Find an Instructor
Finding the right instructor can be tough. Finding the right female instructor that understands your needs as a woman shooter is even tougher. Below is a series of listings of female instructors around the country. Those with the TWAW Certified emblem are women instructors who have trained with me and our trainers personally and have been trained and certified by TWAW and the NRA to meet the specific needs of women. The second category of listings are women instructors that have NRA Certifications and are The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapter Leaders around the county.
Instructors are added regularly so keep checking back.
The Well Armed Woman Certified Instructors
TWAW certified instructors (those showing the TWAW Certified Emblem) are an exceptional group of women firearm instructors that have been trained and certified by The Well Armed Woman and the NRA to teach women and meet the needs of new women shooters. They each possess the skills and training necessary to comprehensively usher women into a safe and proficient life of firearm ownership and self protection.
The Well Armed Woman Chapter Leaders/NRA Instructors
These women have not formally been trained by The Well Armed Woman but are exceptional female certified instructors that have been selected as The Well Armed Woman Chapter Leaders. All are committed to expanding the world of firearms to women!
Certifications: TWAW Certified NRA Pistol NRA PPITH LSP Approved CHL Instructor
I enjoy instructing and teaching women to become familiar and feel confident about firearms.
Certifications: NRA Certified Pistol Instructor CHL Texas Instructor
As a female firearms instructor, it is my pleasure to give women a comfortable and fun environment to learn about firearms and self defense. It is my mission to help build confidence and educate all my students.
Certifications: NRA Pistol NRA PPIH
Private or small group instruction, specializing in helping new Women Shooters build their confidence and skills.
Certifications: TWAW; NRA PPITH, basic pistol.
The mission of Legal Force Firearms Training is to offer quality training to law-abiding citizens who have chosen to
responsibly defend themselves and their family. We understand that everyone is at a different place in their journey of self-defense and we seek to meet you where you are and help you to take the next step. My goal is for you to become confident and competent in your ability to defend you and your family.
Self-defense is not about living in fear but being confident that you have done your best to be prepared.
Legal Force Firearms goes above and beyond the minimum required training.
Class size is kept small to ensure that each student is afforded the attention he/she deserves..
- "I don't know if you could have had anyone more scared of guns than me. I was not only afraid of touching it, but I had a terrible family experience with a gun. Slowly, with knowledge and a safe Instructor, I was able to overcome my fears and learn about guns and start getting experience shooting. Knowledge and experience have taken the place of my fear. Don't get me wrong, my Instructor has taught me to have a great respect for guns and what they can do. I am very early in my training but I'm glad I'm moving forward."
- "Amber did a great job of presenting the information, was patient and knowledgeable, had interesting examples for reasons why or why not to do something. I would highly recommend her class to others."
- "I liked that real life examples were used. I also enjoyed the Instructor's enthusiasm (and humor); it made for a more interesting day". "
- "Amber was such a great instructor! I was so nervous but she was so patient and thorough! I really learned a lot!"
- "I LOVED training with Amber she is very knowledgeable and patient as I had never used a firearm before. I feel very empowered now that I am able to protect my family !"
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Pistol Instructor NRA PPITH Instructor NRA PPOTH Instructor NRA Chief Range Safety Officer OPOTA Armed Private Security
Certifications: NRA Certified Pistol Instructor NRA Range Safety Officer
My mission is to strengthen every individual and help them gain the education and confidence needed to enable them to protect themselves and their loved ones
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Safety Officer NRA Basic Pistol Instructor
I hope to help women find their fun spot in the sport of shooting. I have taught women who were afraid of guns, but after an hour of shooting a .22 they light up and say how much fun it is. That is the best part of teaching having people relax and just enjoy themselves while learning.
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor. NRA Basic pistol, NRA PPIH, RSO
West Peoria, Illinois
I am available for private instruction. It is my goal to help my students become proficient and safe operators of their firearms, whether they are for personal protection, increasing their skill, or for competition.
Certifications: NRA Basic Pistol Instructor
Phone: 813 294 2690 cell
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Basic Pistol Instructor Range Safety Officer, & Home Firearm Safety
Accurate Range, LLC was established in April of 2013. We are a family owned and operated facility dedicated to the needs of our customers.
We are committed to providing the safest place for our family, friends, customers and community to enjoy the sport of shooting. Our state of the art range facility provides a clean, safe and enjoyable environment to partake in recreational shooting as well as firearm training courses all instructed and maintained by our knowledgeable and certified staff.
Accurate Range strives to impart safe firearm handling skills, ample firearm knowledge and a positive attitude towards the sport to each of our valued patrons and guests.
Certifications: NRA certified instructor in: Home Firearm Safety Certified Pistol Certified Rifle Certified Shotgun Chief Range Safety officer Personal Protection in the Home
Certifications: NRA Basic Pistol, Personal Protection in the Home, Refuse to Be A Victim, Range Safety Officer
Why I teach. . .
So that women might learn to RESPECT firearms and not fear them
So that women will learn SAFETY and not be ignorant of proper
So that women will REFUSE to be a victims
Certifications: TWAW, NRA Pistol, USCCA Certified Instructor, POF-USA Certified Armorer, Advanced Weapons Certification,
Sun River, Montana
Opening up the world of firearms to Women! Courses will be designed carefully to address the concerns and needs common to the Women Shooter. While some classes will be Women only for the comfort level of the participants, other classes will be open to Women and Men. Offering: One to One Small group <5 Med Group 5-10 Basic Group 10-15 Class size will be kept small to ensure all individualsâ€™ needs are met. Sign up for a progressive series of classes to continue your education. Itâ€™s been said that for women, the handgun is the great equalizer. For that to be true you need to be confident you have one you can handle and you know how to use it. I won't just certify you to get a permit to carry your pistol or revolver; I will help you feel confident that you can use it properly and safely not just for self-defense but for fun, confidence and perhaps even move into competition.
Certifications: TWAW,Basic Pistol Shooting, PPIH Personal Protection In The Home
Certifications: Pistol Home Firearm Safety Concealed Carry (Ohio) Refuse To Be a Victim
Central Guns and Ammo is Maui's premier family owned and operated, full service outfitter for the gun enthusiast. We have over 25 years experience with firearms, in the military and law enforcement and trained armorers. As shooters and collectors ourselves, we know what gun owners expect, and we strive to deliver the best service and products available.
Central Guns and Ammo is committed to defending the Second Amendment, promoting shooting sports and teaching gun safety. We host NRA handgun classes and training monthly. We have been organizing the Maui Friends of NRA annual dinner and fundraiser since 2009 to help support youth shooting sports and range development in Hawaii.
In our free time we volunteer to coach high school air riflery, train Boy Scouts in shooting and teach basic handgun safety to the public.
Certifications: NRA pistol, shotgun, rifle, range officer
As a woman and a mother, I am honored to be part of TWAW and to offer classes that are designed to address the specific needs women have regarding safe and responsible firearms use, concealed carry, storage, and training. My certifications are through the NRA, Sig Sauer Academy, TWAW, and the USCCA, with whom I also have the privilege of writing for Concealed Carry Magazine and contributing to my blog, “Pacifiers & Peacemakers.” (https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/category/pacifiers-peacemakers/) Ultimately, my story is every mom’s story. I am not a survivor. I am not a hero. I am not a victim. I am not an expert. I am an instructor and a communicator at heart, but I am also a lifelong learner. Most importantly, I am a mom. I love my family dearly. And I want other parents to know how they, too, can live safely with children…AND with firearms.
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor USCCA Certified Training Counselor Sig Sauer Academy Certified Instructor NRA Certified Instructor & Chief RSO
My name is Beth Mastorovich and I have been shooting firearms competitively for over 7 years and have won several State and Regional Titles. I have loved improving my skills while helping others. I offer one-on-one and small group firearms training for women and men. I will work with you at your speed and comfort level. My goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for women and men to learn about protecting themselves and their loved ones.
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Pistol and Personal Protection In The Home
Belles & Brass Firearms is a small local company. Our instructors aim to provide training tailored to our students' skill level and training goals. Whether you are interested in buying your first firearm or just need to spend a little time on the range for your enhanced conceal carry we are here for you. We offer regularly scheduled courses on a monthly bases as well as private courses that can be set up on your time. To schedule a course please check our course schedule for upcoming classes or contact us to set up a date, time and place that works best for you.
Certifications: NRA Refuse To Be A Victim, NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation, NRA Basic Pistol, Mississippi Enhanced Conceal Carry, Louisiana Conceal Carry, NRA Basics of Personal Protection Inside the Home, NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside the Home, NRA Range
Certifications: TWAW Certified NRA Certified: PIstol & Personal Protection In The Home
Pine Ridge, Florida
We stand for the Second Ammendment, and want to see women and men alike become educated in firearms and use them correctly and effeciently. Our company officers training in the following NRA courses: Basic Pistol, Basic Rifle, Basic Shotgun, PPIH, PPOH, Range.Safety Officer, Home Firearm Safety, & Law Enforcement.
We welcome first time shooters all the way up to competition shooters who want to improve their skills through additional training.
Certifications: NRA Home Firearm Safety NRA Range Safety Officer NRA Basic Pistol Shooting NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Refuse To Be A Victim
My personal goal is to help people (men and women) enjoy the shooting sports by teaching them good fundamental skills they can build on as they practice and perfect their abilities. Once the basics are mastered taking my advanced classes are the next natural step.
I understand everyone has different preferences and skill-sets and can work with individuals' varying abilities.
I keep class material pertinent so students can practice skills outside of class. I empower students to achieve greater goals, thereby, adding more skills to their skill-set. I like to keep the 'fun' in 'fundamentals' so students leave class feeling empowered, positive about their shooting experiences, and wanting to keep learning and developing more skills and abilities.
Personal motto: never stop learning; never stop doing.
"If I ever have any questions, Beverly is there to answer it in a way I can understand and apply later on the range." --Kathy
"Beverly watches for the subtle micro-movements that can have a negative effect on shot placement. She is amazing!" -- Lyn
"Beverly taught my whole family. I highly recommend her." --Terry
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor Utah State Concealed Firearm Permit Instructor NRA Basic Pistol NRA Basic Rifle NRA Shotgun NRA Chief Range Safety Officer NRA Personal Protection In The Home NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Approved for NRA Trai
Individual or class instruction available.
Certifications: NRA. Basic Pistol, PPITH, PPOTH, RTBAV. Range safety officer
Phone: (805) 431-2076
Kingdom City, Missouri
My name is Bobbie Murray, I am an NRA and The Well Armed Woman certified female gun instructor. I am certified to teach the NRA Basic Pistol and Personal Protection in the Home classes. If you or anyone you know are interested in learning more about the safe handling and shooting of guns by a female instructor please send me an email.
I believe every woman should have access to firearms training where they feel comfortable to learn and not just expected to know.
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Basic Pistol NRA Personal Protection in the Home
Phone: 419 606 7097
I'm a Certified NRA Pistol Instructor with a goal of educating and empowering as many women as possible in not just owning a gun but feeling the success of entering competitive shooting sports and/or being able to defend themselves or their families if necessary.
My introduction to guns and safe handling began at the age of 7-years-old under the supervision of my father and older brother. Both of whom made sure I learned how to not only shoot but respect and maintain the responsibility that comes with gun ownership. This is a value and education I'd like to pass on to generations of women shooters, both young and old alike, for years to come.
Certifications: NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Certifications: NRA Pistol Instructor
Phone: (530) 395-2822
Here at Pretty Tactical we focus on firearms safety and self defense training to help you feel prepared in critical situations.
My training with The Well Armed Woman has better equipped me to address the growing needs of women in the firearms world. It's my goal to help every woman take her security into her own hands. No person should be made to feel a victim in their own community.
Certifications: TWAW certified instructor and NRA certified instructor for Basic Pistol and Personal Protection in the Home
"I would like to see every woman know how to handle firearms as naturally as they know how to handle babies" ~ Annie Oakley
I believe that all gun owners need to be RESPONSIBLE gun owners, so I focus on safety and responsibility, but I also believe the it can be FUN! Shooting sports builds confidence and I love to see women "get it". A woman who becomes confident with her firearm has a new spring in her step and light in her eyes. That is what I am here to help accomplish.
I am continually adding to my certification, so continue to check back to see what new classes have been added. I teach Co-ed classes as well as Women Only. Tell me you found me through TWAW and ask me about discounts!
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor Certified for NRA Basic Pistol Certified for NRA Refuse to be a Victim Personal Protection In The Home
Personalized instruction for ladies of all ages and abilities through one on one or group lessons. We offer women's defensive mindset courses, basic and advanced pistol training and concealed carry courses to obtain your Colorado concealed handgun permit.
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Basic Pistol Personal Protection in the Home
Women's firearm training
Certifications: NRA certified instructor, Basic Pistol and PPIH
Women's Firearm Instruction
Certifications: TWAW Cert Instructor NRA Cert Instructor: Basic Pistol PPITH RTBAV RSO
Greenwood Lake, New York
Shoot Like A Girl LLC offers firearms training for both women and men specializing in assisting the new shooter to overcome the anxiety of handling and shooting firearms. Shoot Like A Girl LLC strives to empower women and build confidence by sharing the passion and knowledge of firearms in a safe and comfortable environment.
I have had my pistol permit for over a year now and haven't been properly introduced to a gun range environment. Carolann showed me exactly what to do at the range and how to properly use my gun. After an hour with her i feel much more confident than I did beforehand. I highly recommend any girl getting their pistol permit, and to meet with Carolann to show you the ropes, you won't be sorry!!!
NYGirl New Shooter
Just took the safety course from Carolann on Saturday with my Husband and Son. The course I intiially took didn't even resemble the training that Carolann provided. She does not simply have you sit through a presentation. She involves you in active discussion, answers questions in great detail, and demonstrates every point in a tactile hands on manner. Carolann goes above and beyond what is needed to "just get your paperwork through" and if you plan on carrying a gun, then you should plan on allot of TRAINING - Carolann's safety class is a TRAINING and I cannot recommend her enough! ~Donna~
I have had my pistol permit for over a year now and haven't been properly introduced to a gun range environment. Carolann showed me exactly what to do at the range and how to properly use my gun. After an hour with her i feel much more confident than I did beforehand. I highly recommend any girl getting their pistol permit, and to meet with Carolann to show you the ropes, you won't be sorry!!!
