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The Women's Gun Show

Carrie Lightfoot, of The Well Armed Woman, and Barbara Baird, of The Women's Outdoor News, partner to host a show about firearms, women, trends and topics. Sponsored by Ruger and NRA Women.
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Jun 1, 2018

This is show #104, and the final podcast for The Women’s Gun Show. Barbara and I have had such a great time with you and have just loved sharing and talking with you about so many fabulous topics, important to you – the woman shooter.

We’ll also hear a retro Tip Time from Il Ling New – Drawing From Concealment! All the training in the world, having the best gun or the best holster matters if you can’t safely and quickly draw your firearm and get on target – this tip is as good as it gets! sponsored by NRA Women. 

 

May 18, 2018

This is show #103, where we’ll hear from Kenn Blanchard on how to be your own bodyguard. Barb mentions that the Duchess of Cambridge has a female bodyguard, Emma Probert, who is all over the news and who supposedly carries a 9mm. Sponsored by Ruger.

 Kate Middleton and bodyguard

We’ll also hear a retro Tip Time from Julie Golob, on shooting with both eyes open – such an important feature if you’re going to be your own bodyguard, sponsored by NRA Women.

Kenn Blanchard 

Show Topic: How to Be Your Own Bodyguard

Apparently, the world needs more women bodyguards, and check out some news about women in this line of work that Barb mentions on the show:

Shortage of female bodyguards: http://www.bodyguardcareers.com/2006/09/01/shortage-of-female-bodyguards/

https://www.express.co.uk/comment/columnists/adam-helliker/604806/Charles-female-only-approach-the-Duchess-Cambridge

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3148350/On-duty-royal-christening-women-sure-Charlotte-s-big-day-went-perfectly-George-tried-run-off.html


Barb talks to the show’s producer, the multi-talented Kenn Blanchard, who in a former life worked as a bodyguard. Find out what Kenn recommends to step up your game as a self-protector.

Find out more about Kenn at these websites:

Blackmanwithagun.com

Speaklifechurch.net

 Tip Time with Julie Golob: Shoot Faster, with Both Eyes Open!

 

Cool products  

Carrie thinks these Nano Vaults are the ticket for keeping your firearms safe.  ($35.99 & $45.99) 

 Vera Koo

 

Over at Women’s Outdoor News, Barb thought about who she’d like to have as her bodyguards, based on observation in this post, originally written in 2011, but relevant today. See if you recognize the women she mentions!

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 11, 2018

In show #102 Carrie gives a behind the scenes peek of the NRAAM shares her “Take Aways” from this historic event.

 

Barbara is on her way to British Columbia with a female vet to accompany her on a bear hunt, sponsored by Freedom Hunters, and also to do some fly fishing. When she gets home, she’ll

be off to the Bianchi Cup to cover it, and watch the fantastic female shooters — such as Julie Golob — as they compete for the prize.

 

Carrie, well she just got home from one of the most amazing weeks of her life.

 

Show Topic: A peek behind the scenes at the 147thNRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits event held in Dallas Texas. Where history was made.

Record breaking attendance – 87, 154

Record breaking fundraising

Record breaking new memberships – the NRA now has almost 6 Million members!

President Trump and Vice President Pence visit NRAAM together

Lt. Colonel Oliver North to become the President of the National Rifle Association of America

 

 

Carrie’s Take Aways

 

The attack on the NRA and our second amendment unlike anything we have seen before. Those opposed to our Second Amendment Rights are coming at us from every direction in a complex and sophisticated attack with unlimited funding.

The midterm elections this year are not just important; they are critical to the preservation of our Second Amendment rights. We MUST elect pro gun candidates to maintain majorities in congress and the senate. Typically there are 20-25 seats to fill. This year there are approximately 75. One of the most important tasks of the NRA ILA is to support and work to get pro gun candidates elected. This of course takes resources of dollars and people. As you know the dollars it takes to do this in today’s elections is skyrocketing. To get 75 pro gun candidates into office is a monumental task. You must vote and we all must do what we can to financially support ILA

 

Donations to NRA support NRA programing, donations to ILA support political efforts.

 

https://donate.nraila.org/Donate

 

 

 

The people behind the NRA are amazing people.  The Board of Directors, the staff and the volunteers are passionate patriots. They love this country and are committed to protecting our rights.

 

 

Tip Time - Get in touch with, connect with, and support NRA Women programs and efforts

 

 NRA Women’s Leadership Women’s Luncheon and New Energy Breakfast for women.

 

There was a staggering 1200 women in attendance at this year’s luncheon.

 

400K was raised specifically for the NRA school Shield program.

 

https://www.nationalschoolshield.org/

 

NRA Women

http://www.nrawomen.tv/

 

NRA women’s Leadership Forum

nrawlf.com

 

Cool products 

 

GLOCK giveaway: The WON and GLOCK have partnered to give away a gun, a GLOCK 19 Gen 5 in 9mm.

 

 http://www.womensoutdoornews.com/2018/05/wanna-win-won-how-about-a-glock-19-gen5/  Giveaway runs till May 19.

 

TWAW Product of the week – The Anatomy Of A Warrior by Alex Lansche  $19.99

 

https://thewellarmedwoman.com/product/anatomy-of-a-warrior-the-7-virtues-all-warriors-must-live-by-to-successfully-protect-and-serve/

 

 

WON post of the week: We are so proud of Ashlee Lundvall and the announcement of her nomination to be on the President’s Sport, Fitness and Nutrition Council! http://www.womensoutdoornews.com/2018/05/ashlee-lundvall-to-be-appointed-to-the-presidents-council-on-sport-fitness-and-nutrition/

  Ashlee writes for us at The WON, sponsored by Volquartsen Custom Firearms

 

TWAW Giveaway of the Month

Spoil Mom Giveaway – Suds, Sweets & A Springfield in a Satchel

 

https://thewellarmedwoman.com/giveaway-of-the-month/

 

 

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Carrie: The Women’s Gun Show is proud to be a part of The Blanchard Media Network.

