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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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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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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Women & Guns: 2019 Survey Data Tells a Story

The results are in! The Well Armed Woman Annual 2019 Survey data is in, and boy does it tell an exciting story! More than five thousand of you submitted entries, thank you! The information you have provided not only helps me to meet your needs at The Well Armed Woman, but it also gives me reliable data to use as I work with leaders in the firearms industry to better understand their female consumers.

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NRA Women Tips and Tactics Video Series by Carrie Lightfoot

Carrie Lightfoot Concealed Carry Tips & Tactics Video Series NRA Women has a full series of Tips and Tactics videos with Carrie Lightfoot, Owner of The Well Armed Woman. In this series, Carrie teaches on the following topics: finding the right concealed carry holster, how to get started with concealed…

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Debunking Two (More) Myths Of The Female Customer

The industry has progressed significantly in recent years, with some of the most prevalent myths about female gun owners debunked — you know, things like “women need and should carry a revolver” and “all women want pink guns.” Now, by and large, everyone reading this is “walking in the light;” if not, however, a quick search on Google will supply a plethora of educational resources for you to read and cast these myths aside.

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6 Considerations For Earning A Woman’s Business

Ensure your marketing efforts reflect relatable imagery for women. If she can visualize herself partaking in an activity, chances are she’ll do her best to realize it. Yes, women are different. There are noticeable physical differences we all know and see as soon as they walk through your door. However, there are additional and profound differences that are important to understand to earn their business.

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Holiday Outfits and Concealed Carry

Getting dressed when you carry a gun every day can be daunting. You ask yourself, "What will cover my gun?" "How can I wear this dress and my holster?" "Can I even carry in this outfit?" Holiday outfits and concealed carry often do not go together. However, I am here for you! I understand the frustration and I understand the need to carry concealed successfully. Let's look at some great outfit and holster options that you can wear to any formal or informal holiday affair!

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Annual Holiday Sale 2019

All of your holiday shopping can be done in one place! From Tuesday 11/26 through Tuesday 12/3, get your favorite products for amazing prices! The sale will be sitewide* with just a few exceptions. All you have to do is find the products you love and add them to your cart, apply the promo code, and the savings are yours! Trust me, concealed carriers, new gun owners, seasoned shooters, and everyone who loves the second amendment will be overjoyed when they receive these gifts.

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Fall Sale Spectacular 2019

The Well Armed Woman Fall Sale Spectacular provides AMAZING deals on great products! Holsters, accessories, apparel and more on sale Oct. 20-Nov. 9!

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Springfield Armory Hellcat – One Hell of a Gun

The Springfield Armory Hellcat just might be an answer to my concealed carry gun prayers! I know, that's a pretty bold statement, but the innovations Springfield has brought to this gun are not only exciting and functional but incredibly impressive. They have been working on this gun for 2+ years,…

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Great Concealed Carry Holsters for Fall

Fall is HERE! The leaves are changing, the weather is getting cooler and people can’t stop debating the greatness of pumpkin spice everything. Autumn is such a great time of year! Not only because of everything I just mentioned, but because concealed carry becomes so much easier! Do you have…

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We Will Not Be Silenced – Instagram Takes TWAW Down

On Saturday, August 17th, Instagram removed our page. Without any warning or notice, our page was taken down. There was no communication with us, and it remained that way for 6 days. Just like that, in an instant, we were gone. Gone from the fastest growing social media platform, and gone from our over 32,000 followers.

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To Post or Not to Post

I think it is safe to say that everyone is online! Many of us keep in touch with friends and family, track our finances, check the headlines, and even shop for clothing, food, and cars! The world is changing and so is the way we as people engage with others.…

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15 Forgotten Benefits of Shooting – Infographic

There are some real benefits of shooting. As a Well Armed Woman, you know that the significant benefit of owning and training with a firearm is that it can save our lives, right? In fact, that is the driving reason most women buy a gun and learn to shoot. We…

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Fearless and Free is a Lifestyle

This is your life and you have chosen to take control. You are not bound by fear, nor do you let it run your life. To maintain your lifestyle of fearlessness and freedom, it must be your mindset at all times.  You must continue your training both physically and mentally.