Certifications: TWAW, NRA Basic Pistol, RSO and CRSO
Broadway, North Carolina
Certifications: TWAW Certified NRA Pistol Instructor
GRIT: Girls Responsible Informed Trained
Our mission at GRIT Defense, LLC is to empower women to live confidently through education and skill development in firearm and self defense training that has been designed FOR women BY women.
grit \n.\ firmness of mind or spirit. unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger.
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA, Basic Pistol Instructor NRA Certified PPIH Instructor Girls On Guard Self Defense For Women Certified Instructor
Peek-A-Pistol is a company about personal protection and personal freedoms. We aim to empower people and help them take responsibility for their own safety. We teach in a supportive, fun environment where questions and open discussion are encouraged!
Certifications: NRA certified- Home Firearm Safety, Pistol, Personal Protection Inside the Home, Personal Protection Outside the Home, Refuse to be a Victim KY Justice Department Certified Conceal and Carry Instructor
San Bruno, California
I teach both men and women but specialize in teaching women how to be responsible, safe firearm owners. Whether you are a beginner or have experience already. My goal is to give you the knowledge,skills and attitude needed to handle a pistol with confidence.
I also conduct Refuse To Be A Victim Seminars tailored to your needs.
Your privacy is important to me. All inquiries and transactions will honor your privacy unless you decide to waive it for promotional, marketing or other reason.
Please check with your state and local laws pertaining to gun ownership.
Certifications: NRA Certified Pistol Instructor NRA Certified Instructor Refuse To Be A Victim"
Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
Southern Sassy Shooters offers Ladies Firearm and Personal Protection Instruction! We recognize that there is a tremendous need for women to learn about Firearms, and Personal Safety in an atmosphere that is safe, comfortable, with a lot of Encouragement!
Start learning to Protect Yourself with us! Small classes, ladies only!
Soon we will also be offering the Tennessee Carry Permit Class for Ladies only/or couples! More Information coming soon!
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor and Chapter Leader NRA Basic Pistol Instructor NRA PPIH Instructor NRA RTBAV Instructor NRA Range Safety Officer State of Tennessee Licensed Firearm Instructor
Cheri and Dan Armstrong are a husband and wife instructor team. They are both NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructors and NRA Range Safety Officers. Dan grew up shooting and hunting from an early age. He spent six years as a Military Police Officer where he received extensive firearms training. Dan also runs a small gun store which enables him to keep up to date on all of the latest developments in firearms and ammunition. Cheri is an avid hunter and shooter as well. She is a certified 4H shotgun and muzzleloader instructor. She is also the director for the local Women on Target shooting clinic as well as the chapter leader for The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapter – Pueblo, CO. Dan and Cheri have a passion for firearms education – especially when it comes to teaching youth, women and new shooters.
Certifications: NRA Basic Pistol NRA Range Safety Officer
Encourage and train woman in the activity of safe shooting for pleasure and if needed in self defense situations. Will be offering basic pistol classes and private lessons upon request.
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Basic Pistol, Personal Protection In the Home
North Georgia, Georgia
Confidence Through Education. This is our goal for each student that enters our classroom. We strive to work with our students to help them gain confidence by focusing on safety and fundamentals. We offer both group and private lessons and encourage each student to join us on the range again within 30 days of their class to help reinforce what they learned.
Christa's passion to share Gun Safety and Knowledge is evident in her teaching. I left class eager to practice and become one with my gun. - Elizabeth
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor, NRA Certified Instructor Basic Pistol and PPITH (Personal Protection In The Home), NRA Certified RSO.
I would just like women to know they are not helpless, they can learn to stand up and defend themselves & their families with a little common sense. Keep your head on a swivel, Be aware your surroundings at all times and trust your internal "gut" feelings. If something does not feel right, it probably isn't. Remove yourself from the dangerous situation at all cost or be ready to fight for your life or your loved ones life.
Certifications: "NRA Basic Certified Pistol Instructor - Sept. 2015 NRA Certified Range Safety Officer NRA Personal protection Inside the home NRA Personal Protection Outside the home NRA Advanced Personal Protection Outside the home Defensive Handgun Certi
Certifications: TWAW Instructor NRA Basic Pistol NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home NRA Range Safety Officer
TeamHouse Training is lead by a former 'Quiet Professional' with advanced firearms instructional certifications and advanced formal educational degrees, who shares his passion for learning with every staff member and class participant.
The instructors and staff of TeamHouse Training believe that individuals want to learn, not be taught;
come and experience the difference!
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Basic Pistol Instructor NRA Personal Protection in the Home
Fremont, North Carolina
CC Firearms Training, LLC is dedicated to teaching responsible and safe firearms handling, with an emphasis on self defense training. Offering Private/Semi-Private lessons as well as shooting classes. All skill levels are welcome. Private shooting range on our property.
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Certified Instructor in Pistol and Personal Protection in the Home NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
Connie Amelang owner, is dedicated to teaching women the safe and effective use of firearms in The Inland Empire and High Desert areas of So. California.
In 2013 I discovered a wonderful organization called "The Well Armed Woman". Their main focus is to Educate-Equip-Empower women in the safe use of firearms. The founder, Carrie Lightfoot saw a need and filled it. I have been a shooter for many years but had never found an organization by women for women until I discovered TWAW.
There is a movement going on right now as women are joining the ranks of gun ownership in large numbers, the likes of which we have never seen! Sisters Of Caliber was created to help train this growing number of women shooters.
Shooting has been a passion of mine for many years so it is fitting that I would want to assist other like-minded women. This is the reason that Sisters Of Caliber was created. It is a resource that women can count on whether it be shopping for their first gun, receiving training, or looking for equipment tailored to women. Sisters of Caliber is here as a resource to help this growing number of women to keep themselves and their loved ones safe!
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor, NRA Pistol, NRA Personal Protection In The Home, NRA Refuse To Be A Victim, NRA Range Safety Officer
Mount Vernon, Ohio
How to be Safe in Your Every Day Living
DETERMINE that you will NEVER be a VICTIM!
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor, NRA Pistol Instructor NRA PPITH Instructor NRA CRSO NRA RTBAV Instructor
Canon City, Colorado
Certifications: Basic Pistol, PPIH, PPOH, Basic Rifle, Muzzleloading, and Range safety officer
Grass Valley, California
WGM Tactical is dedicated to educating each and every student on the safe and effective usage of firearms for personal protection and for the pure pleasure that the shooting sports offers. We strive to make our students feel supported and encouraged to ask questions and express their personal needs and desired outcome from every training opportunity. We have become firearms educators because we want to promote safety and skills development and have a passion for the shooting industry and personal awareness education.
Certifications: NRA Pistol Instructor CA Department of Justice Certified Handgun Instructor
Armed and Ready Guns is a premier firearms training academy where we teach NRA and Non-NRA courses located in Southwest Florida in Venice, Florida. We have male and female instructors and are certified and insured. We also offer for sale full lines of most major firearm manufacturers.
Bob -Great class, my wife really enjoyed it.
Paul-Great Instructor, really great for my wife who never held or fired a gun.
Certifications: NRA Instructor in Pistol, Personal Protection in the Home, Range Safety Officer, and Refuse to Be a Victim NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
Hi. My name is Dana Reiner and I would love to help you in your journey toward becoming a more empowered and confident woman. I bring years of law enforcement to the table as well as years of being a stay at home mom and educator.
If you would like to start or further your education in the field of self-defense I would love to work with you. I can customize the experience to your personal needs and desires.
Need to buy a gun but don't know where to start? Want to be comfortable using and maintaining they gun? Would you like to improve your shooting ability? Would you like to be prepared for any situation that you might encounter needing to protect yourself? I can help you in that task. Oh, and it will be fun!
I attended the TWAW class in Phoeix and couldn't be happier with the entire experience. It is a professionally run and recognized organization that truly has a passion for empowering women in a male dominated field.
My NRA instructor, Mike Abramavich was extremely informative, engaging, and non-threatening. All-in-all a terrific 3 days of great information and student bonding.
Carrie Lightfoot is a wealth of knowledge and an inspiration. I came away feeling I truly have a support system in my future endeavors and will have been well prepared by this staff. Thanks! Dana Reiner
Certifications: TWAW Certified instructor NRA Instructor pisto instructor NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor
Robbins Training Institute seeks to provide safe training in the fields of situational awareness/survival, self-defense, and firearms. We welcome anyone looking to increase their knowledge, skills and attitudes as it applies to situational awareness/survival, self-defense, and/or firearms handling and usage
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Pistol Instructor NRA RSO
Winter Haven, Florida
Phone: 863 594 7931
My father and I started Dragon Fire Armory in 2012 with a passion for custom firearms and the shooting sports. We specialize in custom rifles and shotguns that are only limited to your imagination. We have handguns too :) We set out to be different than the other gun stores around us and have been successful. We cater to each individual customer and treat you like part of our family. Our local Ducks Unlimited chapter of Winter Haven also uses our store for their weekly meetings. Please do not hesitate to call us at anytime, 863-324-4152.
Certifications: NRA Basic Pistol NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home
Granite Falls, Washington
Our focus is on safety and helping novice students feel as comfortable as possible in learning about gun handling, marksmanship, strategic awareness, and tactical strategies for more advanced students. Pistol and Rifle. Helping women be empowered and aware.
Certifications: NRA Home Firearm Safety NRA Certified Pistol NRA Safety Officer IDPA Safety Officer
As a petite female who frequently felt vulnerable traveling alone all over the east coast Dawn Dolpp realized the necessity of possessing good situational awareness skills but she knew learning to avoid becoming a victim was not always enough. As a wife and mother, Dawn felt it was important to sign her family up for martial arts training and eventually firearms training in 2009. A few months later Dawn obtained her conceal carry permit and has continued her firearms training by taking courses from the local Sheriff’s Department, military trained firearms instructors, and NRA Certified Instructors. Dawn became a NRA Certified Basic Pistol & Rifle Instructor, NRA Certified Personal Protection In The Home Instructor, a Chief Range Safety Officer, Refuse To Be A Victim Instructor, TWAW Certified Instructor and a leader of the Southside, VA Chapter of the The Well Armed Woman(TWAW). Dawn attended the NC Justice Academy for her Certification as a NC Certified Conceal Carry Firearms Instructor. She practices at the range routinely to maintain her skills and continues to take classes to further her firearms training. Dawn teaches individuals and small groups firearms training and personal safety classes. Her focus lies in assisting women of all ages and skill sets on how to safely handle, care for and feel comfortable with their firearms and personal safety.
"Love your teaching style and how simply you break things down. Definitely comfortable under your instruction. It was fun!" ~ Kara
"I really liked being able to try different guns in different calibers. I LOVED this class! Thank you so much!" ~ Jessica
"Knowledgeable instructor and I loved the visual aides." ~ Stephanie
Certifications: NRA Certified Instructor for Basic Pistol, Basic Rifle, PPITH, Refuse To Be A Victim and CRSO. TWAW Certified Instructor & NC DOJ Certified Concealed Carry Firearms Instructor.
My goal is to empower women by providing them with the training they need to protect themselves.
"The classroom was noisy, in spite of this Dawn kept our attention and even made it fun." ~Laurel
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Basic Pistol NRA Personal Protection In The Home RSO
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor, NRA Certified Instructor for Basic Pistol and PPITH, NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, AZ Security Guard Firearms Instructor.
A & M Firearms Training specifically focuses instruction on the use of handguns for self-defense purposes. Starting with the introduction of handguns and working through the skills required for use of deadly force, we spend the time necessary for our students to be confident in the handling of their equipment. The mindset, as well as the psychological and physiological implications of use of force, are very much a part of all instruction. We welcome students as they start this journey and as they continue their training.
Certifications: The Well Armed Woman Certified Instructor Massad Ayoob's Mag-40 Armed Citizens' Rules of Engagement Sacramento County CCW Instructor NRA Basic Pistol NRA PPITH NRA PPOTH NRA Refuse to be a Victim NRA Range Safety Officer"TWAW Certified Instru
Phone: (208) 866-3561
Certifications: NRA: Basic Pistol Personal Protection In The Home Refuse To Be A Victim (Nov. 2, 2013)
We have been offering competitive priced, quality firearms instruction since 2012 in a Christian atmosphere. We encourage men, women, and children ages 5 and up to learn and excel in handgun, AR, and shotgun training. We are a woman owned and coached business that believes that all people should be trained to protect themselves in the world we live in today. We specialize in a women's 8 week course that has seen 100+ women graduate and excel in the shooting sports, and currently have 30+ undergoing instruction. We are a TWAW chapter in the state of Georgia, and have certified firearms instructors at the helm. Hope to see you soon!
I am so extremely thankful that this class is out their for women like me. I was always afraid of firearms but, after taking this class that is no longer the case. I feel very empowered and now know I can protect myself or my family if need be. I had the best time and learned so much from this class I ever thought was possible. I have already told a few women about it who are now interested in taking a class for themselves. I love all these ladies and can't wait to see them all again out on the range - Donna Guzzo
I learned more in this class than I thought I could. I feel more than confident now that I can protect myself at all times. I also got a whole group of new sisters in the process - Kim West Hudson
Fun Fellowship and Firearms is exactly what it says it is. You get some Fun, you get some Fellowship, and you get a whole lot of Firearms! This organization is the perfect fit for any woman who is looking for any and all of the three things mentioned above! - Amanda Rodewig
I loved it because it teaches you the correct way to hold a firearm for accuracy and the class gave me the confidence to feel comfortable shooting the firearm. I also loved the fact that the instructor pulled out of God's word that he is always right there beside us, no matter the storm we are facing. We are empowered women!- Dawn Lucas
Certifications: NRA Certified Pistol Instructor TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Personal Protection In The Home Instructor Refuse To Be A Victim Instructor NRA Range Safety Officer
My passion is teaching women to shoot and protect themselves. My goal is to teach them to do it in a safe and responsible manner.