 

 

 

May 4, 2018

In this week’s show,#101, Barbara Baird talks to the president and founder of Shoot Like A Girl, Karen Butler, about the program and its development and great strides in bringing the world of shooting to women across America. Sponsored by Ruger

Gunsite rangemaster Il Ling New provides the last tip in her series on training, and gives us pointers on what to do after you’ve finished a training course, in this week’s “Tip Time,” sponsored by NRA Women.

What's happening?

Carrie Lightfoot, the show’s co-host, is at the National Rifle Association’s Annual Meetings in Dallas, Texas, this weekend. Barbara encourages any and all women who are attending and onsite on Sat., May 5, to stop by booth #12358, where the Shoot Like A Girl mobile range is parked, at 11:30 a.m., to participate in a group photo of women in the world of shooting. All women who value America's shooting sports heritage are invited to join our show’s guest, Karen Butler, along with Women’s Outdoor News’managing editor, Michelle Cerino for this photo opp. 

Barb is preparing for 2 events. The first is a trap shooting clinic for her local chapter of The Well Armed Woman, onsite at a new range  in Missouri. Second, she’s packing her waders and camo to head to British Columbia, to accompany one of our nation’s finest, a veteran named Jamie – who served honorably in Afghanistan and will be on her first ever bear hunt. Freedom Hunters is sponsoring the trip. 

 

Show Topic: Shoot Like A Girl and What That Means

 Karen Butler

SLG2, INC. Shoot Like A Girl was established in 2008 by the show’s guest, Karen Butler, with a mission to grow the number of women who participate in shooting sports by empowering them with confidence. The first five years focused on archery. The concept was if women could try to shoot a bow, they would love the feeling they get from shooting and join the sport. They developed a process called Test Shots™, and in five years Shoot Like A Girl put bows in the hands of nearly 3,500 women and grew the number of women archers!

December 2013, Shoot Like a Girl added Firearms Test Shots™ where women can shoot a 9mm pistol, .223 rifle and compound bows in a safe controlled environment. The state-of-the art 53 ft mobile range features a military grade firearms simulation system and a live archery range. The trailer highlights the fact that shooting sports is a viable option for people with physical challenges and/or regardless of physical fitness level. 

Shoot Like a Girl mobile unit

 

Visit Shoot Like A Girl

Il Ling NewTip Time with Il Ling New

“What Next – After Your Firearms Training Course is Over?” 

Cool product 

Carrie recommends checking out this TWAW Zippered Tote($18.99). 

The WON’s post of the week

 

Over at Women’s Outdoor News,Stacy Bright penned this outstanding resource,

How to Find Training Opportunities and Shooting Organizations.

Stacy links several organizations for women to learn shooting skills.

 

 

Apr 27, 2018

This week is show #100. Thetopic is about arming teachers and training them to shoot back at killers who try to harm children and teachers/staff in schools, such as the recent Parkland school shooting. Barbara Baird talks to firearms trainer Michelle Cerino – one of our go-to experts on the show – about why and how she trains teachers in a special program in Ohio. Sponsored by Ruger.

 

Today’s “Tip Time” tip, from Gunsite rangemaster Il Ling New, is “What to Bring to Your Firearms Class?”

Ruger PC Carbine 

Barb will be testing Ruger's new PC Carbine, in 9 mm, this week on the range.

Carrie, along with several other women who are influential in the firearms world, were elected to the NRA Board of Directors.

 

 

Show Topic: Arming America’s Teachers – Is It a Good Thing?

 

Michelle Cerino on the rangeWith a Bachelor’s Degree in Photo-Illustration, and a PreK-5 teaching license, Michelle is far from where she ever thought she would be. She's been working alongside Chris teaching on the range since 2011 when the company was formed. Michelle competes in both 3-Gun and the Action Pistol. She has been fortunate to train and shoot with the best shooters and competitors in the industry. Michelle brings a woman’s perspective to training. She is the managing editor for Women’s Outdoor News, has a monthly training column in Gun World and freelances for Athlon and other outdoor and firearms publications. 

Episode #68, with Chris Cerino: Teachers Learning to Defend Students with FASTER Program

 

Learn more about the Cerino Consulting and Training Group

 

Il Ling New on range at GunsiteTip Time with Il Ling New

“What to Bring to Your Firearms Class?” Sponsored by NRA Women.

 

Cool products 

TWAW AFAK Ankle First Aid Kit: $139.99  

 

Stacy Bright on rangeThe WON’s post of the week: Choosing a Firearms Instructor: What to Look For

 

Southwest Missouri's premiere firearms trainer, Stacy Bright, explains how to make an informed and intelligent decision when it comes to choosing a trainer or training outfit for shooting. Find out what she recommends in this highlighted post at Women's Outdoor News.

 

 

 

 

Apr 20, 2018

On this week’s show, Carrie will talk with you about how to be ready to stand up to the anti-gun bullying and how to be ready have those difficult conversations with the people in your world that don’t understand your love of firearms and passion for the second amendment.

Carrie has some cool products to share with you and Il Ling New is back with another great Tip Time Tip what’s on what you should expect once you enter the range gate. Barbara Baird, publisher of Women’s Outdoor News will be back hosting next week’s show.  

Carrie shares about her trip to FL for The Well Armed Woman’s Florida State Shoot, her time visiting her dad and her experience at the USCCA Expo in Louisville KY.  

Topic: Are You Ready for “The Talk”? Carrie discusses some of the current events and bullying tactic’s many gun owners are experiencing and how we each can be prepared and confident to stand up for our gun rights and our Second Amendment.

Links from the show

Former supreme court Justice Stevens want’s to repeal the Second Amendment: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/27/opinion/john-paul-stevens-repeal-second-amendment.html

New laws in Deerfield Illinois https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/04/03/illinois-city-bans-assault-weapons-imposes-fines-up-to-1000-per-day?utm_content=buffer458d8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=theblaze

Carrie shares her thoughts on her blog https://thewellarmedwoman.com/blog/my-thoughts-gun-laws-second-amendment/

Il Ling New provides this week’s Tip Time segment sponsored by NRA Women and discusses what you can and should expect as you begin your training.

