Proud gun owner Patricia "Pickles" McQuarty of Lubbock, Texas has just announced the grand opening of her new high-end gun shop on fabulous Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California. The shop will offer some of the finest guns made by manufacturers from around the world, from solid gold pistols to tiny Derringers in designer colors.
"I got the idea one day in my gun shop counting how many "Annies" (a term Pickles uses to refer to her female customers-named after the famous Annie Oakley) were coming into my shop looking for something that would discreetly fit into their handbags while doing the job they were meant to do."
While women carrying guns in Lubbock isn't all that unusual, it [Lubbock] isn't the kind of town you would associate with high society. So, Pickles' idea of bringing the guns to the ladies instead of vice versa had always been in the back of her head. A big fan of Project Runway and it's runoff Project Accessory, Pickles got the grand idea of giving the uber rich their own guns and ammo store on Rodeo Drive.
"Look honey, I don't care if you are going to a live show at the local theatre or having your picture taken on the red carpet, you want to make sure you are fully protected, and if the gun matches the outfit, well, that's just icing (no pun intended) on the cake," said Pickles in her sweet Texan drawl.
Pickles claims that most women in the upper echelons of society have always carried guns, but now with the advent of more and more open carry laws taking effect, they want something that, when taken out of their waistband or pocketbooks, doesn't clash with their outfits.
"The kind of client I'm going after wouldn't be caught dead using a plain old black revolver on the shooting range. She's gonna want to wow them with my 'Perfectly Pink' target pistol," says Pickles.
Glamour Guns's inventory includes a diamond-studded Beretta Nano that is to die for at any cocktail party. It also offers cute little Cobra Derringers in just about any color you can imagine. In fact, says Pickles, if there is a special occasion you have coming up and she doesn't have a gun for you in just the right color, give her enough time and she'll have one made for you. "It's kinda like having the shoes dyed to match the dress kinda deal," says McQuarty.
Asked about the location, Pickles said that's just about the best thing in the world about her new store. "Rodeo Drive. Honey, just how much more cowgirl can you get?"