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  • June 2, 2019
    11:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • June 9, 2019
    1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • July 11, 2019
    5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • July 27, 2019
    2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • September 6, 2019
    5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

1st SHOTS  No-Range | Ladies Only 


Purchase our “Buddy Pass” ticket if you’d like to bring a friend and SAVE on the price for each of you!



1st Shots—No-Range is an entry-level handgun course designed for the responsible citizen with minimal or no formal handgun training who wants the essential knowledge and skills to confidently and proficiently protect themselves and those they love.  The combination of innovative training and cutting edge instructional methods allows Kaery Concealed to offer relevant, reality-based training for personal and home protection.

We excel at and are passionate about teaching beginners because I remember what it was like to desperately want the knowledge and skills to safely, legally, effectively, and confidently integrate a firearm into my life, yet I didn’t know where to go or who to trust for information.  From friends and family to the guy behind the gun counter it seemed like everyone I talked to had a passionately different opinion about the caliber, gun, and holster that would be best for me.  You need information you can trust – especially information that considers the unique needs of a woman.

This course is valuable even for those that have no intention of using or carrying a firearm.  With more than 300 million guns in America, it is wise for everyone to be proficient in the safe handling of firearms.

Many ladies have been led to believe that their handgun options are extremely limited because they struggle locking the slide to the rear, racking the slide, or filling magazines.  During 1st Shots No-Range, we will teach you hacks for overcoming the physical challenges (racking the slide and locking the slide to the rear) that can make operating a pistol challenging.

Kaery Concealed has designed 1st Shots to introduce safe gun handling and shooting essentials in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.  Our goal is to help you safely develop the essential knowledge and skills to be confident in operating the handgun you already own, the one your partner picked out for you, or a handgun you want to purchase.

This is a hands on, non-live fire and non-range course that utilizes the innovative SIRT training pistols.  SIRT technology allows us to train without the loud booms and bangs of traditional firearm instruction.  Instead of having to focus on the kinetic effects of shooting, the lack of noise and lack of recoil when training with SIRT technology allows shooters focus on firearm safety and master essential shooting skills.  This non-lethal, safe alternative to live fire also removes the fear that is often associated with guns because it completely eliminates the chance of a negligent discharge.

During this course, students are truly able to focus on investigating and discovering the world of shooting rather than having to direct their attention to dealing with noise and recoil.  We take the noise and scariness of live fire out of firearms training so it’s easier to focus on essential skills and improve at a faster rate.  The absence of noise, recoil, and fear allows student attention to be focused on safety and gaining knowledge.

Through the course, participants will learn firearm safety and gun-handling skills so they can safely, independently, and confidently integrate a firearm into their lives.  After completing 1st Shots – No Range, our students can’t wait for the next course, 1st Shots – Live Fire.  1st Shots – Live Fire is a range course that builds on the knowledge and skills learned in 1st Shots – No Range.

Knowledge conquers fear.  Students enjoy this interesting, hands-on course because it emphasizes safe gun handling while developing the essential skills to keep, carry, and control a handgun in order to prevail should you be faced with a violent encounter.

We’ll also handle and evaluate many different pistols and learn how to determine which ones will work best for you.  This course will give you the information you need to make an informed choice so you don’t have to rely on the opinion of others.

Be prepared to be hugged, encouraged, and challenged by our all-woman instruction team as you meet other like-minded responsible citizens.  We regularly hear comments like:  “My husband wants me to learn how to shoot so he took me shooting but the gun kicked so much and now I’m afraid to shoot again.”  “My dad bought me a gun because he wants me to be safe, but I can’t even fill the magazine or rack the slide without it hurting — and I haven’t even got to the shooting part yet.”  “My partner wants me to carry a gun that is so big I’m scared to even shoot it let alone carry it in my purse.”  “I want to learn how to safely handle firearms and be more confident with them, but every time my husband tries to teach me to shoot I get emotional and even cry and then he just gets frustrated.”


Firearm Safety
Safe Gun Handling, Storage & Transport
Range Safety & Etiquette
Pistol Parts & Operation
Ammunition Demystifier
Caliber Selection
Loading, Unloading & Reloading
Defensive Marksmanship Essentials
Handgun Selection – evaluating a gun’s fit in your hand
Concealed Carry Basics (with the needs of women in mind)

All instruction, equipment, course materials, targets, and range fees are included in the class fee.

1st Shots No-Range is a 3.5 to 4 hour course.  We will be in the classroom for part of the course and then we’ll move onto a private indoor range.  Although there isn’t actual live fire during this course, we’ll take advantage of having the range all to ourselves to practice our safe gun handling skills and learn range etiquette so students feel better prepared for 1st Shots Live Fire or their first trip to the range with a family, friends, or even solo.


notebook and writing utensil
snacks and drinks for yourself
and any other comfort items

These courses fill quickly, so don’t delay — sign up today and join the hundreds of women that have trained with Kaery Concealed and gained the confidence, empowerment and freedom that comes from having the knowledge and skills to safely, legally, and effectively handle firearms.


At Kaery Concealed, our mission is to empower our customers with exceptional, one-of-a-kind self-protection instruction; we do this by emphasizing firearm safety and explaining the whys in an experiential format that takes place in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Kaery Concealed aims to set the firearm industry standard of professionalism, quality training, and customer care while educating, equipping, and empowering families to protect themselves.


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.

Kaery is an evidence-based trainer and provides practical, street-proven defensive products and training to educate, equip, and empower families to protect themselves and those they love.  She has trained under some of the most respected instructors and thought leaders in the protection industry to guide everyday students like yourself through the complex legal, moral, and social issues concerning the use of force in self-defense.  She is certified by various national and international self-defense training programs (Rangemaster, National Rifle Association, SABRE Pepper Spray, Glock, The Well Armed Woman, WA Department of Fish and Wildlife, Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification, and Law of Self Defense).

Kaery Concealed offers corporate, group, and private courses for civilians every day of the week all over the Pacific Northwest. Kaery and her husband, Eric, have been married for 25 years and 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, camping, making music, reading, and riding quad in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


Because we believe in the quality of our instruction and the quality of courses we offer, each course is backed by a 100% money-back guarantee. If, upon course completion, you believe that you didn’t get your money’s worth, we will issue to you a full refund. The only question we will ask is, “How did we fail you?”


At Kaery Concealed, we are committed to training.  That means we invite our students to retake previously attended courses as refreshers AT NO COST.  No strings attached.


While we do not offer refunds, we are happy to move your registration to a different class (at your request).




Venue Website:

6411 N Aubrey L White Pkwy, Spokane, Washington, 99208, United States


Founded in 1916, Spokane Rifle Club offers the best and most varied facilities for shooting sports in the Spokane area.  SRC is a member only club and is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year from 8am to dusk.  The facility has an Indoor Pistol Range, Trap Range, Outdoor Pistol Range, and 100 and 200 yard outdoor rifle ranges.

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