Lisa Stiers
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Pacwest Defense

Lisa Stiers

BACKGROUND: Civilian, Instructor

5 Years Instructing

PH: 360 334 7009

Available Courses

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Concealed Carry Permit Course
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Concealed Carry Training N/A
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Defensive Handgun
Designed for those who carry a concealed…
Advanced Advanced
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Gun Safety Course
Learn handgun safety with inert training…
Basic Basic
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Intermediate Handgun
This is the second class in a series of…
Basic, Intermediate Basic
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Intro to Handgun
This is a great beginner class for those…
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About Pacwest Defense

As a young adult, Lisa purchased a handgun and shot occasionally throughout her life. However, in 2010, after multiple close call situations, while living in the Portland area, Lisa decided to purchase a handgun for personal protection and everyday carry. She began training with her firearm and eventually came across a ladies-only group that she began shooting with. After shooting for a few years, Lisa began teaching friends how to shoot. Lisa quickly realized she had a knack for working with people and a passion for helping others learn to protect themselves. She decided to focus her energy on teaching other civilians how to defend themselves.

In 2018, Lisa began working as a range safety officer and instructor at a local gun club, actively teaching with the club’s practical application team. She helps teach a new member evaluation class that focuses on marksmanship and safety, as well as Handgun Fundamentals, Action Shooting Fundamentals, Action Range Certification classes, Concealed Handgun Classes, and Introduction to Kubotan Self Defense. In 2019 Lisa began volunteering her time as a co-leader with another female instructor for her local ladies-only shooting group.

In May 2020, Lisa began working full-time as the Chief Range Safety Officer at the same gun club. She now manages a team of 15 RSO's and has brought multiple women onto that team.

In 2021 Lisa became a Chapter Facilitator for A Girl and a Gun where she hosts sessions in Sherwood, OR.

Courses Taught

Concealed Carry Training, Basic, Intermediate, NRA Courses, USCCA Courses, Active Shooter Response Training, Women's Only Courses, Seminars / Lectures, Tactical Casualty Care (TCCC / TECC)

Class Instructors

Melissa Nelson

Melissa Nelson

Michiko Walton

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Lisa's credentials include:
NRA Range Safety Officer, Chief Range Safety Officer, Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor,  Basic Pistol Instructor, Basic Rifle Instructor, Refuse to Be a Victim instructor. She is a USCCA Defensive Shooting Instructor, and a Rangemaster Certified Instructor. She is also certified by the Utah BCI to teach Utah non-resident CHL classes, and currently offers Oregon, Washington, Utah, and Arizona Concealed Handgun License classes. Lisa offers private lessons at local ranges in the Pacific Northwest. In addition, Lisa is certified in Bleeding Control, First Aid, CPR and AED. cancellation policy icon


Cancellation Policy

If the class is cancelled by the instructor due to low enrollment, instructor will notify students via email no less than 48 hours in advance. If this occurs, students will receive a full refund. Students may also choose to move their registration fee to another class.

If instructor cancels class due to inclement weather or any unforseen emergency students, 24 hours may not be possible. If this occurs, students will receive a full refund. Students may also choose to move their registration fee to another class.

On ocassion, the range may choose to cancel a class for reasons they may or may not share with the instructor. (ie: range maintenance) If this occurs, instructor will do his or her best to contact the students with as much notice as possible to reschedule or refund.

Reschedule Policy

Instructors need a minimum of 48 hours to notify students of class changes. If a student needs to reschedule a class, he or she should notify the instructor as soon as possible.

A minimum enrollment is necessary to hold certain classes. A rescheduling by one student may have an effect on whether or not other students get to take the class as originally scheduled. If the minimum enrollment has still been met, and the remainder of the students are not negatively impacted, then the student may reschedule at their convenience. If the rescheduling of a student causes a forced cancellation of the entire class, the student rescheduling will forefit their class enrollment fees.

Refund Policy

If the student is a "no call no show" then a refund will not be issued. If student makes a reasonable attempt to notify the instructor with a 48 hour notice, a reschule will be offered. If there are extenuating circumstances, a refund may be issued.

Other Policy

All students must be US Citizens, and legally permitted by law to posess a firearm. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times. If parent chooses to participate in the class, both parent and minor must pay class fees. waiver icon


Pacwest Tactical Training, LLC 2022 Liability Release

I acknowledge and understand that Pacwest Tactical Training, LLC., dba Pacwest Defense Firearms Training
(Pacwest Defense) incorporates the use of firearms, and that Tri-County Gun Club (TCGC) permits the use of firearms and allows shooting, educational, recreational and range facilities maintenance activities, related to shooting
and use of firearms and general operations to be conducted on it’s property (herein after “Pacwest Defense Activities” or “TCGC Activities”).

I further acknowledge and understand that being present for any reason on TCGC property, or taking part in any
Pacwest Defense or TCGC Activity, during which time activities are being conducted including, but not limited
to, participating in or observing TCGC or Pacwest Defense Activities, has risks and dangers associated with the
use of firearms.
In consideration for my use of TCGC’s property for any reason, including participating in, or observing TCGC or
Pacwest Defense Activities, I accept full responsibility for any personal injury, death and/or property damage to
myself that may result from such use, and I release, acquit and forever discharge Pacwest Defense and TCGC, its
affiliates (including but not limited to Tualatin Valley Sportsman’s Club), successors, assigns, officers, directors,
representatives, agents, employees, and volunteers (hereinafter “Released Persons”) of and from any liability under statue), damages, costs, expenses and attorneys’ fees, arising out of the Released Persons’ conduct, act, and/
or omission of any kind, including any negligent conduct, act and/or omission. I acknowledge that this release is
valid for one calendar year, from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022.
I hereby attest that I am not subject to any legal restriction that prevents me from lawfully possessing firearms.
I have read, understand, and voluntarily sign this Release. review icon

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