The Well Armed Woman - The Resource For The Woman Gun Owner


Carrie Lightfoot - Owner of The Well Armed Woman,LLC, The Well Armed Woman Training Company, LLC and Chairwoman/CEO TWAW Shooting Chapters


Welcome to The Well Armed Woman!

Why Did I Create The Well Armed Woman As A Resource For Women Gun Owners?

When I began thinking about purchasing and carrying a gun several years ago, there was no single resource for a woman gun owner and shooter. I was frustrated and disappointed to discover that there were so few resources out there that provided straight forward, and complete information and products geared specifically toward me as a woman gun owner in this male-driven industry. The information I did find was often condescending and sometimes, downright insulting and the products just didn't fit my female body or my lifestyle. They simply weren't talking to me or meeting my needs as a woman interested in gun ownership. There was a great divide between women's interest in guns and the male dominated "camo and ammo" firearm industry. Now, The Well Armed Woman is the complete resource for the woman gun owner.

I'll introduce you to the ins and outs of armed self-defense, gun ownership, gun safety, shooting skills and products for women shooters. We'll discuss everything from permits to holsters and we'll do it in a candid and concise manner. I created The Well Armed Woman, LLC to be a complete resource without fluff or frills for women gun owners of all ages. 


My aim, at The Well Armed Woman is to educate, equip, and empower you as a woman gun owner. 


Here you'll find everything you need to make well informed decisions about the role of firearms in your life whether you are a new or experienced gun owner. The Well Armed Woman Instructor program provides instructor certification courses to meet the unique needs of female students. We have certified more than 225 female instructors all over the country. You can search them here


The Well Armed Woman has designed a line of holsters specifially for women and carries those that work well and fit women's bodies. We carry a variety of products that meet the needs of the women shooter


The Well Armed Woman, LLC will also provide a much needed sense of community to this growing but often ignored group of women. Our Facebook page is a very active and dynamic community where we discuss and share improtant topics and advice!  TWAW Shooting Chapters is a non-profit organization that organizes local groups of women around the country that meet monthly to practice, learn and grow as shooters. Creating opportunities for women to be introduced to issues important to women shooters, learn safe gun handling skills and train together. We have 246 chapters is 50 states! Search to find one near you here

I hope you'll enjoy browsing through the site and find it a helpful resource to you as a woman gun owner. Sign up for the newsletter, follow the blog, join us on Facebook  and feel free to email me with questions, suggestions, or concerns. I look forward to getting to know you!

Who I am and who I am not:

I am:

  • A Woman
  • A NRA Certified Handgun Instructor
  • A NRA Certified Personal Protection In The Home Instructor  
  • A Very Decent Shot
  • A Gun Owner
  • A NRA Life Member
  • Empowered
  • A Mother
  • A Grandmother
  • An Entrepreneur
  • ___ Years Old

I am not:

  • A Lawyer
  • A Ballistics Expert
  • National Shooting Champion   
  • A Genius
  • A Gunsmith
  • A Law Enforcement Officer
  • Vulnerable
  • A Man
  • 25 Years Old

Carrie Lightfoot

Owner - The Well Armed Woman LLC, The Well Armed Woman Training Company, LLC and the founder and Chairwoman of the Board of  TWAW Shooting Chapters Inc. a 501(c)3 Non profit organization

She is a published author, her book “The Well Armed Woman’s Concise Guide To Concealed Carry” and has written numerous articles featured in leading industry magazines such as Harris Publications, Combat Handgun, American Shooting Journal, Guns America, Concealed Nation and others. She is popular national speaker and frequent guest in national media including TIME Magazine, NBC Nightly News, Dr. Drew, USA Today, FOX News and NRA News. 

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