The Well-Armed Woman Chapter
Buck & Doe’s Mercantile is proud to be the host to the Well-Armed Woman (TWAW), San Antonio Area Shooting chapter! Our goal is to expand the world of firearms to women all over the country in a safe, non-threatening way. We prioritize education, equipping, and empowering women shooters. All are welcome, and your first visit with us is free. To become a member and have access to all of our classes, our annual fee is only fifty dollars.
Learn More About TWAW and Who We Serve
TWAW is a non-profit organization with locations nationwide. Meetings are monthly, and experience does not matter. For women just getting started on purchasing firearms, learning how to shoot, the basics of firearm maintenance, and are wanting to learn more, TWAW is an excellent chapter to continue improving your skills and expand your firearm education. Advanced shooters are welcome and are encouraged to share their expertise with other chapter members. Members must be eighteen and older to join.
Finding the Right Concealed Carry Pistol
Semi-automated pistols are a common and safe choice for women, but finding the right caliber varies from person to person. Some prefer a higher caliber, while others are more comfortable with lower calibers. According to an NRA Family Article, Julie Golob, an Army Veteran, suggests that a .22 caliber pistol is ideal for new shooters, but she emphasizes that trying it out at a professional shooting range should be the first step. NRA certified instructor Barbara Baird also adds that when choosing a pistol that is right for you, make sure to practice with it at all times of the day – dark and light. Our firearm experts at Buck & Doe’s are ready to assist you in finding the right pistol and answer any questions you may have. Please note that it is not only a state requirement, but common courtesy to enter our store with your firearm safely in a gun bag or case.
How to Conceal Carry as a Woman
At our boutique, consider exploring new and unique places to place your conceal carry. We have a variety of options to choose from, including stylish purses. Convenience and quick access should always be kept in mind, as well as firearm safety for yourself and others.
Ladies Night at Buck & Doe’s Mercantile
Shoot, shop, and sip. For women looking for an exciting event with other women shooters, Buck & Doe’s also regularly hosts a Ladies Night. This low stress environment is designed to be fun, safe, and informative for women of varying experience. There is no need to bring your own firearm, as we provide rental firearms and safety equipment at an additional fee. You are welcome to bring your own firearm if you prefer. A Range Safety Officer will be available at all times to ensure safety is maintained throughout the night. The night finishes with food, drinks, and a visit to the Buck & Doe’s Style boutique.
Visit our website and contact us today to get more information on all of our exciting options for women!