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Basic Pistol NRA Personal Protection Inside The Home"
Email: 911Qrsrafr (at) Gmail.com
My goal is to help others minimize their risk of becoming a victim and protect themselves and their loved ones. I had a gun when a man broke through my front door. Fortunately I didn’t have to use it. The gun itself was enough to make him leave. What if I hadn’t had the gun?
I educate people on safety first, basic handling of a firearm, personal protection in and outside the home, how can you minimize your risk of becoming a victim. And concealed firearm carry.
I am a certified instructor by the NRA and the Well Armed Woman..I am also certified by the state of Utah and Illinois as a CCW Permit Instructor.
I am here to help anyway I can.
It was a pleasure meeting you as well. Your class and instructions were very informative and thorough. We both enjoyed the experience tremendously. Everyone got a kick out of the fact that I did better than Mike.
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
Thanks, Dee! You are an excellent instructor. Enjoyed it very much!
Hi Dee - Thank you so much for introducing my wife to the way of the pistol! She loved it and said you are awesome. She is ready to hit the range and is almost eager. Nice work!! She mentioned a 9mm Springfield? That's what we have at home. We also have a Ruger LCP .380. I believe our next purchase will be a Sig Sauer Mosquito. I think she really liked that one plus the economical aspect would be nice. We are interested in future sessions so we'll reach out and let you know when we're ready to take it up a step. Hopefully, we can find some good weather.
Certifications: TWAW, NRA Basic Pistol, NRA Personal Safety in the Home, NRA Range Safety Officer, NRA Refuse To Be A Victim.
Santa Maria, California
Hallsville , Texas
Phone: (903) 918-5124
I am a 20+ years former Law Enforcement professional with a passion to help people protect themselves. In today's changing world we all need to be able to take care of ourselves, our family and those in our immediate area during a crisis
If you need help, look me up.
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Basic Pistol NRA Personal Protection in The Home NRA RSO
South Pasadena, Florida
I love helping people, and particularly enjoy working with women. I want all women, as well as men, to be able to defend themselves and experience the confidence and peace that goes along with that. I am a perpetual student as well, and never stop learning, training or practicing. I will always have new information to share, but my focus is on safety with the gun as a tool and on using it defensively, skillfully, only when absolutely necessary. If you desire, I can meet you as a novice, and work with you until I can certify you as a USCCA Certified Instructor or a Range Safety Officer. How far do you want YOUR skills to grow? It's all up to you!
PR- I just wanted to say thank you for Saturday . I know I have a lot to learn and I think you are wonderful, very calm and eager to teach. I had a lot of fun and looking forward to our classes.
Teacher SR - I think that you being so alert and careful made me feel more at ease, for that was my first time holding a real gun. I think you are an excellent gun safety instructor!
AH- I felt very welcomed and appreciate the time and care you take with each member.
JB- I can't thank you enough for welcoming me into your chapter and I still feel a part of it -- looking much forward to my return next November. I gained so much from being a part of the group beyond even the practice and classes. I feel I have found new friends that I am very glad to have met. You are an excellent teacher and guide. Thank you for not treating me any differently as an "outsider" and for including me in every way possible. I admire your skills, your ability to pass them on, and most of all your warmth and acceptance of each woman who is part of your group.
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Pistol Instructor "USCCA Training Counselor NRA Chief RSO USCCA Instructor Basic Pistol, Concealed Carry, and Home Defense
Point Blank Firearms & Self Defense is woman owned. Retired officers Donna Anthony & Christian McCormick started Point Blank Firearms and Self Defense Training to provided training for women in the safe and effective use of firearms for personal protection. Our goal is to provided women situational awareness, the tools they need to defend and protect themselves and to gain the confidence in their ability handle any threat they may encounter.
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor, Font Sight Instructor-Alaska/ Nevada, NRA Instructor -Pistol- Rifle- Shotgun- Refuse to Be a Victim & Personal Defense in the Home, State of Alaska CCW Instructor, Advance A.L.I.C.E. Instructor, Simunitions instructor and Active Shooter Instructor.
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Certified Instructor: Pistol Personal Protection in the Home Retired Palmer Police Department Officer Former Deputy Sheriff, OH SWAT, Rapid Response to an Active Shooter, Tactical Vehicle Assault, Tactical Firearms, Ho
Phone: (907) 344-1008
Real People Alaska Firearms Training provides private or group lessons with certified NRA Instructors.
Confidential Training and Custom Courses available upon request.
Certifications: TWAW Certified, NRA Basic Pistol Instructor, Personal Protection in the Home Instructor,
Phone: 208 336-3840
We focus on small groups, to provide the safest training environment. We offer women's classes, including Enhaned CCW. Whether you have never touched a firearm, or you have skills, we will take you to the next level. Call or go online and find out the classes we have available, and experience the best training you can get.
Certifications: NRA certifications: TWAW Basic Pistol PPIH PPOH Chief RSO Refuse to be a Victim And Idaho Enhanced CCW
Certifications: TWAW certified instructor NRA basic pistol certified instructor NRA certified RSO
Colorado Springs, Colorado
If you are asked what type of firearm you own, and the answer is a black one, come to my class. I teach petrified beginners how to be comfortable with their firearms, novices how to shoot better and experienced shooters how to improve their accuracy and confidence. I can work one on one, with families and groups,and all with a focus on safety. I teach rifle, pistol and conceal carry classes. My favorite part about teaching is watching my students exceed their own personal expectations of what they can do with a firearm. Call today for class schedules.
Certifications: TWAW NRA Basic Pistol, Personal Protection in the Home Appleseed Rifle Instructor - Red Hat United State Conceal Carry Association Instructor
Phone: 615 430-5225
Certifications: NRA Pistol Instructor IPSC range officer
Certifications: NRA Home Firearm Safety, NRA Basic Pistol,
Firearms training for women
Certifications: TWAW Certified, NRA Basic Pistol, PPITH, RSO
Small personal class instruction at location of your choice-mobile and flexible.
Many women's only events and seminars.
Certifications: NRA - Basic Pistol, PPITH, RTBAV, Home Firearm Safety
It is important to me that women have a safe environment to learn about their firearm and to be comfortable and confident with it. My Husband, Son and I started Guardian two years ago. It is a small firearms training company based in Midland, Texas. The training is conducted individually or in small classes and is customized to meet the needs of the person or group. We offer training in a non-intimidating environment at our private training area or your location.
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Pistol NRA PPIH NRA RSO
Certifications: TWAW, NRA Basic Pistol, PPIH, Range Officer
Roswell, New Mexico
Phone: (575) 910-3234
Women's firearms training
Certifications: The Well Armed Woman, NRA Certified Instructor Basic Pistol, Personal Protection in the Home New Mexico Concealed Handgun Carry Instructor
Target Masters Academy offers a range of shooting opportunities
for beginners and experienced shooters. We emphasize safety and awareness so that students are better equipped to defend themselves and their families, exercise their rights as citizens and enjoy the world of shooting sports for years to come.
Certifications: TWAW, NRA Pistol Instructor, RTBAV, RSO.
We are a husband/wife teaching team desiring to help others with firearm handling skills, in obtaining their concealed carry license, and share how much we enjoy the sport of shooting.
It is important to us that every student leave our class with a new found confidence in their skills or having learned a new technique.
We offer group classes as well as private lessons.
Class was amazing!! I learned a lot of useful information. I left class looking at life differently. I had never shot a gun until yesterday, and I fell in love. I think it's going to become my new passion. There is just something about it, that feels so right with me.
You and Darral are great teachers, very good at explaining information. Your examples helped me to realize to watch my surroundings better.
Tim and I are gonna have to come out and shoot again. It was so much fun.
We really enjoyed the class on Saturday, we both learned a lot!
Carrie and Brandan
Thanks again for your personal touch on teaching safety and regulations involving firearms, Jamie. I didn't realize all the responsiblities I was taking on when carrying a firearm until your class.
Certifications: NRA Instructor - Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Home Firearm Safety, PPITH, Refuse to Be A Victim, Chief Range Safety Officer TWAW Certified Instructor USCCA Instructor (completing on June 10) A.L.I.C.E. Arkansas Concealed Handgun Carry ASP 15-1183
Do you want to learn to defend yourself and your family or just how to safely and responsibly handle firearms? Then join with us at the Yuma Chapter of the Well Armed Woman, Inc. (TWAW Shooting Chapters) as we educate, equip and encourage one another. For more information, visit our Facebook page through the link above. All three of our Chapter leaders are NRA Certified Instructors.
Certifications: NRA Certified: ~ Basic Pistol ~ Personal Protection in the Home ~ Range Safety Officer ~ TWAW
Firearm Coaching supports gun owners to progress in the direction they desire, through instruction and support in an open, honest, and safe environment.
The founder Jane knows what it is like to be afraid of a firearm. She knows what it is like to have to learn the new language and the terms used when talking about firearm. She also knows how empowering it is to face your fears and to overcome the obstacles in your way. As Jane overcame her fears she started helping family and friends to become familiar with gun and get pass their fears too. Her knowledge, compassion, and patience, has helped others feel comfortable as they learn about firearms. Jane realized that she was not alone and that there were others out there that just needed to be shown how to get started. Her passion for helping others is why she is so successful helping others forge through the unfamiliar path of gun ownership.
Firearm Coaching holds formal TWAW, NRA, Utah CFP, and USCCA classes. We can customize classes to fit your needs. Firearm Coaching is here to help you progress at your pace in a safe and comfortable learning environment.
SB - Jane is Amazing!!! I learned a lot in the short amount of time she spent with me!!
LP - Jane... Thanks for the training with my wife. It was awesome and she loved it. She wants to go back and do some more shooting this week for her birthday. She loved the training and I really love the fact that she's not scared of guns now! You rock!
Certifications: TWAW, NRA Pistol, PPIH, RTBAV, and an RSO.
I am passionate about keeping you safe! Learn how to safely store your firearm whether it's for sport or self defense. I want to help you become confident with your firearm but have a healthy respect so you don't ever become careless. Learning and practicing gun safety will insure peace of mind for you and your family while furthering your training. For over 20 years I have been a black belt in karate. I feel if you want to carry or have your carry license, you should train and be efficient. Your firearm should be an extension of your body. We say in karate...If you do not win a fight in the first 30 seconds or less, don't expect to win at all. This is why we train for self defense. If you have a firearm in your home, I want you to know gun safety and feel more comfortable with your firearm.
Thank you Janeen for being patient and explaining things in a manner that I could understand. ~Ronda
Certifications: NRA Basic Pistol
I believe that more women than ever before feel the need to learn to protect themselves. My goal is the same as the Well Armed Woman motto...to educate, equip, and empower women to take responsibility for their safety. I provide much more than firearms training. My intent is to instill confidence and to promote a feeling of competence, so that if a woman ever needs to use her firearm in a self defense situation she will feel that she can depend on herself to succeed. The bonus? Women connecting with each other, making friends, having a blast!
Certifications: Janet Gray
North Las Vegas , Nevada
Certifications: TWAW Certified NRA Certified Pistol NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home
Just owning a gun isn't enough! You need the knowledge, skills, and attitude to operate your firearm safely and in accordance with state and federal laws.. Protect yourself and your family! Carry confidently with training! Call us for certified handgun training..
"The best class I have ever taken." Mackensey, Smyrna, GA
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Pistol Instructor NRA Personal Protection in the Home NRA Refuse to Be a Victim USCCA Affiliate Instructor Gunsite Academy Graduate
Phone: (405) 404-1423
We offer gun safety and firearms training for home defense and concealed carry. We have the only United States Concealed Carry Association Certified Firearms Instructor in the Oklahoma City area and one of only a few in the state. We focus on preparing you to confidently carry and use a firearm to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.
"A great course taught by an excellent teacher who really knows her craft. She makes you feel comfortable, while at the same time training you to be more professional with firearm safety." -TJ
Certifications: CLEET Certified Oklahoma Self-Defense Act Instructor USCCA Certified Firearms Instructor NRA Chief Range Safety Officer NRA Personal Protection In The Home Instructor NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home Instructor NRA Refuse To Be A Victim Instr
I would like to take a moment to introduce myself and give you a short background. Many years ago, I was abducted by a man who was hiding in the backseat of my car when I got in it. I was forced to drive for miles, terrified of what the man’s intentions may have been. Fortunately for me, I was able to escape my moving vehicle and get away. This man turned out to be a violent serial rapist and the experience haunted me for many years.
I began the Total Confidence program in 2006 and have taught in several states for the past ten years. This is my passion as I continue to share my knowledge and expertise in Total Confidence instructing and training in reality mixed martial arts, self-defense, gun-defense, and pistol handling skills.
My goal for you is to feel completely comfortable and confident while learning the safe gun handling skills needed to defend you and your family.
Certifications: " NRA Law Enforcement Pistol Instructor Law Enforcement OCAT Instructor Public Safety Officer MOAB Instructor NRA Pistol Instructor NRA Refuse To Be A Victim Instructor NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor NRA Personal Protection In The Ho
Thousand Oaks, California
Phone: (805) 901-2858
The Goal of Empowered Not Cowered, Inc. handgun training is to provide a safe, instructional and encouraging environment for those people that do not want to have a fear of guns, that want to learn about guns and how they can be used for self protection and for promotion of the shooting sports. I was personally never raised with guns, and one day decided that I didn't want to be in a situation where I needed a gun, but either didn't have one, or was too afraid to use one to protect my self or my loved ones from harm. My goal is to help those folks that have the proper attitude about gun use and safety, to get started and headed in the right direction to continue their journey to gun ownership, self protection, and/or promotion of the shooting sports.
Certifications: NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructor GLOCK Certified Professional Armorer DOJ Certified Instructor Advanced Tactical Handgun Training Action Pistol Speed Shooting Competitor
Certifications: NRA Basic Pistol Instructor, RSO, Refuse to be a Victim Instructor
In 2014 I became a chapter leader of the Lehigh Valley (Easton, PA) chapter of The Well Armed Woman and then 2015 the leader of a second chapter in New Tripoli, PA Since that time, I have taken many courses and continue to do so to not only improve my skills, but to be able to teach other women effectively. It has been a pleasure working with women of all ages in my area and I hope to be able to continue to equip, educate and empower women for many more years.
