Ladies Only Pistol Skills Course

Course Description: This course is a full eight hour, one day course designed to introduce ladies to the realities of self defense with handguns, and to give the student a firm foundation upon which future skill can be built.

Topics: Handgun safety, mechanical operation, proper gunhandling, marksmanship fundamentals, live fire, loading, unloading, reloading, safely presenting a handgun from the holster, defensive shooting skills.

Length: eight hours

For prices and upcoming course dates, check the schedule page.

Prerequisites: previous shooting experience preferred but not essential

Required Equipment: Students will need a safe, reliable handgun, a belt holster, and 300 rounds of ammunition. The holster should hold the gun securely on the belt, and have a covered trigger guard. You will need at least 2 magazines (one in the gun and a spare) for autopistols, and one speedloader if you bring a revolver. Handguns should be at least .38 Special or 9mm in caliber. You will need eye/ear protection and a ball cap. A workbook will be provided. Tuition is $200.

Optional Equipment: See the general policies page for suggestions on food, drink, clothing, etc.

Taught by: Lynn Givens, assisted by Penny Riggs

Facility: A-Zone Range

Times: 9 am - 6 pm

Scheduled: special class offered by visiting instructor

Additional information: Some years ago, before becoming Mrs. Givens, Lynn was stalked by a mentally disturbed man who threatened her life and the life of her young son. Eventually, that person committed suicide, ending that particular threat. However, as Lynn researched personal security issues in response to that threat, she learned about the actual level of criminal violence and the need to be self sufficient in terms of personal safety and security.  That led Lynn to a dedicated study of personal self defense, and she has since accumulated almost 1200 hours of formal training in firearms and other self defense topics.  Lynn has trained extensively with Rangemaster; John Farnam; Massad Ayoob; Rob Pincus; Michael DeBethencourt; Southnarc; and other well known instructors.  She holds Instructor Certifications from Rangemaster, the NRA, and the State of Tennessee, and is a Surefire Low Light Technology Specialist. She is the Primary Instructor among the group of female firearms instructors at Rangemaster.