Female self defense / basic pistol class

Fullretard

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I am looking for a class for the wife and up to three of her friends.
In north Texas, east DFW area, who are some instructors, and classes you would recommend?
 

txgirliegirl

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this is for @Spacecitysoldier since i am in houston too....my friend and another friend‘s wife just took an intro to handguns 101 class at Texas Gun Club a couple weekends ago and really enjoyed it. It was a small class (just those 2 people) and the instructor went over the basics in a classroom setting (using the specific firearms they brought) and then they did work in the indoor range that was 1:1 as well.

it was kinda pricy but when i shot with her last week, the training definitely paid off and some of the bad habits she used to have were minimized or gone and she was shooting much better as well :)
 

deemus

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Check out Texas Legends Gun Range. Very nice range, and nice folks there too. New indoor facility w restrooms, AC, 50 yd benchrest lanes, pistol bay, tactical bay. The tactical bay allows shotguns w slugs or buckshot, ARs/etc, or pistols.

I will be going there anytime its over 80 degrees. $20 for the first person, $14 each for up to 3 more. Max of 4 per lane.

Also, they have a ton of ammo and rental guns too.

Before my wife passed last year we had planned to join this place so we could shoot together. It wasn't even built yet.


 
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benenglish

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it was kinda pricy but when i shot with her last week, the training definitely paid off and some of the bad habits she used to have were minimized or gone and she was shooting much better as well
Good training is worth the price. It's my experience that the average, cringe-inducingly incompetent introduction to handguns done by a boyfriend or husband can instill in a woman bad habits that will last a lifetime if not completely turn her off shooting.

Yeah, I know that makes me sound sexist but it's a complicated subject and the non-sexist-sounding explanation would go well past the word limit for a single post.
 

txgirliegirl

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Good training is worth the price. It's my experience that the average, cringe-inducingly incompetent introduction to handguns done by a boyfriend or husband can instill in a woman bad habits that will last a lifetime if not completely turn her off shooting.

Yeah, I know that makes me sound sexist but it's a complicated subject and the non-sexist-sounding explanation would go well past the word limit for a single post.
no, i get it and for the most part is truth in the way SOME parents raise girls and boys differently...i was never raised around guns and wish i would have been...growing up in the south probably would have been different but i was raised a yankee....and got down to texas as soon as i could! :laughing:
 

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If you ever stumble across it, there's a great interview with Louis Awerbuck, arguably the best handgun trainer of the last century, where he opines that the best group of students he could imagine would be composed entirely of 14-year-old girls who had never touched a gun before. There would be no bad habits to overcome and no male-centric attitudes about being born with the knowledge of how to shoot and, thus, being resistant to instruction.

My favorite students have always been women with no experience. Unfortunately, a number of them only came to me after a psycho ex demonstrated they couldn't obey a restraining order. :(
 

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IMO, for the most part and the vast majority of the time, husbands and boyfriends are some of the worst teachers for women. They are many times the worst people to assist a woman in shopping for a pistol.
 

Spacecitysoldier

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this is for @Spacecitysoldier since i am in houston too....my friend and another friend‘s wife just took an intro to handguns 101 class at Texas Gun Club a couple weekends ago and really enjoyed it. It was a small class (just those 2 people) and the instructor went over the basics in a classroom setting (using the specific firearms they brought) and then they did work in the indoor range that was 1:1 as well.

it was kinda pricy but when i shot with her last week, the training definitely paid off and some of the bad habits she used to have were minimized or gone and she was shooting much better as well :)
Thanks for the info. I will definitely check it out :twin:
 

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