Ladies Only Pistol Class (Basic Handgun Course)

women onlyGather the girls together and lets have some fun! This course is 8 hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot handguns as well as other women only specific topics. The ladies will learn rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; two handed standing position; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. The Ladies will receive a course completion certificate after taking a basic Student Examination.

NOW INCLUDES 1.5 hours of New Hampshire & Federal Law and Use of Force.

Please download and read our Liability_Waiver.pdf

In this class you will start by shooting a .22LR caliber revolver and then progress to a sub-compact 9mm, a full size .40 caliber and a compact .45 caliber semi-automatic. By shooting various sizes and calibers it should give you a good idea of what size frame and caliber is right for you.


Use of our firearms and ammo are included in the class price.
Safe, comfortable and air conditioned classroom.
Good for Massachusetts Class A LTC.
Master Instructor always present.

A number of topics will be covered in this class. These include but are not limited to:

  • Safe handling of firearms.
  • Semiautomatics & Revolvers
  • Gun Safety Rules
  • Safe Storage of your firearm and ammunition.
  • Basic components of Semiautomatics & Revolvers
  • Operation of Semiautomatics & Revolvers
  • Shooting Fundamentals
  • Clearing Common Stoppages
  • Selecting a Handgun and Ammunition
  • Cleaning and Maintaining your Handgun
  • 1 hour of NH Law and Use of Force
  • Carry Options for Women
  • Master Instructor (Ask us anything).

PLEASE NOTE: Although we do have women instructors at Defensive Strategies, LLC, there is no guarantee that instructors for any specific Ladies Only class will be female - this is strictly due to scheduling and who is available at the time of the class.



ladiesonlyCost: NOW ONLY $99

April 27, 2024 - 8-5PM - $99 - FULL
May 26, 2024 - 8-5PM - $99 - FULL
June 22, 2024 - 8-5PM -$99 - FULL
July 21, 2024 - 8-5PM -$99 - FULL
August 17, 2024 - 8-5PM -$99
September 29, 2024 - 8-5PM -$99
October  26, 2024 - 8-5PM -$99
November 17, 2024 - 8-5PM -$99 
December 14, 2024 - 8-5PM -$99

Ladies, since the ladies classes are so full, check out the SAFTD F.A.S.T. Handgun Class - this is the exact same class with mixed attendance, however since the ladies classes are so full, the F.A.S.T. classes are mostly women as well. 

Defensive Strategies, LLC
712 Mast Road (2nd Floor)
Manchester, NH  03102

Range Portion to be Held at:

Londonderry Fish and Game
5 Lund Street
Litchfield, New Hampshire  03052

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