Carrie shares this great dry fire product BarrelBlok. It’s easy, provides realistic training and is very affordable. Barrelblok 12.99 https://bloksafety.com/ Introducing the NEW TWAW Sticky Holster $26.95

TWAW Product Of The Week

https://thewellarmedwoman.com/product/twaw-sticky-holster/

The WON’s post of the week: Know Your Gun’s Condition and How You Will Carry It by Michelle Cerino

http://www.womensoutdoornews.com/2018/04/guns-condition-carry/

 

 

Apr 13, 2018

On this week’s show, Barbara Baird talk to Navy SEAL Chris Sajnog, who will walk us through meditation, give us some helpful tips, list apps and discuss why meditation will help your firearms training. Sponsored by Ruger.

Il Ling New is back with another great Tip Time Tip titled “How to Find a Good Trainer.” Tip Time is sponsored by NRA Women.

Krav Maga trainingBarb talks about her recent Krav Maga training, and why she will continue to train in this discipline. Carrie is on location in Louisville, Kentucky, at the United States Concealed Carry Association’s Concealed Carry Expo.

 

Chris Sajnog:  How You Can Meditate like a Navy SEAL

Chris Sajnog

Chris Sajnog brings years of experience to the show, and to the topic of mediation. Chris is a Master Training Specialist in the Navy, and was hand-selected to write the US Navy SEAL Sniper Manual. He used this experience, plus 4 years of studying neuroscience and elite performance, to develop the SEAL Training System — a fundamental shift to learning any skill. He’s the author of 2 bestselling books: How to Shoot Like a Navy SEAL and Navy SEAL Shooting and owns Center Mass Group, LLC – a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business in San Diego, California. He offers his unique training online at chrissajnog.com.

Barb has subscribed to a membership to Chris’s training, and highly recommends his online instruction.  

Tip Time with Il Ling New

Il Ling New

Gunsite Rangemaster Il Ling New adds tip #2 in her series on training. Tip Time is sponsored by NRA Women.

 

TWAW Product of the Week 

Shoot To Win, By Chris Cheng, $22.99  

Women’s Outdoor News Post of the Week

Over at Women’s Outdoor News, Chris Sajnog authored a series of shooting tips for us that are well worth the time to read.

 

Apr 6, 2018

On The Women’s Gun Show, Barbara and I and our guests talk a lot about dry fire practice. We thought it would be a good idea to really delve into the subject and talk with one of the leading authorities on dry fire practice, Mike Seeklander. With his background, experience and easy going style we all can learn so much on this very important topic.

 
In the interview, Mike and Carrie discuss the “DDC” The Daily Dry-fire Challenge. Here is a link for you to check it out and to join in the fun!

https://www.facebook.com/shootingperformance

 
 Tip Time: Why Train? Tip Time Trainer Il Ling New
 
We are thrilled to have master instructor Il Ling New back on the show to provide another Tip time. Listen in as she shares not only why you should train, but why she trains.

Sometimes Carrie can’t help herself and she repeats herself! She did it again this week sharing the CoolFire Trainer as the cool product of the week. They aren’t cheap but as Mike shared, it will pay for itself in the ammo you will save. https://coolfiretrainer.com/


Something everyone should have are Dummy Rounds. They are an important part of your dry-fire training. The Well Armed Woman has them available in many calibers and they are a very affordable tool for dry-fire training. Click here to learn more. https://thewellarmedwoman.com/product/saf-t-trainer-dummy-rounds/

Don’t forget to read this weeks WON’s post of the week Staying Fit For Shooting, written by Cheyanne Dalton, one of America’s best competitive young shooters. She shares how she trains to add strength and stamina to her shooting.

Mar 30, 2018

On this week’s podcast, Barbara Baird interviews Emily Valentine, who is the owner of “Style Me Tactical,” a firearms and fashion blog. Sponsored by Ruger.

Also, our Tip Time Trainer, Gabby Franco, talks to us about the importance of dry fire. Sponsored by NRA Women.

 

Firearms and Fashion 

Over at The WON, we love to highlight women who run blogs about outdoor sports, including firearm-related topics. How to dress in order to carry concealed is a huge topic of interest to our readers, and so when our friend, Julie Golob, pointed out the blog “Style Me Tactical,” we checked it out. Emily Valentine is a city girl, and you’ll be able to tell if you listen to her story about how she came to the decision to start a fashion and firearms’ related blog, that it reflects her lifestyle choices. I’m excited for you to hear what she has to say and to learn more about her.

In the interview, Emily mentions this gun and these holsters:
HKVP9SK: https://hk-usa.com/hk-models/vp9-sk/ 

StealthGear USA Holster: https://stealthgearusa.com/holsters/hk-vp9sk-ventcore-appendix.html?___SID=U

Blacksmith Tactical Holster: https://www.blacksmithtactical.com/product-page/v3-micro-rig

 

Tip Time: Dry Fire and Why it Matters, with Gabby Franco

Gabby FrancoAnd now … it’s TIP TIME! Wow, I just want some of the energy that Gabby Franco exudes. Her tips always leave me so motivated. Carrie and I have chatted a lot about dry fire, and the importance of it. I think you’ll feel inspired after hearing this one.

Hey … it’s never too early to get your Mother’s Day shopping in. You could either check out Style Me Tactical for some ideas, and/or head over to The Well Armed Woman for everything from a keychain to a concealed carry leather bag. 

Style Me Tactical

And remember to check out Emily’s featured blog posts at Women’s Outdoor News, where we also highlight other firearms and fashion ideas, too.

 

Mar 23, 2018

The Women’s Gun Show Episode #95: TITLE: The AR-15, What it is and what it is not!

