I think 2012 will be the year when women all over are gonna shake the Gun World and we Males better get ready for a hell of a ride.
Males in the Shooting Biz still quite have not gotten the message. You cannot slap pink on something and call it “Ladies” anything anymore. Ergonomics will have to figure out new designs that work a woman’s physique and do it quick. Perhaps a mid to regular single stack 9 mm size polymer handgun?
Also, I don’t see women getting into Action Shooting competition in a big way, but I do see a surge in defensive training tailored for them. I am sorry to say most guys are expecting and even demanding that women play by our rules: I got news, they are writing their own rules and the do not include them rolling on the mud every other weekend against us and calling it fun. Pragmatism will be key for women but pragmatism according to their lifestyles and not some Tactical Tommy idea on how they should behave/act/shoot. It will be more Mommy with a Glock that Femme Nikita.
And at the risk of sounding absolutely vulgar, our lack of vagina ownership will keep us guessing what they need. If we are smart, we will shut up, listen, just give them what they want, babysit the kids upon demand and get the hell out of the way.
Million Moms Packing. Holy crap!