Women and Long Guns – 2020 Survey Data

Have you ever thought about purchasing a long gun for home defense but you aren’t sure where to start? Thanks to all the amazing responses to The Well Armed Woman 2020 Survey, we have data that shows what long guns women purchased and which ones they used for home defense! This is a overview of the data gathered from the survey

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Most Popular Guns Women Carried in 2020

The Well Armed Woman conducts a survey every year to find out more information about women and the guns they own, for the first time ever we also gathered information about the most popular guns women carried in 2020! We know that it is important to know what guns have been purchased so we can best serve our customers. However, we also know that this is not the whole picture. Keep reading to see the top 10 guns women carried in 2020!

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Most Popular Guns Women Purchased in 2020

We have analyzed our survey data and found out the most popular guns women purchased in 2020! Before we get into the results, I want to thank the more than 5,000 women who answered our survey! This information is so important! Why? Because of your responses, we can not only show women looking for a new gun what other women have purchased and use, but this data is extremely helpful to the industry as they strive to understand and meet the needs of women gun owners.

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The Well Armed Woman 2020 Survey!

This is an anonymous survey in which the data collected will help us to provide the very best products, content, and service we can for female gun owners. More importantly, it will help us guide and educate the firearms industry for women's needs and preferences. We will make them understand that women are here and not going anywhere!

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6 Tips to Making Your Own Shooting Targets

Making your own shooting targets is one the cheapest way to practice your shooting (and DIY) skills and it does not need to be difficult. Use these tips to make your own shooting targets without making a hole in your pocket. You can make different types of shooting targets by using recycled materials. You can also go a bit more for reusable ones. Regardless, you don’t need to spend a lot to make make them effective.

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Storing Your Gun in Your Car

One of the challenges that comes with concealed carry is what to do with your gun when you are driving and when you find yourself at a location that does not permit the carrying of a firearm on their premises. Here are three great options.

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State Gun Law and Compliance Resources

Trying to understand state gun laws and compliance can be quite a hurdle. Not only do you have to be able to understand the legal jargon you have to be able to find the information! If you know where to look and have the resources you need, knowing the gun laws will be so much easier. Here are resources for some states that have more complicated gun laws that are likely to change.

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Twice in One Day

This is the story of the day I was ready to use my gun not just once, but twice, in two separate incidents. I live in California where the CCW process isn't a same-day process like some other states and the day I'm talking about happened in the middle of…

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If I Wasn’t Carrying Concealed…

All at once from behind the truck bed came 2 Hispanic punks in black hoodies, one holding a gun.  He yelled," I want this truck! Give me the f...ing truck!" Strictly on instinct, I drew my puny 380 Ruger, turned and aimed my pistol at the brat aiming at me, and yelled, "I  don't think so!" This flattened the second guy up against the car beside me.  I yelled again saying GET OUT OF HERE!...NOW!"

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Following Me

I was coming home one night after dropping a friend off at her house, after I got out of town about 7 miles I noticed a car following me.

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Concealed Carry for Women of All Body Types

We all know that concealed carry can be difficult no matter what size or shape you may be. Because of all of your thoughtful responses, I was able to put together these common issues and tips for women of every shape and size.

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People Can Surprise You

I was 18 years old and went deer hunting with my then boyfriend. I had no idea he had taken acid. Well before the incident happened we stopped and rested so my rifle wasn't close to me. At that point in time, he was high. He then wanted me to…

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Introducing Friends and Family to Guns

Introducing your family and friends to guns is a dream many of us have! We want to share our passion for firearms and self-defense with anyone who will listen. With all of the turmoil and unrest in our country right now, this is the time many will become interested in gun ownership. So many new people are looking at guns and gun ownership in a new light due to current events. Even people who were previously against guns realize the importance of being able to protect themselves and naturally start thinking about their options.

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You Just Never Know

I was fishing a couple of places by myself while my boyfriend was out to sea for a bit. He’s in the U.S. Navy. Ever since I got my CCP and my CCW I never thought I would really need it until one day, I decided to fish somewhere in…

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Transitions Safety Tips

We are most vulnerable during transitions, which we experience hundreds of times a day. Find out how to protect yourself during these crucial moments.

