Mother's Day Gift Guide
Sunday May 12 is Mother's Day 2019, and you have an obligation to show Mom how much she means to you by providing her with the best gifts possible. Fortunately for you, I've done the hard work and assembled a list of guns and accessories that promise to make Mom forget the way you behaved between the ages of 13 and 20.
Here we go.
GUNS FOR HER: MOMMA'S GOT A GUN
I want to preface what follows by reminding you that guns are specific to the user and not the gender of the user. If you read my 3 Signs You're in the Wrong Gun Shop post, you will see that I believe someone recommending a gun to a woman just because she's a woman is not such a good idea. However, it cannot be denied that some guns are on the market to appeal directly to women and there are colors and styles that make it obvious they are guns for women who love to shoot.
This isn't a list of Guns for Women that assumes women cannot shoot the guns men shoot. This is a list of Guns for Women that suit the style and grace exuded by the mothers in our lives.
If Mom is a shooter, and you're looking to make an impact with her this year, consider these guns for her. These options are sure to remind her why ignoring your siblings and showering you with all the love is her best bet.
Available in several different calibers, the Smith & Wesson Shield has proven to be one of the most popular handguns on the market today. A competitive price of $249.99 combined with its low weight, high capacity design makes it a continual contender for the top spot of every list of carry guns out there.
GUNS THAT BLING
If Mom likes to stand out from the crowd with a little bling, Palmetto State Armory offers quite a few guns in unique colors and patterns that will help her stand out from the crowd during her next visit to the range.
Check out these colorful options:
The Taurus G2C sells for just over $200 and is the next development of the compact pistol from the Brazilian manufacturer. Taurus G2C is an excellent choice for concealed carry applications. The Taurus G2C is packed with features making this an easy to shoot and carry. The Taurus G2C 9mm is recognized as being accurate, reliable, and durable while being offered at a lower price range than some of their competitors. If you're looking for a trusted carry or home defense firearm that won't break the bank, try the Taurus G2C, you won't be disappointed.
Fun to look at, easy to handle. At $259.99 The Ruger EC9S is a great gun at a great price. Slim, lightweight and compact the EC9S uses a striker-fired action that gives the shooter a short, light, crisp trigger pull, ideal for faster and more accurate shooting. In addition to the manual safety, the EC9s also includes an integrated trigger safety, a magazine disconnect, and an inspection port that allows for visual confirmation of a loaded or empty chamber. The EC9s from Ruger is ideal for everyday concealed carry.
Remember, revolvers are not for everyone. They're hard to handle, loud, hold less rounds than every other modern firearm and can really turn new shooters off. But they are reliable, dependable, and fit for the task when it comes to sub-compact concealment. Revolvers are always a nice idea for someone looking to carry a firearm for protection.
At $499.99 Glock's price point is slightly higher than the other guns on this list, but Glock has earned its reputation the hard way: by surviving trial and abuse from law enforcement agencies and militaries around the world. The already legendary G43 is a single stack, 9 mm Luger caliber pistol. It is ultra-concealable, accurate, and a fantastic tool for all shooters regardless of one's hand size.
The grip has a built-in beaver tail design which allows the shooter to acquire a high and tight grip. The aggressive texture of the grip surface allows for comfortable and reliable operation of the pistol. The large magazine catch makes quick work of removing the six round magazine. Engineered based on the same superlative standards that GLOCK is famous for, the tiny G43 tolerates the same torture tests all its bigger brothers in the GLOCK pistol family withstand.
It's pretty but it packs a punch. The Bond Arms Girl is a two-shot revolver designed to hide in a variety of scenarios. Whether it's a purse, a boot or a belly band, the Bond Arms Girl will go there. Perfect for concealed carry, the Mini makes an excellent primary or secondary firearm. Chambered in the powerful .357 Magnum, users have the option of using the softer shooting .38 Special for easier follow up shots. It sells for $459.99.
Protect Mom Everywhere
We all know the dread that comes along with entering an area that prohibits personal carry. If Mom likes to stay prepared regardless of the situation, consider giving her one of these options that she can carry almost everywhere she goes.
At a price point of $5.99, the Sabre Red Compact Pepper Spray is a great option for anyone, but it will add extra peace of mind if you know Mom always has it handy. Sabre Red uses a UV dye marker that will stick on the subject to help aid in identification if necessary. As an added value, the packaging will include links for Sabre's web-based training materials to help Mom feel that much more confident while carrying the spray.
Another way to make sure Mom is always carrying some form of defense is with the Mace Hot Pink Key Chain model of Mace.
This specific model runs less than $15 and provides three distinct advantages:
1.) It will serve two roles as both self-defense mechanism and keychain. Working as a keychain means it can be in Mom's hand without drawing unnecessary attention.
2.) It's capped to avoid accidental discharge. Face it, if it's used like a keychain, we need to make sure it's not getting set off by being tossed around in the abyss that is Mom's purse.
3.) A reference tab lets Mom know exactly where the spray is pointed based on the index which the tab provides.
Help Mom Accessorize
PSA Walker's Ultra Slim Eyes and Ears. The ear muffs are slim and comfortable while the glasses have clear lenses and a lightweight frame. They also show off the PSA Logo which means we like them as much as Mom likes you.
Caldwell Low Profile Electronic Hearing Protection in Pink, the Champion Electronic Ear Muffs (also in pink) and eyewear that matches from Champion as well. This combination could very well be the perfect women's gun accessory.
Send Mom Shopping
We offer a wide selection of guns, gear and accessories at PalmettoStateArmory.com, so feel free to grab Mom a Gift Card and let her browse until her heart's content. Easy for you, fun for her.
Don't forget to tell Mom how much you love her this Mother's Day. She deserves it.
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About Kris Vermillion
Kris Vermillion is absolutely his mom's favorite child. By far. Bar none. He is also a lifelong shooter who focuses his training on defensive shooting techniques and the shooter's mindset. Kris works with the Palmetto State Armory E-Commerce and Marketing teams.