Women Only Pistol Intro Course


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The Women Only Beginner Handgun course covers safe handling of a handgun, the fundamentals of shooting for beginners, including grip, stance, sight alignment/picture, trigger pull and follow through, loading and unloading as well as understanding and clearing malfunctions.
We have been asked before why we have a separate basic handgun course for women. Here is how our instructor explains it: “women process information differently than men, thus training must be presented in a different manner”. We have created a low key, encouraging environment that explains the “how” and the “why” of shooting for beginners.
If you are looking for a handgun safety class, this is your best starter class for handling a gun safely and effectively.

Cost: $169
Available dates: June 29, July 20, 2019



Women Only Beginner Handgun Course

This basic handgun training course offered by California Tactical Academy is the fastest way for new women shooters to train with professional instructors and learn handgun safety tips which will help use a firearm for self-defense and as a sport in shooting competitions.

What you will learn

We start with choosing the right gun for you (size matters);

Tips and tactics for beginner women shooters (racking and mag changes and more);

All you need to know about gun safety (even if you don’t own a gun);

A better stance for women;

Improving accuracy through memory;

Why women should learn to shoot.

Class schedule

0800- 0845           Introduction and safety.

0845-0915            Handgun nomenclature and basic functions/cycle.

0915-0945            Loading and unloading in an administrative setting. Dry practice.

0945-1030            The 5 Fundamentals of marksmanship, lecture.

1030-1040            Break

1040-1110            Dry practice of fundamentals.

1110-1140            Live fire practice of fundamentals of marksmanship.

1140-1230            Lunch break

1230-1300            Proper Ammunition & malfunctions.

1300-1345            Malfunctions, lecture, and dry practice.

1345-1415            Malfunction drills, live fire.

1400-1415            Break

1415-1440            Gun take down, cleaning lecture.

1440-1530            Live fire. This block will stress fundamentals.

1530-1600            Live fire from 5 yards to 15 yards. This will stress marksmanship.

1600-1620            Gun selection criteria basics.

1620-1700            Review and Q&A

Normally, each student supplies their own handgun. Otherwise, gun rental is available at the Pro Shop on site, provided you are a legal firearm owner.

Please clean your gun in advance of the course or bring your gun cleaning kit with you.

Please bring the following to the course:

  1. Handgun
  2. 50-100 rounds of ammunition (Please review ammo restrictions)
  3. Proper clothing for the weather
  4. Snacks, lunch and plenty of water
  5. Notebook/paper and pen
  6. Eye and ear protection (available to rent at the Pro Shop on site)
  7. A good attitude, ready for a fun day!

Instructor Bio

With over 25 years of experience with firearms, 10 of which training others, Jennifer has taught hundreds of women, men, youth & seniors. Currently a certified Ventura County Concealed Weapons instructor and a member/trainer for the NRA “Woman on Target” program supporting and educating females in the shooting sports and the “Disabled Shooting Services Program” that enables those with physical disabilities to participate in shooting sports. Jennifer has a passion for teaching and understands that women learn differently than men.

A native of Southern California, Jennifer has lived in Ventura County for over 30 years. During that time she has worked for a variety of large corporations and small businesses throughout Ventura County including AT&T, Bank of America and Amgen. As an avid outdoor enthusiast, she and her family enjoy horses, dirt bikes, water sports and shooting sports.



Now you can rent all the required gear and buy ammo here at the range!

Rent firearms, holsters, belts, eye and ear protection, etc!

Check out our available firearms inventory for rent!


Contact us for more details:

805-398-0003 / info@catacticalacademy.com

1 review for Women Only Pistol Intro Course

  1. dorisemenov (verified owner)

    Very comprehensive course. I like that it was a course for women taught by a woman.

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