The topic of carrying your gun on or off body elicits very strong opinions. Can you carry off body safely? I’ll dig into these questions as we move through this article.
The topic of carrying your gun on or off body elicits very strong opinions. Can you carry off body safely? I’ll dig into these questions as we move through this article.
If you are looking for a quick answer to this question, the answer is yes! How can I answer that question so quickly and without an in-depth explanation? Read my full article to find out why.
Typically when we think of concealed carry holsters we think of belly bands and IWB holsters. Why not the OWB concealed carry holster?
The dos and don'ts of OWB concealed carry. Here are some great tips that will help you carry on the waistband successfully.
The dos and don'ts of IWB carry. Here are some great tips that will help you carry in the waistband successfully.
Should I conceal carry? This can be a daunting question when you are a woman trying to start carrying your gun. This article will help!
How to start concealed carrying- In this article, I will help you begin and find out how to start learning about concealed carry for women.
This article is for you ladies! Concealed carry for women is different for us - it just is. Make it easy on yourself, and learn from women.
We cover the Ins and outs of concealed carrying issues as a woman - such as bathroom breaks and your gun, what do you do with it and more!
Where do women carry their concealed guns? The answer – all over the place! Find out the most popular areas for women in 2021
In this article, you will find information, a breakdown of the technique and practice tips to help cement drawing from concealment skills.
There are a lot of important things to accomplish during the brief motion of extending. So, let’s get to work.
Scan and Assess your Surroundings is Part IV of our Drawing from Concealment Series.
Part 5 in our 5-step series "Drawing From Concealment" shows you the steps to reholster your gun safely.
The 5 steps I found myself following to get to a place where I could confidently and successfully carry my gun every day and everywhere.
Women are diverse and the ways we carry are diverse as well! Everyone is different and what works for one woman will not necessarily work for another. However, you can use this list to try to work out what would be best for you!
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!
Starting your journey as a new gun-owner is intimidating, overwhelming and can be downright scary. I have been there and remember all of these feelings well. That is why I created this online course.
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.
Backup carry, what is it and should I be doing it? I will tell you the reasons to carry a backup gun and how you can start doing it!
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.
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.
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.
Do you want to start carrying your gun on you but are afraid? Don't worry, all women go through this! Find out how to conquer your fear and get carrying!
Conceal and Carry, Concealed Carry, or CCW, is defined as the carrying of a handgun or other weapon in public in a concealed manner, either on one's person or in proximity. Concealed carry for women poses some important questions and challenges. Women have some unique challenges to effective and safe concealed carry such as: holster locations on our curvy bodies, a variety of clothing styles that can make concealed carry challenging and the way a woman lives out her life.
"Carrying a gun isn't supposed to be comfortable, it is supposed to be a comfort" Clint Smith Clint's quote is very revealing as it is important to understand that concealed carry for a women inevitably means making some physical adjustments and concessions. There may be times when it’s an inconvenience or a little uncomfortable, but this just comes with the territory.
Concealed carry for women is not as easy as it may seem. Finding concealed carry holsters for women, let alone any holster that will work on a woman's body can be a real challenge. Let's start with some wise words from a friend of mine. "Carrying a gun isn't supposed to be comfortable, it is supposed to be a comfort" - Clint Smith Clint's quote above is very revealing and it is important to understand that concealed carry for a woman comes with some changes and some concessions.
In the world we live in today, disagreement, arguments, and judgment surround us. With so much angst along with a lack of understanding and tolerance for the concealed carry lifestyle you have chosen, many want to make you feel like you are a paranoid gun nut if you are known to be carrying. I say "no more!" It is time we carry confidently and confidentially live our lives as armed self-protectors free from worry about what others think.
The Well Armed Woman collects photos showcasing real women who carry in real outfits. They share with you what gun and holster they use, where they got their outfit, how much it cost them and tips on why that outfit is great for concealed carry! This is your one-stop place to find ideas for great outfits for everyday concealed carry.
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…
The hot weather of summer can make concealed carry quite a challenge, and for many women, this results in leaving the gun at home. Unfortunately, criminals don’t take the summer off, so we must find ways to carry in every season.
Summer concealed carry fashion tends to be more difficult to deal with as the days get warmer and the clothes get smaller. You need to become strategic in the clothes that you wear. You don't have to sacrifice style for function, read these tips and I promise you will find it easier to carry this summer.
I know that many of you think you’re printing and it can be especially nerve-racking when you start to carry, trust me, I know! I would look down at my waistband or look in the mirror and all I would see is "GUN". But... are you printing? If so, what can you do about it?
Women have multiple challenges carrying a firearm. Many of those challenges are due to the curves and shorter waists of the female body. Concealed carry for larger women has some additional issues that only exacerbate the already challenging problem of finding holsters that can be worn comfortably, discreetly, safely and allow for effective access to the gun should the need arise.
