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Glocks For Female Shooters

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by MartinRiggs1987, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. MartinRiggs1987

    MartinRiggs1987

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    What has Glock done or should do, to attract female shooters to buy Glocks?

    Was Gen 4 an attempt, to do just that? Changeable grips, nonabrasive RTF, a 40 cal that feels more pleasurable to shoot (that varies on who you ask), etc.
     
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    My wife has only shot one Gen4 Glock 17. She prefers her Gen3 19...

    She was also fine with a gen3 Glock 22.

    Can't speak for the .40 Glocks in Gen4...
     

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    The amount of female shooters is miniscule compared to males; changes were made in response to cometitor offerings (back straps) and user complaints (recoil) and while females might benefit, I don't think they were specific targets.
     
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    My wife snagged my G26gen4, I was kind of fond of that little pistol!
     
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    I think mine has laid claim to my 21sf :)
     
  6. MartinRiggs1987

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    A better way of calling it, is the non-shooter shooter. The more passive or new shooter, more attracted to the bells and whistles of complicated guns. Which the Gen 4 accomplished, including the FTFs.

    The non-shooter shooter or new shooter, was my feeling of what Glock was gunning for (pardon the pun) with the new design. What about the shooter's that just wanted Glock simplicity, and bought one for that reason? So I guess the question is, how important is the new or non-shooter shooter in the Glock business paradigm? Or is it none at all?
     
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    My wife shoots a Gen3 G17 the only thing she needed was an extended mag release for easier tactical reloads. When she becomes a LEO her glock will probably be her duty weapon.
     
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    Lord help us!

    Can you imagine, five years from now, Glock has been making Pink Glocks for three years or so. No one buys them, so they stop making them. Would we have the OD trend all of again? People searching desperately on Glock Talk and Gunbroker for the hard-to-find Pink Glock.

    Someone could say, "I paid $1000 for NIB, for a Pink Glock 20." Now that's sexy!

    :rofl:

    Or... Would they sell?
     
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    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

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    They would make a single-stack, thinner-gripped pistol that is more in line with the female hand. A single-stack 9 or 40 would work for smaller handed women AND men.
     
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    My wife's favorite is a RTF2 G22, she hates compacts and sub compacts.
     
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    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

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    What is RTF2 ?
     
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    When the wife shoot my G17 Gen 3 she hated the grip then we got the G19 Gen4 and she loves the new grip. She says the 19 is hers, that's ok it just gives me a reason to get a G26 sooner!
     
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    Rough texture frame. I little more aggressive grip texture then the gen 3/4's.
     
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    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

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    Thank you, sir.
     
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    Sad... but true! :crying:
     
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    Agreed. That's why I was wondering, if all of this (meaning Gen 4) or other things Glock has done, are trying to change that? Yes or no.
     
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    Great idea. There are also, a lot of guys with small hands, that would be all over that too.
     
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    The gun men have been calling for and would buy for their wifes because it would "fit" their hands.

    Gun stores aren't like Zappos; you can't just send it back if it doesn't fit. If you are buying a gun for someone else, at a minimum, let them hold it. Better yet, MAKE them shoot it and make sure they shoot a variety of ammo throughit.
     
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    GSSF had an all-woman event, Alabama Holster sponsored a team. If there is a desire to have more female shooters, that need will be fulfilled by male shooters bringing female shooters out, not by some slick marketing campaign by a gun company.

    You want female shooters, start them young before society convinces them guns aren't "girly" and they haven't been flooded by videos and movies of girls getting slammed by recoil.

    Start with a .22 (maybe Glock could make one :whistling:). Move up to a bigger gun (my suggestion is the best feeling 9mm ever, the Browning HiPower).

    ETA- shooting sports in general need to address female shooters, their issues and needs. Once the women are there, the gun industry might address their needs.
     
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