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Basic - Women’s Handgun and Self-Defense Fundamentals is a welcoming and engaging training guide with multiple layers of instruction.

Duration: 5 hours classroom, 2 hours range time



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Ths course is designed to reach women who are brand new to firearms (and maybe have never picked up a gun before) through those who are ready to learn more about defensive shooting and take the next step with their firearms skills, tools, and mindset. 

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Topics Covered

USCCA’s “Women’s Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals” is a welcoming and engaging course created by a woman for women who are seeking to begin, improve upon, or add to their firearms skills. With three distinct modules (Women's Basic Pistol, Women's Intermediate Pistol, and Women's Defensive Pistol), this course is designed to reach students who are brand new to firearms and those who are ready to learn more about defensive shooting. Basics and fundamentals will be introduced, reviewed, and then built upon, while also exploring situational awareness, common types of handguns, ammunition types, malfunctions, firearms handling skills, defensive pistol fundamentals, and the use of deadly force.

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Expectations and Outcomes

Whether you’ve never touched a firearm, you’re looking for the next steps in your training, or you’ve chosen to learn about the skills, tools, and mindset needed to use firearms for self-defense, you can be prepared to carry confidently every day with tips and techniques from experienced women in the world of firearms.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive:

  • Women's Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals Certificate of Completion
  • This class is elgible for LTC permit

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Basic, Concealed Carry Training, USCCA Courses, Women's Only Courses

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Documentation Requirements

Drivers License or Government Issued ID

The instructor requires a copy of your Government Issued ID once you register.

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  • Handgun or Revolver (rentals are available)
  • Ammunition - 100 (50 for practice + 50 for State shooting proficiency test)
  • Eye & Ear Protection (sanatized loaners are available)
  • Range Bag (optional)
  • Brimmed Hat (optional)
  • Close-toed Shoes
  • Long Pants
  • Pen & Notebook 

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