Concealed carry is not just about carrying a gun. Most of you already know this, but it still needs to be said. When you carry a gun every day, you need to really be aware of your surroundings and your Every Day Carry (EDC). How do you go from life…
Think about it this way: You spend the money on a gun that works best for you, endless hours of your time on training and education – why would you choose to use a holster that is cheap and will fail you when you need it most.
The Concealed Carry Purse, people either love them or they hate them. To carry your firearm in a concealed carry purse is your decision to make and there is no right or wrong answer. What there is though, is what is recommended. You are an intelligent woman who can consider all of the information, the risks and the pro's and con's and make an intelligent decision for yourself if a concealed carry purse is right for you.
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.
Understanding holster cant can be simple! Know what positive, negative, and neutral cant mean AND get tips about how to find your perfect cant.
Pocket carry isn't talked about much, in fact, it's rather neglected. Pocket carry is a good option when you do so safely. If you take the time to understand the advantages and disadvantages, you may find that this is a viable way to carry for you. Everyone is different but with the right gun, the right holster and the right clothing, pocket carry could be your new favorite option! Here are some tips and suggestions that to help you understand pocket carry a little more.
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.
I think the key to carrying concealed every day and everywhere is comfort. The truth is, if we aren't comfortable we may not carry all of the time. We all are on the constant quest to find true concealed carry comfort. The Well Armed Woman now has the answer! How about a soft cushion in between all of this hard and all of our soft? Let me introduce you to the solution for truly comfortable IWB concealed carry: The TWAW Comfort Shield!
The Belly Band Holster: You know about it, but do you know why it is such a great holster?
Finding the right holster can be a daunting task. You are going to have so many important questions. "Will it fit my body?" "Is it comfortable?" "Will my gun fit?" "I'm a lefty, will this work for me?" "What about when I change clothing styles... will I be able to change my carry position?" The Well Armed Woman's new Comfort Carry Belly Band will make you answer "YES!" to all of these questions!
Has this happened to you? You found your ideal firearm and the perfect IWB/OWB to go with it, but when you clip it to your belt, it starts to sag - or worse- your firearm moves out of place? You need a gun belt. This is all too common when…
Need a good gun belt? Find out which one is the absolute best for women and why you cannot live without this one. This will be the last belt you buy!
Dating and concealed carry, not typically talked about but definitely a vaild topic to discuss! Do you tell them you are carrying? Find out here!
Trying to find the best concealed carry purse can be difficult! You have so much to think about. Is the purse going to safely conceal your gun? Will you be able to use the purse every day? Are you going to be able to draw your gun from this purse…
Each month, I seem to be getting more and more questions from women about how to obtain a permit to carry a concealed firearm. Whether it's for their own personal protection, their family's protection, or just for a little added peace of mind, an increasing number of women throughout the country are considering applying for a permit to carry a concealed gun. When it comes to how to get your concealed guns permit, the procedure is different for every state. Below is a little information to help you get started and apply for your CCW permit.
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?
Video discussions on topics and issues important to women shooters. This episode discusses the challenges of concealed carry for women in the winter.
A large majority of the women who come through my classes have raised the concern about storage of their firearm when they’re not carrying it. It seems simple enough to answer at first. Certainly, it needs to be unloaded and locked in a safe, especially if children are in the…
Let’s break this down into two different sections: recommendations based upon carry style AND tips for carrying while traveling about on a motorcycle. Republished with permission from our friends at Concealed Nation Pocket Carrying? Pocket Holster It. If you’re going to carry in your leather jacket or vest, make sure the…
We know to best defend ourselves and our loved ones we must be ready, equipped and know what to do if necessary. Winning and surviving is about having the edge in the fight, whether that is in time, equipment, skill, and perhaps even in luck. What an interesting topic this is. Take a moment and view the video first...
I was recently talking to a man who was telling me the story about his black eye. He had been walking down a street in the early afternoon when two men came up behind him quickly and began to harass him. Before he knew it, he was clocked in the face and his wallet and phone were stolen. He goes on to tell me “I just wasn’t prepared, and I should have been.”
Firearm conditions are primarily a way to declare the readiness of the weapon. For instance, if you’re on the firing line and the range safety officer calls out “cease fire, cease fire, unload, show, clear — weapons at Condition 4″ — it’s helpful to actually know what that means.
When we consider the choice of caliber for our concealed carry gun, we often stick to the well-known choices: .380, .38 Special, .357 Magnum, 9 mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP. All of these rounds have their pros and cons, and you will find people who will swear by one or the other. The .380 gives you a wide choice of extremely concealable auto-loaders with all different systems of operation. The .38 Special is the round of choice in the ever-popular S&W J-frame snub nose revolver, which has proven itself time and time again as both a primary sidearm and a backup or deep concealment piece.
