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Women's Handgun & Self Defense Fundamentals (2022)

Basic - Women ONLY Handgun Instruction

Duration: 4 hours class time, 2 Hour Range Time (may vary)



Joe Salerno

Instructor Bio

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The goals of Women's Handgun & Self Defense Fundamentals are to:

  • Provide a welcoming, knowledgeable and supportive instructional environment
  • Share the importance of fiream safety
  • Empower you with knowledge, skills, & confidence
  • Build the number of responsibly armed women
  • Encourage you to get out of your comfort zone and adopt the correct mindset for personal protection

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Topics Covered

  • Introduction
  • What's your why?
  • Understanding Firearms
  • A few introductions
  • Clearing Semi-auto firearms
  • Universal Safety Rules
  • Every gun has a safety
  • Learning the "RIGHT" way
  • Shooting Fundamentals
  • Stance, Grip, Sight Alignment, Sight Picture, Trigger Control, Breath Control
  • Much, Much more!

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Expectations and Outcomes

By the end, you will understand the working functions of a handgun, the importance of safety, clearing a firearm, how to line-up a sight picture and pull the trigger just to name a few.

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Basic, Intermediate, CCW, Women's Only Courses

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Students are required to provide the following:

  • Eye Protection
  • Hearing Protection
  • Baseball style hat
  • Pistol (.380, 9mm, .40) any are recommended, with holster (No Shoulder Holsters)
  • 200 Rounds of ammunition for your firearm (Factory new only - NO reloads, Range Rules)
  • No Open Toed Shoes
  • Weather appropiate clothing