"I found Jenn by accident and it's been nothing but a pleasure since. She is friendly, helpful and willing to go the extra mile to make women feel comfortable. I would recommend any women looking to learn more about firearms any day of the week!" - Stephanie
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor Certified Pistol Instructor Certified Home Firearm Safety Instructor Certified Refuse To Be A Victim Instructor Range Safety Officer Chief Range Safety Officer
Phone: 918 441 2716
Women's Firearm Instruction
Certifications: SO Girls Firearm Training/ SBR Defensive Training
Certifications: NRA Certified Pistol
Located in Southeast Ohio, Patronus Training is a veteran-owned business dedicated to providing training based on real-world events and experience. Patronus Trainingfocuses on civilian, law enforcement and military instruction in small arms manipulation and handling.
Patronus Training offers courses for many different levels and skill sets, from beginner to more advanced, including NRA Basic Pistol/Concealed Carry Classes for Ohio and West Virginia, Protective Pistol Level I and II Classes, Ladies Beginning Pistol Classes and The Well Armed Woman Southeast Ohio Chapter.
Patronus: Latin - Patron; Advocate; Defender; Protector.
"Awesome class today. Very informative and fun. Boosted my confidence in shooting. Taught us a lot about Ohio concealed carry laws. ... I would take classes with Jessamy any day. Great teacher!!!!"
"Awesome and fun class, I will be taking some of the advanced class."
"Great atmosphere and instructors! I feel so much better handling a pistol with knowing the basics!"
"I would recommend Patronus to everyone. The instructors are very knowledge and very easy to work with. They are very passionate about their work!! I thoroughly enjoyed taking their class. Tyson and Jessamy both made me feel so much more comfortable and confident about being around a gun."
"Anyone looking to learn about their gun, earn a license to carry, learn new tactics and practices, or just to go out and have fun should give Patronus a try. The instructors are very knowledgeable, easy to work with and have a passion for what they do. Spearheaded by one of our local veterans, with that kind of experience what more could you ask for? Give them a try! You won't be disappointed."
"First of all, I recommend everyone be prepared to defend themselves and stand up for our right to keep and bear arms. Tyson, Jessamy and everyone else at Patronous training do a GREAT job teaching basic firearms skills. I feel much more confident and comfortable...looking forward to Level II!"
Certifications: NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructor NRA Certified Range Safety Officer TWAW Certified Instructor NRA PPITH NRA RTBAV NRA CRSO IDPA Certified Safety Officer
Schenectady, New York
Certifications: Jessica Braun
I proud to be part of the instructor team at The Sportsman's Shop. We pride ourselves on provided firearm training designed to make you a safe shooter! I look forward to working with you.
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Pistol, Home Firearm Safety & RSO
Piedmont, South Dakota
Responsibly Armed, LLC. is committed to educating our fellow American citizens of the safe and responsible use of firearms, for the purpose of self-defense, defense of family, and defense of innocent life.
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Pistol Instructor NRA Personal Protection in the Home Instructor Front Sight Ambassador - Defensive Handgun"
Certifications: Training Counselor in the following disciplines : Certified HomeFirearm Safety, Certified Pistol, Certified Rifle, Certified Shotgun, Personal Protection in The Home, Certified Refuse To Be A Victim and CRSO
Waynesville, North Carolina
Mountain Girl Outdoors specializes in outdoor opportunities designed for women.
We strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental, non-intimidating environment where women can come together in an encouraging female-friendly environment while they learn and discover new outdoor lifestyle skills or participate in those they already enjoy.
As a female, it can be overwhelming or scary to participate in or take on a new activity that is known as male dominated. Let’s face it, male and females typically have different learning styles and/or environments. Our goal is to provide female, adult-learning centered classes and activities that build skills, confidence and empowerment. We believe this will help women become more comfortable in the outdoors, encouraging them to become engaged and involved with their families in new or current outdoor activities. Ultimately bringing families together, building stronger bonds, keeping them together and increasing the number of people involved in the outdoors. All while fellowshipping, making new friends and having fun with other women.
So, if you have ever wanted to learn more about an outdoor activity or skill, join the guys, your family, or friends in the outdoors and just didn’t know how to get started, give us a try.
All ages welcome. If you are planning a party, big or small, or a get together for the girls, we can tailor an outing or class to meet your needs.
Certifications: NRA Pistol NRA Rifle NRA Shotgun NRA Chief Range Safety Officer NRA Refuse To Be A Victim NC Concealed Carry Handgun Training
Bismarck / Mandan, North Dakota
Prairie Patriot aims to educate and train women and men to defend themselves and their loved ones. Tailored toward new shooters, our courses are offered in a comfortable and inviting environment.
Certifications: NRA Instructor #177251523 NRA Basic Pistol NRA Refuse To Be A Victim NRA Range Safety Officer IDPA #A331712 IDPA Safety Officer ND CCW Instructor #10077 North Dakota Concealed Carry Instructor Kukkiwon Dan Cert #05236188 3rd DAN Black Belt
Hands-on training in a safe, comfortable environment using easily understood terms and demonstrations to demystify the gun world for women.
"Ever since I took my CCW class, which was really my first time shooting a handgun much and only months after touching a gun for the first time – it has really changed me and what I think I can do. Like my big girl panties grew up. hahaa. Three years ago I would have laughed and wouldn’t have believed it that I would be looking forward to a Well Armed Woman group starting in Lincoln and then it did and I joined, that I would walk around with a gun on my hip (loaded – gasp), wanting to shoot competition, that I would drive a fire truck in a grass fire, going on rescue calls, etc. It is amazing what the empowerment of holding and shooting a gun, and learning about them, what it can do in your life! Carrie W.
Julie, just a quick note to say thanks for a very nicely done and informative class yesterday. I am completely overwhelmed at ALL the voluminous amounts of material but I LOVE it and I find this whole gamut very stimulating. Somewhat intimidating...... but very stimulating. Thanks again for all you do!! K.Q. Allen
Certifications: "NRA Firearms Instructor NRA Chief Range Safety Officer NRA Refuse To Be A Victim Instructor Nebraska Concealed Carry Instructor Nebraska Hunter Education Instructor Nebraska Bowhunter Education Instructor LASR Affiliate Instructor USCCA Affil
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Julie Gordon, NRA certified firearms instructor, specializing in teaching women the safety and fundamentals to confidently shoot a pistol. Also including the Concealed Weapons Permit licensing requirement in trainings.
I was always frightened of guns and scared to shoot. I didn't feel comfortable learning from a man. Julie took the fear out of learning and empowered me through teaching safety and fundamentals. I am no longer scared of guns and look forward to further instruction with Julie. Allison
Julie keeps the class interesting by including hands on drills and training. I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Kelly
Certifications: Certified NRA Firearms instructor in pistol also for Florida CWP
Scott Depot, West Virginia
SDG Firearms Training LLC is dedicated to giving quality pistol instruction in a fun, safe, supportive, non-intimidating environment.
Are you interested in obtaining your concealed carry permit or having a firearm at home for your personal protection? Or do you have a CCW permit yet have hardly been to the range or fired your handgun? Need a refresher on the basics of handguns?
Julie Park is a NRA-certified basic pistol instructor, NRA-certified CRSO, and NRA-certified Instructor for Personal Protection in the Home as well as the Chapter Leader for the Well Armed Woman Greater Huntington WV Chapter. She is passionate about helping women and their families get responsibly armed.
Looking forward to serving you. SDG, Soli Deo Gloria, Glory to God Alone
"I would LOVE to take it again, it was that good! So much information, such good information, great instructors, and I left feeling so empowered and so much more confident. PLEASE take [her] class if you have not. It is amazing! And don't be intimidated by the class. There were ladies of all skill levels, shapes, sizes, ages, etc. and EVERYONE was able to learn, grow, and improve in a very supportive environment." -Paula
"Oh my! This is an awesome class. Such great information and practical applications. If I can do it, many more can." - Cindy
"Yes, this was super educational AND fun! I highly recommend it! It's worth rearranging your schedule if you have something previously planned!" - Angela
"This is an awesome opportunity. I've taken this class and we had a blast! Very educational and hands on experience." - Kathi
"I LOVED this class!! It's not your typical women's self-defense course. You receive, among other things, fire arms training, self-defense which includes disarming techniques and basic causality care. This class is not only empowering, it's a blast!! We had so much fun!! Don't be intimidated ladies!! Skill level, age, size, ability doesn't matter!! If you want to learn how to protect yourself, your family and others, take this class!!" - Carolyn
"For anyone interested, Julie (SDG Firearms Training, LLC), runs a top shelf operation. She is an awesome instructor herself, and has assembled additional subject matter experts to round out this course into an exceptional training opportunity. If you can attend, you will not be disappointed." - Fred, NRA TC
"Ladies! Trust me when I say that you do NOT need to feel intimidated by this class. NO ONE is going to pressure you into trying ANYTHING that you absolutely do not want to do. We encourage you to try! But this event is surrounded with VERY qualified staff and is geared towards SAFETY and FUN! DO NOT miss out on such an important experience! No one else offers anything like this." - Katie
Certifications: TWAW NRA Basic Pistol Instructor NRA PPITH NRA RSO NRA CRSO
We are here for all your firearm needs! From military and law enforcement training to personal protection training. We make sure you can feel safe and comfortable handling your firearms. We offer FL Concealed Carry classes, shooting lessons, and lessons on using and caring for your firearms.
Certifications: TWAW, NRA Pistol, FIRST Steps, PPIH
Professional firearms instructors dedicated to teaching others safe and responsible firearm ownership in order to become more equipped to protect themselves and their families.
Certifications: NRA Certified Pistol NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer
Empowering Families to Defend Themselves!
Our mission is to empower our customers with exceptional, one-of-a-kind defense instruction; we do this by emphasizing firearm safety and explaining the "whys" in an experiential format that takes place in a comfortable, familiar setting.
Kaery Concealed aims to set the firearm industry standard of professionalism, quality training, and customer care while educating, equipping, and empowering families to defend themselves.
Kaery knows her stuff. The organized instruction made it easy to learn. I like how Kaery addressed my fears and helped me beyond them.— Bethany W.
Kaery’s courses always surprise me with more content than I expect and the fact that she makes the content really enjoyable with relevant videos, exercises, and drills makes the whole experience even more enjoyable. I never thought I would be able say that I looked forward to my next firearm class, but with Kaery as my teacher I can’t wait. —Rachel H
Very balanced, thoughtful, and articulate presentation. I appreciate that Kaery took seriously the use of deadly force.— Judy C.
Excellent instructor, extremely knowledgeable, and highly positive energy. Kind, patient, and informative. I appreciate that Kaery took the time to listen to my concerns, began the instruction at my level, and then taught me more than I ever imagined I would be able to learn about firearms and personal defense.—Tammy P.
Certifications: NRA: CRSO, PPOTH, PPITH, Pistol, Shotgun, Home Firearm Safety, RTBAV Utah BCI Concealed Carry Permit Instructor WA State Hunter Ed Instructor
Tahlequah & Tulsa, Oklahoma
Sweet Shot firearms LLC was founded because victimization is a reality in today's society. Empowering others to walk tall with the confidence that they can protect themselves and their families is a passion I've held long before I ever picked up a firearm. The safe and effective use of a firearm is a way to build those things within us to defend ourselves should the need arise.
Sweet Shot Firearms Training offers curriculum that is guaranteed to enhance your skill set and most of all do so with many SMILES! If your laughing your learning...we, together, will do both!
I had never touched a gun until today in the conceal and carry class. Kara made the process very enjoyable and now I have the confidence to actually shoot a fire arm. Everyone should sign up for her classes. Thanks Kara!!!
Kara is an excellent instructor. My wife and I just completed her course and enjoyed it. She made the atmosphere very relaxed and was very thorough in explaining things. She doesn't just blow thru the literature and let you blast 50 rounds and call it a day. For beginners or experienced shooters, She takes the time to work with you 1 on 1 and make sure you leave the course being able to properly handle your gun and consistently hit the target.
I took the RSO course from Sweet Shots. I am very impressed at Kara's knowledge, enthusiasm, and funny stories she shared as she taught, what could be, a rather dry subject. We had issues where she had to change her curriculum on the fly and she handled it seamlessly. Well done. I'd give it 10 stars if I could!
I want to thank you for the way you teach the RSO class. Those crazy scenarios that you do are what helped me handle a situation today. I didn’t hesitate, I was able to use an authoritative direct voice while safely disarming a student. Paul and I took your RSO class 10 months ago. We hold 3 to 8 classes a month of 10+ students and had never had a situation like today.
With ALL of my heart, I thank you for teaching the RSO Course and for the way you teach it.
Susan Hansen — 5 starI took the RSO course from Sweet Shots. I am very impressed at Kara's knowledge, enthusiasm, and funny stories she shared as she taught, what could be, a rather dry subject. We had issues where she had to change her curriculum on the fly and she handled it seamlessly. Well done. I'd give it 10 stars if I could!
James H — 5 starKara is an excellent instructor. My wife and I just completed her course and enjoyed it. She made the atmosphere very relaxed and was very thorough in explaining things. She doesn't just blow thru the literature and let you blast 50 rounds and call it a day. For beginners or experienced shooters, She takes the time to work with you 1 on 1 and make sure you leave the course being able to properly handle your gun and consistently hit the target.
Krystle Waggoner — 5 starI convinced my sister and mom to take the combo class with me so I wouldn't be bored, alone. Little did I know we would be laughing all day long! Definitely makes it easier to learn when the instructor can keep you interested. Would definitely recommend to anyone, novice or experienced! Will be looking forward to learning more from Kara in the future!
Carol Lyons — 5 starHad a great time in the RSO certification class taught by Kara with Sweet Shot Firearms Training in Phoenix, AZ on Oct 2. Very informative, tons of information, presented in a creative and fun way. Didn't even realize the day was going by!
