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What does it mean to be well armed?

Posted by Carrie Lightfoot

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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...

You know you’re a Well Armed Woman When...

Keeping the muzzle pointed in a safe direction has nothing to do with your German short haired pointer!

Your husband is using the 409 cleaner and you tell him to keep his finger off the trigger unless he is ready to fire.

You know what frog lube is!!!

When digging in the bottom of your purse for change, you pull out a handful of stray spent casings from the range

You have more guns then shoes!

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22-9-45-38 are not your lottery picks!!!

You walk into the gun store and everyone knows your name. 

Wearing purple makes you feel like you should be at the range.

The guns you got in the divorce were yours to begin with.

If you’re now on YouTube more than your teenager

Your kitchen is a mess but your Ammo is stacked neatly & arranged by caliber & load 

When remembering your “First Time” has a whole other meaning...

You turn on the blow dryer and wonder if you need hearing protection on.

Your idea of feminine protection isnt tampaxWhen you have a holster to match each outfit

Your husband's friends call  to ask YOUR advice on gun purchases and shooting drillsdescribe the image

When your husband leaves for deployment and tells you to defend this house and family if needed.

You are not afraid to enter a gun shop and buy ammo BY YOURSELF...

You prefer Hoppes #9 to Chanel #5You shop & dine where it's legal to carry

When you don't have any more room in your gun safe!

You'd rather go to the range than the mall

Your husband thanks you for protecting him all day.

When you prevent yourself from being the victim.Your carjacker runs!I read all of these wonderful answers and celebrate the fact to SO MANY WOMEN are gun-savvy and carrying nowdays.describe the image

Yes, this is fun stuff but the thought of so many women, living their lives with the knowledge and skill to protect themselves is really profound.

Just think about it - if  women could be armed in every sense of the word to defend themselves, just how different things would be.  

So, how would you finish this statement? 

Carrie Lightfoot is owner of The Well Armed Woman and guest contributor for the Beretta Blog. Join the dynamic group of women shooters on Facebook or Twitter and visit

Topics: Concealed Carry, Self Defense