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Situational Awareness and Masks – How to Stay Safe

There are some things occurring that are making our task of staying situationally aware more challenging. One of these is the heightened sensitivity of others in which the slightest "offenses", which today are almost impossible to define, can set someone off. In addition, wearing masks causes us to have less information available to read people. We can't see their faces to help us assess their intent or volatility. So how can you use situational awareness and wear a mask?

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Mistaken Identity

Recently I was pulling out of my apartment complex to pick up food for my roommate and I. As I was leaving this girl waived me down she was about my age in her early twenties and seemed a little frazzled like she needed help so I slow down, still…

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Situation in My Favor

I have 5 kids and a disabled husband. My husband has always been a huge 2A advocate and carries everywhere he can. He had been mugged years ago after being out to eat with his friends at an establishment that didn't allow conceal carry. After that he urged me to…

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The Mentality of a Gun Owner

I have always practiced situational awareness (something that family/friends always poked fun at me for doing) and at the age of 24 I was gifted my first gun from my then boyfriend. I had practiced often with him and was always told never pull your gun unless you intend to…

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Concealed Carry for Women: An Online Course

Concealed carry is just as easy as carrying your gun, right? Actually, it is so much more complicated! You have made the decision to move from being a gun owner to being a concealed carrier. This is a BIG DEAL. I can't tell you how excited I am about Concealed Carry for Women: An Online Course! There are so many things you need to know about concealed carry and I am here to help! This course will help you start your journey with a great base of knowledge and an idea of how to progress.

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Freedom

Freedom can mean so many things through the eyes of different people. I wanted to find out, what does freedom mean to you? Well, I got my answer!

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Concealed Carry Mindset

You have a gun and you know how to use it, so you're ready to carry concealed... right? Not unless you have a concealed carry mindset.

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Over 29 Minutes Later

I drew my gun and called 911. I did not want to shoot and begged 911 to get there quick so I wouldn’t have to, but I would do anything to protect my unborn daughter

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An Empowered Woman Is…

An empowered woman is a force to be reckoned with. You’ve heard this word “empowered” used a lot and you might wonder why it is such an important focus word for us here at The Well Armed Woman. So, let's take a deep dive into what it really means and what makes a woman empowered and what empowered women do.

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New Gun, Now What?

I know there is so much information out there that it can be very overwhelming. So, I have narrowed down what I believe are the next 7 steps you should take to become a knowledgeable, safe, and skilled Well Armed Woman. What is next for you on your journey toward your armed self-protection?

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The Options: Run, Hide, Fight

The first goal is to never find yourself in a situation where your life or that of someone you love is in danger. Preventing the need to utilize any of these responses should be part of our daily lifestyle. Perhaps we missed something, weren’t prepared properly, or made a wrong choice to find ourselves in a threatening situation. Being aware of our surroundings and taking the necessary preventative steps, such as keeping all lower level windows locked or choosing to take the well lit, more active street to our parked car, can prevent a self-defense situation from occurring.

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Holsters for Exercise and an Active Lifestyle

Finding a great holster for your active lifestyle doesn't have to be a challenge! I have compiled a list of what you should look for in an exercise holster and suggestions for holsters that work for exercising and an active lifestyle. A safe, reliable, comfortable holster is important to have for every activity level.

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Women and Guns Infographic 2019

I created an infographic that provides a great snapshot of who WE are. If you want to know more about women gun-owners and their behaviors in 2019, you're in luck! All of this great information is used to help improve and shape the firearms industry. Women have long been ignored and I am here to foster change and increase the perceived importance of women in the industry. We are mothers, wives, friends, grandmothers, and so much more. Every year I share the results of this survey with manufacturers and industry leaders to get you what you need!

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Holster Cant Simplified

Understanding holster cant can be simple! Know what positive, negative, and neutral cant mean AND get tips about how to find your perfect cant.

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Deep Discounted Holsters!

Get your ready-to-ship kydex holsters at a deep discount! Limited models and colors available. get yours while they're in stock! Both IWB and OWB available.

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Guns and Hand Limitations

Any physical challenges we may have will directly impact our ability to handle and shoot a gun safely and effectively. Knowing and understanding how to work with them is essential to finding the right gun that can give us the confidence we need. 

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Walk with Confidence

Many years ago I was walking at our local high school track on my lunch break. The track wasn't near the school and had to be entered through only one gate. Chain link surrounded the track with all other gates locked. A local homeless man entered the gate as I…

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