Firearms and the Feminine

Gun Reviews By Women: Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 - Barbara Baird

Gun Reviews By Women: Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 - Barbara Baird

By Barbara Baird of Women's Outdoor News You see it all the time. The Well Armed Woman Chapter members across this great land are pulling Smith & Wesson M&Ps from their gun cases at ranges. One of the most popular guns for concealed carry and competition is about to get more popular. S&W rolled out th..

Friends, Fun and Firepower

Friends, Fun and Firepower

Friends, Fun and Firepower is what happens when you get great friends together on a gorgeous spring day in the Arizona Southwest. Cheryl Todd of AZFirearms and Gun Freedom Radio, along with her husband Dan, made this day happen with their incredible variety of new and historic firearms!  In this..

A New Year, A New You

A New Year, A New You

Here we are, in the first days of the new year and while I take a few days to recuperate from the whopper of activity this past year has brought, the most outstanding thing that stands out to me isn't the huge numbers of women coming into the TWAW family or the increases in sales we have seen, but rather, the growth I ..

The Well Armed Woman Launches The Industry's First Women's Only Online Gun Forum and Community

The Well Armed Woman Launches The Industry's First Women's Only Online Gun Forum and Community

  THE WELL ARMED WOMAN LAUNCHES THE INDUSTRY’S FIRSTWOMEN’S ONLY ONLINE GUN FORUM AND COMMUNITY The Women’s Gun Zone Covers Every Topic Important to Women Shooters Scottsdale, AZ – August 20, 2015 – Finally, a women’s only online gun forum, sponsored by The Well Armed Woman (TWAW). With the numbers of..

NSSF Summit - What Women Want

NSSF Summit - What Women Want

I have recently returned from Savannah GA and the 2015 NSSF Summit. The NSSF is the trade association for the firearms industry. It is here that the captains of the industry gather to discuss important issues and trends in the industry and look toward the future to work to grow and protect all aspects of the shooting s..

The Truth About The TWAW Instructor Courses

The Truth About The TWAW Instructor Courses

View course information here I don't talk about our instructor certification courses much, but after spending last weekend with 15 more amazing women who are determined to push through whatever it took to become the best firearms instructors they could be, I just can't resist. When I launched this division of The We..

Dana Loesch - Truly A Well Armed Woman

Dana Loesch - Truly A Well Armed Woman

I had the chance to sit down and talk with Dana Loesch following her book signing at the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Nashville TN. I watched her sign hundreds of books, each one with a smile and a pose for photos. She had been on her feet for hours and I marveled at the enthusiasm she still had to sit down ..

A Revelation

A Revelation

I was very fortunate to be invited to participate in Beretta’s 1st Tactical Summit held at the elite Academi training facility in Moyock NC. Top gun industry writers from all over the country attended to get hands on training with the full line of Beretta tactical firearms. Just getting the chance to learn about th..

The Well Armed Woman TODAY - It's A Package Deal

The Well Armed Woman TODAY - It's A Package Deal

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Women Gun Owners - Moving From The Protected To the Protector

Women Gun Owners - Moving From The Protected To the Protector

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5 Tips for Shopping For Your Well Armed Woman

5 Tips for Shopping For Your Well Armed Woman

Okay, so you promised yourself that this year would be different, right? The day after Christmas last year, you vowed that you would start your shopping early and carefully select the best gifts for the amazing well armed woman in your life. Now, the year has flown by all too quickly, the Christmas countdown has begun,..

What I learned this year

What I learned this year

I know you hear it all the time, everyone is saying it this time of year but this time it’s REALLY true. This year has flown by!! So much has happened and I need to take some time to process it all in my head. One good way for me to do that is to ask myself what did I learn this year? I think this a more positive wa..

Pretty Guns

Pretty Guns

I've been seeing a number of pretty guns lately. Some of our Facebook fans and customers are sending in photos of their guns that they've adorned with a variety of new accessories, finishes, and coatings. Some are even dressed up with rhinestones! As I share them publicly on our Facebook page, it's obviou..

Taurus TCP Review For GunsAmerica

Taurus TCP Review For GunsAmerica

I was contacted by GunsAmerica to do a review on the Taurus 738 TCP, a very popular gun with many women. I hadn't shot one before doing this review and was surprised that such a small, light gun could shoot and feel as good as it did in my hand. As I shared in the review, I personally am not a "pink" kind of girl, but ..

Gabby Franco - A Top Shot in Every Sense of the Word

Gabby Franco - A Top Shot in Every Sense of the Word

I know you know WHO she is, but now you get to KNOW who she is. Gabby Franco is an impressive young woman. She of course is a Top Shot on the History Channel reality show by the same name. She also was the first woman Top Shot contestant to make it to the individual stage of the competition and she was selected as..

You know you’re a Well Armed Woman When...

You know you’re a Well Armed Woman When...

Yes, another Jeff Foxworthy take off, but I just could’t resist. The responses to this “fill in the blank” astonished me. Most made me laugh out loud while others made me realize just how significant it is to be A Well Armed Woman. There were hundreds and hundreds of responses and the task of selecting just a few to ..

A Call To Women Gun Owners

A Call To Women Gun Owners

I  wanted to speak to you, the American woman gun owner, face to face. The looming changes and restrictions to our rights to to be able to match the weaponry of the violent criminal who wants to do us harm are coming. As women - we already have the disadvantage, the application of the proposed legislation would..

Going Through The Change

Going Through The Change

I suppose I could be writing about the change of seasons as we all are invigorated by the crisp weather and the changing leaves. Or, I could even be writing about THE CHANGE. You know the change that involves hormones and hot flashes!  No, I won’t go there, not today.  The change I am talking about is the ..

When You've Got To Go.... You've Got To Go!

