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USCCA Women's Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals

Annie, Get Your Gun

If you don't already own a gun, by the time you're done with these classes you'll know exactly which gun is right for you!  In the meantime, you can feel free to borrow any of our guns throughout the course at no additional cost.  The only thing you'll need to purchase is ammunition in addition to the cost of the class(es).

I'm pleased to offer the USCCA's Women's Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals Course based on the book by my friend and fellow USCCA Training Counselor and Certified Instructor Beth Alcazar.  This Course is broken down into three parts:  Basic Pistol; Intermediate Pistol; and, Defensive Pistol. 

Basic Pistol is an introduction to understanding firearms, universal safety rules, how to manipulate a semi-automatic pistol (clear the chamber of cartridges / strip the magazine and confirm the gun is empty; loading / unloading magazines; charging the firearm, etc.), shooting fundamentals including stance, grip, sight alighment / sight picture, trigger control, breath control & follow through, and an introduction to live-fire shooting. Session Length:  4 Hours | Cost:  $75.00 | Date/Time:   Sunday, August 18th from 8:00 AM - Noon

Intermediate Pistol is a deeper exploration into handguns where we'll compare the semi-automatic to the revolvers, discuss the advantages / disadvantages of each type of gun, discuss the parts that make up a cartridge (hint:  the "bullet" is just one piece of the puzzle), learn about common weapon malfunctions and how to safely and quickly resolve them, see an array of holster types and discuss all of the options we have for carrying our gun on and off body, we'll talk a lot about the importance of situational awareness and how to incorporate it into your daily activities AND we'll have a bit of a concealed carry fashion show featuring some of the fashionable, yet functional, ways we gals can carry and look good doing it ;)  Oh, and we'll hit the range for some more live-fire shooting -- this time engaging multiple targets.  Session Length:  8 Hours | Cost:  $150.00 | Date/Time:   Saturday, September 14th from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Defensive Pistol is where we crank our skills up a notch.  We go from the mindset of target / marksmanship style shooting to learning how to point shoot using a flash sight picture.  Don't know what that means?  Don't worry!!  That's what I'm here for!!  We also dive into the legal aspects of owning / using a firearm -- or any other weapon including your hands -- by discussing the legal definition of Use of Force and what it means to be a responsible and law-abiding gun owner.  We'll understand the differences between cover, barriers and concealment and how we can use them to our advantage.  Bring your best drill sargeant voice because we'll flip the "bitch switch" by practicing how to use VOICE COMMANDS as a means of thwarting a possible attack.  We will also talk about special considerations with regard to owning firearms with kids so that everyone stays safe.  Then we'll learn to draw from a holster and out of a handbag / purse and get some live-fire shooting time on the range to practice everything we've learned!  Whew!!  Are y'all ready??  Session Length:  8 Hours | Cost:  $150.00 | Date/Time:   Sunday, October 13th from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

You can choose to attend one class, two classes or buy the bundle for $300 and attend all three...which means the first class is free!

We'll provide targets, eye and hearing protection, certified instruction and oversight and rental guns at no extra cost.  For Intermediate and Defensive Pistol classes, we'll also supply lunch, snacks & beverages.  You buy the ammunition you need and bring it with you or you can buy it from us (prices vary based on caliber of gun).

The amount of ammunition you need by class is as follows:  Basic - ammunition included in price of class; Intermediate - 50 rounds; and, Defensive - 100 rounds.

Complete the form below to register.  Contact us at 740.596.1984 with questions.


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