#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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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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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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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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An Independence Day Message

Sadly, more terror attacks fill the airwaves and have us greatly concerned and pained to witness yet more unnecessary slaughter of innocent life. Our collective heart breaks for those lives lost and for the families and friends that are left behind in agony. I can only speak for myself, but…

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A New Year, A New You

Here we are, in the first days of the new year and while I take a few days to recuperate from the whopper of activity this past year has brought, the most outstanding thing that stands out to me isn't the huge numbers of women coming into the TWAW family…

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NSSF Summit – What Women Want

I have recently returned from Savannah GA and the 2015 NSSF Summit. The NSSF is the trade association for the firearms industry. It is here that the captains of the industry gather to discuss important issues and trends in the industry and look toward the future to work to grow…

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The Well Armed Woman TODAY – It’s A Package Deal

Gun ownership is a package deal. There are a number of important things you take responsibility for when you are a gun owner. In this video, Carrie Lightfoot has a discussion about what it means to you. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more videos Are you ready to become…

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Dana Loesch – Truly A Well Armed Woman

I had the chance to sit down and talk with Dana Loesch following her book signing at the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Nashville TN. I watched her sign hundreds of books, each one with a smile and a pose for photos. She had been on her feet for…

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A Revelation

  I was very fortunate to be invited to participate in Beretta’s 1st Tactical Summit held at the elite Academi training facility in Moyock NC. Top gun industry writers from all over the country attended to get hands on training with the full line of Beretta tactical firearms. Just getting…

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Sexualization of Women & Guns – TWAW Today

Video discussions on topics and issues important to women shooters. This episode discusses the sexualization of women and guns. Subscribe to our YouTube channel Read Next: Breaking the Bondage of Fear: One Woman at a Time

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What I learned this year

I know you hear it all the time, everyone is saying it this time of year but this time it’s REALLY true. This year has flown by!! So much has happened and I need to take some time to process it all in my head. One good way for me…

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Pretty Guns

I've been seeing a number of pretty guns lately. Some of our Facebook fans and customers are sending in photos of their guns that they've adorned with a variety of new accessories, finishes, and coatings. Some are even dressed up with rhinestones! As I share them publicly on our Facebook page, it's…

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You know you’re a Well Armed Woman When…

Yes, another Jeff Foxworthy takes off, but I just couldn't resist. The responses to this “fill in the blank” astonished me. Most made me laugh out loud while others made me realize just how significant it is to be A Well Armed Woman. There were hundreds and hundreds of responses…

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A Call To Women Gun Owners

I  wanted to speak to you, the American woman gun owner, face to face. The looming changes and restrictions to our rights to to be able to match the weaponry of the violent criminal who wants to do us harm are coming. As women - we already have the disadvantage,…

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Going Through The Change

I suppose I could be writing about the change of seasons as we all are invigorated by the crisp weather and the changing leaves. Or, I could even be writing about THE CHANGE. You know the change that involves hormones and hot flashes!  No, I won’t go there, not today. …

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Whatever Men Can Do

Written by Mary McDonald.. Guest Contributor Whatever men can do. . . This past weekend, my neighbors were having a little family barbeque and invited my son and I over.  Kind of a welcome back home for a woman that was working out of town for a couple of months. …

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The Battle of the Bulge

General George Patton No, not the major German offensive, launched toward the end of World War II, but the daily battle of women all over the U.S. trying desperately to discreetly carry their firearm. The majority of women prefer on the body carry but find it so difficult at times,…

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A Well Armed Woman’s Independence Day

As Well Armed Women we enjoy our own personal form of Independence Day each and every day! By taking responsibility of our personal self defense, we gain a sense of independence which is both physical as well as emotional. Physically, we are equipped and trained to carry and use a…

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Daddy’s Little Girl

Have you ever wondered where all of these women shooters are coming from? They are everywhere; At the range, at gun stores and they are even going to gun shows! It’s like they are crawling out of the woodwork. Even the color and shape of gun gear is  changing because…

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The Truth

A recent post on The Well Armed Woman Facebook page on “Why we carry a firearm” created quite a stir and evoked an awesome amount of passion. One word kept smacking me in the face. That word was TRUTH. What frustrates the law abiding, good American citizen is the avoidance…

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Impressions of a Gun Show Virgin

Here are some simple impressions and a few questions from a gun show virgin: There are not too many women at gun shows.... Yet! I didn’t get strange looks for walking around with a gun on my hip. I did get curious looks for being a woman cruising the aisles.…

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What is a Well Armed Woman

At The Well Armed Woman, it's all about accomplishing the "Three Es:" To Educate, to Equip and to Empower women. Anything that falls into these Es is why it exists and what it's about. I started TheWellArmedWoman.com because there was nothing like it when I was considering a gun. No single resource that had everything…

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The Problem With Women

Women have issues. Yes we do. No... not those. Women have some challenges that make it uniquely difficult for them to simply buy a gun and jump in to gun ownership. Here are a few of them. Perhaps you can relate or better yet - perhaps you can help. ISSUE…

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Eat Your Vegetables

“I don't want any vegetables, thank you. I paid for the cow to eat them for me.” Doug Coupland "Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon." Doug Larson I have noticed something very interesting. I post a photo on Facebook of a…

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Love Is A Many Splendored Thing

Ahh, a new relationship. The excitement, the long talks, spending as much time together as you possibly can. These things are all part of any new significant relationship. You explore each other, learn everything you can about the other and eventually know everything there is to know.  People begin to…

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Ambassador

You, my friend are an Ambassador. You may not realize it and you may not even wish to be, but you are. The dictionary lists the following definition of an ambassador: “A person who acts as a representative or promoter of a specified activity.”  You have joined a very distinguished group of…

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What’s In A Name

I have a confession to make. Publicly before all of you.    I name my guns... I KNOW I must be the only one who does this strange thing. To go through the process of naming my guns, similar to that of when naming my children is bazaar, and probably…

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Never Forget Ruth

I was not prepared..... Not prepared to meet Ruth today. The day started like most others; busy and my head flooded with the "To Do's" of the day for The Well Armed Woman. Sipping my coffee and cruising Facebook to see what was happening and who was doing what, I…

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Ladies Night

  "Oh yes it's ladies night And the feeling's right   Oh yes it's ladies night Oh what a night (oh what a night) This is your night, tonight, everything going to be all right"   I know this Kool & The Gang song is now stuck in your head…

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The Three F’s – The Feminine, Fear and Firearms

For some reason, these three can add up to equal "I could never have a gun". Why is that? Is it genetics? Is it upbringing or social training? I am not trying to change anyone's mind. We each have the right and privilege of making choices and decisions for ourselves.…

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The Phenomenon of Women Purchasing Firearms is Much More…

Recently the news has been flooded with stories of the recent rise in the number of women purchasing handguns. The catchy headlines of "Chicks with Guns" and the undertones hidden in "Babes and Bullets" is totally missing the mark and minimizing this ever growing group of intelligent and empowered women.…

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Women, A Neglected Consumer Group In A Man’s World?

There was a great comment posted on The Well Armed Woman's Facebook page which really identified one of the challenges we have as women as we enter the testosterone rich world of firearms. It also highlighted the potential we have as a "consumer group" to affect and influence the firearm…

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