Women-only Basic Protection and Handgun Selection Class

Join us for a women-only basic protection and introduction to handguns course!

About the Women’s Basic Protection Course

If you’re looking for an opportunity to join other women in learning the basics about firearms, this Women’s Basic Protection and Handgun Selection course is for you.

This course is small and intimate—and just for women. When you join us in this course you’ll enjoy:

  • Increased self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Greater ability to ensure your loved ones are safe
  • Confidence in choosing pistols that fit you perfectly
  • Increased appreciation for a competitive sport

Our courses are small, so we can focus on your safety, provide personal attention, and help you learn to shoot in a safe, fun environment.

What you’ll learn:

This course is a blend of classroom and practical on-the-range instruction in which you’ll learn:

  • Basic firearm safety rules and safe gun handling
  • The parts and operations of both semi-automatic pistols and revolvers
  • The fundamentals of shooting: grip, stance, aiming, sight alignment, trigger control, and follow-through
  • Ammunition types and selection
  • How to choose a firearm that fits you—you might be surprised at what you’re most comfortable with!
  • Numerous tips for situational awareness, avoiding conflict, and personal protection

Who are your instructors?

We are passionate about teaching women to protect themselves and their loved ones, enabling them to embark on their next adventure with confidence and security. All four of us are certified NRA instructors. We’ve been teaching classroom and practical programs for over a decade. We look forward to having you join us!

Course Specifics

The course runs from 9 am to 5 pm. We would love to have you join us as early as 8 am for espressos and lattes to fuel our chit-chat so you can get to know your soon-to-be-best friends! You’ll begin with instruction in a well-lit and comfortable classroom, with very clean restrooms. In the afternoon, we’ll move outdoors to the covered pistol shooting bay. You’ll begin shooting with .22 caliber pistols. These are super easy to handle and fire—and they help boost your confidence. If you’re comfortable doing so, you can shoot larger defensive rounds such as .38, 380, 9mm, and .45 caliber pistols. If the weather is cold, we’ll warm up between shooting with a portable heater.

We will provide coffee, water, snacks, as well as a hot and hearty Dutch Oven lunch-this is not to be missed!  We’ll provide handguns and ammunition will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own, but please, do not feel you have to purchase one for this program. We’ll also have hearing, and eye protection for you. Feel free to bring your own if you already have them.

At the end, you’ll receive a certificate of course completion. 

Course requirements

This course is for women only, age 18 and above (we may make exceptions on a case-by-case basis).


Tuition for the course is $175 per person. We love it when you bring your friends with you—ask for a group discount.

2018-19 Schedule

We typically run courses monthly. Our next programs are:

November 17, 2018 SOLD OUT!
February 16, 2019 SOLD OUT!
March 16, 2019 4 Spaces left! Register Online
April 6, 2019 12 spaces left Register Online

If the courses are all full or you aren’t able to attend one of the scheduled programs, contact us and we’ll notify you the moment a new course is added.

How to register

To register, please click on the course link above to register and pay online.


All courses are taught at the Cascade Shooting Facilitiesoutdoor range in Ravensdale, Washington. The classroom instruction is at the range house nearby.


Payment is due at time of registration. Our facilities and instructors are pre-paid, so we cannot allow rescheduling or refunds. Upon registration, you will be asked to fill out a waiver and attest that you are eligible to handle firearms (i.e. no felonies).

We look forward to having you join us!