India launches handgun for women, outrage ensues


(Made by ordnance factory, Nirbheek weighs 500 grams and can fit into a purse.)

(Made by ordnance factory, Nirbheek weighs 500 grams and can fit into a purse.)

SkyNews reports on India’s release of handgun for women. Outrage ensued…not because over the rape culture of India but because now women would now have a special gun to protect themselves.

And it is an ugly looking outdated pathetic hand gun too.

A Indian handgun designed for women and named after the victim of a fatal gang-rape in Delhi has been condemned by rights activist as a disgrace to her memory.

The lightweight .32 calibre revolver was developed by the state-run Indian Ordnance Factory (IOF) and can fit inside a small purse or handbag, according to a newspaper report.

The factory in the northern city of Kanpur has received 20 orders since the titanium-alloy, six-shot gun – costing 122,360 rupees ($A2,228) – was launched earlier this month, the Times of India said on Friday.

‘At least 80 per cent of the bookings are from women,’ IOF general manager Abdul Hameed told the newspaper, adding that more orders were expected soon.

‘Expectedly, the weapon has received a very good response,’ he said.

The gun is called ‘Nirbheek’ meaning ‘fearless’ in Hindi and was intended as a tribute to the 23-year-old student whose brutal attack in India’s capital in December 2012 sparked outrage about the levels of violence against women in India.  

The student was given the nickname Nirbhaya (also meaning fearless) by the media and authorities after the attack because she could not be named under Indian law.

But activists said the gun showed Indian authorities ‘completely misunderstood’ how they were supposed to protect women from high levels of violence across the country.

Only the Indians could launch a handgun that looks like something from the late 1800s.

This of course is nothing new the US has had handguns designed for women for ages.

Smith & Wesson, perhaps the finest revolver maker int eh world makes the Airwight Model 637 in .38 Special and costs way less than what the Indian piece of junk is selling for.



If you prefer autos then there are heaps of choices there too. Who could go past a Glock though, especially with their equal rights to shoot bad guys approach:

You have every right to defend yourself! Women are heeding this message, and the number who own pistols has been growing at a phenomenal rate. Now it’s time to choose the right means. But you won’t find a “Woman’s” model here. If someone crosses that line, you require equal stopping power. You might first look at our Sub-Compact and Slimline models, but with our Modular Back Strap System, any GLOCK is within your reach.

The Glock 26 is perfect.


The Indian’s have a lot of work to get up to speed on modern lightweight handguns. But as they say in the belt buckle:


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  • Ghost

    An old Webely copy, loss the hammer spur, lower the profile of the front and rear sight and it’ll be a keeper….. meh, your right the 26 any day….

  • ozbob68

    Cue men getting shot in India by merely asking for the time or directions.,…

  • Cyber Billy

    For a country that reeks of poverty 122,360 rupees ($A2,228) ….that’s not a bad price, 20 orders someone is going to be very, very sorry and I don’t think its going to be the gun maker. 20 orders will put him into retirement he will shut up shop and be gone ….. the gun made of titanium (scrap probably) …. someone is going to be very, very sorry.

  • caochladh

    A Smith & Wesson Governor with 2-1/2 inch ‘000’ buckshot shells would be the business for the uninitiated.

  • Col

    Oh well if the rapist gets that pushed into his groin and the trigger is squeezed, I m sure the white of his eyes will tell the lady it worked.

  • cows4me

    What an ugly piece of shit, guess it would be alright for cracking walnuts.

  • Allan

    Ill take my Glock with its 17 round mags over the revolver any day!

    • Hans

      So…. have you ever tried to fire an autoloader directly from your pocket…or handbag?

      • Allan

        Not my handbag but from a holster in NRA and IPSC shooting matches….

        • Hans

          Fair enough, as much as I dislike revolvers, they have their uses. Self defence is one of them. After all, why bother drawing, when you can just hold that snubnose in your pocket and go.

  • notjaffa

    As usual, the weapon will end up in the hands of the perpetrator, not the defender. Is the average Indian woman on the street able to afford that?, No, but the gangsters are. The only difference will be that she is now raped at gunpoint.

    • Ghost

      yeah, and that just makes it soooooo much worse….

      • notjaffa

        oh the sarcasm. Yes, I think raped and dead is worse than raped.

        • Ghost

          “named after the victim of a fatal gang rape in Delhi” she wasnt shot after wards, she died of her injuries, and dicks like you dont want her to be able to defend herself because “the weapon will end up in the hands of the perpetrator”. Knob.

  • Hans

    hmm S&W….lightweight frame and .38? That ought to equal interesting recoil…

  • LesleyNZ

    I like the pink gun it is very pretty.