easier to use and offer more protection because they cannot misfire like revolvers. When deciding which type of handgun you will choose, consider how often you will need to use it and how much time you will spend reloading or pulling the trigger.

Revolvers are better for people who need to be discreet but want an effective means of self-defense. Semi-automatic and single-action handguns are lighter and easier to conceal, making them a better choice for those who want portability and protection. Revolvers also offer the advantage that you don’t have to worry about how many shots you have left in your magazine.

Our top 3 brands are H&K, Sig Sauer and Glock.


When purchasing a handgun for self defense, it is important to consider the specific needs of women.

Many women may feel uncomfortable about carrying a firearm in public or always having it close by. When choosing a handgun, it is best to choose a small and light weapon, such as the Ruger LCP II, which is great for women with smaller frames. Some models are even pink, like the Glock 43, which makes them less intimidating for women.

If you know you only need the gun for home protection or to keep it in your car, consider getting a smaller caliber gun like the Kel-Tec P3AT. The gun fits easily in your purse and is so light that you won’t find it too heavy to carry.

It’s also important to consider how easy the gun is to use. The best way to do this is to test the gun at your local shooting range or at a shop where you can rent it. You will see how easy it is to use the various safety features and how accurate it is when shooting at different distances.

Most importantly, learn how to use your weapon from someone with military or law enforcement experience. Ask for references because there are too many Rex Kwan Do “experts” (you know, from the Napoleon Dynamite movie?) Who say they know but don’t.

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