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Women's Handgun and Self Defense Fundamentals

Basic - USCCA’s “Women’s Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals” is a welcoming and engaging training guide created for women who are seeking to begin, improve upon, or add to their firearms skills.

Duration: 3 hours classroom, 1 hour range time



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There are no upcoming classes scheduled for this course.

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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. 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 an experienced certified instructor in the world of firearms.

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Topics Covered

1. What's your why
2. Guns and Safety
3. Fundamentals of Handgun Shooting
4. Putting it into practice
5. Conclusion

Our challenge to you is to think about all the information we’ve covered. Practice it. Use it. Build on it. Share it. And be sure to seek out more education, incorporate additional training into your schedule, and always be ready to ask: “What’s next?”Wai

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Expectations and Outcomes

Women's Handgun and Self Defense Fundamentals Certificate will be awarded pending successful completion of this course.

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Basic, USCCA Courses, Women's Only Courses

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Documentation Requirements

Waivers will be emailed before the class begins.  Please sign and bring to class

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

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Students should bring a handgun, 50 rounds of ammo, eye and ear protection.  If you don't have these items please notify your instructor before the class and they will be provided.