The following press release was issued by The Well Armed Woman:
The country’s largest women’s shooting organization will hold its National Chapter Leader Conference Oct. 3-5, 2014 in St. Louis MO.
With the number of women who own firearms for personal protection skyrocketing, there are now over 200 of The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapters in 44 states, all formed in less than two years. Chapter leaders from coast to coast will travel to St. Louis for three days of seminars, training and for the chance to meet and network with their sister chapter leaders.
“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,” states Carrie Lightfoot, founder of The Well Armed Woman. An NRA Certified Instructor and entrepreneur, Lightfoot launched The Well Armed Woman to be a comprehensive and intelligent resource for women gun owners. The Well Armed Woman designs and offers holsters and other shooting accessories for women as well as valuable information and resources to help them navigate the male driven world of firearms. “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,” says Lightfoot.
This three-day event is sponsored by some of the largest names in the firearm industry. The following company’s have contributed to make the event possible: Ruger, Mossberg, Glock, Walther Arms, NRA-ILA Frontlines, Magpul, Command Arms, CCW Safe, RWC Group and Gun Toten Mama’s. “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” shares Lightfoot
Special events for attending chapter leaders include exciting shooting opportunities at Top Gun Shooting Sports in Arnold, MO and a Simunition Shoot, which will be held at Ultimate Defense Firing Range & Training Center in St. Peters, MO. Both of these ranges host a local St. Louis chapter of The Well Armed Woman. Chapter leaders will attend seminars on various subjects, such as range safety, with special guest Mike Abramovich of Certified Instruction and Training, effective leadership, and being an ambassador for responsible women shooters. There will also be a session focusing on training the new shooter with special guest Gabby Franco, former Olympic shooter and two-time contestant on the History Channel’s reality show “Top Shot.” Franco will also be the keynote speaker at a special evening banquet Saturday October 4th to honor chapter leaders.
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