I am a NRA Certified Instructor in the following disciplines: Refuse to be a Victim, Home Firearm Safety, Basic Pistol, and Personal Protection Inside the Home. I have fused some of these classes together and developed my own curriculums based on what I felt people needed the most. I have come up with the following classes:
Introduction to Handguns. In this class, I am using an old curriculum the NRA no longer develops materials for called “First Steps Pistol Orientation.” I chose to continue teaching this class because it is simple and easy to follow so I can keep the classroom time to about three hours (instead of eight) and still have plenty of time for questions. This is a great class for anyone who has never shot a gun before, fears guns, or needs a refresher before taking a license to carry (LTC) class.
Handgun Cleaning. This portion of class is taken out of the Basic Pistol curriculum. Proper maintenance of your handgun is critical. Especially if you carry because let’s face it, we sweat a lot under this Texas sun. Understanding the components of your gun, taking it apart and putting it back together, and being confident with your protection tool is almost as empowering as working on your marksmanship on the range. Personally speaking, cleaning my handgun is as therapeutic to me as drinking a glass of wine.
Ladies Only Holster Class. Getting your LTC soon and have no idea what kind of holster to buy? I have a wide range of holster types. I don’t personally sell holsters, but this class is to make you aware of the options we have as women, to answer any questions, talk about your current clothing and lifestyle, and discuss pros and cons of different holster types. This class is ladies only to encourage questions related to our bodies and situations we may encounter. For this class, I reference a book called “The Cornered Cat.”
Non-Lethal Personal Protection Tools. Yes, I am talking about stun devices and pepper spray. This portion of training is taken from the Refuse to be a Victim Seminar. During this class, I talk about the pros and cons of different defense tools and realistic and legal considerations when carrying each. Everyone knows how important personal protection is, but not everyone is ready to commit to the time and money it takes for self defense training or the use of a firearm. In this class, I refer to the best brand product I have found on the market: Damsel in Defense. I believe in this product so much, I sell it. You can visit my website here.
Recommended Steps for Training:
1) Non-Lethal Personal Protection Tools
2) Introduction to Handguns
3) Handgun Cleaning and Maintenance
5) Ladies-Only Holster Class