The Well Armed Woman


While 43% of men in the United States own firearms, only 17% of women are gun owners. So why the disparity? For many women, gun ownership – and even the mere act of holding a weapon – feels like a “male-only” activity. Additionally, many women feel intimidated by the idea of seeking out information and help relating to gun handling and ownership. The Well Armed Woman Program is dedicated to empowering women to participate in their own protection by becoming familiar with – and trained in – gun ownership.

Thursday is Ladies Day all at all Calibers range locations. Get half off the range fee at $10 instead of $20. Also check out Military Mondays and active duty and law enforcement for 50% off range time.

Calibers is proud to partner with THE WELL ARMED WOMAN

ON THE FIRST THURSDAY EVERY MONTH, we will be hosting the ABQ Chapter of TWAW at our Cutler location. Each meeting will have a different topic related to self defense, then we'll hit the range! The range portion is always optional... Having a good time, learning and laughing is mandatory! Every meeting includes an educational presentation and the opportunity to use the range with other members. Prospective members can attend one meeting before joining. For more information, email

When: First Thursday of Every Month @ 5pm

Where: Calibers Indoor Shooting Range, 4340 Cutler Ave NE ABQ NM 8711


TWAW Shooting Chapters exists to Educate, Equip, and Empower women is a safe and non-threatening environment for their effective and responsible self-defense with a firearm.


TWAW Shooting Chapters strives to make safe, high quality firearm education, training, and resources available and enjoyable for all women.


We a a national non-profit organization with female volunteer leader instructors offering monthly meetings across the country focused on safety, firearms, and personal protection for women.

The program provides resources to women interested in learning more about gun ownership, from learning the basics to firearms training, permits, and more. Through their website and blog, The Well Armed Woman establishes that female gun ownership is normal, and being educated and proficient in gun handling is empowering. They want to make sure women know that, “You can be any age and carry any way and feel comfortable doing so knowing that others are out there like you.”

Calibers is committed to inclusivity, and our friendly atmosphere means all of our patrons feel welcome. We are honored to be a part of The Well Armed Woman initiative. Our Well Armed Woman training sessions are part of our larger goal of making firearms safe and accessible for everyone. When it comes to firearms and self-defense, the first steps are knowledge, experience, and state-of-mind. At Calibers, we believe education and empowerment are the foundation for safe, responsible, and fun gun ownership.

Why Our Members Love TWAW

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