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Keanu Reeves Best Gun Movies

Ok… so I think I can speak for many of us gun toting ladies who have a soft spot for Keanu Reeves. He is a cool, down-to-earth, attractive guy and he loves to shoot guns. What’s not to love?! When celebrities who are constantly in the public eye handle and…

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#NotMe Day Reflections

.WOW! Just WOW! I know that doesn’t sound very sophisticated, but it’s all that could come out of my mouth as I watched hundreds if not thousands of women all across this country participate in #NotMe Day on Saturday, June 1st. Photos and stories flooded social media. As women came…

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Celebrating Independence Day

Summer is starting and soon it will be the Fourth of July, our beautiful nation’s day of independence. Everyone loves to celebrate the most important day in America’s history, but are we really celebrating Independence Day?

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Knock It Off and Protect the Wall

I'm surprised and disappointed at how quickly and blindly so many grab on to the misinformation about the NRA that’s put forth and paid for by Bloomberg and those foaming at the mouth to take away our Second Amendment. If you didn’t know, they are the source of all the…

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Perfect Products for Patriotic Pets

I LOVE pets and I LOVE my country! Of course, I want to find a way to combine two of my passions! Being a pet owner, or pet mom, is so fun and rewarding. I want to dress my pup in the best patriotic collar around, I want him to…

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Fun Gun Products You’ll Want Right Now

Let's have some (safe) fun with guns! I searched and searched for interesting, unique and fun gun products to share with other gun enthusiasts who are looking for exciting conversation starters that are practical! 1. This doormat that will tell anyone coming to your door that you are a 2A supporter…

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Home Decor for Patriotic Gun Lovers

Home Decor for the Patriotic Gun-lover in You If you're anything like me, gun ownership is not just a part of your life, it's a lifestyle! Showing our patriotism and support for the Second Amendment is so important that sometimes we forget to have some fun with it. I was…

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GWG Concealed Carry Apparel

Recently, they released a new Concealed Carry Fashion line. You bet, I jumped on the fan bandwagon. We are all constantly struggling to find comfortable and fashionable ways to successfully live our lives as concealed carriers.

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The Corset Holster – Is It Really Comfortable?

Recently we added a corset holster for sale in The Well Armed Woman Store. We get a lot of questions about them so I thought it would be helpful to share my thoughts. Comfortable and Shaping First, this corset holster is so soft! It is a silky material, yet it…

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The Well Armed Woman 2019 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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Red Flag Laws – What Are They and What Do They Do?

Emergency Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs) also known as Red Flag Laws now exist in 13 states with more in the works.  By now I’m sure you have heard of them and perhaps are somewhat aware of what that phrase means. However, do you know how they can affect you and…

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Was My Phone Listening To Me?

A few weeks ago, my husband and I decided we needed a little time away from the office so we got in the car and headed north into the mountains. I safely packed my computer out of reach in the back and I placed my cell phone in the cup…

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TWAW Shooting Chapters Launch Instructional Standards & Development Program

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapters leadership has completed the development of the TWAW Shooting Chapters Instructional Standards and Development (ISD) Program. The program supports the volunteer chapter leaders in their efforts to continually improve as instructors and educators for The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapter membership. Implementing techniques and…

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Freedom Defined

I am not sure there is a more potent or significant word in the life of our country or its people than the word Freedom... It is the who and what the United States of America is. Our country was born in it, and we stand as a great nation…

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My First Meeting As A New NRA Board Director

Wow, what a week in Dallas! The 147th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits was amazing and I attended as a new NRA Board Director. It was a record-breaking event. Attendance was the largest it has ever been with 87,154 NRA members! Being surrounded by so many like-minded and enthusiastic gun-owning Americans is incredibly…

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Female Gun Owners of the Wild West

Inspirational Female Gun Owners of the Wild West Contribution from freelance writer – Jess Walter Female gun ownership is on the increase, with estimates of female gun owners at around 15 million. However, the history of gun-wielding females goes back to the founding of our nation. Since the invention of the first rifle…

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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?

