The St. Louis, MO Chapter of The Well Armed Woman (TWAW-STL) is educating, equipping and empowering women in the St. Louis region! Our chapter welcomes shooters of all skill levels - brand new shooters and experienced shooters - and is an amazing group of ladies from ages 21 to 70+. We meet once a month for classroom time (with great information, discussions and informative speakers!), range time and an optional pre-meeting dinner meetup in the range's restaurant.
We have a robust online presence with our secret Facebook page for member-only discussions. This is a great place to interact with other ladies in a safe environment with great discussions on all things related to your journey with firearms! Right now our physical meetings are on hold due to the national COVID-19 emergency, but this is still a great time to join. What better way to pass the time at home than to join with a group of like-minded ladies online where you can share and ask questions on firearms, self defense, situational awareness, etc.?!
Due to the rapidly changing environment and current government recommendations, we ask that you reach out to us at Sheri@SheriBilderback.com for information on upcoming meetings prior to making plans to attend. We will keep this website up-to-date with all meeting plans and changes!
When we start back with our in-person meetings after the COVID-19 emergency, you’re welcome to attend your first in-person meeting for the pre-meeting dinner meetup and classroom portion of our meeting, with no obligation. If you would like to keep coming back, please join The Well Armed Woman St. Louis Chapter. Please RSVP for each meeting to firstname.lastname@example.org or via the monthly meeting pinned post / announcement on our "secret" Facebook members-only page.
We have an awesome new host range as of Ocotber 2019 - SharpShooter's Indoor Shooting Range! Our meetings are generally the first Wednesday of every month. (Watch our Facebook pages too for more info. If a meeting date changes or is cancelled, which is unlikely, it will be posted on this website and on our Facebook public page and private group page.) Here is our meeting schedule through 2020.
Right now our in-person meetings are on hold due to the COVID-19 national emergency, the April 1 meeting is cancelled, and we may move to virtual meetings after that for members-only until this current situation passes...
Remaining 2020 meetings:
April 1, 2020 - ***IMPORTANT NEWS ALERT! Our April 1 meeting is CANCELLED out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19.*** Today (3/14/2020), St. Louis County has banned events with 10 or more people that include vulnerable populations (those over 60 years old or with weakened immune systems, diabetes, pregnant, heart/lung and other issues). After communicating with the national TWAW Shooting Chapters and our Missouri leader, and in light of St. Louis County's announcement, to be protective of our members and also our members who have family in those vulnerable populations, and to be protective of the wider community, we have cancelled our meeting. Thanks for understanding! ~Sheri
May 6, 2020 - This meeting will likely not be held in person. Watch here for updates, and please email Sheri@SheriBilderback.com before you would try to attend a meeting in person. We may do this meeting online, which would be for members only. TBA, but we may share videos prior to our meeting on our private Facebook page, and then during our virutal meeting discuss some awesome self defense videos and discuss them.
June 3, 2020 - TBA either Situational Awareness or a special opportunity. Also, June is Range Appreciation Month!!
July 1, 2020
August 5, 2020
September 2, 2020
October 7, 2020 (October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month.)
November 4, 2020
December 2, 2020 - Our chapter's Annual Christmas / Holiday Party! Details pending until we get closer, but here's the likely lineup... We will have our annual donations fundraiser, fun drawings and more. For each new, unwrapped toy you bring for Toys for Tots, you'll receive an extra ticket for our drawing too! Bring a dessert to share with the ladies and with the range staff to thank them for all they do for us throughout the year as our host range!
Sign in for our meetings is from 6:15-6:30 p.m. on meeting night in the classroom. Range staff will direct you to the classroom. We start with classroom time at 6:30 p.m., followed by an hour of range time. Our members-only educational meetings (aka classroom time) are free, and then range fees apply for the shooting portion of our meeting. Range time for our meetings is $10 per shooter (plus costs for any targets, ammunition, gun rental, etc.; eye and ear protection are required). Our meeting nights end by 9 p.m. We also have an optional pre-meeting dinner at 5:15 p.m. at the range's SharpShoot Pit and Grill.
You are welcome to attend your first meeting (classroom time and optional pre-meeting dinner only) to try it out before joining our chapter. Once you join our TWAW-St. Louis chapter, you will be able to shoot with us during the range time at our meetings. You will also be added to our "secret" Facebook group page for private discussions with all of our members. Also, we provide added details about meetings on that secret group page.
Our first meeting as a chapter was in March 2013. We were the 14th TWAW chapter created in the country, the first TWAW chapter in Missouri, and we have reached more and more women every month. Time flies when you’re having fun!
Please "like" and "follow" us on our TWAW-STL public Facebook page! Check out our chapter in the news (Aug. 2019) HERE.
Our TWAW Chapter Leader Instructor Sheri Bilderback is certified as a NRA Pistol Instructor, Refuse to be a Victim Instructor and Chief Range Safety Officer, and passed her TWAW Instructional Standards Develpment Assessment required of all CLI's with a 100% score. She is also a Certified Life Coach.
We look forward to having you join us on your firearms journey and look forward to meeting you!
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