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Carrie Lightfoot



As a firearm enthusiast, and NRA certified handgun instructor, Carrie has set her sights on opening and expanding the world of firearms to women, working to “demystify” the unnecessarily confusing and intimidating male-driven industry.

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Recent Posts

A Tactical Shooting Revelation

Posted by Carrie Lightfoot on Apr 15, 2015 2:45:00 PM

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I was very fortunate to be invited to participate in Beretta’s 1st Tactical Summit held at the elite Academi training facility in Moyock NC. Top gun industry writers from all over the country attended to get hands on training with the full line of Beretta tactical firearms. Just getting the chance to learn about these combat guns from the team from Beretta would have been amazing in itself, but in an effort to make this a fully experiential opportunity, Beretta brought in an exceptional team of top tactical instructors from all over the country to put us, and the equipment through the paces.  The result? An over the top, in depth, hands on full immersion into the nooks and crannies of these guns, the depths of real tactical training and the core of Beretta’s mission and values.

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Topics: Law Enforcement & Military, Concealed Carry, Dynamic Shooting

What's The Best Handgun for Women to Carry?

Posted by Carrie Lightfoot on Oct 2, 2014 10:44:00 AM

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Conversations about self-defense often end with heated debates about concealed carry. What type of gun? What caliber? How should it be carried? All of these are personal choices. Yet some opinionated experts are all too eager to share their expertise, especially on one specific and highly contentious issue: what is the best handgun for women to carry?

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Topics: Concealed Carry

The Basics of Concealed Carry

Posted by Carrie Lightfoot on Mar 3, 2014 11:50:00 AM

Concealed Carry Tips from BerettaThere is much to know and understand before making the choice to carry a concealed handgun. Here are some of the basics to assist you in making this important decision and to help keep you responsible and safe.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Self Defense

Self Defense: How To Get Your Concealed Carry Permit

Posted by Carrie Lightfoot on Jan 20, 2014 8:30:00 AM

CCW-ThumbEach month, I seem to get more and more questions from women about how to obtain a permit to carry a concealed firearm. Whether it's for their own personal protection, their family's protection, or just for a little added peace of mind, an increasing number of women throughout the country are considering applying for a permit to carry a concealed gun. When it comes to how to get your concealed guns permit, the procedure is different for every state. Below is a little information to help you get started. 

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Topics: Concealed Carry

5 Tips for Holiday Gift Shopping For Your Well Armed Woman.

Posted by Carrie Lightfoot on Dec 6, 2013 7:05:00 AM

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Self Defense

Pretty Guns

Posted by Carrie Lightfoot on Nov 4, 2013 7:30:00 AM


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Topics: Concealed Carry, Self Defense

Should I Carry a Round in the Chamber? - Self Defense

Posted by Carrie Lightfoot on Aug 12, 2013 8:30:00 AM

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What an interesting topic this is.

We know that, to best defend ourselves and our loved ones, we must be ready, equipped and know what to do if necessary. Winning and surviving in self defense is about having the edge in the fight, whether that is in time, equipment, skill, and perhaps even in luck. We need to give ourselves the edge to win.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Self Defense

What does it mean to be well armed?

Posted by Carrie Lightfoot on Jun 19, 2013 9:00:00 AM


describe the imageYes, another Jeff Foxworthy take off, but I just could’t resist. The responses to this “fill in the blank” astonished me. Most made me laugh out loud while others made me realize just how significant it is to be A Well Armed Woman. There were hundreds and hundreds and the task of selecting a few to share with you was daunting and frustrating as I would have loved to share them all with you, but here we go...
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Topics: Concealed Carry, Self Defense

Concealed Carry Handguns for Women in the Summer

Posted by Carrie Lightfoot on Jun 3, 2013 9:33:00 AM

In Arizona, our temperatures have already hit 100!  The hot weather of summer can make concealed carry quite a challenge. For many of you, you also have humidity to deal with! Unfortunately, for many women this results in leaving the gun at home. Our need to protect ourselves does not go down in the summer, we must find ways to carry in every season.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Self Defense