The Well Armed Woman Southeastern Michigan Shooting Chapter successfully hosted its first club meeting on Oct. 15, 2013 at Close Quarters Tactical in Shelby Twp., Michigan. About 34 women attended the open meeting on Tuesday evening and many enrolled to become official members.
The women's shooting club will meet from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at Close Quarters Tactical, located at 50485 Utica Drive, Shelby Twp., MI 48315 (www.cqtusa.com). The next regularly scheduled club meeting is Nov. 19, 2013. Women that like to shoot or are interested in learning are encouraged to email the chapter for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Well Armed Woman (www.thewellarmedwoman.com) sponsors 121 women's shooting chapters across the U.S. with over 3,000 members in 38 states. Lisa Lipka, the southeastern Michigan chapter leader, is enthusiastic about the club's successful start. "The response from women looking to join has been overwhelming! Each meeting we will be discussing topics such as which handgun is right for you, proper techniques, handgun maintenance and women's self-defense tactics both with and without a firearm," Lipka explains. "We will be focusing on empowering women by helping them get over the fear and intimidation of situations and giving them the confidence to protect themselves as well as their families."