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Women’s Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals Course Description

USCCA’s “Women’s Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals” is a welcoming and engaging training guide created by a woman for women who are seeking to begin, improve upon, or add to their firearms skills. With three distinct modules (Women’s Basic Pistol, Women’s Intermediate Pistol, and Women’s Defensive Pistol), this course is designed to reach students who are brand new to firearms and those who are ready to learn more about defensive shooting. Basics and fundamentals will be introduced, reviewed, and then built upon, while also exploring situational awareness, common types of handguns, ammunition types, malfunctions, firearms handling skills, defensive pistol fundamentals, and the use of deadly force. Whether you’ve never touched a firearm, you’re looking for the next steps in your training, or you’ve chosen to learn about the skills, tools, and mindset needed to use firearms for self-defense, you can be prepared to carry confidently every day with tips and techniques from experienced women in the world of firearms.

Women’s Basic Pistol Schedule


9:00AM – 3:30PM
4 Hours Classroom Time
2 Hours Range Time

Bass Pro Shop
7777 Victoria Lane
Rancho Cucamonga, CA


Women’s Basic Pistol is all about sharing the basics along with the fun, the seriousness, and the importance of being a responsibly armed female.

This course will teach you the essentials:

  • Understanding Firearms
    • Guns are all different, yet they are very much alike
  • The Four Universal Safety Rules
    • Shooting Fundamentals
    • Stance
    • Grip
    • Sight Alignment
    • Sight picture
    • Trigger Control
    • Breath Control and
    • Follow Through
  • Put Everything into Practice
    • Shooting Fundamentals
    • Shooting Live-Fire (There is no live ammunition in the classroom)

Cancellation Policy:
Students are required to cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the class date in order to receive a full refund.
Classes canceled less than 48 hours before the class may not be refunded.


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