More than 10,000+ women weigh in on what women really want!

SFWA doesn't sell products, we put them to the test for quality and performance
. . . and then share the most popular choices and why they truly are designed for the modern woman!

BARNES BULLETS received a 2015 LADIES CHOICE AWARD for Guns and Gear for the Modern Woman in Las Vegas . . .

NV, Las Vegas 1/22/2015:  

Barnes Bullets TAC-XPD® Defensive Ammunition comes in popular 380 Auto, 9mm Luger, 357 Magnum, 40 S&W and 45 Auto calibers and features the personal protection benefits of an all copper projectile with deep hollow-point cavity and aggressive double diameter expansion for lethal performance to stop the threat.  Jessica Brooks-Stevens and Coni Brooks were present to accept the award on behalf of Barnes Bullets, “We really do appreciate [SFWA] so much.  We’ve been in the industry for over 40 years now and we’ve seen so much change.  One of the best changes is that women are becoming more involved in the shooting sports and more comfortable talking about it.  Thanks to SFWA for stepping out and making sure that men are educated well enough to discuss these subjects with women in a way that they will understand.  . . . when you’re talking personal defense . . . from a woman’s standpoint . . . carrying these smaller guns . . . we are proud of TAC XPD® because of the product's top performance.  We are proud to have such a strong alliance with SFWA and look forward to more great things.”   


View the You Tube Video featuring Barnes Bullets TAC-SPD Defensive Ammuniton


Coni Brooks was also commended for the exciting video footage of her 2014 Leopard taken in Mozambique which can be viewed via "Women of a Different Caliber" link at or just Click her photo!

Criteria to be considered as a LADIES CHOICE Award recipient include:  a women-friendly company that designs products that actually work well for women, are easy for them to use, perform as they expect, and understands that it is NOT about pink (although customization options are appreciated).  All products are tested first by SFWA Certified Instructors for safety and application; however, it is the thousands of women who participate in 4-8 hour training courses offered by SFWA who determine the recipients. The products selected have proven to be of sufficient quality and design to be selected by women who have made the decision to purchase guns and gear for the purpose of personal protection. SFWA is not paid by any recipient to promote their product(s) as LADIES CHOICE, nor does SFWA represent any of the manufacturers. SFWA does not sell products or receive commissions from the sale of products.  Important note:  Four other well known top selling small concealable carry pistols often purchased for women from two leading manufacturers were in the mix during training and women consistently either refused to shoot them after feeling the recoil and bruises to their hands or sold them to purchase LADIES CHOICE guns. Selections for gear also included popular name-brands that were similarly set aside for LADIES CHOICE gear. 


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Note: The products SFWA features here are not just made of "pink",
they are designed to meet the needs of ladies unique qualities!

These products have been "Softer Side of Shooting" certified by SFWA and showcased
with the 10,000+ ladies (and a few good men) who have trusted SFWA for handgun training
for the purpose of personal protection.

The "try before you buy" option is not very often easily available and "trying AFTER you buy" can be very costly to the pocketbook and the person. Please email your comments, product suggestions and questions to:
. . . we will check them out for ladies everywhere!


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