Training Courses

Classroom & Live-Fire Instruction for Women and Their Instructors

INTRODUCTION TO DEFENSIVE SHOOTING

FOR WOMEN

An introduction to safe gun handling, how handguns operate and function, how an individual operates a handgun, and how an individual may use a handgun for their self protection.

Students will need to bring a suitable defensive pistol or revolver, holster, and 100 rounds of handgun ammunition. Most revolvers and autoloading pistols of reputable manufacture are acceptable. All our work will be from concealment.

Subjects covered include:

    • Safe gun handling rules and procedures
    • Handgun operation
    • Achieving accuracy with a handgun
    • Mental alertness
    • Danger Avoidance
    • Responsibilities of concealed carry
Duration: 8 hours
Instructor: Vicki Farnam
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FUNDAMENTALS OF DEFENSIVE SHOOTING

FOR WOMEN

Designed specifically for women who want to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully handle nearly any personal protection situation.

Our female students are often most comfortable in a class limited to women students, and taught by a woman.

This specialized Defensive Handgun Course is designed specifically for women who want to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to safely keep, carry, and handle guns, and effectively manage any personal protection situation. Our goal is to provide competent information, instruction, and drills that allow students to perform to the best of their ability.

Students will need to bring a suitable defensive pistol or revolver, holster, and 150 rounds of handgun ammunition. Most revolvers and auto-loading pistols of reputable manufacture are acceptable. All our work will be from concealment.

Subjects covered include:

    • Safe gun handling, storage, carrying
    • Specifics of concealed carry
    • Clothing and lifestyle adaptations
    • Handgun operation
    • Safely drawing the pistol from a holster, purse, or fanny-pack
    • Routinely carrying defensive handguns concealed
    • Mental alertness
    • Situation awareness
    • Danger avoidance
    • Aggressive disengagement
    • Performing under stress
    • Practical defensive marksmanship
    • Interfacing with the criminal/justice system
    • Maintaining mental health in the wake of a lethal-force incident
Duration: 2 Days
Instructor: Vicki Farnam
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UNARMED SELF-PROTECTION

FOR WOMEN

A class designed for those who want to know more about self-protection, but for whatever variety of reasons, cannot carry or chose not to carry, a concealed handgun.

Subjects covered include:

    • Mental Awareness
    • Situational Awareness
    • Aggressive Disengagement
    • Non-lethal tools to carry
Duration: 4 hours
Instructor: Vicki Farnam
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CHALLENGES OF TEACHING FEMALE LEOs

FOR MALE INSTRUCTORS

This class will help the firearms instructor understand the challenges for the female officer in both the classroom and on the range. 

Subjects covered include:

    • Learn why the male instructor doesn’t understand what female officer doesn’t understand
    • Learn why more information and more repetitions are important for females more than males
    • Learn what she needs to know to be motivated to learn to shoot competently and with consistency

 

Duration: 1 or 2-day options available
Instructor: Vicki Farnam
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