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Women's Introduction to Firearms

Basic - An introduction to those new to firearms and those needing a refresher class.

Duration: Total of 4 hours: 2.5 hours classroom and 1.5 hours range time.



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This is a basic handgun class designed for women and taught by women.  This class is not designed to turn you into a master shooter or a gun smith overnight … it will give you a very basic introduction and overview of the fundamentals on how to shoot, as well as a basic understanding on how a semi-auto handgun operates, how to do it safely, and more.  Safety is number one and will be continually enforced throughout the class.  Approximately 25 rounds of ammunition will be needed.

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Topics Covered

  • 4 universal safety rules
  • parts of a semi auto pistol and how it functions
  • parts of a cartridge (ammunition)
  • types of ammunition
  • various firearms/ammunition nomenclature
  • the legal system and use of lethal force
  • alternative use of non-lethal defense
  • brief discussion on holsters
  • pistol storage
  • how to shoot; eye dominance, stance, grip, sights, breathing, etc
  • dry fire shooting
  • live fire shooting

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Expectations and Outcomes

  • Student will receive a certificate
  • The student will have the basic understanding of how to handle a semi auto pistol as safely as possible
  • The student will have the basic fundementals of how to shoot a semi auto pistol

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Basic, USCCA Courses, Women's Only Courses

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Documentation Requirements

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

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  • Eye protection
  • Ear protection
  • Firearm; if you need to barrow, we can provide
  • Bag or case for firearm and gear; if borrowing a firearm, we will provide the ammo.
  • One box of ammo; if not borrowing a firearm.
  • Ball cap/hat with brim to keep hot brass off of you.
  • High neckline shirt.
  • Long pants.
  • Closed toe comfortable shoes (we will be outside standing in gravel for the shooting portion).
  • Notebook and pen.
  • Water bottle, snacks (whatever comfort needs).
  • Sunscreen.
  • Clothes appropriate for outside weather.
  • Teachable attitude!


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