On this week’s show, we are going to talk AR’s. What they are and what they are not. With all of the misinformation out there, it’s important that we all understand the truths of this firearm. Sponsored by Ruger.

Carrie has some cool products to share and Gabby Franco has another great Tip Time Tip on preparing for competitive shooting. Sponsored by NRA Women

Topic: The AR-15, What it is and what it is not!      

 

Carrie dispels some of the myths that surround the AR-15 rifle. She shares some of the basics of how this firearm works and why it is such a great firearm for women.

Here is an article from The Well Armed Woman that goes into greater depth on the AR-15 Rifle

 

https://thewellarmedwoman.com/about-guns/the-ar15-set-record-straight/

 

Carrie mentioned this great video from the NSSF (National Shooting Sports Foundation) that might be a good one to share with people that don’t understand this firearm.

Watch Here

 Here is a great article Carrie found on the history of the earliest rapid fire guns. The history is likely not what you think.

http://militaryhistorynow.com/2014/01/27/before-gatling-who-was-the-first-to-invent-the-rapid-fire-gun/

 

Gabby Franco shares 10 shooting elements to improve your results on this week's Tip Time segment sponsored by NRA Women

Carrie shares the TWAW- LWRC DiAdem Rifle, designed by women, for women.

 

https://www.lwrci.com/p-5146-ic-di-lady-di-adem-556-the-well-armed-woman.aspx

 

Inspired by the topic of this weeks show, the TWAW Product of the Week is the Tactical Rifle Sling from The Well Armed Woman. Carrie: Tactical Rifle Sling - $39.99

https://thewellarmedwoman.com/product/tactical-rifle-sling/

 

The WON’s post of the week is also on target this week with:

All About ARs: Moving the AR-15 Furniture Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult http://www.womensoutdoornews.com/2017/08/all-about-ar-15-furniture/

 

Mar 16, 2018

On this week’s show, Carrie Lightfoot shares two inspiring survival stories of women prepared and trained to protect themselves from Concealed Nation.   Sponsored by Ruger

 

Gabby Franco joins us for her third Tip Time Tip in her series on “Getting Ready for Your Competition,” and it’ll be all about the physical elements for competition shooting. Sponsored by NRA Women

Topic:  Women and Guns: A Life-Saving Combination   Carrie shares two stories of survival thanks to Brandon Curtis Concealed Nation. A favorite resource of hers with great articles, training tips and yes, stories of armed citizens protecting themselves and their families with their firearms. 

 

Visit  EQUALIZER: Woman Vindicated in Self-Defense Shooting By Grand Jury, Tables Turned on Abuser You can read the original news story here: http://concealednation.org/2018/03/equalizer-woman-vindicated-in-self-defense-shooting-by-grand-jury-tables-turned-on-abuser/

   

Burglar Enters Woman’s Bedroom, Woman Shoots  

Read the original news story here: http://concealednation.org/2018/01/burglar-enters-womans-bedroom-woman-shoots/

  

Tip Time with Gabby Franco – Sponsored by NRA Women.  Gabby Franco joins us again with another great tip in her series on being a competitive shooter. This week she discusses the physical elements of competitive shooting.  

 

Carrie found a very cool solution to the discomfort of your shooting glasses under your ear muffs with the SightLines Replacement Pads for Howard Leight Earmuffs priced at $34.99 

She also found a great review of them on Range 365: https://www.range365.com/sightline-replacement-pads-for-howard-leight-impact-sport-earmuffs

 

Inspired by the survival stories today, Carrie shares the Bed and Couch Holster as this weeks TWAW Product of the Week. It’s a great option to keep your firearm close and always within reach. It is very affordable at just $24.99 

https://thewellarmedwoman.com/product/bed-couch-gun-holster/

 

This week's post from Women's Outdoor News discusses Body Armor and is it something women should consider: http://www.womensoutdoornews.com/2018/02/body-armor-female/

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 9, 2018

On this week’s show, Barbara Baird and Carrie Lightfoot talk about your voice as it pertains to 2nd Amendment and gun control topics, and why it matters and ways to be heard. Sponsored by Ruger.

Gabby Franco gives us another tip in her series on “Getting Ready for Your Competition.” Sponsored by NRA Women. 

Topic:  Let Your Voice Be Heard

The Well Armed Woman MO HouseCarrie has been featured on a panel on CNN recently, regarding the Second Amendment, and Barb has been in the state legislature with other members of Missouri’s The Well Armed Woman chapters. They offer some ideas on how to set your filters for where to speak and also how to deal with antagonism over the Second Amendment and your beliefs. 

Tip Time with Gabby Franco:  Helpful advice for how to prepare before the match.

 

 

 

Standard how to find us stuff here.

 

 

Mar 2, 2018

On this week’s show, Barbara Baird talked to radio host Stacy Washington about her journey to the airwaves, and about what she’s hearing on her popular talk show, Stacy on the Right, about the concerns and responses following the Parkland school shooting. Sponsored by Ruger

Gabby Franco joins us for her first tip in her series on “Getting Ready for Your Competition,” and it’ll be all about the importance of making a checklist. Sponsored by NRA Women.

 

 

 

It’s been another interesting week here in America … Carrie was on a panel at the Conservative Political Action Conference recently, followed by another spur-of-the-moment trip. She’ll tell us more about it next week when she returns to the show. In the meantime, Barb has been working – which as some of you know, involves testing guns for firearms publications. She’s  been on the range with the new Smith & Wesson Shield EZ and the Ruger Carbine in 9mm.

 

Topic:  Stacy Washington, School Shootings, America 2018

 

Stacy Washington talks about the types of responses she’s hearing in regard to America and another school shooting, this one in Parkland. Listen to her show, Stacy on the Right, on the Internet and in 18 affiliate states that play “Urban Family Radio” and “American Family Radio.” 

Visit Stacy on the Right.

Former shows dealing with school security:

Check on our new website

Show #14: ALICE Goes to School

Show #68: Teachers Learning to Defend Students with FASTER Program

 

 

 

Tip Time with Gabby Franco – sponsored by NRA Women.

