Just like selecting the right trainer and training, selecting the right firearm is both important and difficult. When I teach classes where women bring their own firearms, I always ask each woman to tell me about their firearm. The responses I get confirm that I’m not the only woman who has been given bad gun advice. Like bad trainers, there are bad sales people. I’ve come across many clerks that are “experts” in what type of guns women should buy, which by the way, is usually a .38 revolver in pink.