Phoenix, AZ -(AmmoLand.com)- The country’s largest women’s shooting organization will hold its National Chapter Leader Conference Oct. 2 to 4 in Phoenix AZ.
With the number of women who own firearms for personal protection skyrocketing nationally, there are now over 230 of The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapters in all 50 states, all formed in just over three years. Two hundred and fifty chapter leaders and The Well Armed Woman Certified Instructors from coast to coast will travel to The Buttes Marriott Resort in Phoenix, AZ for three days of seminars, training and for the chance to meet and network with their sister chapter leaders.
“The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapters, a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization creates a safe and unintimidating environment for women to explore shooting and to hone their skills,” states Carrie Lightfoot, founder.
Lightfoot launched The Well Armed Woman in 2012 to be a comprehensive resource for women gun owners, offering holsters and other shooting accessories designed for women as well as valuable information and resources to help them navigate the male driven world of firearms. Within a year of launching, it became clear that women were also hungry for women friendly shooting and training opportunities and the shooting chapter program was born in January of 2013.
“Our shooting chapter program brings together women of all ages, backgrounds and political views. Monthly meetings focus on learning safe and responsible gun handling skills and how to become their own self-protector.” Says Lightfoot.
“As a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization it depends on the support of the industry and gun enthusiasts. We average 7 to 8 new chapters a month, clearly, women are taking their new role as ‘self-protectors’ very seriously and with passion.” Lightfoot shares.
This three-day event is sponsored by some of the largest names in the firearm industry. The following company’s to date, have contributed as High Caliber Sponsors to make the event possible: Ruger, GLOCK, Walther Arms, 5.11 Tactical. Taser International, NRA-ILA , Gun Toten Mama’s,Spikes Tactical and LWRC International.
“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 and we expect to see more come on board.” Shares Lightfoot
“We also have some amazing firearms and products that have been donated to giveaway to these very deserving volunteers from the following companies:”
- Magpul, Browning, Henry Repeating Arms, Dillon Precision, Gunsite Academy, Esca Tech, Springfield Armory, Sportsman's Warehouse, Dillon Precision, Safariland, Soteria Training Solutions and The Target Man.
Special guests, speakers and trainers currently include: Sandy Froman, Past President of the NRA and current NRA Board of Directors Member, Travis Haley of Haley Strategic Partners, Steve Fisher of Sentinel Concepts conducting a defensive shotgun course sponsored by Beretta USA, Cam Edwards of The NRA News Cam & Co., Joyce Wilson, Executive Director IDPA, and Kitty Richards International IDPA Ambassador, Alexis Artwohl, Ph.D. and Mike Abramovich of Certified Instruction and Training
Chapter leaders will attend seminars and participate in the Annual Industry Panel and have the opportunity to interact and communicate the needs of women shooters directly to industry representatives. Evening events include a welcome reception on Friday night and a formal banquet Saturday October 4th to honor chapter leaders. Friday. Special celebrity guests and trainers will be announced soon.
Women interested in learning more about firearms and The Well Armed Woman Chapter program and how to get involved, can visit www.twawshootingchapters.org, email [email protected] or call 888-572-7730.
About The Well Armed Woman:
The Well Armed Woman, LLC is the largest, most comprehensive online resource and e-commerce site dedicated to products for the woman shooter. TWAW Shooting Chapters, Inc. is a 501 c 3 Non-profit organization, which exists to educate and empower women in a safe and non-threatening environment for their effective and responsible self-defense with firearms. There are currently 230 chapters in 49 states across the United States. Carrie Lightfoot is the volunteer chairwoman of the board.
For more information, visit: www.TheWellArmedWoman.com.