Gabby Franco joins us for the month of March and tips on “Getting Ready for Your Competition.” Her first tip centers on the importance of a checklist. Find out what this former Olympian, “Top Shot” competitor, book author and firearms trainer jots down on her list.

Feb 23, 2018

On this week’s show, we discuss Carrie Lightfoot’s recent experience with CBS 60 Minutes and the media’s bias against gun owners and the Second Amendment. Sponsored by Ruger.

Barbara Baird joins Carrie to discuss the issues of media bias, and the new Ruger Carbine in 9mm and other cool products.  Gunsite Academy Rangemaster Il Ling New offers the final tip in NRA Women-sponsored “Tip Time” on drawing from concealment. 

Carrie is headed to Washington, D.C., to serve on a panel at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

Ruger Carbine 9mm

 

 

Barbara has been working, which involves testing the new Ruger Carbine ($649) on the range. 

 

Topic: Carrie and the 60 Minute No Show

Carrie describes the scenario and what happened behind the scenes in Virginia when she and 6 other women gathered to educate CBS’s 60 Minutes TV news show on reciprocity for concealed carry holders. 

Tip Time Il retention position

 

Tip Time with Il Ling New

Gunsite Academy Rangemaster Il Ling New offers her final tip in the series on “drawing from concealment,” and focuses on the retention position. Sponsored by NRA Women.

Cool products  

sticky holster pad

Carrie found a Sticky Hybrid Holster Pad. ($19.95)

slideboot collection

Barb mentions a line of gun coverings, such as scope and slide covers, from Sentry Products. She spotlights Slideboot products and particularly the red dot cover. ($13.99)

 

TWAW Product of the Week – “I Shoot Like a Woman!” Tee

Carrie mentioned the new “I Shoot Like A Woman” tee, found at The Well Armed Woman shop. ($19.99)

Morgan and Mason Baseley

 

The WON’s post of the week: It's All About the SHOT Show

Women’s Outdoor news spent last week covering what the team found at the SHOT Show. 

Feb 16, 2018

On this week’s show, Barbara Baird talks to gun trainer Michelle Cerino about romance on the range – regarding some tips for training with your loved one or significant others so that you remain friends and lovers.

Carrie Lightfoot joins Barbara to discuss recent training of Well Armed Woman instructors, and a problem with “60 Minutes.” The hosts discover more cool products and Il Ling New has a great new Tip Time in her series on drawing from concealment.

Carrie has been on the range at Gunsite Academy, training future The Well Armed Woman instructors. Find out who’s notable onsite for this round.Shield EZ

 

Barb is looking forward to getting on the range with the new M&P 380 Shield EZ, from Smith & Wesson. She thinks women are going to love it because of its easy (EZ) slide to rack.

Topic:  Romance on the Range, Or Not 

romance on range

Barb talks to Michelle Cerino and gets her take on why it’s tough to train couples on the range, and learns how to deal with sticky situations. If you’re a firearms trainer, or wanting to take a class with your mate … listen to this one.

Tip Time with Il Ling New:  Your Most Efficient Concealed Carry Draw Tip #3Il Ling New Tip Time

 

Based on tips #1 and #2, Gunsite Academy rangemaster Il Ling New elaborates on more information for executing the perfect concealed carry draw. 

Cool products  

Carrie chooses a  6-Hour Green Rechargeable Hand Warmer from Zippo and thinks life on a cold range just got better.  ($44.95)

full metal coloring

 

 Barb thinks people who are stuck inside might enjoy this coloring book, Full Metal Coloring: A Book of Down Range Reflection, illustrated by Kimberly Kolb Eakin, whom we had on show #15, that features guns. ($9.99) 

IWB Crossbreed TWAW holsterTWAW Product of the Week –  New TWAW Mini Tuck by Crossbreed Holsters

Carrie and Carol Craighead, of Crossbreed Holsters, collaborated to design this exclusive purple holster for women, the TWAW Mini Tuck. ($69.99)

The WON’s post of the week: What to Do When He’s Just Not Into You: Dealing with a Non-Female Friendly Gun Salesman 

Annette Doerr

Barb points to this post at The WON by Annette Doerr about how to handle a hostile situation at the gun counter.

 

Feb 9, 2018

On this week’s show, Carrie Lightfoot talks to Gunsite Academy rangemaster Il Ling New about drawing from concealment, sponsored by Ruger. Barbara Baird joins Carrie to discuss way cool firearms products and Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl shirt.  Il Ling New delivers another great Tip Time on on drawing from concealment, sponsored by NRA Women.

DIADEM Shooting IllustratedWhen Barb and Carrie catch up, they discussed the new The Well Armed Woman AR-15, the DIADEM, which won NRA Golden Bullseye Award for the "Women’s Innovation Product of the Year!" What a coincidence, because Barb reviewed the gun for the NRA's flagship publication, Shooting Illustrated, last month.

airport guns 17Barb is working on a multitude of articles for various publications, and ran across this snippet of interesting info regarding guns in bags at airports in 2017.

Topic: Everything You Need to Know About Drawing from Concealment

Il Ling New GunsiteExpert Il Ling New walks you through the process of learning to draw from concealment, which is premiere to responding properly while carrying a firearm.

Find out more about Il Ling New.

Tip Time: Il Ling New

NRA women bannerIn this week's segment, Il Ling New expounds on last week's tips for drawing from concealment.

Cool products  

Carrie found the Caracal USA Enhanced F Pistol with Quick Sight. It comes with a Quick Sight System, which places both front and rear sights on a single focal plane, enabling the shooter to acquire a much faster flash sight picture.

