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Ladies, here is the place for you! We offer special events, classes, shooting club, and resource center. 

If you'd like to ...

  • Learn how to safely handle a firearm
  • Learn about safe storage options for your home
  • Learn about modern or historic firearms
  • Learn in the company of other women
  • Learn in a safe, friendly environment
  • Learn about competitive shooting and hunting basics

We know that firearms are not just for men; women are getting more aware every day and learning what is necessary to protect themselves as well as their family. At Harry Beckwith’s we make sure that everyone who comes in our shop leaves with the knowledge needed and the power to carry a firearm with confidence.  My name is Michelle Pickett, and I am a NRA Instructor to teach women just like you!  Please call/text me anytime 352-494-4774 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


We hold "The Well Armed Woman" Gainesville/Micanopy Chapter meeting the second Sunday or third Tuesday each month.

working-logo-croppedGun ownership and the complex laws surrounding the use of firearms is a significant topic around the nation. The 2011 Gallop Poll reported forty-seven percent of American adults currently have a gun in their home and twenty three percent of women personally own a firearm. This reported gun ownership is the highest it has been in nearly two decades.

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With the number of women now owning firearms at such high levels, women are eager to learn and practice with other women. For a woman new to shooting, the very male driven industry can be intimidating. To create woman friendly opportunities to practice and learn, The Well Armed Woman,LLC is introducing Shooting Chapters all over the country. Our new chapter Gainesville/Micanopy chapter started in January of 2014. The Well Armed Woman Gainesville/Micanopy Chapter will give women of all experience levels the opportunity to be introduced to issues important to women shooters, learn safe gun handling skills and train together.

Events will be held monthly and open to all women, 21 years or older. The Well Armed Woman has partnered with Harry Beckwith Gun & Range to be the host range for these monthly events. Time will be devoted to discussion and topical study as well as time on the range learning and practicing safe gun handling skills at each monthly event.

Participants will be required to pay $5.00 range fee and cost of ammunition. Firearm rentals are available for $5.00 per firearm plus the cost of ammunition. Annual Chapter membership dues of $50.00 offers members local and national discounts, chapter hat and member kit and is used to cover chapter expenses, insurance and events. First time attendees are not required to join.

We meet the second Sunday of each month at 3pm and the third Tuesday at 6pm. You can come to either event and enjoy meeting new friends with the same interest in learning more about firearms.

Please contact Michelle Pickett, Chapter Leader for more information at (352) 494-4774 cell or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  .



We have a great selection of firearms and accessories just for women. NEW STYLES have arrived!

Gun Tote'n Mamas™an affordable line of Concealed Carry handbags, was inspired and developed BY WOMEN FOR WOMEN.

Over the years we have carried several different types of concealed carry purses and bags.  Compared to others the Gun Tote'n Mamas are high quality purse and bags. The zippers have stayed smooth and the straps are strong.  You even have easier access to your firearm then any other purse we have carried.  We have several of them in stock and can always special order them for you.  Keep in mind ladies we are always have lower prices in the store then online prices.

We also have a local women that has taken new designer purses and have done upgrades for you to carry your firearm.  They come in wonderful colors and designs.


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Experts agree that the single most important step toward ensuring your personal safety is making the decision to refuse to be a victim. That means that you must have an overall personal safety strategy in place before you need it.

Through a four-hour seminar (shorter presentations are available) called Refuse To Be A Victim®, you can learn the personal safety tips and techniques you need to avoid dangerous situations and avoid becoming a victim.

Past Events

NRA Women on Target shooting clinics are a great way for women to be introduced to shooting.  We took 20 women to Bradford Sportsman Farm to host our event.  The women recevied training on handguns, rifles and shotguns, and most importantly created new friendships.  We will be hosting more events.

National Wildlife Turkey Federation Gator Gobblers had an event for women to enjoy shotgun shooting.  We teamed up with the Gilchrist Club and 20 women from our area learned safe gun handling and use of a shotgun.  We even had a blast at the skeet range.  The clays were in pieces by the time we were done.  The Gilchrist Club is an amazing place and the food was incredible.  We hope to be back soon!


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Girls N Guns are monthly event teamed up with Outback Steakhouse in Gainesville, FL. Each month we raised money for charities or individual in our area in need. The women get an amazing dinner from Outback Steakhouse, plus handgun orientation from us just before they used the range. In a year we had over 300 women attend and we raised over $6,000. 

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If you are a new shooter and worried about handling a firearm, we make it our goal to make your first experience a pleasant one. We offer private lessons on shooting and one of our female Instructors assist you on the range to show you everything you need to know.