Women's ADVANCED Handgun and Self Defense Class

Advanced - YOU are your own first responder

Duration: 5 intensive hours of classroom, range and simulator



Tara Engel

Instructor Bio

Date Location Class Size Class Time Instructor Available Spaces
Register Now November 29 Monday
Titusville, FL
4 - 15 Students 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tara Engel 15 Spaces Left
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Developed and taught BY women FOR women!! This Advanced Defensive class will help you to refine your shooting skills and create a true defensive mindset.

This class is part of a trio of WOMEN ONLY lessons that will be taught regularly at The American Police Hall of Fame. With three distinct modules (Women's Basic Handgun and Intermediate Handgun (taught as one class to save students money), and Women's Advanced (Defensive) Handgun), this Advanced course is designed to build on what students learned in the basic and intermediate classes, introducing more advanced moving and shooting, learning to draw from concealment, reloading on the move, shoot/no-shoot scenarios, and shooting from a variety of positions.

This class will refine your skills even further and will focus primarily on live-fire range time and simulator exercises. 


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Topics Covered



Avoid, Escape, Defend

Use of Force

Be Responsibly Armed

Cover vs. Concealment

Voice Commands

Marksmanship Versus Defensive Shooting

Drawing Technique

Drawing From Concealment

Drawing From A Bag

Loading and Reloading

Practice With Purpose

Armed With Children

Safety Briefing

Putting it into Practice


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Expectations and Outcomes

You will understand your strengths and weaknesses when it comes to defensive shooting; you will understand the importance of situational awareness; you will begin to develop relationships within the women's shooting community; you will be hungry for new, better training experiences...taught by both women AND men!

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Advanced, Scenario Based Training, USCCA Courses, Virtual Simulation, Women's Only Courses

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Documentation Requirements

Please bring a valid Drivers License. 

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Please dress in comfortable clothing -- no shorts or flip-flops. Loose pants, closed-toe shoes with rubber soles, no deepV-neck shirts. You must have your own gun and minimum of THREE magazines. Please bring eye and ear protection; or, you can rent it for $1 each. You must bring 100 rounds of ammo (recommend that you buy in advance, as ammo can be hard to get due to the shortage).