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Women and Holsters Infographic

One of the most exciting things I can report this year is that many more women are carrying concealed and the way they carry their firearms is changing! With the commitment to education and training that I have seen you undertake this past year, you are carrying your firearms primarily on the body and on or in your waistbands (which is the best location for safe and easy access). This shows just how committed you are to finding the best and safest carry on the body positions and holsters! I am so proud of you! KUDOS!!

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My Thoughts: Gun Laws and The 2A

  It’s been such a tough couple of weeks, with emotions running so high and the agony of what happened in FL weighing heavily on us all. The loss of these beautiful people is unbearable to fathom. It hurts all Americans so deeply, the intensity of the conversation is at…

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CPAC 2018 – The 2nd Amendment: 10 Years after Heller

The 2nd amendment at CPAC. I had the pleasure to speak on a panel at CPAC 2018 - The 2nd Amendment: 10 Years after Heller. The panel was led by Niger Innis and included myself, Willis Lee and Graham Hill. Check out more here: Guns & The Law – Overview

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Where Women Conceal Carry – Infographic

The top locations and conceal carry holsters women love One of the most important issues we work on daily with our customers is finding the right conceal carry holsters for them. Holsters that work with their bodies, their clothing and their favorite firearm (another issue we assist with daily is…

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TWAW DI-Adem AR-15 Rifle Wins Golden Bullseye Award

The Well Armed Woman/LWRCI DIADEM AR-15 Rifle has won the prestigious Golden Bullseye Women's Innovation Product of the Year Award! Each year, NRA Publications awards those who have created the industry’s best new products.  I can't tell you how proud I am. Proud of this outstanding rifle and proud to have been…

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Review: LWRCI Diadem AR-15

Article is from NRA Shooting Illustrated Guns come with stories. These stories create history, and history is being made with the first AR-15 built for women—per what women told engineers at LWRCI that they wanted in this type of popular rifle platform. The LWRCI Diadem is a limited-edition run of a direct-impingement…

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Organization brings women together, educating each other on firearms

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- An organization aimed at educating, empowering, and equipping women with knowledge about firearms is coming to South Central Kentucky. The Well Armed Woman is a national organization, now placing roots in Bowling Green. Local chapter leader, Renee McCarty, says it doesn't matter how much experience you…

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More Women Empowering Themselves with Gun Ownership- WLVT TV

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WVLT) - Women are one of the fastest growing groups of gun owners, according to the National Rifle Association. Pew Research Center says women are more likely than men to own a gun simply for the purpose of protecting themselves. In East Tennessee, gun groups are helping women learn…

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The Truth About The TWAW Instructor Courses

View course information here What are We Doing? I don't talk about our instructor certification courses much. However, I spent the last weekend with 15 more amazing women. These women show determintation to push through whatever it takes to become the best firearms instructors they can be; I just can't…

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2017 National Chapter Leader Conference

2017 TWAW Shooting Chapters National Leadership Conference Get ready, the 2017 TWAW Shooting Chapters National Leadership Conference is coming to gorgeous Provo, Utah  Sept. 29-Oct. 1st, 2017! The fun and opportunities start Sept. 27th with 5 pre-conference instructor level certification courses. Thursday our leaders spend the day being spoiled with training provided by…

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Protect Yourself Against Holiday Crime

Many studies and surveys over the years have shown that women do more Christmas shopping than men. In light of that, American Concealed spoke with Carrie Lightfoot, owner and founder of The Well Armed Woman, to learn some tips on how to protect yourself against holiday crime while out and about this…

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Two Stories

Susan LaPierre shared these with us at The Well Armed Woman National Leadership Conference last month. All I can say is that none of us will be the same. Two women, two very different outcomes. Both will have you on the edge of your seat and both will give you…

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