Handgun for Women
This is a one day course of instruction for women. This course of instruction is designed to take the shooter from zero knowledge to a skilled novice shooter.


Our goal is to teach the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a handgun safely.


Mandatory: at least one of the following
  • No personal firearms required
  • FOID Card is optional for this course (Illinois Residents)
  • Dress for comfort. No tank tops or sandals
  • Children from 12 to 17 years old must be accompanied by an adult or parent at least 21 years of age


The purpose of this training is to provide the student with basic safety instruction and basic proficiency in the use of firearms under normal conditions. This course is for women only.

Course Length

One day, eight hours


Classroom and Range as appropriate



Required Student Materials

  • Range bag optional no firearms or ammunition required
  • Ear muffs or plug
  • Safety glasses
  • Long sleve shirt
  • Long pants
  • Shoes
  • Baseball cap
  • Notebook


Course size is limited to 10 students
Students will be required to take and pass a written examination to receive their certificate of training. NRA Certified Pistol is included in this course as a base level certification.


If you do not have a valid FOID, Firearms Owners Identification Card, you may take this course and use course provided firearms (ammunition provided at additional cost), no personal firearms are authorized to be in the possession of any person without a valid FOID card under Illinois Statutes. The only exception is when a parent or guardian is present and provides their firearm and has a valid FOID card.

The right of self-defense against others or institutions is generally accepted under natural law as a God given right to preserve our liberty. The original intent of the Second Amendment is to ensure three basic principles of defending individual liberty; 1. Self-defense against others 2. Self-defense of the home 3. Provide that every able-bodied American was armed and willing to defend their liberty against any standing army thus securing the protection of the citizen from the tyranny of foreign powers, the Federal government and the States. The Fourteenth Amendment was enacted after the civil war to reaffirm that the Second Amendment applied to the States as well. This right can only be invalidated by an amendment to the Constitution proposed by the Congress or a Constitutional Convention and ratified by three-quarters of the states.


M-Th: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9 - 11 am, 3 - 6 pm
Sat-Sunday: By appointment


847-782-9000 ext. 5002
cell: 847-341-4913

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