Women’s Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals

Class Description

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

Curriculum Description

Women’s Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals

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

What To Bring

  • Handgun
  • Revolver
  • Ammunition – 50 to 100 rounds
  • Lunch
  • Water / Beverage
  • Pen & Notebook
  • Eye and ear protection

Women's Handgun and Self-Defense




$100 Course fee includes: Classroom Instruction, Course materials including a copy of Beth Alcazar’s 176 page training manual “Women’s Handgun and Self-Defense Fundamentals.”  A Course Completion Certificate will be awarded to all participants who successfully complete the course. Includes light breakfast (donuts, fruit, coffee, tea).



23 Topics Covering Women’s Handgun and Self-Defense


Lesson Topics Include:

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



This class provides credentials for the Colorado Concealed Carry Permit *.  You can apply at your local county Sheriff’s Office.

Class length: approximately 4-5 hours

Please bring: paper and pen/pencil

Handgun: between .22LR and 45ACP (no 44 Magnum or cowboy style revolvers)

Eye and ear protection

50 rounds of ammunition for your gun

Appropriate dress for the weather as shooting is outside – yet covered and heated.

There will be a $10.00 range fee payable at the range location.

If you do not have a firearm, there are plenty available to rent for $10.00 each.

Scheduled Classes:

Sunday Aug 25, 2019


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