TWAW Shooting Chapters exists to enable women to be their own self-protectors, creating freedom, peace of mind and confidence in themselves.

47 States

Nationwide Organization

335 Chapters

Local Chapters to learn with other women

13,061 Members

Training together and developing friendships

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    Original Story: 11/16/2020 “It makes perfect sense to use the NSSF® First Shots® program for our chapter introductions,” said Jessica Keffer, leader and instructor of the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, chapter of The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapters, Inc. (TWAW), and instructor at The Sportsman’s Shop, also in Lancaster. “First Shots really incorporates TWAW’s goals to educate, equip and empower shooters. It’s […]
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  • These Women can Shoot and Bake

    Original Story | October 20, 2020 10:00 AM The Bonners Ferry Chapter of The Well Armed Woman (T.W.A.W.) would greatly like to thank the community for supporting their first-ever fundraiser, a bake sale held at Super 1 Foods on October 17th. Between generous donations and the purchase of goodies, the amount raised surpassed the group’s expectations. […]
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  • Ruger to Sponsor Virtual TWAW National Leadership Conference

    The conference is an event designed to educate, equip and empower nearly 300 TWAW Chapter Leaders and Certified Firearms Instructors from across the country through training courses, educational seminars and industry panels. by NRA WOMEN STAFF posted on September 22, 2020 NEWS, LIFESTYLE, EVENTS, CONCEALED CARRY, FIREARMS With more than 345 chapters around the country […]
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Teaching other women teaches me. TWAW has afforded me opportunites to travel around the country, forge nationwide relationships, and make a feminine mark in a male dominated industry!




Now in my mid-60’s, I face the hard truth that my youthful mind and aging body are at odds. Rampant evil exists; I need a means to level the field and give me a chance to survive an evil encounter. TWAW is that means.



Carrie Lightfoot

We are living in a time that is marked by change. In every aspect and on every level,  life is not what it used to be. For women, today’s new reality requires some major changes.​ One significant change is the woman’s journey from being the protected to becoming the protector.


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Armed Women of America
3509 E. Shea Blvd #107
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