One Full Day

Prerequisite: None

Class Size: 8-20

This is a beginner course designed specifically for women. The course starts with a familiarization of firearms, safety, and fundamentals of marksmanship. We slowly build the new shooter up until they are able to confidently manipulate and fire their weapon. The course then focuses on the types of attacks that occur on women and how to employ their pistol in a lethal force encounter.

The following topics will be covered during the course:


Weapons functions/cycle of operations

Fundamentals of shooting

Weapon presentation

Malfunction drills


Multiple shots

Close contact shooting

Ammunition Requirements: 250 rounds (approximate)

Gear List: Pistol, outside the waistband holster, stiff pistol belt, three magazines (speed loaders, moon clips or Bianchi "Speed Strips" for revolvers), magazine holders, old purse/handbag you don't mind shooting through (depending on the pace of the group, this may not be used), wraparound eye protection, ear protection, water bottle.

Contact greg@vatatrainingcenter.com with any questions you may have regarding equipment