Month: April 2013

Liberty1st Outreach

Lately I have noticed a lot of web traffic coming from other South West Michigan Cities outside of the Saint Joseph County area, which is where the Liberty1st forum was started and has spent most of its focus on. And while the current L1 forum doesn’t have anything close to the kind of traffic it was getting two or three years ago (from the old forum) there is still enough interest to keep it going. However I am starting to wonder if I should consider outreach to, at least, the counties surrounding Saint Joseph County.

The cities I see the most traffic from are Vicksburg, Schoolcraft, and Portage, which are all in Kalamazoo County. If you are one of the visitors from those cities or any of the city in the area and would like a forum specific to your area let me know with a comment to this post.

The Well Armed Woman

I ran across this site a couple of weeks ago and wanted to pass it along because I have had many conversations with women who are interested in exploring the “firearm” lifestyle but don’t know where to start. Well if you are such a women reading this blog this may be a good place to start.

Why Did I Create The Well Armed Woman As A Resource For Women Gun Owners?

When I began thinking about purchasing and carrying a gun several years ago, there was no single resource for a woman gun owner and shooter. I was frustrated and disappointed to discover that there were so few resources out there that provided straight forward and complete information and products geared specifically toward me as a woman gun owner in this male-driven industry. The information I did find was often condescending and sometimes downright insulting. They simply weren’t talking to me or meeting my needs as a woman interested in gun ownership. Now, The Well Armed Woman is the complete resource for the woman gun owner.

The greater my interest and passion for guns grew, the more I found that the women I knew and worked with responded with excited curiosity to my new enthusiasm. Women wanted to know more and couldn’t wait to try firing a gun! I began to realize that there was a great divide between women’s interest in guns and the male dominated “camo and ammo” firearm industry.

I’ll introduce you to the ins and outs of armed self-defense, gun ownership, gun safety, shooting skills and products for women shooters. We’ll discuss everything from permits to holsters and we’ll do it in a candid and concise manner. I created The Well Armed Woman, LLC to be a complete resource without fluff or frills for women gun owners of all ages.

Check out the site and let me know what you think in the comments.

By the way my wife and daughter are among the Well Armed Women – And I love the fact that my wife is planning a girls night out that includes a couple of hours at a gun range. How awesome is that?

Update Added 4/8/2013: The Well Armed Women West Michigan Chapter is the newest in a nationwide movement to educate, equip and empower women to protect themselves with firearms. Read More here Well Armed Women West Michigan group forms.