- May 12th | 1st Shots
May 12, 2018
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
1st Shots (Ladies Only)
Purchase our “Buddy Pass” ticket if you’d like to bring an immediate family member AND save on the price for each of you!
This is an entry level handgun course for the shooter with limited or no formal handgun training.
Through the course, students will learn firearm safety and solid gun-handling skills using the S.I.R.T. Training Pistol (simulated laser gun) as well as live-fire at the range.
We will learn safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; defensive ammunition options; Shoot-to-Live fundamentals and will have continued opportunities for skill development.
Students will be issued a course completion certificate that can be to apply for an Oregon concealed carry permit (WA does not require a certificate in order to apply for a carry permit).
Be prepared to be hugged, encouraged, and challenged by our all-woman instruction team. Registration required.
What is Included in the Course?
This is a 4.5 hour course with both classroom and range time where you will learn,
mental & situational defensive alertness
defense under stress
safe gun handling, storage, carrying
handgun & ammunition operation
practical defensive marksmanship
safely drawing from concealment
practical pointers to make consistent concealed carry a reality
lawful concealed carry
During our time on the range, you’ll be under the care of supportive instructors who will be ensuring your safety and walking with you through every step of the shooting process.
If you have your own firearm that you like and that you want to use for the class, you’re absolutely welcome to do so.
If you don’t yet have a firearm or the one you have is not fun to shoot, no worries! We have many handgun models (that women prefer) that are available for rental. If you would like to rent a handgun, please email us and we will send you an invoice for the handgun rental and ammunition that you can pay in person at your class or online prior to your class.
All instruction, course materials, targets, and range fees are included in the class fee.
What to bring:
For our time on the range, you will want to wear: comfortable, closed toe shoes, a shirt with a “high” neckline – the type found on typical T-shirts is great (on the range we want to avoid low v-necks, or shirt styles with loose material around the neckline- this keeps us safe from the spent casings – which we’ll explain in more detail at our class), and some ladies like to wear a baseball style hat (not required)
eye and ear protection (if you don’t have any, email us to let us know and we’ll bring some for you)
your firearm (if you’re using your own)
extra magazines for your firearm if you have them
200 rounds of ammunition
snacks and drinks for yourself
The exact class location and driving directions will be emailed to you when you register for the course.
About Kaery Concealed
Kaery is a full-time firearms and self-defense instructor who resides in the Pacific Northwest. In 2003, she earned a Master of Education (with an emphasis in Curriculum Development for the Gifted) from Whitworth University and has been teaching for more than 25 years.
She is certified by various national and international self-defense training programs (Rangemaster, National Rifle Association, SABRE Protection, The Well Armed Woman, WA Department of Fish and Wildlife, Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification, and Law of Self Defense) and she has trained under some of the most respected instructors and thought-leaders in the self-defense industry to guide everyday civilians through the complex legal, moral, and social ramifications of the use of force in self-defense. Kaery, offers corporate, group, and private courses for civilians all over the Pacific Northwest.
Kaery and her husband, Eric, are the proud (and often exhausted!) parents of 7 children ages 19, 17, 12, 12, 8, 7, and 6. As a family they enjoy water sports; GLamping; making music; reading (and writing–daughter #1 enjoys creating and publishing books); shooting sports (and holster making–Custom Comfort Holsters is owned and operated by son #1); and ATVing all over the Pacific Northwest.