Pink Pistols Compared

Picture shows Ruger's LCP pistol in pink.

If you are looking for a small, easily concealed pistol that comes in pink direct from the factory, you are in the right place! You have a number of choices, varying in price from less than $250 to $700. I compared 10 different concealed carry—or pocket pistols—all with pink frames that are similar in size and function. Six are available in .380 ACP, while four are in 9mm. The biggest differences in the comparisons—the two pistols made by SIG Sauer have night sights, metal frames and operate single-action only; the two choices from Diamondback have slides that do not lock open after firing the last round, and the Taurus’ 738 TCP has a surprisingly low four-pound trigger pull.

Ruger LCP Ruger LC380 Taurus 738 TCP SIG Sauer P290RS SIG Sauer P238 Diamondback DB9 Diamondback DB380 Beretta Nano BU9 SCCY CPX-2/CPX-1
Caliber .380 ACP .380 ACP .380 ACP .380 ACP 9mm .380 ACP 9mm .380 ACP 9mm 9mm
Price $356.64 to $481.20 $308.20, $321.94 for purple $362.25 $284.15, $318.19 for white $415.85 to $484.77 $615.85, $658.00 for rainbow $299.56, $312.51 for Muddy Girl camo $270.83 to $329.95 $381.40 to $398.00 $247.25
Barrel 3.5” 2.75” 3.12” 3.3” 2.9” 2.7” 3” 2.8” 3.07” 3.1”
Capacity 7 rounds 6 rounds 7 rounds 6 rounds 5 rounds 6 rounds 6 rounds 6 rounds 6 rounds 10 rounds
Sights 3-dot Fixed 3-dot Fixed Night sights Night sights Adjustable Adjustable 3-dot 3-dot
Safety External manual thumb No external External manual thumb No external No external External manual thumb No external No external No external No external
Length 6.6” 5.16” 6” 5.25” 5.5” 5.5” 5.60” 5.2” 5.63” 5.7”
Height 3.6” 3.6” 4.50” 3.75” 3.9” 3.9” 4” 3.8” 4.17” 4”
Width 1.3” 0.82” 0.90” 0.87” 1.1” 1.1” 0.80” 0.75″ 0.90” 1”
Weight 20 ounces 9.4 ounces 17.20 ounces 10.2 ounces 20.5 ounces 15.2 ounces 11 ounces 8.8 ounces 17.67 ounces 15 ounces
Trigger pull 8 + lbs. 8 lbs. 7 lbs. 4 lbs. 9 lbs. 7.5 to 8.5 lbs. 5 lbs. 5 lbs. 5.7 lbs. 9 lbs.

We put a few of these guns through their paces at the range. For our reviews, read these articles:

Before jumping right in when purchasing a handgun for self-protection—even though I have been told that if it wasn’t for pink guns, a reader would have never started shooting—I always advise to never buy a gun just for its looks. It is always smart to try a variety of handguns to see which one suits you best before making a final decision. However, all of these 10 contenders get solid reviews. If you are in the market for a small, easily concealable gun and dead set on getting a pink one, I hope this quick comparison chart helps you with your decision.

Do you see a gun on the list you would like me to review? Tell me which one in the comment section.

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Comments (9)

  1. The one thing I am looking for is the slide force required to rack a round into the chamber. I got her a nice Walther model PPK/s 380 but she doesn’t like the force required to pull the slide. I bought a spring kit for the gun and installed a 20 lb pull force spring. It was still to strong for her. Who makes a pistol for an elderly woman with weak hands. She can shoot the Walther just fine but can’t pull the slide back.

  2. My wife has a ccp and she has a Ruger LCR (with pink grips), but, this revolver has too much recoil for her to effectively manage and so she has chosen to carry my S&W model 34 kit gun in 22lr, Because I think this caliber is a poor choice and I own several of these others, I have tried to change her to a shield 9mm or a Glock 26. The problem she has is that she has no strength to operate the slide. We have tried different techniques and various weapons, but she just can’t operate the slides of most 9mm or 380’s. I would like for her to carry a more substantial caliber, But for now 22lr is her choice. Do you know if there are any reviews on the ease of use of small carry pistols from a woman’s point of view. I know she would be interested…

    1. @ Jack Evans: I know you stated she has no strength to operating the slide and has attempted different techniques, however I thought I’d post a link to a possible solution by CTD Suzanne.

      She wrote a step-by-step teaching that rather than trying to rack the slide, you hold the slide still near your chest and instead you push the lower receiver forward then release the slide.

      In addition, I’ve posted two more links to guns from female’s point of view. Hope this helps:

      CTD Suzanne: You Can Rack A Slide. It’s Technique, not Strength.

      Shooting Illustrated: The Right Gun for a Woman, According to Women

      Youtube: Selecting a First Handgun (woman’s perspective)

  3. Got a SCCY CPX-2 in black and silver for my wife before i saw it in pink. Great gun – shoots great,, put a laser on it and she loves it. Like the 10 round capacity and the power of the 9mm. Would have gotten her pink if I saw it, but really think the black and silver looks more intimidating than pink anyway. Can’t beat the price for a great gun.

  4. I wonder if you have ever done a review on the EAA Witness Pavona Polymer Compact in 9mm. in the Fandango pink color?

  5. I know it’s not the best round for defense, but my wife’s first defensive carry was a pink Walther P22 (.22LR). Plus my son already owns a licensed .22 silencer (suppressor) for his cammo’d P22 so it adds to the fun whenever we take it out together at target practice.

  6. I bought the pink/silver Taurus 738 (.380) for my better half and she loves it. As stated in the article, the trigger pull is great and it eats hollowpoints like candy. The Hornady pink tip “breast cancer awareness” rounds compliment it perfectly.

  7. What ever you do, don’t accidently drop one in the wood or desert areas.
    You’ll never find it again. Pink is one of those colors that are extremely hard to detect at long ranges. If you don’t believe me, look up the “YEHUDI” Project of World War II. The Color in question is called “Mountbatten Pink”.

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