Despite months of lead time and incessant reminders, many of us end up rushing around at the last minute—desperately seeking the perfect gift for those special people on our list.
For some reason, women seem to be hard to buy for, at least the average woman is in my experience. Regardless of her age, outdoor woman just seem to be easier to buy for, and the gift ideas are as endless as the horizon.
So husbands, fathers, brothers do not be discouraged because here are four guns any outdoor woman would enjoy receiving at any time of the year.
A Firearm for the Birdhunter or Skeet Shooter
Does she enjoy a competitive round of trap or skeet? Or perhaps her idea of the perfect day involves watching a well-trained dog on point during a brisk fall afternoon of pheasant or quail hunting? Either way she will want, and need, a well-balanced shotgun. Will it be a modern looking, fast shooting, semi-automatic shotgun with a sleek, synthetic stock she prefers? If so, take a look at the striking A300 Outlander 12 gauge from legendary gun maker Beretta. Perhaps she is a little more traditional and likes the feel of a perfectly polished walnut stock and nickel finished engraved receiver of an over/under in her hand. A gun of heirloom quality is the Browning Citori 725 12 gauge traditional shotgun with its rib vent barrel. The Citori is truly a work of art and would make a perfect gift for the classy lady on your list.
A Firearm for Her Protection
Self-protection is no laughing matter—especially for us ladies. Turn on your local news, or read the paper, and chances are you will hear of another new story involving home invasions, carjackings or attempted abductions. It is sad but true, and the reality we live in today. Consider wrapping up a gift that is practical and potentially lifesaving, a Glock 26—a subcompact 9mm to be more precise. This little beauty really packs a punch without the bulk. This subcompact is ideal for ladies because it can fit discreetly into a purse, glove compartment or nightstand and certainly on her person. Give the gift that tells her that you care about her safety; give her a Glock.
A Firearm for the Young Guns
Pink has never really appealed to me, but if it pink can encourage another female, especially a young girl, to take up shooting, then count me as a fan. The Remington 870 Express Compact with its distinctive pale pink and Mossy Oak camo design is simply so darn cute that I now want my own. Now the lassie on your list will become the talk of the shooting range when she shows up with this pink beauty in hand. Remington has thought of everything; from the appealing pink factor, to a stock designed to grow with a young shooter and even a super-effective recoil pad. So dads, there’s no excuse to leave the girls behind anymore. Even the most girlish of girls on your list will be thrilled to unwrap her very own pink-kissed Remington 870 Express Compact.
A gun, any gun, is pretty much a home run gift idea for the outdoor loving females on your list. And if you are needing ideas for stocking stuffers consider buying her ammo, shooting glasses, ear protection or holsters as every girl loves good accessories to complete her look.
Ladies, what firearm would you like to find under the tree this year? Tell us in the comment section.