Fortress Staff understands the apprehensions women students may have with regard to firearms. All of our Staff have been trained in the Effective Instruction of Female Students by the incomparable Vicki Farnam, and are ready to address all questions and concerns in a calm, professional manner.

We provide a comfortable, low pressure learning environment which progresses to the next step only when you are ready. Our Women’s Basic Firearms Safety course is designed to familiarize the client with proper gun safety and handling procedures.

Fortress believes that every member of the family needs to understand gun safety regardless of whether or not they will ever own a firearm.

We attempt to provide a staff member for every 2-3 students to provide the most personal instruction experience possible. If requested, a female instructor will be available to assist.

  • Required student skill level: None
  • Equipment required: None, or your personal firearm
  • Ammunition requirements: None
  • Duration: 4-hours

Teaching Points Include:

  • Familiarization with types of firearms
  • How guns work
  • Proper handling
  • The Four Rules of Gun Safety
  • Proper grip
  • Chamber check (checking to see if firearm is loaded or unloaded)
  • Safe storage
  • Children and guns
  • Legalities involving ownership and transport
  • Dispelling the Hollywood myths regarding firearms

We will travel to you and train your group on your personal range or at a range in your locality which meets our requirements. If range facilities allow, a night shoot will be scheduled, as well. Contact us for scheduling and pricing. Firearms and equipment can be provided for rent with advance notice

Fortress endorses ‘Project Child Safe’ and recommends all gun owning parents visit their website!
Laws regarding handgun ownership and carry rights vary greatly from state-to-state and each jurisdiction has its own rules and regulations. Fortress recommends that you consult with your own state’s Attorney General’s office before purchasing any firearm, or before you attempt to carry a handgun. Many find to be a good resource, as well. Please remember that laws and statutes regarding firearms change almost daily throughout the United States; it’s up to you to know the law!