Helping you learn about your firearm, how to use it, or just simply assisting you become a better shooter. One to three hour time slots available. Solo, with a friend or a girl's night, themed parties available also. (*Disclaimer: There will be no alcohol avail, present or drunk before or during the class or shooting*)


This course deals with the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the safe and proper use of a handgun, and provides information on the citizen’s right of self-defense. The course is taught using guidelines provided by the Tennessee Department of Safety and will meet the requirement for applying for a Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit.

Teaches the basic knowledge, skills and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely. This course is 8-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Students learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting positions; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development.

This is a 3 hour course to introduce you to firearm safety and firearm handling basics. This is a GREAT Into class to take BEFORE the Carry Class.

USCCA’s “Women’s Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals” is a welcoming and engaging training guide created by a woman for women who are seeking to begin, improve upon, or add to their firearms skills. With three distinct modules (Women’s Basic Pistol, Women’s Intermediate Pistol, and Women’s Defensive Pistol), this course is designed to reach students who are brand new to firearms and those who are ready to learn more about defensive shooting.

Basics and fundamentals will be introduced, reviewed, and then built upon, while also exploring situational awareness, common types of handguns, ammunition types, malfunctions, firearms handling skills, defensive pistol fundamentals, and the use of deadly force.

Whether you’ve never touched a firearm, you’re looking for the next steps in your training, or you’ve chosen to learn about the skills, tools, and mindset needed to use firearms for self-defense, you can be prepared to carry confidently every day with tips and techniques from experienced women in the world of firearms.


What You Will Receive:

Women’s Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals Certificate of Completion Women’s Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals book ($35 value)


What To Bring:

Handgun Revolver

Ammunition – 50 to 100 rounds

Water / Beverage /snack

Pen & Notebook

Eye and ear protection (included if needed) ***If you need any of the above, rentals are available.

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

-What’s Your Why

-Understanding Firearms

-Clearing Semi-Automatics

-Universal Safety Rules

-Every Gun Has A Safety

-Learning the “Right” Wa

-Shooting Fundamentals



-Sight Alignment

-Sight Picture

-Trigger Control

-Breath Control


-Racking the Slide

-Loading a Magazine

-Live Fire

This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and provides information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense.

Prerequisite: This course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state or local law, and experienced shooters (shooters able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm). Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA FIRST Steps Course Certificate, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, military DD 214 with pistol qualification, or passing the Pre-Course Assessment.

Description: This is an eight-hour course. Students should expect to shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition. Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills; strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation; firearms and the law; how to choose a handgun for self-defense; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection In The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, and course completion certificate.


Note: Lesson III of this course—Firearms and the Law, and Legal Aspects of Self-Defense—is conducted by an attorney licensed to practice law within the state in which this course is given and who is familiar with this area of the law; a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) who possesses an intermediate or higher Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificate granted within the state; or an individual currently certified to instruct in this area of the law by the state in which this course is presented. NRA certified instructors may conduct this lesson only if they meet the requirements stated above, and then only in their capacity as an attorney or other state certified individual, not in their capacity as an NRA certified instructor.


Required- Dependable pistol or revolver, Holster, two (2) Spare Magazines, Ear protection, Eye protection and minimum of 250 rounds of ammunition. 

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