Expanding the world of firearms to women all over the country in a safe, non-threatening way with the purpose of Educating, Equipping and Empowering women shooters.

49 States

Non-profit organization educating woman on firearm safety, gun care and handling

363 Chapters

We have 363 chapters across the country

10,500 Members

We are around the country organized in local groups of woman shooters

Latest News

  • Local Well Armed Woman chapter helps women ‘make well informed decisions’ about firearms in their lives

    By Kim Murdock / Special to the Times Record Posted Mar 15, 2018 at 12:45 AM Women have a “different style of learning” than men, and they learn to shoot guns and improve their skills better when they have female instructors, said Jennifer Paxton, leader of the River Valley Chapter of The Well Armed Woman organization along with Eryn Johnston. […]
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  • The Well Armed Woman group to meet

    The Durango chapter of The Well Armed Woman, a nonprofit that allows local women to meet, practice and learn about shooting firearms, will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, in the indoor range at Durango Gun Club, 580 Florida Road. Ammunition will be discussed this month, including basic properties, types and the meaning of […]
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  • ‘A good force’: Shooting club celebrates 1st anniversary

    HEDGESVILLE–The Well Armed Woman Back Creek Chapter celebrated its first anniversary Saturday afternoon at the Back Creek Valley Bow and Gun Club. The group, which meets at the club the second Thursday of every month from 6-8 p.m., invited engineer, TWAW Atlanta Chapter member and author Liz Lazarus to be the event’s guest speaker. “This […]
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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.


Donate and help empower women in a safe and non-threatening environment for their effective and responsible self-defense with a firearm.

Today, it is more important than ever for women to have the ability to effectively and safely handle, carry and store a firearm.

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888 560 5579
TWAW Shooting Chapters
7762 E Gray Road Ste 600
Scottsdale AZ 85260
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