Certifications: TWAW Certified Oklahoma SDA (CCW) 2A Shooting Center NRA RTBAV Instructor NRA Training Counselor & Instructor in Basic Pistol Home Firearm Safety PPITH & PPOTH CRSO
Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
The fastest growing population of handgun owners is women. My goal is to provide knowledge and training to women who have chosen to protect themselves with a handgun. My focus is safety and responsible gun ownership. I have 10 years of shooting experience. I have competed in firearm competitions and have held several titles. I am an NRA Certified Instructor and an Instructor for the Well Armed Woman.
I had a great day if instruction with Karen! She is a knowledgeable professional who knows her stuff! I would recommend this course to everyone. Ladies, you can't go wrong with Karen!
Certifications: "NRA Certified Instructor (Basic Pistol, Personal Protection Inside the Home, Refuse To Be A Victim) TWAW certified Instructor"
North Andover, Massachusetts
My goal and mission is to teach women how to use a firearm safely. Women have different needs and issues when it comes to using and owning a firearm. I want to provide women with the education and training that they are looking for and who are looking for a female instructor.
Certifications: TWAW Certified NRA PPIH, Pistol, and Home Firearm Safety
Flowery Branch, Georgia
We can help you learn how to not only shoot your gun but more importantly do it safely. Teaching women how to shoot is Karen's specialty! We offer beginner and intermediate classes as well as women's only classes. We would love to help you get started!
"I was at XYZ range and the safety marshall there was gushing about how I "must have had some excellent instruction because my form was perfect." I told him, yeah, Karen at Trigger Time is pretty awesome. And he said he's heard good things about you." ~Margaret B.
Certifications: NRA Basic Pistol. NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, NRA Refuse to be a Victim, USCCA Pistol / Concealed Carry.
NRA certified instructor for all your training requirements in pistol shooting. I also teach the NRA Defensive Pistol course. I enjoy working with beginners and youth.
Certifications: NRA Advanced pistol, Home Firearm Safety, Personal Protection in the Home, Personal Protection Outside the home, Chief Range Safety Officer
Women's firearms instruction
Certifications: Soteria Training Solutions
Armed and Feminine was born to bring the world of firearms training to women - women who want it, women who need it. Everyone arrives here through their journeys in different ways. Your life has changed. You now have children. You’ve recently been widowed. You’ve had a experience with domestic violence. How do you protect yourself and/or your children? That’s where I come in.
Women now make up 40% of the market in firearms and accessory purchases. They need to have the right skills in gun safety and handling, shooting skills and understanding personal safety.
Most women want to be taught these skills by a woman. We learn differently from men. We’re built differently from men. We have different priorities from men. As a Certified The Well Armed Woman instructor and Certified NRA instructor, I will give you the tools needed to become a more confident woman about personal safety for you and your family.
In our world today, where we hear so many accounts of unrest and violent activity, it’s time to take charge of your own personal safety, by no longer relying on someone else to keep you protected but by becoming the protector.
Check it out, see if this is for you. I am happy to accompany you along your journey.
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA - Basic pistol; PPITH
We believe that in order to have productive and prosperous communities, we must also have safe and secure communities.
We are a Safety Education and Firearm Training Company.
Training and consulting in Firearm Safety, Self Defense, Workplace Safety and Judgment Training Simulators.
Heather- " I learned a lot and would highly recommend this course to everyone!"
Christopher- "Looking forward to the next classes."
Brandy- " I enjoyed the smaller class sizes and all the information on firearms."
Mary-"Very well presented, she made me feel comfortable and safe."
Steve -"Real world training, the course was great!"
Certifications: NRA Pistol Instructor, NRA Range Safety Officer, CDC Workplace Violence Seminar Instructor, Firearm Judgment, Training Instructor, Use Of Force Instructor, CPR Certified, Simmunition Range Safety Officer
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Certified Pistol Instructor NRA Certified RSO NRA Certified CRSO NRA Certified PPITH
Raymond , Mississippi
Phone: 769 972 2382
Boondocks FTA is an all-inclusive, state of the art, training facility for civilians of multiple skills set. We teach beginners to advanced. We provide women only courses, taught by certified female instructors. We provide rental guns/ gear as well as personalized fittings. 769-972-2382
Certifications: TWAW NRA (Pistol, PPITH, CRSO) USCCA certified instructor IDPA- SO
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Vivian “Kim” Thumel is committed to helping women realize their right to defend themselves, the art of security and firearms instruction. As a wife and mother and grandmother, Kim realizes the necessity of possessing good situational awareness skills whether for a faith-based organization, community welfare, or personal safety. Kim’s passion for protection fuels her goal to train women on the necessary safety skills that have been proven to dissolve victim-based mentality.
In her spare time, she enjoys going to the range to shoot around and perfect her craft as well as clean cooking and fitness. By entrusting her training to organizations such as the National Rifle Association (NRA), The Well Armed Woman (TWAW), Gunsite Academy, Academi, and other professionals in the field, Kim continues to enrich her range of skills. She really enjoys empowering women who are interested in learning more about firearms and how to use them effectively and safely.
Kim is a GREAT instructor, who is patient and understanding. She makes sure you are comfortable and knowledgeable about what you are doing. ~ Nancy
The condominium area I live in started to have several muggings this year. I am 74 years old and figured I was a prime target who needed to do something for protection. I purchased a gun and was lucky enough to have Kim as my instructor. Besides being incredibly efficient, she was extremely patient with me; I was nervous and had never handled a gun before. It has been a positive experience having her as my instructor. ~ Lucy
Kim exhibited great patience, calmness, and knowledge as she led me step-by-step, first through safety procedures followed by how to properly hold and discharge my firearm. I cannot imagine anyone being a better instructor; Kim comes highly recommended. ~ Jim Thanks so much for getting my ladies into the class. They both really enjoyed it and learned a lot. ~ Mike
Certifications: NRA Certified Instructor and RSO, Pistol, Refuse To Be a Victim, Personal Protection in the Home, DCJS 99-405155 Armed Personal Protection Specialist, TWAW Instructor, USCCA Affiliate Instructor, Security for Faith-Based Organizations (SAFBO), The Departm
Piney Flats, Tennessee
Phone: 423 391-6006
Certifications: NRA Basic Pistol Instructor Personal Protection in the home Instructor Refuse to be A Victim Instructor
Johnson City, Tennessee
Certifications: NRA Range Safety Officer NRA Instructor Certified Refuse To Be A Victim NRA Instructor Certified Personal Protection In the Home NRA Instructor Certified Pistol TWAW Certified Instructor
Twin Falls, Idaho
LMS Defense is a coordinated group of professional weapons and tactics instructors. We provide training to concerned citizens as well as law enforcement and special tactics teams. We perform product development, product testing and evaluation(T&E), private consulting, and even various international instruction for U.S. allied countries.
“An amazing training experience”
- Jan, Twin Falls, ID
“LMS Rocks and will be forever grateful for all you did to help me to understand my pistol.”
- Barbara, Twin Falls, ID
“What a great class! I had a blast and I can’t wait to do it again”
- Darren, Sacramento, CA
"Thank you for an excellent class yesterday! This was by far the best CCW class I've ever taken"
-Philip H, Twin Falls, ID
Certifications: 2011 LMS Certified Firearms & Tactics Instructor
New Castle, Delaware
Our Mission is to provide superior firearms instruction in a safe, welcoming environment by teaching the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and operating a firearm safely while enhancing all skill levels.
Certifications: TWAW Instructor NRA Certified Firearms Instructor; F.I.R.S.T. Steps Pistol, Basic Pistol, PPITH NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
Women's firearm instruction
Certifications: Southern Belle Firearms Training
Email: XeNaan25(at)gmail.com or southerngunms
Southern Gun Firearms Training LLC is committed to providing quality education and skills training in the areas of Basic Pistol, Personal Protection in the Home, and Mississippi Concealed Carry Certification. Following the National Rifle Association curricula, we provide students the opportunity to learn the foundations necessary for responsible gun ownership.
Your Southern Gun Firearms Training LLC instructors are certified by the NRA and are dedicated to providing a safe, positive atmosphere where individuals and families can develop the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to safely handle firearms.
"Just wanted to say how much I thoroughly enjoyed the Basic Pistol and Enhanced Carry class on Saturday. You ladies taught the material in an understanding way and the hands on training with loading, unloading and cleaning was also helpful. I can't wait to come back for more!" - April Young
Certifications: TWAW Instructor NRA Basic Pistol Instructor NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor Mississippi Concealed Carry Certified
Charleston, West Virginia
Simply Safe Group is a personal safety business offering classes in self-defense education and firearms skills training to the general public. Simply Safe Group has classes to accommodate all skill levels from beginners to intermediate. West Virginia Concealed Carry Classes are offered weekly. Classes are conducted in a comfortable, friendly and non-stressful atmosphere offering individualized attention to students in the classroom and on the range.
Certifications: "NRA Range Safety Officer NRA Certified Home Firearm Safety NRA Certified Pistol NRA Personal Protection in The Home NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home NRA Certified Rifle NRA Certified Shotgun NRA Certified Refuse To Be A Victim"
Certifications: USCCA Certified instructor
We are a full line gun store and range. We also teach concealed carry, basic pistol, kids safety classes and private lessons.
Certifications: Concealed Carry Basic Pistol
Certifications: Red Rock Firearms
MINNEAPOLIS , Minnesota
Defensive firearms training focusing on defensive training for women and those new to or fearful of firearms.
Certifications: NRA Basic Pistol, NRA Personal Protection in the Home, NRA Refuse to Be a Victim, USCCA Certification, TWAW Certification, NRA Range Safety Officer.
Specializing in instructing women, founder Lacey Lund is an NRA-certified instructor, CRSO and RSO, TWAW-certified Instructor and a chapter leader of The Well Armed Woman's Salt Lake City Chapter.
Certifications: TWAW NRA: Basic Pistol, CRSO, Personal Protection in the Home, Home Firearm Safety UT CFP Instructor (concealed firearm permit)
Southern Gun Firearms Training LLC is committed to providing quality education and skills training in the areas of Basic Pistol and Personal Protection in the Home. Following the National Rifle Association curricula, we provide students the opportunity to learn the foundations necessary for responsible gun ownership.
Your Southern Gun Firearms Training LLC instructors are certified by the NRA and are dedicated to providing a safe, positive atmosphere where individuals and families can develop the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to safely handle firearms.
"Just wanted to say how much I thoroughly enjoyed the Basic Pistol and Enhanced Carry class on Saturday. You ladies taught the material in an understanding way and the hands on training with loading, unloading and cleaning was also helpful. I can't wait to come back for more!" - April
Certifications: TWAW Certified NRA Basic Pistol NRA PPIH
It is our mission, at Mama Bear Defensive Firearms Training, LLC, to HELP you become educated, equipped and empowered in the safe, effective use of firearms. It is up to you to CHOOSE to utilize what you learn in this class and to pursue further training. We are here to help in whatever capacity needed. Private lessons available upon request.
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Basic Pistol, PPITH Enhanced conceal carry permit certification for the state of Mississippi
We help empower women by providing a fun and comfortable environment for owning and learning about firearms and self-defense.
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor, NRA Basic Pistol, NRA PPITH, NRA First Steps, Utah Concealed Carry Instructor
Phone: 386 527 3487
Certifications: NRA Certified Pistol NRA Certified Rifle NRA Certified Shotgun Chief Range Safety Officer
Phone: (219) 308-5945
My mission is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for women to learn about firearms and firearm safety. The purpose of the class is to educate. Each class also serves as a platform to empower students with a level of confidence, and encourage them to continue building their knowledge in the fun and exciting world of shooting.
Certifications: NRA certified basic pistol; personal protection in the home; Refuse to be a Victim; Range Safety Officer; Women on Target - Clinic Director; DNR Hunter Safety Instructor
Piney Flats, Tennessee
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Pistol Instructor Personal Protection In The Home, NRA RSO
Clinton Twp, Michigan
The ability to teach and empower students to safely, properly, and legally carry firearms for protection, is my true goal.
Certifications: NRA Certified Pistol NRA PPIH NRA RSO
Lake Villa, Illinois
FOMO Firearm Training offers group and individual instruction in rifle, pistol and shotgun.
We offer introductory and advanced classes, including women's only classes and introduction to competition shooting.
Very practical and informative class in a welcoming and non-intimidating environment. The hands on portion raised my level of comfort in handling a variety of firearms. The instructors were awesome! I would recommend this class to anyone just starting out or just wanting to improve their skill and knowledge.
Certifications: TWAW NRA BP NRA PPITH NRA RSO NRA CRSO USCCA
My mission is to teach people to safely and confidently handle their pistol, and to encourage them to continue training after they leave the classroom. Classes are small; from 3 - 6 students in a quiet country setting with an onsite outdoor range. Graduates may return and sit through future classes for a refresher, free of charge.
We very much enjoyed your CC class. You are an excellent instructor. We learned so much and we look forward to "refining" our shooting abilities in the near future......Pam
Thank you so much for teaching me all about gun safety, it was such a great course of 22 pistols and rifles..... Henry (age 9)
Certifications: The Well Armed Woman Certified Instructor NRA Basic Pistol NRA PPITH NRA RTBAV NRA RSO Illinois Conceal Carry Instructor certified.
Commack, New York
Certifications: TWAW, NRA Pistol, NRA Rifle, PPIH , RSO, USCCA Instructor
Alexandria , Indiana
We specialize in providing training for new and female shooters. We can customize training to meet YOUR needs!
"Very helpful class. Great to look at it from a woman's perspective." Gail
"You have a calling for this and you make it easy to learn and absorb." Tari
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructor NRA Certified Personal Protection In The Home Instructor NRA Chief Range Safety Officer NRA Refuse to be a Victim Instructor NRA Certified Home Firearm Safety Instructor
Class and Carry is a comfortable boutique styled store and training center that is very friendly and helpful to new gun owners and those considering handgun ownership. Our mission is to equip, educate, encourage and empower people to take their safety personally.
Loui is an amazing teacher - I came to Class and Carry knowing nothing (and I really mean nothing!) and now, I have a new skill that I know will help me in all that I do -
I kept thinking, "Why isn't there someone out there doing this?" and then I found Class and Carry - thank you!!!