When You've Got To Go.... You've Got To Go!

The ladies room, potty, doing your business, going to the bathroom, or even powdering your nose. Whatever you call it - we ALL have to do it! The problem is, what in the world do you do with your concealed firearm when you do?  For some obvious reasons, men have it a little easier in this department, well....

Whatever Men Can Do

Whatever Men Can Do

Written by Mary McDonald.. Guest Contributor Whatever men can do. . . This past weekend, my neighbors were having a little family barbeque and invited my son and I over.  Kind of a welcome back home for a woman that was working out of town for a couple of months.  Also, a welcome to the neighborhood..

The Battle of the Bulge

The Battle of the Bulge

General George Patton No, not the major German offensive, launched toward the end of World War II, but the daily battle of women all over the U.S. trying desperately to discreetly carry their firearm. The majority of women prefer on the body carry but find it so difficult at times, the concealed carry purse be..

A Well Armed Woman's Independence Day

A Well Armed Woman's Independence Day

As Well Armed Women we enjoy our own personal form of Independence Day each and every day! By taking responsibility of our personal self defense, we gain a sense of independence which is both physical as well as emotional. Physically, we are equipped and trained to carry and use a firearm to use effectively if he..

Daddy's Little Girl

Daddy's Little Girl

Have you ever wondered where all of these women shooters are coming from? They are everywhere; At the range, at gun stores and they are even going to gun shows! It’s like they are crawling out of the woodwork. Even the color and shape of gun gear is  changing because of them all. They are EVERYWHERE.  Did ..

The Truth

The Truth

A recent post on The Well Armed Woman Facebook page on “Why we carry a firearm” created quite a stir and evoked an awesome amount of passion. One word kept smacking me in the face. That word was TRUTH. What frustrates the law abiding, good American citizen is the avoidance and mistreatment of what is the truth in the t..

Impressions of a Gun Show Virgin

Impressions of a Gun Show Virgin

Here are some simple impressions and a few questions from a gun show virgin: There are not too many women at gun shows.... Yet! I didn’t get strange looks for walking around with a gun on my hip. I did get curious looks for being a woman cruising the aisles. It is oddly comfortable and comfo..

What is a Well Armed Woman

What is a Well Armed Woman

At The Well Armed Woman, it's all about accomplishing the "Three Es:" To Educate, to Equip and to Empower women. Anything that falls into these Es is why it exists and what it's about. I started TheWellArmedWoman.com because there was nothing like it when I was considering a gun.   ..

The Problem With Women

The Problem With Women

Women have issues.  Yes we do. No... not those.  Women have some challenges that make it uniquely difficult for them to simply buy a gun and jump in to gun ownership. Here are a few of them. Perhaps you can relate or better yet - perhaps you can help. ISSUE 1 The Fact: Women think a..

Eat Your Vegetables

Eat Your Vegetables

“I don't want any vegetables, thank you. I paid for the cow to eat them for me.” Doug Coupland "Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon." Doug Larson I have noticed something very interesting. I post a photo on Facebook of a cat wielding a machine g..

Love Is A Many Splendored Thing

Love Is A Many Splendored Thing

Ahh, a new relationship. The excitement, the long talks, spending as much time together as you possibly can. These things are all part of any new significant relationship. You explore each other, learn everything you can about the other and eventually know everything there is to know.  People begin to say the two ..

Ambassador

Ambassador

You, my friend are an Ambassador. You may not realize it and you may not even wish to be, but you are. The dictionary lists the following definition of an ambassador:    “A person who acts as a representative or promoter of a specified activity.”  You have joined a very distingu..

Hands

Hands

Each of our hands consists of 27 bones, 29 major joints, 34 muscles, 123 ligaments, 30 arteries, and the zillions of nerve and blood vessel branches. These all work together in such amazing ways, you have to marvel at how they all collaborate to do the most intricate of tasks. Our ability to handle and shoot our fir..

What's In A Name

What's In A Name

I have a confession to make. Publicly before all of you.    I name my guns...  I KNOW I must be the only one who does this strange thing. To go through the process of naming my guns, similar to that of when naming my children is bazaar, and probably means I need to go see a mental heath c..

Never Forget Ruth

Never Forget Ruth

I was not prepared..... Not prepared to meet Ruth today. The day started like most others; busy and my head flooded with the "To Do's" of the day for The Well Armed Woman. Sipping my coffee and cruising Facebook to see what was happening and who was doing what, I stumbled on a link- something about a retired polic..

Ladies Night

Ladies Night

        "Oh yes it's ladies night And the feeling's right   Oh yes it's ladies night          Oh what a night (oh what a night)  This is your night, tonight, everything going to be all right"   I k..

The Three F's - The Feminine, Fear and Firearms

The Three F's - The Feminine, Fear and Firearms

For some reason, these three can add up to equal "I could never have a gun". Why is that? Is it genetics? Is it upbringing or social training? I am not trying to change anyones mind, we each have the right and privilege of making choices and decisions for ourselves. I am simply attempting to perhaps open some minds tha..

The Phenomenon of Women Purchasing Firearms is Much More...

The Phenomenon of Women Purchasing Firearms is Much More...

Recently the news has been flooded with stories of the recent rise in women purchasing handguns. The catchy headlines of "Chicks with Guns" and the undertones hidden in "Babes and Bullet's" is totally missing the mark and minimizing this ever growing group of intelligent and empowered women. Photos of pink guns ..

Women, A Neglected Consumer Group In A Man's World?

Women, A Neglected Consumer Group In A Man's World?

There was a great comment posted on The Well Armed Woman's Facebook page which really identified one of the challenges we have as women as we enter the testosterone rich world of firearms. It also highlighted the potential we have as a "consumer group" to effect and influence the firearm industry. USA Today reported th..