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), these courses are 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 an experienced instructor in the world of firearms.

Our Classes

Women's Basic Pistol Fundamentals

Our "Women's Basic Pistol course is the first step to gaining firearm confidence. Our course starts you down the path of understanding your personal "why" you want to carry. And then continues to basic gun handling techniques while maintaining focus on firearm safety. This course will alternate from the classroom to our tabletop training environment, where you will start developing your gun handling techniques with our non-lethal "SIRT Laser" training aids. Once you have developed your safe gun handling techniques, we will head out to our live-fire range, where you will get to apply your newly developed handling with live ammunition. After completion of this course, you will have started gaining the confidence needed for our Intermediate Course.


Women's Intermediate Pistol Fundamentals

Once you have completed our Basic course, you're ready for our Intermediate level training, where you will add to what you've already learned. We will take you through the types of pistols, gun selection, and the different types of carrying methods and their pros & cons. We will teach you what the four levels of awareness are and start you on a survival mindset. We will review the shooting fundamentals introduced in the Basic course and begin adding the next set of techniques required for using a firearm in self-defense. You will start your hands-on training in the classroom by utilizing our non-lethal "SIRT Laser" training aids, where you'll begin developing defensive loading, unloading, and reloading techniques while learning to engage multiple targets with multiple shots. You'll learn the methods for one-handed shooting and clearing malfunctions, and once you have developed the necessary skills, we'll head out to the range where you can apply the skills learned utilizing live fire. Upon completion of our Intermediate course, you'll be ready for our Defensive Pistol course.


Women's Defensive Pistol Fundamentals

In our Defensive Pistol course, you will take the steps and techniques learned in our basic and intermediate classes and begin your road to proper self-defense by adding dynamic movements and developing speed and agility. This course will start setting your defensive techniques to muscle memory; while establishing your balance of speed and precision. You will learn to apply many of your developed gun handling techniques on the move, which provides you with the most excellent chance of surviving a violent encounter. You will learn drills to maintain and increase your new skills while adding critical thinking before taking that first shot. Upon completing this course, you will be better prepared for a violent attack; more so than most, and you will have the ability and know-how to better protect yourself not just physically but legally, emotionally, and financially as well. Self-Defense isn't a thing we do. It's a way of LIFE!


1017 Cat Creek Rd Manchester TN 37355, 201 W Grundy St Tullahoma TN 37388, 111 W Vine St Murfreesboro TN 37130, 7 S High St Winchester TN 37398, 201 N Spring St Shelbyville TN 37160, 196 Main Street Lynchburg, TN 37352, 16 Dixie Lee Ave, Monteagle TN 37356, 1433 Main St Altamont TN 37301, 211 West Colville Street McMinnville TN 37110, 101 W Water St Woodbury TN 37190, Tennessee.

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