Class and Carry is really focused on women and the way we think - I like that. Plus, there are choices in the store that nobody else in town carries - what a great resource.
Certifications: TWAW, NRA, USCCA Basic Pistol, Personal Protection in Home Refuse To Be a Victim"
Ashaway, Rhode Island
Firearms are an integral part of life and a necessary tool for survival. Historically, every individual was taught about firearms and learned to shoot proficiently at a very young age. It is time to bring back the skills and common-sense thinking about firearms. It is time to become educated and take responsibility for ourselves.
The shooting sports can develop an excellent boost of self confidence. The gratification of performing well on the range is an empowering experience. Education is the first step to becoming a safe shooter.
I have successfully taught women and men of all ages. I specialize in teaching complete beginners, senior citizens as well as those with specific goals; in a fun, safe and friendly environment.
From just learning to be safe in your everyday life to getting your concealed carry permits, and everything in between; I can help you achieve your desired goals. After all, Shooting Is Recreationally Therapeutic!
"Lyd is a superior instructor and is to be highly commended.- Jill M.
"Great day with a great instructor." - John L.
"Really great class, best NRA instructor I've had yet." - Anne P.
"Lyd is extremely knowledgeable and has true life experiences to relate to the training." - Peter B.
"Instructor was outstanding." - Caroline B.
"Instructor was very entertaining as she presented the information. This was a great experience." - Amy D.
Certifications: NRA Basic Rifle Instructor NRA Basic Pistol Instructor NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor NRA Chief Range Safety Officer NRA Refuse To Be A Victim Instructor NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home
We believe people can make a difference
Be they heroes serving in the Military or Police, or simply law abiding citizens we teach our students with one goal in mind – to provide people with the skills and mindset to enter into crisis situations and prevail. Even if against great odds. We recognize that our students make a difference in an often dangerous world overseas or right here at home every day. Our mission is to give them the skills to make that difference. Sadly there are terrible people and circumstances in this world. We believe in heroes that bravely stand up to those dark forces. We at Michigan Combat Dynamix are here to give them the edge when the wolf is at the door.
We believe in practicality
We don’t believe in show boating or fluff. We don’t punch tickets here. Our students or their departments pay hard earned money and spend valuable time and deserve great instruction that is practical, applicable and realistic. They need the tools to potentially save their lives and the lives of others. We seek to meet that need every day. We strive to give each individual quality instruction from proven teachers with real world experience.
We believe in our system
The four pillars of any Michigan Combat Dynamix class will be built on the pillars of our school. The “X” in our name isn’t by accident. The four points of the “X” represent the four pillars that guide our philosophy of training. Those are Safety, Tactics, Mindset and Efficiency.
dy·nam·ic adjective dī-ˈna-mik
1. Relating to physical force or energy. 2. Marked by usually continuous and productive activity or change.
We are seeking to productively change our students, both in abilities and mindset. Beyond the marksmanship, we want to teach students the will to succeed against all odds when put into harm’s way. We make sure our students are the good guys, and we want the good guys to win. Who are the good guys? The Soldier on patrol, the Cop on the beat, the Citizen who refuses to be a victim.
Certifications: TWAW certified instructor; NRA Certified Pistol, Certified Refuse to be a Victim, Personal Protection in the Home.
Firearms Instruction for women
Certifications: TWAW, NRA Basic Pistol, NRA PPITH, NRA Range Safety Officer
Certifications: NRA basic Pistol Instructor NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
I am certified to teach several gun disciplines as well as personal protection and awareness. I have retired from a career as an optometrist so I have a flexible schedule to give classes and private instruction as needed. I enjoy working with all people but especially I enjoy working with women who are working on their skills and personal safety concerns.
Certifications: TWAW Certified Leader NRA Certified Instructor: Basic Pistol, Person Protection In the Home; Chief Range Safety Officer; Basic Shotgun; Refuse To Be a Victim USCCA Certified Instructor for Concealed Carry and Home Defense
Phone: 678 583 2896
Providing instruction in the safe use and handling of firearms. Classes for new, intermediate or advanced shooters. Women's only classes and classes designed for youth and parents.
"Thank you to Marybeth Crawford and her husband, Greg, fir their outstanding instruction in the NRA First Steps Rifle course. Julueand I are very proud of ourselves and can't wait for the next course! Greg and Marybeth are excellent instructors and it is much appreciated. I learned a lot!!" - Cindy L.
Certifications: NRA Certified Instructor Pistol Rifle Home Firearm Safety Refuse To Be A Victim
Certifications: NRA Basic Pistol Instructor, NRA Rifle Instructor, NRA Shotgun Instructor
Peoria, LaSalle-Peru area, Illinois
Phone: 309 645 8263
My friend Anne and I teach classes specifically for women. We bring several types of pistols so that you can find a fit for your specific needs. Each student had different needs so you grrr individualized attention during the range time. We want you to be successful.
Thanks so much. I can't believe that I shot that well in such a short time!
The tips you have on gripping the pistol really improved my target hits. Thank you!
Certifications: TWAW Certified NRA Pistol, PPITH, RSO, CRSO
West Jordan, Utah
I train primarily new shooters with a focus on women. My training will emphasize safety and the basic shooting fundamentals. I can arrange private training and private group classes as well.
I really enjoyed this class, Michelle made the time fly by. By the end I was hungry for even more information because she has such a way of presenting the material that even being newbie, I felt empowered and that I could learn and progress in my new found hobby to a point where someday I would feel comfortable conceal carrying on a regular basis.
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Basic Pistol NRA Personal Protection In The Home NRA Refuse To Be A Victim Utah Concealed Firearm Permit.
Conway , South Carolina
Phone: 843-397-GUNS (4867)
My ultimate passion is to EDUCATE, EQUIPE & EMPOWER woman with there firearm. I will challenge you to be "the best YOU" you can be. I'm excited to share I have successfully completed a 4hr precision shooting class with Gabby Franco "Shoot Pink for Girls." And loved it! I am also the leader of TWAW Conway chapter. As a gun store owner, I am blessed with the opportunity of meeting lots of ladies and eager to hear your needs. Drop in at The Gun Store & Indoor Range on any Tuesday nights 4pm-8pm and take advantage of 1/2 price "Ladylike Shoot Night" - ask for Michelle
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting NRA PPIH (Basics of Personal Protection in the Home) "
I have been teaching firearm safety & personal protection in my family business for several years. I love what I do and can help you reach your goals. Call me anytime.
"The people at Harry Beckwith are ready and willing to help customers with all their needs. It is really nice Michelle is there to teach firearms use and safety classes for women only. Men have their own classes. In this way women like myself who had never even fired a gun are comfortable. Michelle goes out of her way to help their female customers on an individual basics to become more proficient shooters. It's always fun to be with her and to practice shooting at their wonderful indoor range." - Syliva Smith
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Pistol NRA Range Safety Officer NRA Refuse to Be a Victim NRA Personal Protection"
To empower, equip and encourage woman and girls to learn their way around firearms safely and to shoot.
Certifications: TWAW, NRA Basic pistol, Rifle and PPIH and RSO.
Raymond , Mississippi
The Mission of the Boondocks Firearms Training Academy is to provide a facility to bring instructors and students together and Make A Difference...One Class At A Time!
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor Certified NRA Pistol Personal Protection In The Home Range Safety Officer Chief Range Safety Officer
Dedicated to teaching firearms safety and proper shooting techniques. I am a retire Police Lieutenant with 15 + years of firearms instructor experience. I take great pride in my firearms instruction.
Certifications: "NRA Pistol Instructor State of Florida Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor NRA Range Safety Officer"
First Steps, Basic Pistol, Refuse To Be A Victim, CPL, Home Firearm Safety, Personal Protection In The Home, and Range Safety Officer courses offered. Instructors certified by the NRA and The Well Armed Woman, Specialized in training women one on one in a non-stressful environment.
Certifications: TWAW NRA - Basic Pistol, PPITH, Home and Firearm Safety, Refuse To Be A Victim, CRSO, Detroit Arms - Advanced Pistol - Self Defense - Handgun Retention Course
Firearms training for women. Course content and presentation is designed to target the specific needs of women who are interested in shooting for sport, as well as, enhancing skills for independent self defense. Focus is on educating, equipping and empowering women in a safe, practical, highly supportive, environment.
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Certified Pistol Instructor NRA Certified Personal Protection in the Home Instructor NRA Certified Refuse To Be A Victim Instructor
Greenhorn Outfitter is committed to firearm safety and fundamentals in shooting. Students are taught firearm use in a controlled environment with one on one instruction where needed. Basic classes are a great place for beginners to start and advanced courses are available for those seeking to further their shooting skills. In addition to firearms courses, we also offer First Time Gun Buyer classes, Realtor Safety Seminars, and Refuse to Be A Victim Classes. See our website for information.
"I appreciate your time and your patience. You answered all my questions in a way that I could understand and that made sense to me. I will definitely contact you for the CCW Class."
Certifications: "NRA Certified in the following: Refuse to be A Victim Basic Pistol Basic Shotgun Personal Protection In the Home Personal Protection Outside the Home CA CCW UT CCW Hunter Education RSO
Numbers FORCE Academy is dedicated to teaching people Force Options Responsibly, Confidently, and Effectively. I train responsible citizens in the use of ultimate power as a last resort, as well as the safe enjoyment of firearms for hunting and recreational use. My company also sub-contracts for the Guns & Leather Shooting Academy, which has many other courses to complement and expand your firearms handling skills. I am also available to conduct safety seminars and crime prevention lectures.
Certifications: TWAW Certified State of TN (Handgun Permit) NRA: Pistol / Rifle / Personal Protection In The Home / Personal Protection Out of The Home NRA Refuse To Be A Victim instructor
Phone: 480 577 9008
Women need a woman to teach them the use of firearms. Let's face it we're different, and the equipment we need must meet the user's requirements. Private and Semi Private lessons NRA certified, in Introductory Pistol, Basic Pistol, and Personal Protection in the Home.
Large or Small Group education for Refuse to be a victim.
Certifications: "TWAW Certified NRA pistol, Refuse to be a victim, PPIH. AZ DPS Firearms Instructor."
Firearms instruction for women
Certifications: KY CCDW Instructor
My name is Pamela Dix. I am a Well Armed Woman chapter leader and a NRA certified instructor for Basic Pistol, Refuse to Be a Victim, and Personal Protection in the Home. My goal is to safely teach the effective use and handling of a firearm for personal protection and to enjoy all that the shooting sports offer. I am also available for private instruction.
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Basic Pistol NRA Personal Protection in the Home Refuse To Be A Victim
AZ Angel Wings, LLC provides training for women in the safe and effective use of firearms for personal protection. My goal is to give women the tools they need to defend and protect themselves and to gain the confidence in their ability to do so. Let's face it, women and men are different. I'm a woman teaching women. The only exception is wife/husband or girlfriend/boyfriend relationships solely at the woman's request.
Certifications: TWAW, Pistol, PPITH
When seconds counts, police are minutes away. With over 320 million people in the United States and just over 1 million police officers, it is nearly impossible for them to be there at the exact moment when we need them most. At Firearms & Self-Defense Academy, LLC we are committed to empowering everyday citizens with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect their loved ones, defend themselves, and survive the attack.
We understand that when you are forced to defend yourself, you are faced with two battles, physical and legal. Therefore, we offer coed and women only seminars designed to help you win on both fronts.
Certifications: NRA Certified Pistol Instructor NRA Refuse To Be A Victim Certified Instructor NRA Personal Protection in the Home Certified Instructor The Well Armed Woman Certified Instructor Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit Certified Instructor The Law of Self-Defe
Ghent, New York
The Villages, Florida
Where Firearms and Empowerment Align! I am a former Marine and want to help women to over come their fear of firearms and to learn to shoot and carry confidently!!
I will personally help you select which firearm is best for you based on what your needs are. Private training sessions or classroom based learning.
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Pistol, RTBAV, RSO,PPITH, Florida CCW
It is our goal to teach men and women in safe firearm handling, develop the skills they need to be confident with their firearm and enjoy learning a new skill, or enhance a developing one. I also teach and empower women in a women's only environment where women can learn in a stress free, friendly atmosphere with ladies that share the same interests.
Certifications: NRA Pistol, NRA Range Safety Officer, NRA First Steps Pistol Orientation
As a certified instructor, it is my mission to provide quality firearm training in a safe environment. As an instructor I feel that it is important to educate firearm carriers in the safe handling of firearms while adhering to the laws of our state.
Certifications: Enhanced Carry-Mississippi TWAW Certification USCCA certification NRA Basic Pistol NRA Personal Protection in the Home
At B&S PSAFE we teach women the knowledge, skills and attitude that are needed to successfully pursue any of the shooting interests they may have. Our Mission is:
To ASSIST women with firearms safety and basic pistol instruction.
To EMPOWER women with the knowledge & confidence required to shoot a handgun proficiently and safely.
To INCREASE the number of responsible women firearm owners.
To ENCOURAGE women to get out of their comfort zone and compete in organized shooting sports.
To EDUCATE women about firearms ownership and the importance of our Second Amendment Right
"Patty is an excellent firearms and personal safety instructor. She is very knowledgable and thorough. She is also personable and makes people feel comfortable in learning this sport. She is extremely patient. She is very supportive and encouraging and is a great mentor. Her classes are fun and make you want to come back for more." Mary R., "Patty is a knowledgeable, hands-on educator. I learned more from Patty in one session than I ever did from any other form of safety instruction I've ever participated in. She is a good judge of character, and her approach to the subject matter and how it relates to the individual is stellar. Her instruction has been beneficial, both physically and psychologically, giving me a new-found self confidence. I enjoy learning from and working with Patty, and I hope to again in the very near future.", Michelle H., "I began as a student of the "Women On Target" program that Patty leads at Monumental. She did such a great job teaching the class that I knew right there and then that I wanted support her program and help inspire others to learn and grow. Patty is clear and concise while imparting information, with a strong focus on safety. This gives her students the confidence needed to participate while remaining safe. I strongly recommend Patty as an instructor/leader. Even after completing her classes she has continued to inspire me and encourage me to become a coach myself. She dedicates much of her time helping others and is always available to lead, help and inspire." Sharon T.
