Carrie Lightfoot – Owner of The Well Armed Woman,LLC,
The Well Armed Woman Training Company, LLC and Chairwoman/CEO
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 straightforward, 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 almost 500 female instructors all over the country. You can search them here
The Well Armed Woman has designed a line of holsters specifically 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 important 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 387 chapters in 49 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!
Visit CarrieLightfoot.com to learn more about Carrie, consulting services and partner programs.
Carrie Lightfoot is the founder and owner of The Well-Armed Woman, LLC, the largest and most trusted women’s resource, committed to bringing innovative products, training and information to women gun owners everywhere.
Carrie is also the founder and Chairwoman of the Board of TWAW Shooting Chapters Inc. a 501(c)3 Non-profit organization with 400 chapters in 49 states. She also is the principle of the Carrie Lightfoot Consultancy, assisting brands to effectively reach, market to and serve the female shooter.
Carrie was elected to the National Rifle Association Board of Directors in 2018 and serves on the following NRA Committees: Women’s Policy, Grassroots, Education and Training and Public Affairs. She is an NRA Benefactor Life Member . Carrie was was named by Newsmax as one of 2015’s 100 Most Influential Pro-Gun Rights Advocates. She also was the recipient of the 2015 GLOCK Safety Ambassador Award and named the NSSF Project Childsafe S.A.F.E Local Champion.
Carrie is a published author with articles in leading industry magazines and her book “The Well Armed Woman’s Concise Guide To Concealed Carry”. She is a popular national speaker and has been an invited speaker at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC, The National Gun Rights Policy Conference, the National Shooting Sports Foundation Industry Summit, NRA Women’s Leadership Forum Summit and many others. She is also a frequent guest in national media including CNN, NBC Nightly News, FOX News, Blaze TV, NRA TV and NRA Tips & Tactics.
She holds the following Firearms Instructor Certifications: NRA Certified Pistol, nRA Personal Protection in the Home, NRA Refuse To be a Victim, NRA Home Safety, USCCA Firearms Instructor and is an USCCA Training Counselor.