($599, preorder in May)

Justin Timberlake super bowl shirtBarb mentioned Justin Timberlake's shirt and told Carrie that you can find a great stag tee that states, "I LOVE THE OUTDOORS, TOO," from Girls with Guns Clothing. ($14.99)

GWG stag tee

TWAW Product of the Week – IWB Holster

Carrie says this is one of the most popular items sold at The Well Armed Woman shop, an inside-the-waistband holster. ($49.99 to $59.99)

 

 The WON’s post of the week: How to Carry Concealed with an Ankle Holster

ankle holster crossbreedMichelle Cerino walks you through how to carry and draw from an ankle holster

 

Feb 2, 2018

On this week’s show, Carrie Lightfoot and Barbara Baird discuss what they experienced last week at the Shooting, Hunting & Outdoor Trade Show, aka SHOT Show, in Las Vegas. From interesting people to new firearms products, the women span the enormity of this huge trade show and give interesting anecdotes of what they found. 

They also highlight cool products from the show and introduce Gunsite Rangemaster Il Ling New to the lineup of “Tip Time” experts. 

SHOT Show 2018 Debrief 

Barbara Baird and Carrie LightfootCarrie and Barb talk about various events at the show, held for women in the industry, including the NRA Women’s Breakfast, The Women of the Gun event and the 3rd Annual Women’s Meet & Mingle. 

Products mentioned included the following:

Ruger Ec9s

Ruger Security 9

Ruger LC9 Carbine

Walther PPQM2 SC

Sig Sauer P365

Syren L4S

Gun Tote’n Mamas

Cameleon CCW backpack

HidingHilda

Blaser shotguns

Tip Time with Il Ling New – Drawing from Concealment 

Il Ling NewThe Women’s Gun Show welcomes Gunsite Academy Rangemaster Il Ling New to “Tip Time,” with her series on “Drawing from Concealment.” 

Cool products  

Carrie wants one of these – a Liberty Safe’s Safe Room. ($5,000) 

Gun Toten Mamas distressed buffalo bagBarb liked this Gun Tote'n Mama's RFID proof bag in distressed buffalo. Very cool concept. ($169.99)

 

TWAW Product of the Week –  Love and Ammo Necklace

Carrie thinks your valentine will like this necklace, featuring a lovely heart and bullet. ($27.95) 

The WON’s Post of the Week: 7 Must-Have Firearm Accessories

Stacy Bright polls TWAW members to get their take on what's important to have as an accessory to a firearm. Check out the things that women love to add to their firearms and why.

Jan 26, 2018

 

On this week’s show, Barbara Baird talks with Clair Sadler and Victoria Knowles-Lacks, of the Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club from the UK, about life as a woman gun owner, aka buns and guns in Great Britain. 

Shotgun & chelsea bun clubCarrie Lightfoot joins Barb to talk about the upcoming SHOT Show. 

It’s the last week to enter the The Well Armed Woman January Giveaway of the Month for a GLOCK 19, Liberty HDX-350 handgun vault and concealed carry purse. 

national ladies shooting dayBarb has been on the range and at the dump with The Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Girls, shooting all types of guns.

Topic: Buns & Guns – life as a woman gun owner in Great Britain

Six years ago, Victoria Knowles-Lacks invited a few friends to shoot sporting clays at South Worcester Shooting Ground in Worcestershire, England. What happened on that day changed her life, and also the lives of thousands of women in Great Britain. Knowles-Lacks is the founder of the Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club, the UK’s premiere women’s shooting organization. Victoria now hosts 100 events annually throughout the UK. Learn more about the Bun Club.

Cool products  

Carrie thinks this Ruger Security-9 pistol is worth a serious look for concealed carry. ($379) 

Barb really likes this lovely silk scarf, from The Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club, with pheasants all over. ($65) 

TWAW Product of the Week – Sweet Shot Heart Necklace

Carrie is looking ahead to Valentine’s Day with this pretty Sweet Shot Heart Necklace in brass and nickel. ($32.99) 

The WON’s post of the week: The Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club Photo Feature

Barb visited the UK in 2016 and attended National Ladies Shooting Day. See the results of the wonderful trip to shoot with her friends across the pond.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 19, 2018

On this week’s show, Barbara Baird talks to concealed carry instructor Stacy Bright  about all that is involved in becoming mentally prepared and legally prepared for a concealed carry life. Sponsored by Ruger.

 

Barbara is joined by cohost Carrie Lightfoot and the women discuss products, trends, the upcoming SHOT Show and how Carrie hopes to stay organized this year. Julie Golob wraps up her “Tip Time” series on shooting faster with a tip on keeping our own pace and cadence.

bun girls usa 

Carrie is preparing for SHOT show and lists her appearances. Meanwhile, Barb is getting ready to play host to The Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club women at her ranch in the Ozarks before they all head for the SHOT Show.

 

Stacy Bright 

 

Topic:   Mental Preparation for a Concealed Carry Life

In this week’s show, concealed carry instructor Stacy Bright leads the discussion on how to prepare for becoming and then, being a concealed carrier.

Stacy Bright is an NRA Certified Pistol & Rifle Instructor, Refuse to be a Victim Instructor, Missouri Concealed Carry Instructor, Certified TWAW Instructor and Leader of the Southwest Missouri chapter of The Well Armed Woman. She also co-hosts a local radio show and is a freelance writer for Women's Outdoor News, Range365.com, Outdoor Life, and USCCA Magazine, in addition to being the Social Media Manager for The Well Armed Woman, LLC. She's been married for 22 years and has 3 daughters.

 

Tip Time Cadence 

 

 

Tip Time with Julie Golob: Your Cadence 

Julie Golob wraps up her series on shooting with this tip on “Cadence,” and finding your perfect timing. Tip time is sponsored by NRA Women.

Cool products 

 key vault liberty

 

Barb says that bringing home a new gun is akin to bringing home a baby. You must care for it, protect it and always know where it is. Discover the many safe options from Liberty Safe, and why Barb and Carrie highly recommend this company. (Starting at $29)

 planner

With organization in mind, Carrie hopes this online planner will be just the ticket to her success with scheduling in 2018. She thinks you might apply it to firearms training, too.