Certifications: TWAW Certified NRA Instructor Pistol, Rifle, Personal Protection in the Home/Oustide the Home, Home Firearm Safety, Refuse To Be A Victim UTAH Certified Concealed Firearm Instructor Sabre CSAP/Pepper Spray Instructor"
Lakeway Region, Tennessee
I became a Chapter Leader for TWAW and NRA Instructor to push myself to strive for more. I will be offering conceal carry classes as well for TN. My mission is to encourage, support and, most importantly, educate.
Certifications: NRA Refuse to be a victim Instructor NRA Basic Pistol Instructor NRA Range Safety Officer
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Basic Pistol Instructor
Thank you for visiting West Texas Tactical Firearms, LLC. You're only a phone call away from making one of the most important decisions of your life. Whether it's taking the class necessary to carry a firearm, become a better shooter, train in a new discipline or attend one of our "Active Shooter Workshops"... trusting us with your training and safety is not a trust that we take lightly. We go to great lengths to insure that you're completely ready when you leave our classroom and range. Please call us today, to discuss our up-and-coming classes or to have us organize a mobile classroom to bring to your city, community, business or private party. Thank you and we are looking forward to meeting you!
Certifications: NRA Basic Pistol Certified Instructor License to Carry (Texas) Certified Instructor Concealed Handgun License (Texas) Certified Instructor
Certifications: Rachel Thomas
Veteran owned and operated it is our goal to develop highly competent gun owners who are well versed in the practical knowledge of shooting and also focus on safety-first.
Raggin Compton is passionate about taking shooters of all ages and skill levels and helping them reach their personal shooting goals. Whether you are a beginner wanting to purchase your first firearm or and expert wanting to improve marksmanship, Raggin has the experience, knowledge and expertise to help you reach your goals.
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor, NRA Basic Pistol Instructor, NRA Personal Protection in the Home Instructor, Certified NRA Range Safety Officer
Castle Rock, Colorado
I am passionate about teaching women to be prepared and giving my students the best training possible. This training is through classroom instruction as well as range time, working with you to become confident in your abilities and your training.
Mary - Randi, thank you so much for your help! I learned so much about safely using my LCP. I also learned that I prefer shooting my revolvers! I will schedule more time with you in the near future to hone my revolver skills.
Certifications: NRA Instructor - Basic Pistol, Refuse To Be A Victim NRA Range Safety Officer
Firearms instruction for women
Certifications: TWAW Certified, NRA : Pistol, rifle, Persona Protection In The Home, Range Safety Officer
Safe firearms training focused on the individual student. We have over 20 years experience in teaching, invludong people who are differently- abled. With classroom and range on site, we can schedule classes whenever is convenient.
Lisa: "Professional. ....knowledgeable. ....real people that made every minute worth it...thank you guys so much for the education and information needed to be confident in protecting myself and the ones I love.....good luck in the future....keep on doing what you do...cause you do it so well."
Cody—Awesome learning experience and insights. Would highly recommend to anyone!
Certifications: TWAW Certified, NRA pistol, PPITH, PPOTH, Shotgun, RSO and CRSO Glock Armorer
I like to see the light go on in women's eyes when they figure out that they can handle a firearm! It makes my day to teach women new to shooting the safe way to shoot and to handle their firearm. I consider this to be my ministry in life therefore I take it very seriously. I don't teach just to put notches in my belt.
Certifications: NRA Certified Basic Pistol
Firearms instruction for women
Certifications: KY CCDW Instructor NRA Basic Pistol NRA First Steps NRA Home Firearms Safety Course
Fayetteville , Arkansas
I am here to teach people safe firearms handling in a friendly and relaxed environment. Private Lessons available upon request.
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor AR CHCL Instructor 13-956 NRA Certifications in Home Firearm Safety, Basic Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Personal Protection Inside the Home, Personal Protection Outside the Home, Chief Range Safety Officer & Refuse To Be A Victim,
Specializing in women's firearm training and instruction. I am dedicated to helping ladies become more familiar and confident in firearms. Taught in a safe, friendly, and fun environment!
Certifications: TWAW NRA Pistol NRA RTBAV Conceal Carry Instructor- Nebraska
Wendell, North Carolina
Certified to meet the specific training needs of female students. The Academy of Personal Defense and Security offers basic training in most NRA disciplines.
NC Concealed Carry Handgun, and Instructor certifications. Our focus is to teach, coach, and practice the defensive skills necessary to face the world with confidence and competence.
Certifications: Certifications: NRA Training Counselor; Instructor: Pistol, Defensive Pistol; Rifle, Shotgun; PPITH; PPOTH; Home Firearms Safety; Refuse to Be A Victim; NC Concealed Carry Handgun Instructor; and Chief Range Safety Officer
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Certifications: NRA Pistol PPITH PPOTH RSO"
I love to teach the NRA first steps program which is a very personalized course in which I teach you one on one about your specific gun. I strive to provide a balance of hand holding and empowerment in my instruction and am excited to experience your first shot with you!
Certifications: NRA Instructor Pistol & Home Firearm Safety
Linn Creek, Missouri
Bulletproof Firearms Instruction LLC is providing quality and professional Firearms instruction to both men and women.
Certifications: TWAW, NRA Personal Protection in the Home, NRA pistol Certification, NRA RSO
Phone: 503 705-7665
Women are changing the gun industry and are the most rapidly rising demographic in a male dominated sport. Yet most women find it difficult to locate instructors that understand their needs. As a Certified NRA Pistol Instructor, Roxy Rueckert recognizes that women are different than men when it comes to the shooting sports. She says, "We learn differently, we carry differently, we respond differently. Women want a class designed around their needs and that's what we try to do at Defensible Me, LLC. In a male dominated sport we have to overcome many challenges that men don't face. Such as: OMG, it's soo loud! How can I carry my gun safely? What holsters work for women? How do I safely draw my gun? What about keeping my gun in my purse? Do I have to buy new clothes to properly conceal my gun? It's all part of the challenge women face and that we address with our classes."
We want you to learn to carry safely and confidently. It's all about training. We understand what you need. And we bring it!
Roxy is an active member of the community. She's participates in several local clubs, started her own group called "The Right Girls", was instrumental in starting the Ladies Defensive Pistol League at Tri-County Gun Club, spends her quiet moments creating amazing pencil drawings (see them here: www.BridlewoodArt.com), and belongs to three local gun ranges.
"Thank you Roxy and Paul for a great class yesterday! You gave us ladies wonderful new exercises to practice both at home and on the range. After I do the homework, I look forward to seeing how everything translates at the range. Still can't believe the 2+ second savings on my four single shot with three reloads in between exercise (thank you Paul). Great class!!!"
T.D.~ Lake Oswego, Oregon
Just want to say a big THANK YOU for you and Paul's I instructions yesterday. I can honestly say that is the biggest improvement I have seen in my marksmanship in the last two years. I've been shooting for 5-6 years and learned a lot by classes and practice. But the last year or two I stalled and could not get In the center for the life of me... then comes you and Paul and all your rockstar wisdom!! Thanks again can't wait for the next class.
S.S. Salem, Oregon
My husband and I really enjoyed the Hand Gun ”Defensible Me” Class. Roxy and Paul, both geared the class to each of our own abilities.
We gained a lot of valuable information from the class and would definitely take another class with them. We would recommend this class to anyone, any level.
L.B. & H. B. Wilsonville, Oregon
Anyone and everyone thinking of getting into guns should take lessons, and Roxy from Defensible Me is a great instructor. Making sure you understand safety first. I took a 2 hour private class and besides having a great time, I truly learned a lot from her and felt I really moved forward in my training and safety."
D.G. Oregon City, Oregon
NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
NRA Certified Home Firearm Safety Instructor
NRA Certified Personal Protection In The Home Instructor
NRA Life Member
Co-founded the Ladies Pistol League at Tri-County Gun Club
Member of the Tri-County Gun Club Training Committee
Team member for Tri-County Gun Club New Member Orientation
Team member for Tri-County Gun Club Member Evaluation
Co-Leader of The Well Armed Woman, NW Oregon Chapter
Graduate of Dark Angel Medical Tactical First Aid
Graduate of Core Defense Unarmed Self Defense
Graduate of Core Defense Weapon Retention and Disarmament
Graduate of Law of Self Defense Seminar 2014
Graduate of Law of Self Defense Seminar 2017, Level 1 & Level 2
Graduate of Insights Training Center Tactical First Aid
Graduate of Firearms Academy of Seattle Emergency Treatment of Gunshot Wounds and Related Trauma
Graduate of Insights Training Center OC Defense
American Heart Assoc. Heartsaver CPR AED Course
Competes in IDPA
Competes in Speed Steel
Certifications: NRA Certified Pistol Instructor NRA Certified Home Firearm Safety Instructor NRA Certified Personal Protection In The Home Instructor NRA Life Member Co-founded the Ladies Pistol League at Tri-County Gun Club Member of the Tri-County Gun Club Trainin
Logan, New Mexico
We empower Ladies to love firearms and have fun while training to protect themselves and the ones they love.
Tanya had a gun over a year, did not know what it was, if it was loaded or even if it had a safety. After joining our chapter, she now has several guns, knows EVERYTHING about them, shoots proficiently and helps others with confidence!
Certifications: NRA Pistol, NRA RSO, TWAW co-leader
San Juan, Puerto Rico
We the people have a right and obligation to defend our life and property. Join us, so that we may equip you with the tools, knowledge and power with the responsibility of a good law abiding citizen protecting his freedom.
I've been shooting since I was 6 years old, an active shooter in Olympic, Practical shooting and instructor, certified by NRA, TWAW and Tactical School of Arms of PR.
My mission is to teach Safe fire arm handling, promote shooting sports and provide the necessary tools for a safe self defense with a firearm.
Certifications: NRA RSO, NRA Inside the Home, NRA Pistol, TWAW Instructor, Tactical School of Arms instructors.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
At Wild Horse Firearms Training, LLC I will prepare you to protect and prevail in all firearms situations. I'm a friendly, easy-going retired law enforcement officer from Seattle, WA. I really enjoy working with gals who want to learn more about firearms and how to use them safely and effectively. I chose New Mexico as my retirement home and am "enchanted" with my new state. Please contact me if you'd like to talk more about your training to be a "Well Armed Woman"!
Certifications: "The Well Armed Woman" NRA Certified Instructor: Basic Pistol, Personal Protection in the Home, Personal Protection Outside the Home, Refuse to be a Victim, Range Safety Officer, State of New Mexico Concealed Handgun License Instructor #550
Lake Forest, California
Our focus at Artemis Defense Institute is to teach individuals to improve their situational awareness and to inoculate stress by always being prepared with a plan.
Came recently for tactical training class. Sandy, Steven, Rich and the rest of the crew were awesome. Super friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. This is a hidden gem in OC. Their real world training simulations really get you acclimated to situational awareness and help you realize you always need more training. They preach safety (as they should) and give you constructive feedback and tips after each simulation. They take their business seriously but at the same time this has to be one of the most fun places I've been in awhile. I'll be back. ~ Chris R, 10/6/14
While most FOS Systems and FATS are great, what Artemis has done is simply awesome. They have taken technology for the police officer, Military, private sector security, and defense minded individuals to the next level to bring their skills up to par and sharpen what skills you already have. We had a great time, learned a lot and hope to see you guys again soon! ~ Jimmy F, 9/28/14
This year I decided to take a few classes and learn some new things. One of my goals was to take a gun class. Artemis was recommended by a co-worker and we went to check it out. After having a tour of the facility and meeting the owner's we decided to take a class.
We started with the Art of the Pistol. The class was over 2 hours and started with an educational experience. The class was great and then we moved to the simulators. The simulators are very interactive and you get a very good overview of how you handle stress if someone is shooting at you. We started with the simulator that is basically paper targets, then we moved to the next two simulators that put in real life situations. This was very eye-opening in how you handle someone shooting at you and at what point do you fire back.
We all learned so much, had a really great time and can't wait to go back for other classes that they offer.
There is no live fire, the guns have been modified with CO2 canisters and I was really comfortable with this. Have you ever been to a gun range with someone on the line next to you who has bullets and never fired before? Not very comfortable. This is the place to learn.
The owner's are extremely professional, knowledgeable and helpful. I highly recommend Artemis to anyone wanting to educate themselves before buying or shooting a gun. ~Terri B, 3/18/14
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Basic Pistol NRA PPITH NRA PPOTH FEMA Certified - Active Shooter BSIS Certified Training Center
Grants Pass, Oregon
SAFE is dedicated to sharing our knowledge and passion for firearms. We take a patient, step by step approach whether you are a beginner or advanced shooter. All classes are guaranteed to have multiple instructors and range safety officers to give you solid one on one training in a SAFE environment. We are also proud to have a female instructor to offer a woman's perspective when needed. We also offer private instruction to work on your specific needs as well as private classes for businesses. SAFE is veteran owned and operated.
"Today I took my first gun safely class, and I loved it! Sara and Rob were very helpful and made me feel comfortable! They are fun people and still made a serious subject fun! Looking forward to going shooting again!" Jessie E.
"Today I took the basic pistol class with Sarah and Rob, and I'll have to admit at first, I was pretty intimidated, and nervous! But they made it so easy to be and feel comfortable and confident around and shooting the guns! Not only are they incredibly knowledgeable, but they make it fun and interesting! And they are GREAT supporters, and really care about how you do! I would definitely recommend them to ANYONE and look forward to coming back and shooting with them in the future," Amanda M.
Certifications: NRA Basic Pistol, NRA Refuse To Be A Victim, Range Safety Officer
Women's firearm instruction
Certifications: NRA Pistol, CRSO
I am half of a husband / wife team of instructors. We keep our classes small for the most personalized experience possible in a class setting.
I have learned so much through my involvement with TWAW and am so excited to be able to help others as a TWAW Chapter Co-Leader and NRA Firearms instructor!
