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Basic Women’s Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals

Original price was: $150.00.Current price is: $125.00.

Women’s Only Handgun Course:​ This ladies only course provides an opportunity to learn and shoot in a safe, low stress environment with other women who share your interests. The course will cover: Understanding firearms, fundamentals of handgun shooting, Eye dominance, stance and grip, Sight alignment and sight picture, Trigger and breath control, Choosing the right gun, ammunition, Cycle of operation and common malfunctions, Holsters for conceal carry, Establishing personal boundaries, Loading and unloading your firearm.

USCCA’s “Women’s Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals” is a welcoming and engaging training guide created by a woman for women who are seeking to begin, improve upon, or add to their firearms skills. With three distinct modules (Women’s Basic Pistol, Women’s Intermediate Pistol, and Women’s Defensive Pistol), this course is designed to reach students who are brand new to firearms and those who are ready to learn more about defensive shooting. Basics and fundamentals will be introduced, reviewed, and then built upon, while also exploring situational awareness, common types of handguns, ammunition types, malfunctions, firearms handling skills, defensive pistol fundamentals, and the use of deadly force. Whether you’ve never touched a firearm, you’re looking for the next steps in your training, or you’ve chosen to learn about the skills, tools, and mindset needed to use firearms for self-defense, you can be prepared to carry confidently every day with tips and techniques from experienced women in the world of firearms.

Cost: $125 per person

Cost Includes:

$125 Course fee includes: Classroom Instruction, Range Fee & Course materials including a copy of Beth Alcazar’s 176 page training manual “Women’s Handgun and Self-Defense Fundamentals.” A Course Completion Certificate will be awarded to all participants who successfully complete the course. Includes light breakfast (donuts &/or fruit, coffee, water).

What To Bring:

Handgun: between .22LR and 45 ACP (no 44 Magnum or cowboy style revolvers)
Ammunition – 50 to 100 rounds
Water / Beverage
Pen & Notebook
Eye and ear protection

NO LIVE AMMUNITION IN THE CLASSROOM. Please leave your live ammunition and firearm locked in your vehicle until the range portion of the training.

Additional information


Student Must Bring:

100 Rounds of Ammunition
NO LIVE AMMUNITION IN THE CLASSROOM. Please leave your live ammunition locked in your car until the range portion of the training.

Lesson Topics Include:

23 Topics Covering Women’s Handgun and Self-Defense:

What’s Your Why
Understanding Firearms
Clearing Semi-Automatics
Universal Safety Rules
Every Gun Has A Safety
Learning the “Right” WayWomens Pistol Instructor
Shooting Fundamentals
Sight Alignment
Sight Picture
Trigger Control
Breath Control
Racking the Slide
Loading a Magazine
Live Fire

Cancellation Policy

* Cancellations made more than 14 days prior to the scheduled class start time may choose between a full refund or a transfer of the class fee to a future scheduled class within one calendar year at no cost pending availability.
* Cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the scheduled class start time may transfer the class fee to a future scheduled class within 90 days at no cost pending availability but will not be eligible for a refund.
* Any no show with no call will result in no refund.
* All class fees collected where the class was not attended by the payee will be forfeited after 90 days of the originally scheduled class.
* In cases where the class has been attended, there will be no refunds


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