About Me

I hold multiple NRA Instructor credentials, as well as SabreRed Pepper Spray. I have my own training company in Northern Virginia, www.FemaleandArmed.com and am focusing primarily on teaching women, especially those who are new to shooting.

I am also the author of 4 books, available on Amazon, and at many major outlets. I am a contributing writer for Combat Handgun Magazine and Women and Guns Magazine.

Thank you for following along with me as this journey continues.

Safe Shooting!


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Thoughts, comments and insights for women who shoot and the men who love us!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

NRA Women

NRA Women presented by Smith & Wesson
New Energy sponsored by Remington
Elizabeth Lanier has made major strides in the shooting world. She has been instructing for eight years and in 2012 became the 4th woman to achieve National Sporting Clays Association Level III Shooting Instructor status - a certification that required a minimum of 1,500 teaching hours. Adding to the list, Elizabeth recently became a Coordinated Shooting Method associate, as well. But the fun really got started when she founded GRITS (Girls Really Into Shooting). If you’re not having as much fun shooting as this group of gals, you’re not doing it right.
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NRA Women

NRA Women presented by Smith & Wesson
Love at First Shot sponsored by Smith & Wesson - Episode 4 Par 2: Ammo “How & What to Buy”
With the help of ammunition manufacturer Hornady, Natalie Foster goes through the motions from the birth of a bullet to the shipping warehouse where we find out what to look for when buying ammo. With the many types of ammo and their variations, Natalie takes to Cabela’s to demonstrate simple ways to select the ammo to best fit your needs. Join her in part 2 of our three-part episode.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Making a Difference - Gun Goddess


Athena, aka Gun Goddess (www.GunGoddess.com) is a competitive shooter, a business woman and a really nice person.  Gun Goddess, which made it presence known in the market a mere 3 years ago filled a void in the market, specializing in women specific products.  Since then, Athena has launched some men’s, or gender neutral, products; but her passion is still focused on helping women find fun, functional, gun related items.  She works tirelessly to find new products, or works with vendors to create them just for her.  I have enough of her pistol cases, in leopard and zebra, to prove that.  From Gun Bling to jewelry to range bags and more…


Unlike some businesses, Athena doesn’t just color a product pink and call it a woman’s product.  She researches, interviews and personally tests her products.  If she wouldn’t be comfortable using it, you will not find it on her site.  That is the definition of integrity.  Customer Satisfaction and good Customer Service are crucial aspects of her business model. 
 

Check out the website, I promise you will find something to love, or if you are like me, LOTS OF THINGS TO LOVE!

 
Meeting Athena at Shot Show 2013

 

 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Introducing The Home Security Handbook


It is available on the major sites in paperback or e-book.  All kinds of tips on home, travel, traffic stops, kids, college…in an easy to read, down to earth compact book.  I think of it as the little book that delivers big!  At just 109 pages, with lots of pictures, it is a deceptively quick read.  Deceptive in that there is so much information you may be surprised it is such a small package. 

 
With an awesome foreword from Mike Seeklander, co-host of The Best Defense, and genuinely nice guy, this book delivers lots of tips.  This is not a read once and put away.  This is something you can turn to before traveling for reminders, or pass on to your kids as they are getting ready to go off to college. 


Ok, I’m a little bias.  This is my second book, put out by Skyhorse Publishing (Thank you Skyhorse!)  But the reviews have been great, and I hope you enjoy it as well.