It’s no secret that shooting, as a sport, and hunting tend to be dominated by men. That’s not to say that there aren’t a good number of women who love shooting, but men tend to outnumber women in the activity.
Now, there are likely a number of reasons that men outnumber women who are public about their love of shooting, but one company decided to try to change the situation by making firearms that will appeal to women.
Enter L V Seven, a subsidiary of V Seven Weapon Systems. Why start a firearm company for women? We’ll let them explain. From their website:
From the beginning, our focus has been to create a product for female shooting enthusiasts. No matter your age or skill level, our goal is to build a firearm that fits you. The overall feel, the carry weight, and handling of our rifles is different than what is currently available in the AR industry. Each L V Seven piece is designed to be esthetically pleasing, ergonomically sized and comfortable for women.
Our mission goes beyond just building pretty guns. We want our customers to have a quality firearm. One that will function reliably and accurately when expected to. L V Seven rifles are manufactured to the same high standards as V Seven rifles. We’ve just designed them for our fellow sisters. Our hope is to encourage ladies to gather their girls and get outdoors. Head to the woods, get in the field, or off to the range. Set up some targets and knock ’em down. We’ll be out there with you.
At this time, L V Seven is offering four rifles, three of which have 16″ barrels and one which has an 18″ barrel. If you look over their models, you’ll notice that they tend to shy away from jet black or camouflage colorings, presumably to make these firearms more visually appealing to women.
So, if you have a lady in your life who has some curiosity about firearms but wants a weapon that will be a bit lighter to handle and prettier to look at, L V Seven may have a rifle that is right for her.