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Women's Four Hour Introductory Pistol


Duration: One Hour Classroom and Three Hours Range Time



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Limited to women and girls over the age of 12, this four hour introductory course requires no prior firearms experience, and is designed for novice shooters, as well as those who have no experience at all with firearms, and want to know how to load and unload, and shoot accurately and safely. Taught by a highly qualified female  Special Agent who has undergone extensive instructor development at The Range Complex,  the course is designed to build confidence in the safe handling and basic operation of a semi-automatic or revolver type pistol.  This course is also excellent preparation for the shooting qualifications required to obtain a NC Concealed Carry Handgun permit.

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Topics Covered

Enabling Objectives:

  • General firearm safety
  • Verify safe, loading, and unloading procedures
  • Understanding and applying the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship
  • Clearing  weapon malfunctions 
  • Drawing from a holster
  • Range fire drills designed to reinforce the fundamentals
  • Firearm cleaning and lubrication
  • Prepared for the North Carolina Concealed Carry Handgun course range qualification

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Basic, Women's Only Courses

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Required Gear & Ammo:

  • Semi-auto pistol with 3 magazines or revolver with 4 speed loaders
  • 100 rounds of pistol ammunition
  • Magazine/speed loader pouches; Holster strongly recommended
  • Gun belt or a strong belt that will support the holster (khakis, jeans or tactical pants with belt loops; no yoga pants)
  • Eye and ear protection (clear and shaded lens are recommended)

Additional Required Items (student supplied):
  • Rain or inclement weather gear
  • Water/Snacks
  • Hat/Gloves
  • Sun screen (non-greasy or water resistant recommended)