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!!
I have to say, I just love digging into numbers and stats and seeing the picture they paint. I think it can be very helpful to “see” what solutions others with similar concealed carry challenges are finding effective for their concealed carry. Just as with a firearm, there is no “Best Holster For A Woman”, There are just too many variables that can make one choice good for one woman, but not effective for another.
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…
The data is in! Here are the top concealed carry holsters for women - 2018. Once again, you deserve a standing ovation! The Well Armed Woman 2018 annual survey and 2018 holster sales gave us a lot of interesting data, and it shows that the majority of women are carrying…
Subscribe to our Youtube Channel! Purchase or learn more: Lace Belly Band Carrie Lightfoot discusses and demonstrates the Lace Belly Band concealed carry holster. Transcription: Hi, I'm Carrie Lightfoot owner of The Well Armed Woman and founder and chairman of the board of the nonprofit The Well Armed Woman Shooting…
Purchase here: Concealment Compression Undershorts Sunscribe to our YouTube Channel Carrie Lightfoot discusses and demonstrates the compression shorts concealed carry holster. Video Transcription: Hi, I'm Carrie Lightfoot, owner of The Well Armed Woman and founder and chairman of the board of The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapters. Today we're going…
Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Carrie Lightfoot of The Well Armed Woman discusses and demonstrates the Compression Tank Top Holster. Purchase here: Concealment Undershirt Tank Tank top Holster Video Transcription: Hi, I'm Carrie Lightfoot the owner of the well-armed woman and the founder and chairman of the board of the…
Carrie Lightfoot demonstrates the Sticky Holster, an innovative in the waistband and pocket holster that is very popular with women gun owners. No belt is required! Visit The Well Armed Woman Store to see and purchase this and all of our holsters for women. Purchase or learn more: The Sticky…
TWAW Instructor and Chapter Leader Kim Condon, owner of Boondocks FTA in Raymond MS shows how to us the Uplula magazine loader. Subscribe to The Well Armed Woman Youtube channel See Uplula product options and colors HERE
An innovative "clamp" holster clip that will fit on most IWB holsters. It allows for carry on any fabric with not belt required. View information on the Ulticlip and Ulticlip 3+ Subscribe to The Well Armed Woman Youtube channel
Video discussions on topics and issues important to women shooters. This episode discusses the challenges of concealed carry for women in the winter. Subscribe to The Well Armed Woman Youtube page and don't miss any!
Discussion on topics important to women shooters. Today's topic is on printing or carrying concealed without a bulge. Subscribe to The Well Armed Woman Youtube channel
Carrie Lightfoot, owner of The Well Armed Woman demonstrates and talks about the The Well Armed Woman ankle holster. Subscribe to The Well Armed Woman Youtube channel Transcription: Hi, and welcome to another Woman's Holster talk. My name is Carrie Lightfoot and I'm the owner of The Well Armed Woman. I do…
Video Series for women shooters discussing issues important to women gun owners. This episode discusses carrying with a round in the chamber. Subscribe to The Well Armed Woman Youtube page and don't miss any! Also see blog article at Beretta USA
The Well Armed Woman Video Series for women shooters discussing issues important to women gun owners. This episode focuses on the challenges of concealed carry for women in the summer. Subscribe to The Well Armed Woman Youtube channel See blog article on Beretta USA
Carrie Lightfoot, owner of The Well Armed Woman, demonstrates and talks about the Magnetic Waistband Holster for women's concealed carry. Purchase the Magnetic Holster HERE Subscribe to The Well Armed Woman Youtube channel
In this video, Carrie Lightfoot, owner of The Well Armed Woman demonstrates and talks about the advantages and disadvantages of the concealed carry purse for women. Subscribe to The Well Armed Woman Youtube channel
Carrie Lightfoot, owner of The Well Armed Woman demonstrates and talks about the The Well Armed Woman Pistol Pouch by Thunderwear holster. Subscribe to The Well Armed Woman Youtube channel
Carrie Lightfoot, owner of The Well Armed Woman demonstrates and talks about The Well Armed Woman thigh holster. Also available - Thigh Holster Compression Shorts Subscribe to The Well Armed Woman Youtube channel
Gunsite Range Master Instructor Il Ling New and Ruger's Lori Petoske team up once again to bring series of tips introduces the new gun handler to the world of pocket-sized pistols and how to handle them in their day-to-day routine.
Flashbang bra holster video A revolutionary carry option for women: the Flashbang gives options where there weren't any before - in the bra! Purchase your Flashbang Holster HERE
You have some options on where you wear your Flashbang. This video demonstrates 2 of the most common options, wearing the holster high and wearing it low.
The Flashbang has a very unique snap design in order to ensure the holster is secure and stays in place. This video goes over the little trick needed to manipulate the snap.