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor, Arkansas Concealed Handgun Carry License (instructor #16-1223), Chief Range Safety Officer, Certified Pistol Instructor, Certified Home Firearm Safety Instructor, and Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor.
Santa Rosa Valley, California
Women's Firearm Training
Certifications: NRA Basic Pistol Certification NRA Refuse To Be A Victim Certification
CDT offers seminars to communities, businesses, and groups to provide instruction on personal protection. A single seminar will help participants to respond correctly to various threats and situations, allowing them to either stop the threat or create a window of opportunity for escape. Combine this with the use of personal protection devices (kubatons, pepper spray, stun guns, and firearms), and the chances of success become infinitely higher.
CDT offers instruction in empty hand defense as well as armed defense including firearms courses and concealed handgun permit classes.
My wife, son and I recently attended a USCCA Concealed Carry course taught by Shelby Wax. Shelby did a superb job of teaching the course, covering all the required material and also interjecting quite a bit of additional useful information on things like holsters, mental attitude, and so on. Shelby’s knowledge is impressive, however she’s still very “real” and really nice to spend time with. Some people who teach these kinds of courses can be pretty “over the top” hard-core types, Shelby is exactly the opposite. I highly recommend anyone needing a CCW course (or other anything else Shelby teaches, such as women’s defense, martial arts, etc) take them from Shelby Wax, you’ll be as impressed as we were!
Paul, Liz, and Anthony
“I had already taken a Concealed Carry class through another company and thought I had learned a lot in that class. The fact of the matter is that class did not cover near as much as the class I sat through taught by Shelby Wax. Shelby’s Concealed Carry class covered the very basics of gun safety, the differences in guns, as well as great information regarding various considerations of concealed carry (just to name a few topics). Plus we got hands on shooting time at the range. The overall conclusion is overwhelming! I walked away from Shelby’s class knowing more about gun safety and guns in general than I did when I walked in. I also had more confidence in myself and of what type of gun I am looking for. I recommend Shelby’s Concealed Carry class to everyone that is interested in concealed carry or to those just needing basic safety. Thank you Shelby for taking the time to help me!”
"Having been part of the Centerline program has empowered me, and given me the confidence to defend myself. After going through this women’s self-defense program, I feel more confident to stand up for myself, keep myself, and my children safe. After having neck surgery, I attribute having been in the Centerline program, working hard, and being committed to coming to classes, to my speedy recovery. Four months after having neck surgery, I was able to test for my black belt in this program. Centerline is an excellent program to improve team building skills, working with others, and helping one another. Centerline Defense Tactics is not just about learning to defend yourself and helping others, it’s also about being there for one another, bonding, and forging new friendships, as well as supporting one another in good times and bad. I feel that this program, a program for women to learn how to defend themselves is extremely important. I am a mother of two girls, and want to know that they would be able to defend themselves if they were ever in a situation."
Certifications: NRA Basic Pistol Instructor NRA Range Safety Officer NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor USCCA Concealed Carry Instructor Front Sight Ambassador Member
Women's Firearm Instruction
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Certified Instructor Basic Pistol and Personal Protection in the Home
Orlando / Apopka / Casselberry, Florida
We are a husband and wife team that provides training in a non-intimidating manner. We understand that most of our students are very nervous and are needing reassurance to feel comfortable even being around a firearm. We do our best to take things slowly and present the material in as simple a manner as possible.
Certifications: NRA Pistol Instructor
Police Science Institute offers a wide variety of classes including a Women's Only CCW class and a Women's Only Basic Handgun Safety Class. All of the courses for women are taught by a woman and allow women to learn the concepts of firearms in a comfortable and loving environment among other women.
Certifications: NRA Certified Instructor - Pistol
Elgin, South Carolina
Phone: (803) 272-8870
Women are often targets of physical attacks and are usually at a physical disadvantage. While carrying a firearm and being proficient in using it doesn't guarantee personal safety, it can certainly increase your chances of surviving an attack. A restraining order is just a piece of paper. Take charge of your own safety and the safety of your loved ones - learn how to properly and safely use a firearm.
Certifications: NRA Pistol Instructor, NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor, SLED CWP Instructor
Port Charlotte, Florida
Female Firearms Training, LLC. is committed to offering high quality firearms training to women interested in obtaining their Concealed Permit as well as those who are looking to develop shooting proficiency. Our small, all women classes are designed to allow our students to learn in a relaxed, non intimidating environment. All range time is one-on-one personal instruction. Shoot like a girl never sounded so good!
Shirley King - NRA Firearms Instructor
FEMALE FIREARMS TRAINING
Certifications: NRA Pistol Instructor NRA Range Safety Officer
Springfield , Missouri
Phone: (417) 894-9892
My name is Stacy Bright and I'm an NRA Certified Pistol & Rifle and Missouri Concealed Carry Instructor. I'm also a Range Safety Officer and Refuse to be a Victim Instructor. My desire has always been to teach and empower women in the use of firearms, and how to better protect themselves and their loved ones.
" Stacy Bright did an excellent job teaching the course and relaying how important it is for Women to learn to protect themselves and their family." - Rachel
"I believe that God brings people into our lives for a reason and I am so happy that I decided to take your course instead of another one somewhere else. You are gifted and gracious and I sincerely appreciate it." - Mischelle
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor, NRA Pistol, NRA Rifle, NRA Range Safety Officer, NRA Refuse to be a Victim, Missouri Concealed Carry Approved
Women's Firearms Training
Certifications: Stef Maslen
Certifications: TWAW NRA pistol RSO PPITH
I want to educate women so they are comfortable protecting themselves and those they love.
Certifications: "RAP CRSO NRA Basic Pistol Inst"
Massillon , Ohio
Training for women, taught by women! 8 hr. Ohio CCW course. Split classes available to accommodate the busy schedule...stay safe out there!
Certifications: Safety First Firearms Training, LLC
I teach on how to be responsible, safe firearm owners. Whether you are a beginner or have experience already. My goal is to give you the knowledge,skills and attitude needed to handle a pistol with confidence.
Certifications: TWAW Instructor NRA Basic Pistol Instructor NRA Personal Protection In The Home (PPITH) Instructor TWAW Instructor CRSO
Specializing in Women's Firearms Training and Personal Safety-
Personalized Firearms Training tailored to your lifestyle at a location that's convenient for you. Classes are designed to be comfortable for any experience level with one-on-one qualification and I encourage taking classes as a family or group of friends.
Available classes include:
NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course
NRA Refuse to Be A Victim Seminar
NRA Eddie Eagle Kids Gun Safety
KS & MO Concealed Carry Handgun Course
Basic Pistol Shooting & Marksmanship
Concealed Carry Options & Products
Basic Pistol Selection Course
Certifications: NRA Pistol Instructor NRA Range Safety Officer NRA Refuse To Be A Victim Instructor TWAW Certified Instructor KS & MO Concealed Carry License Instructor ALICE Instructor
My goal is to help new shooters explore the world of firearms and become safe and effective shooters. I want them to gain confidence in their ability to defend themselves and their loved ones.
Certifications: NRA Pistol Instructor NRA Range Safety Officer
Firearm training with an emphasis on the unique needs of women.
I'm here to provide education to those who are new to the world of firearms.
To assist them in learning to use a firearm safely and gain the confidence they need to protect themselves and their family.
Certifications: The Well Armed Woman Certified Instructor NRA Instructor - Certified Home Firearm Safety NRA Instructor - Certified Pistol NRA Instructor - Personal Protection In The Home NRA Chief Range Safety Officer Instructor NRA Range Safety Officer
My love of shooting has led me to share that passion with others. I formed LadyFire, LLC in 2013 to give adults and children the training they need in a non-threatening environment. People who are comfortable with firearms are empowered to defend themselves and their loved ones - and they enjoy the sport of shooting!
Private lessons available.
Thank you for the links Suzanne. I look forward to continuing developing my skills & comfort in shooting. You have a such a delightful personality & were very thorough in your instruction, which made the concealed carry class so enjoyable. Thank you!
THANK YOU SUZANNE for a very informative & fun class last Sunday. We both learned a lot & feel so much more comfortable with our firearms. Need to get out & practice more for sure... but the anxiety of using them is no longer an issue. Recommended you (your classes) & Great Guns to several people already!!!
Hats off to Suzanne and Felice for a great RSO training on Saturday! Thank you for your time and knowledge. This is a course with valuable information.
Thank you, Tami
Certifications: NRA Certified Instructor in Basic Pistol and Personal Protection in the Home, NRA Chief Safety Officer, The Well Armed Woman Certified Instructor NRA Certified Basic Shotgun Instructor Distinguished expert in Pistol Marksmanship and Defensive Pistol I a
Wendell, North Carolina
Certifications: Tammy Richards
New Braunfels , Texas
My family came to Texas in 1840 in a time when everyone woman could and knew how to handle a firearm to protect themselves and farms. In 1840 every pioneer woman knew how to take care and protect herself and family. We have gotten away from this thinking and I believe this should have never come to be.
I would love for every woman out there to be able to know, how to handle firearms to protect themselves and families in this century too.
" I would like to see every woman know how to handle firearms as naturally as they know how to handle babies." By Annie Oakley
I am very passionate about training others to know and understand how firearms work and about safety for all.
Very understanding, knowledgeable and learned so much while visiting with Tammy!
Very understanding, knowledgeable and learned so much while visiting with Tammy!
A group of us went through Tammy Stein's classes. She made the process very clear and easy.
We used Tammy Stein, she has great instruction, and made the process for our concealed handgun license thoroughly enjoyable and we feel very confident in properly carrying concealed.
Learned a lot in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, she gave personal attention to each student during class and very patience and knowledgeable
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor, NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, NRA Refuse to be a Victim Instructor, Chief Range Safety Officer,NRA PPITH Instructor, Texas LTC Instructor, SAFTD Certified Handgun Instructor, SAFTD Range Officer, SAFTD Certified Defensive Ha
We are a small home town basic pistol firearm training company that loves to help others build confidence in owning a firearm and gain skills to protect themselves, and their family with an array of opportunities. Groups, businesses, individual training and insight.
Certifications: NRA Pistol Instructor, TWAW chapter leader of Shreveport-Bossier City, LA
We are a full service gun shop and gun range. We offer a variety of training classes. We also offer cerakote and hydrographics. We offer range memberships or daily rates. We are also open 7 days a week.
Certifications: TWAW certified instructor NRA certified basic pistol instructor NRA certified RSO Cleet certified SDA instructor
If you have never had anything to do with firearms, and you want to get started...I am here to help you every step of the way and make sure you get the information you need to feel safe and confident.
Certifications: NRA Certified Assistant Instructor, Pistol
Rock Falls, Illinois
Certifications: NRA Basic Pistol Instructor
Moore, South Carolina
My name is Terri Mattson.
I am a daughter of a retired Southern Baptist minister who taught me to respect firearms.
I am very involved in my current church. I sing in the choir and sing solos. I am also a member of the media team there.
My husband and I have a sound reinforcement ministry providing sound and equipment for events such as the Walk To End Alzheimer's in Spartanburg and Greenville, and Christmas events at local churches.
Along with all these, I still have a job working twenty hours a week.
I am a member of the NRA. I have a desire to help other women that want to learn to shoot. So, I became a Certified Pistol Instructor.
Course was well designed and covers a lot of material that you don't get in other classes. Safety, parts, ammo - all of it were beneficial. The class was fun! Interesting and knowledgeable
Certifications: NRA Certifications Pistol Instructor & Refuse to be a Victim,
Sioux City, Iowa
We want people to learn in a safe knowledgeable environment and to enjoy all shooting sports.
Certifications: NRA BACIC PISTOL INSTRUCTOR
Summerville, South Carolina
Four years ago, I made the decision to learn how to shoot proficiently and safely. I tried teaching myself, but the results fell short of what I wanted to accomplish. I was lucky when I found instructors who I consider the best in the state and beyond. They gave me the training and confidence that I needed. Because of their instruction and their belief in me, I am an NRA Instructor. I am passionate about paying it forward by teaching women how to protect themselves, shoot safely and confidently. If you have always wanted to learn how to shoot, but you didn't know where to begin, give me a call and we'll work together to reach your goals.
Certifications: NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
We both have a passion - a passion for guns and the correct use of them. Our journey has taken us in several directions, one is with the NRA. We have both completed many courses to include becoming instructors certified to teach Pistol Courses, Rifle Courses, Home Firearm Safety, and Refuse to be a Victim. We are also Range Safety Officers!
Our other direction is with the well known national organization called The Well Armed Woman. We just recently started a new chapter in Volusia County to help promote safe gun ownership and handling. We have achieved the Winchester Marksmanship rating of Distinguished Expert - Pistol. Do you have the passion??
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Certified Pistol Instructor NRA Certified Rifle Instructor NRA Personal Protection In The Home NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor NRA Chief RSO NRA Refuse To Be A Victim Instruc
Worcester, New York
Phone: 607 434 5533
Self defense is your right, not a privilege. With Rights come Responsibilities. But, shooting is also FUN!! More fun when you're safe. I specialize in teaching women about their responsibility in owning, storing, and using a firearm safely. If you own a firearm or have a conceal carry license, it's important for you and your family to store and use your firearm safely. Strive to learn and practice with your firearm regularly to become proficient and develop proper muscle memory. I have a desire to help women be capable and confident in a fun, enthusiastic and supportive environment.
Certifications: NRA Basic Pistol Course Instructor
Lincoln , Nebraska
Phone: 402 430 1577
I came to the shooting world to protect myself and realized I really wanted to help others become proficient in self protection and to enjoy the sport of shooting.
Certifications: NRA Certified Instructor Basic Pistol NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
As a woman shooter, I am passionate and committed to educating women and helping them gain confidence while strengthening their shooting skills. From learning to shoot to choosing appropriate gear, I believe in knowledge is power. Let me share my knowledge and experience with you!
Certifications: TWAW Certified NRA Basic Pistol Instructor Refuse to be a Victim Range Safety Officer
San Diego, California
Certifications: TWAW Certified Instructor NRA Basic Pistol Instructor NRA Range Safety Officer NRA Chief Range Safety Officer DOJ Instructor