TWAW Product of the Week

 

For the man in your life, get him a “She’s Got My 6” tee shirt! ($22.95) 

how to clean a pistol 

The WON’s post of the week: How to Clean a Pistol

Becky Yackley, who is a competition shooter, penned this how-to piece at The WON, and also, created a video to show the steps to cleaning a semi-auto gun. Becky’s work is sponsored by Jagemann Sporting Group.

 

 

 

 

Jan 12, 2018

On this week’s show, Barbara Baird talks to Julie Golob about her new book Toys, Tools, Guns & Rules – already an Amazon top seller in its first week! Sponsored by Ruger.

Carrie Lightfoot joins Barbara to discuss way cool products and Julie Golob offers another “Tip Time” in her series on Shooting Faster, and in particular, “Target to Target Transitions.” Sponsored by NRA Women.Carrie has been putting away Christmas and got endorsed by Lt. Dave Grossman and the USCCA for her run for the board of directors of the NRA. Barb also put away the magic of Christmas and hit the range with Stacy Bright to see how far Stacy could push her muzzleloader’s bullet downrange. 

Topic:  Toys, Tools, Guns & Rules

 

Julie Golob is a decorated multi-time world and national champion, and a U.S. Army veteran, firearms instructor, and mother. She is a prominent voice for sharing safe, responsible gun ownership throughout the firearms industry, the shooting sports, and beyond. Golob’s frst book, SHOOT: Your Guide to Shooting and Competition, is a primer on improving shooting skills and how to get started in the shooting sports. She has also written a short eBook: Shooting While Pregnant: A Resource for Expecting Moms. Toys,Tools, Guns & Rules , which encourages families to start the conversation about guns early, is her first children’s book.

Julie Golob book toys tools guns rules 

Find her online at JulieGolob.com.

tip time julie golob target transitions 

 Tip Time with Julie Golob:  Target to Target Transitions

Championship competition shooter Julie Golob tells us how to make the moves between targets, with our eyes!  

Cool products 

 LET dueling tree target

Carrie found an LET Dueling Tree Target. ($299.95)

 Peltor kids sport muffs

Barb likes these Peltor ear muffs$14.89)

TWAW Product of the Week – Bullseye Pin

TWAW pinCarrie thinks this would be a sweet Valentine’s Day prezzie, TWAW Bullseye Pin. ($7.49) 

The WON’s post of the week: 7 Simple Tips for Taking Your Child to the Range (Julie Golob)

Julie Golob gives simple and straightforward tips to use if you want to make range day a fun (and safe) day for your kids. 

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Jan 5, 2018

The Women’s Gun Show Episode #84: The Best Resolutions

 

On this week’s show, hosts Carrie Lightfoot and Barbara Baird get to listen and discuss New Year’s Resolutions from the best in the industry. Several guests from last year’s podcasts share their personal resolutions for on and off the range. Sponsored by Ruger.

 

As usual, Carrie and Barb found some way cool products and Julie Golob has a great Tip Time on Recoil Control, such an important topic and one many of us struggle to master.

 

 

Topic: SHOW TOPIC THE BEST RESOLUTIONS

On this week’s show, hear resolutions by the following guests of “The Women’s Gun Show”:

Michelle Cerino

Cheyenne Dalton

Dawn Hillyer

Julie Golob

Gabby Franco

Greg Ellifritz

 

Tip Time with Julie Golob: TOPIC- MANAGING RECOIL

Julie Golob gives an advanced tip, along with basic advice on how to manage recoil in this “Tip Time” sponsored by NRA Women.

Cool products 

 

Carrie has been using this Coolfire laser recoil trainer and highly recommends it for practice. ($399.95)

 

 

 

Barb signed up for former Navy SEAL firearms trainer Chris Sajnog’s online course in order to practice mental marksmanship and on and off the range skills. (From free to advanced pricing)

  

TWAW Product of the Week: Training Log and Dry-Fire Cards 

Carrie recommends buying a calendar AND a training log that includes dry fire drills this year. ($59.99)

The WON’s post of the week: 3 Indications of Bad Firearms Training 

Top Shot contestant and former law enforcement officer Sara Ahrens lists 3 things to watch out for before you sign up for a firearms training course.

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Dec 22, 2017

On this week’s show, Barbara Baird talks with Navy SEAL firearms instructor Chris Sajnog (SIGH-Nog) about how to get the best vision possible for shooting. Sponsored by Ruger.

 

Carrie Lightfoot joins Barbara to discuss the importance of vision, and the women found cool shooting related products for you. Julie Golob weighs in with her weekly “Tip Time,” about shooting with both eyes open. Julie’s segment is sponsored by NRA Women.

 

Barb and Carrie have been busy again this past week. Barb added a quick trip to Phoenix to see her uncle and aunt’s light show at their home on 15201 North 8th Avenue, with its 37,000 lights! Gun Freedom Radio show host Cheryl Todd and her family, joined Barb on the scene of the holiday festivities and you can see them on a live video at The Women’s Gun Show’s Facebook page.

 

Carrie has been catching up with old friends.

 

SHOW TOPIC: Interview with Chris Sajnog “The Eyes Have It – the True Meaning of Focus”

 

Chris Sajnog firearms trainer Navy SEALAlthough he’s done taking out terrorists, he’s still on a mission: To help others learn to live their lives as true warriors. Chris Sajnog spent most of his life training the world's most elite warriors, the US Navy SEALs. One day he came home from a long deployment and realized his two young boys needed him more than the SEAL Teams. After 20 years of serving his country, it was time to grow up — and become a father.

Chris, a Master Training Specialist in the Navy, was hand selected to write the US Navy SEAL Sniper Manual. He used this experience, plus four years of studying neuroscience and elite performance, to develop the SEAL Training System — a fundamental shift to learning any skill. He’s the author of two bestselling books, How to Shoot Like a Navy SEAL and Navy SEAL Shooting and the owner of Center Mass Group, LLC a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business in San Diego, CA and now offers his unique training online at http://chrissajnog.com

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FREE TOP TEN TOOLS DOWNLOAD

https://chrissajnog.com/top-ten-tools/

 

GET IN CONTACT WITH THE EYE DOCS

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Tip Time with Julie Golob: “Shooting with Both Eyes Open”

Julie Golob teaches us how to get comfortable with shooting with both eyes open and why it’s important to learn to do so.

