Handgun Class Recommendation for Women

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  1. pdxjimbo

    pdxjimbo
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    Have a friend who would like some handgun training.

    She's a newbie.

    My handgun training and experience is limited and at close quarters.

    I suggested she take a real class rather than learn my bad habits.

    What/who/where do you recommend in the Portland area?

    Thanks in advance.

    Scouts out!
     
  2. ItsLunchBOX

    ItsLunchBOX
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    I've heard good things about the women's only class at Threat Dynamics in Tualatin. Taught by a female instructor.
     
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  3. Oathkeeper1775

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    My .02,

    Spending training money on a brand new shooter may not be the best value.

    A couple trips to the range and cover the basics; that all 19Ds already know...will enhance her formal training experience (s).

    Then, if she likes it, spend some money...but I do not know anyone.
     
  4. kamaaina1

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    I heard good things about the classes taught at the Clackamas county training range off from Sunnybrook blvd.

    Safefire in Vancouver also has good women’s classes.
     
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  6. Mikej

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    Classes & Clinics

    Wifey took the PST 101 class. It's appropriate for those new to hand guns, AND ladies. It took her a 2-3 month wait after registration, and the class had only a dozen or so people. Three or four women she says. The instructors were a husband/wife team and Wifey said it was very comfortable for her. It's an 8 hour class, with 4 hours study/handling "Blue" guns, and then 4 hours range time. It WAS worthwhile for her.
     
  7. KKG

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    My suggestion is a Class taught by a lady for ladies only. I think you're wise to have a regular Instructor Teach her rather than doing it yourself. That being said I don't have any suggestions Other than you might see if the NRA has some information. The Training Division keeps track of such things.:)
     
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  8. mcfoto

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    I agree that with the new awareness of “man-splaining,” a woman-lead class would be a wise choice.
     
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  9. Pandaz3

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    MKTactical in Hillsboro
     
  10. NWGlockgal

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    Douglas Ridge offers a Women's only NRA course, and I believe it's free and open to the public. However, you have to commit to attending all the sessions. The next one starts February 5th. CalendarWiz Welcome
     
  11. WAYNO

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    Just a week ago my wife attended an all women CHL class here... B.A.B.S Firearms Training

    She is quite comfortable with shooting, but she decided she wanted a CHL and needed the training certificate. I didn't want her sitting in a classroom full of men, hogging class time, so I researched and found this place in Oregon City. My wife said it was absolutely great.

    WAYNO.

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  12. ZigZagZeke

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