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Defensive Handgun Training for Women?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by CarryTexas, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. CarryTexas

    CarryTexas

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    My wife is interested in carrying more. I would really like her to get some training so that she might be better prepared should she need to use her CCW.

    I am trying to locate a good training class that is geared towards women that isn't too far from North Dallas...

    I did a search and came up with BigBoar Tactical, but the reviews were not good... Not to mention they're very expensive!

    Does anyone know of someone that offers a defensive handgun class geared towards women?

    She isn't new to guns, but she could use the training to speed up shooting and reloads, stress shooting etc...
     
  2. Not hardcore stuff, but for a casual shooting events and perhaps trying some different guns, she should look up "women on target". Some club near you might be offering it sometime.

    They aren't always handgun oriented, but they are when my wife holds the event at our club. Usually a bunch of NRA instructors volunteer and bring their guns for the women to try, offering instruction to the extent wanted/needed.

    From there, she might ask instructors about what they'd suggest for more advanced lessons. For example, my wife is certified to teach self defense outside the home. That is a good start for someone who already is confident with a handgun (if not, then perhaps something like the basic pistol course, or private lessons).

    From this type of stuff, one would be better prepared for more expensive and more intense stuff from advanced trainers offering advanced stuff that is typically well beyond NRA courses.

    Getting into IDPA at the local club is also a way to get better at handgun shooting skills. Some of the people doing that will have good suggestions for trainers, too.

    The way I see it, there are a series of steps that can be taken for shooters who are getting better or becoming more aware or serious as they seek to learn more.

    Also some good books out there to read up on, that may help in addition to the efforts to find good training.

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    Last edited: Feb 7, 2013

  3. VanguardMP

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    I don't live in DFW, but did quick search for instructors or classes. Two of the below links are female instructors which may make your wife feel more comfortable. Most training courses will probably run $60-$125 for a one day course. Additionally, some instructors may require a prerequisite basic firearms course before taking a defensive firearms course. I don't know much about the below instructors, but they look pretty good. Most have student testimonials on their sites too. I recommend you contact and meet them. Maybe even find out when they are teaching a class and ask to just visit for a few minutes. Good luck to both of you.

    http://www.dfwgun.com/training/handgun

    http://www.she-bang.net/index.cfm

    http://www.powderpuffdefensiveshootersclub.com/default.html

    http://www.arlingtongunacademy.com/index.htm
     
  4. VanguardMP

    VanguardMP

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    Nov 21, 2006
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    I don't live in DFW, but did quick search for instructors or classes. Two of the below links are female instructors which may make your wife feel more comfortable. Most training courses will probably run $60-$125 for a one day course. Additionally, some instructors may require a prerequisite basic firearms course before taking a defensive firearms course. I don't know much about the below instructors, but they look pretty good. Most have student testimonials on their sites too. I recommend you contact and meet them. Maybe even find out when they are teaching a class and ask to just visit for a few minutes. Good luck to both of you.

    http://www.dfwgun.com/training/handgun

    http://www.she-bang.net/index.cfm

    http://www.powderpuffdefensiveshootersclub.com/default.html

    http://www.arlingtongunacademy.com/index.htm
     
  5. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Just save up some more and send her to an all women false at Gunsite.


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