The Well Armed Woman
TWAW Shooting Chapters exists to educate and empower women in a safe and non-threatening environment for their effective and responsible self-defense with a firearm.
Women of all ages are encouraged to attend; however, you must be 21 years of age to participate in the live fire portion of this program. Bring your own firearm and ammunition. If you don’t have a handgun, one will be available for use and you will only pay a nominal fee for the ammunition.
We will provide a safe and comfortable environment for women to gather, learn, train and discuss the issues important to women gun owners. We will also discuss the benefits of becoming a member of The Well Armed Woman Chapter and how the program works at our first meeting. There is no obligation or fee for the first meeting.
If you choose to become a TWAW CHAPTER MEMBER the annual fee is $50.00. You must be a member of TWAW Chapter to participate on the firing line. Monthly meetings will be held the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
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Trish (Cutler) Reiss is a TWAW/NRA Certified Instructor, has had extensive training under some of the industries well known shooters such as Top Shot’s Gabby Franco, Masaad Ayoob as well as training at the Sig Sauer Academy. Trish was a match director for International Defensive Pistol Association and founded the Hudson Chapter and was an approved NRA Basic Pistol instructor for the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office on the east coast.
Trish has taught over 300 basic handgun safety courses to both men and women, but realized the need for women to feel comfortable in the often intimidating world of firearms. To help facilitate the entrance of women into the gun world, Trish founded the 1st Women’s Concealed Carry Fashion Show in 2012 which emphasized the need to “Train before you carry!” She brings a varied amount of knowledge to the MTFI team and we are very excited to be working with her!