 

Cool products 

 

Carrie found this Easy Contact Remover and thinks that it will help her with her plight of not being able to effectively remove her new contact lenses. ($19.95)

 

Barb loves her new Rudy Project Rydon prescription glasses, which she had made for her front sight distance vision prescription. (Price varies)

 

 

TWAW Product of the Week: Interchangeable Shooting Glasses 

Carrie thinks these TOP FOCAL INTERCHANGEABLE SHOOTING GLASSES in clear and smoke are the bomb. ($35.99)

The WON’s post of the week: See Better. Shoot Better.

Barb mentions a former podcast episode where she and Carrie talked about red dots and optics, and seeing better so you can shoot better, in Episode #17.

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Dec 15, 2017

The Women’s Gun Show Episode # 82: Whats the Big Diff Between Red and Green Lasers?

 

On this week’s show, Carrie Lightfoot talks with Mike Faw of Crimson Trace and they talk red and green lasers and the big diff between the 2. Sponsored by Ruger. In her weekly “Tip Time,” Julie Golob expands on her series on shooting faster, and about finding an acceptable sight picture. Sponsored by NRA Women. 

 red and green lasers

Whats the Big Diff Between Red and Green Lasers? 

Yes, there is a difference between red and green lasers. Find out more and which one is right for you. Also, check out these links to Crimson Trace.

https://www.crimsontrace.com/

https://www.facebook.com/crimsontracecorporation/

 Julie Golob Tip Time acceptable sight picture

 

 

Tip Time with Julie Golob:  Shoot Through the Sights

Julie Golob talks about the concept of “shooting through the sights,” to shoot faster. Sponsored by NRA Women.

 

Cool products  

Glock with crimson trace 42 and 43Carrie pointed out this new Glock 42 and 43 with Crimson Trace attachments.

 liberty safe rebate

 

Barb noted that Liberty Safe has a 0% for 18 months sale on right now, and you can Treat someone you love to Liberty Safe for home security and storage of your firearms and other valuable items.

 

TWAW Product of the Week – TWAW IWB holsters for lasers

Carrie recommends proper inside-the-waistband holsters for guns equipped with lasers, and you can find them at her online store for The Well Armed Woman.

 

Laser training crimson trace 

The WON’s post of the week: Lights, Lasers and Shooting in a Cave!

Stacy Bright details her experience last summer in Kentucky, when Crimson Trace invited her and Barb to shoot in cave so that they could see how the new Laserguard Pro worked.

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Dec 8, 2017

On this week’s show, co-hosts Barbara Baird and Carrie LIghtfoot 5 picks each for stocking stuffers for firearms enthusiasts! The pair also found some other cool products and Julie Golob offers a great Tip Time on what is an "Acceptable Sight Picture," in a segment sponsored by NRA Women. The show is also sponsored by Ruger.

Stocking Stuffers

Carrie chose 5 stocking stuffers, ranging from $1.89 to thousands of dollars.

Playing Card Target ($1.89)

Ladies Pistol course – Gunsite Academy

 

Chocolate gun ($29.99)         

 

Framed Tin Sign, We the People          ($22.99)

 

 

Gun Tie ($44)

 

Barb chose some practical items, ranging from $12.99 to thousands of dollars, too.

 

SHOT timer ($106.19)

 

Door stop alarm ($12.99)

 

GWG Ponytail Beanie ($14.99)

 

Vera Koo’s book: The Most Unlikely Champion ($13.99)

 

Gift Certificate to shooting range membership

 

Julie Golob’s Tip Time

Find out how the pros get perfect sight pictures.

 

The WON’s Post of the Week: Meet the Remington 870 DM Family

 

Barb likes the new line of Remington Arms Company 870s – 6 new pump shotguns with detachable magazines (870 DMs). She thinks women will like them, and also, the prices.

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Dec 1, 2017

On this week’s show, Carrie Lightfoot will talk to Greg Ellifritz about how to stay safe while holiday shopping. Barbara Baird joins Carrie to talk about cool products and other firearms-related topics, sponsored by Ruger. Julie Golob adds another NRA Women’s Tip Time on the difference between a double tap and a controlled pair.

 SHOW TOPIC – How to stay safe while holiday shopping

 

Greg Ellifritz comes back to the show, to talk about how to stay safe while holiday shopping. Greg is from Active Response Training and also penned the article on making Ebay/Craigslist purchases safer. Greg first appeared on the Episode #72 (How to Survive a Terrorist Vehicle Attack).Greg is our go-to guy for lots of safety tips, and we look forward to hearing more from him in 2018.

 

 

Tip Time with Julie Golob: The Difference Between a Double Tap and a Controlled Pair

 

Do you know the diff between a double tap and a controlled pair? Take 2 minutes and listen to this sage advice from Julie Golob and you’ll know why to go for the controlled pair every time!

 

 

Cool products 

 

Carrie chose this ProHands hand exerciser to strengthen your gun grip and overall grip – which is great for women as we age. ($21.99)

 

Meanwhile, Barb likes this personal panic alarm gizmo that you can attach to your key ring. It also has a miniature LED light, so you can see your keyholes easily. And, it’s from Home Depot. ($10)

 

 

 

 

TWAW Product of the Week – TWAW Slim Multi-tool $8.99

Carrie picked this slim multi-tool, and believes everyone should have something like this in her purse or bag arsenal. ($8.99)

 

 

The WON’s Post of the Week: 10 Safety Tips for Holiday Shopping

 

Barb points us to this post, written by firearms trainer Stacy Bright, titled “10 Safety Tips for Holiday Shopping.”

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