As we have reported, in 2020 more than 40 percent of new gun owners were women, and in 2021, more than one third of new guns were purchased by women. And there is no turning back. Women continue to be the fastest-growing segment of gun owners. Fortunately, the firearm manufacturers have responded in kind, building guns with features that women appreciate, particularly when it comes to defensive pistols. And one or more of these these fabulous women-friendly handguns can be yours if you submit the winning bid in this year's highly anticipated NRA Women's Leadership Forum Luncheon & Auction.
The auction will take place on May 27, 2022 at the NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits in Houston. With Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor Winsome Earle-Sears speaking, it’s a can’t-miss event. However, if you are unable to attend, don't let that stop you from bidding on these pistol or any of the other hundreds of amazing auction items, as you need not be present to win. All of the proceeds for this year's auction are earmarked for NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action (ILA), the branch of the NRA dedicated to fighting for pro-Second Amendment legislation.
Here's how to get in on the auction action, even if you won't be able to attend the event in person: Text nrawlf to 56651 to register for the NRA Women’s Leadership Forum Online Auction—and please note that this auction is open to everyone, not just women! The auction can also be accessed on your computer or laptop by visiting nrawlf.muradbid.com. Again—you need not be present to win. The auction runs from 12 p.m. noon Central Time May 13, 2022 – 1 p.m. Central Time May 27, 2022.
Here are just five of the pistols up for auction this year:
Item #313 — Kel-Tec P32
Weighing just 6.6 ozs., the P32 is designed primarily for deep concealment. The small grip size and light recoil also make it ideal for shooters of small stature. The P32 is a semi-automatic pistol chambered for the .32 Auto cartridge. With an easy, smooth trigger pull and 7+1 capacity it’s perfect for a variety of carry situations. Keltecweapons.com
Item #304 — Kimber Micro 9 Bel Air
Ideal for shooters with small hands as well as those who insist on mild recoil combined with enough power for concealed carry or home protection, Micro 9 pistols are the right choice for many applications. Best of all, they offer unequaled Kimber quality, dependability and performance.Ivory Micarta grips complement the unique Bel Air Blue frame and mirror-polished slide of the Micro 9 Bel Air, a 9 mm model ideal for concealed carry. KimberAmerica.com
Item #319 — Walther PDP F Series 3.5″ 9mm
The same engineering passion, precision workmanship, and innovation that made Walther’s PDP a groundbreaking achievement in firearms is now tailored specifically to Female shooters with the PDP F-Series pistol. The new F-Series elevates the next evolution in world-class ingenuity for pistols to meet the demands of female shooters like never seen before. Accounting for precise structural differences, Walther has completely reengineered the ergonomics of the grip to be designed for the exact biomechanics of women’s hands. Featuring a new patented operating system resulting in a 20% reduction in slide rack force paired with all the performance duty features of the PDP, the F-Series pistol is the elite choice for all women. Put Walther’s timeless legacy of unmatched performance in your hand today, because whether you are with your family or on your own—it is your duty to be READY! WaltherArms.com
Item #316 — Springfield Hellcat Pro 9mm
Combining the performance of a larger handgun with class-leading concealability and capacity, the new Hellcat Pro is a compact pistol that delivers the perfect balance. Chambered in 9 mm, the Hellcat® Pro offers 15+1 capacity in a smaller footprint than any other gun in its class. Optics ready and equipped with a versatile accessory rail, this exceptional everyday carry pistol combines compact dimensions with the performance capabilities of a full-sized pistol. Springfield-armory.com.
Item #302 Kahr CM 9
The Kahr CM Series, which debuted in spring 2011 with the CM9, takes the value priced features from Kahr’s CW series and incorporates these features into a smaller 3” barrel (3.3” barrel for CM45) package. The CM Series have the same external dimensions as the PM Series, which make it ideal for concealed carry by licensed civilians and law enforcement personnel. Kahr offers the CM series at a great value price but does not compromise on the features, accuracy or reliability found in all Kahr pistols. KahrArms.com