What are you doing this weekend? The nation’s largest women’s shooting organization, The Well Armed Woman, is holding their National Chapter Leadership conference in St. Louis, Missouri. The conference will run from this Friday, October 3rd through Sunday, October 5th.
You can view the full Press Release here.
Carrie Lightfoot is the founder of The Well Armed Woman. Speaking about the increasing number of women who now own firearms she says,
“The firearm industry has been slow to meet the unique and specific needs of female shooters. The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapters create a safe and unintimidating environment for women to explore shooting and to hone their skills.”
There are now over 200 chapters of the organization in 44 states across the country. “Our shooting chapter program brings together women of all ages, backgrounds and political views and in their monthly meetings learn safe and responsible gun handling skills.” Not only does the group provide information and resources for female gun owners, but they also design holsters and other accessories for women.
Some of the biggest names in the firearms industry will be sponsors for the upcoming event. These companies include: Ruger, Mossberg, Glock, Walther Arms, NRA-ILA Frontlines, Magpul, Command Arms, CCW Safe, RWC Group and Gun Toten Mama’s. Expressing her appreciation for these companies, Lightfoot says, “These companies prove their commitment to work to meet the needs of women shooters through their tangible and very real involvement in women’s events like this.”
Attending chapter leaders may participate in special events such as exciting shooting opportunities at Top Gun Shooting Sports in Arnold, Missouri and a Simunition Shoot, which will be held at Ultimate Defense Firing Range & Training Center in St. Peters, Missouri. Chapter leaders may also attend seminars covering topics of range safety, with an appearance from Mike Abramovich of Certified Instruction and Training, effective leadership, and being an ambassador for responsible women shooters. In addition, there will be a session that focuses on new shooter training, with special guest Gabby Franco, former Olympic shooter and two-time contestant on the History Channel’s reality show “Top Shot.”
If you’re a woman interested in Women interested in learning more about firearms and The Well Armed Woman Chapter program and how to get involved, we encourage you should check out their website at visit www.thewellarmedwoman.com. You can also email [email protected] or call 888-572-7730.