Firearms For Women

February 15th, 2010
by ddetmer

Clinic Name: Firearms For Women


Dan Detmer                                                       Audrey Ethriedge


Short Description:  A class for women that are beginner shooters where students can shoot several different types of handguns and get an idea of which one to buy for their specific needs and also receive training with a home defense shotgun.  Or, if you have your own handgun, bring it and learn the correct way to shoot your gun and be safe with it.  We cover the basics of stance, grip, sight alignment, sight picture, breathing, trigger squeeze, and follow through and more.  Both classroom and range time.  This course will prepare you to take your concealed carry class. Teaching safe gun handling is always the main priority.  This six hour class is for women only.   We have a covered shooting range.

  • We will help you learn how to choose a handugn that is right for you.
  • Students will shoot about fourteen different firearms.
  • Students will  shoot revolvers and semi-automatics handguns.
  • Students will  learn how to shoot a home defense shotgun.
  • All guns and ammunition will be provided (over a $100 value)
  • Learn in the company of women.
  • Learn in a safe and friendly environment.

The most important thing I can tell you after conducting this class for several years is that it pays to learn which gun is right for you.  Basically, most of the time a husband, boyfriend, or a salesmen will have input in choosing a gun for you.  Some of the time these people, while meaning well, do not have the experience to help you choose the correct gun.  You need a gun that fits your hand and caliber that you are comfortable with.   We will cover those items in this clinic.  You will benefit greatly by actually shooting  different sizes and calibers of guns to find a gun that is right for you.

Shooting a gun and being accurate is much harder than it appears on TV or the Movies.   Also, a woman may have a smaller hand or trouble operating certain guns which makes buying the correct gun all the more critical.

Buying a handgun without first shooting it is like buying a new house and never seeing the inside.

NOTE:  This clinic can be customized to fit your needs.  For example, if you already know the basics but would like to shoot a variety of handguns to get a better idea of which gun you would like to carry, we can work with you.

  • Must be 18 years old (exception for parent and child).

  • Bring a baseball style hat.
  • Registration deadline – Five days prior to class date.  (But even if it is after the deadline, give me a call or email, I sometimes have open spots).
  • The class is limited to 8 women so sign up early.


August 22, 2015 – Saturday

September 26, 2015 – Saturday

TIME:   Saturday -8:00 – 2:00,  Sunday 12:00 – 5:30

WHERE:   Tulsa Gun Club (see my ‘Directions’  TAB for directions to Tulsa Gun Club)

Pre Registration Required – Class cost is $145.00.   $90 to register.  $55 due at class time.  –  1) Contact me and I will email you an invoice or you can register and pay over the phone,  2) Make checks or money orders payable to “Firearms On Target” and send $90 to Firearms On Target, P.O. Box 690681, Tulsa, OK 74169-0681.  Total cost is $145.00 for non-TGC members, or $105 for members of TGC, balance paid at clinic.  Please include your name, phone number, and E-mail. OR  Go to the ‘Register” button on this site and register via Paypal.   For details or questions feel free to call me at 918-627-2006 or E-mail

If you send money to the PO box, if you would please send me an email letting me know you sent money to the PO Box.

NOTE: This is not an NRA class.

  • ddetmer says:


    My next Firearms For Women classes will be September 11, 2010 and October 23, 2010. I will get these dates posted on my site and also send you a reminder prior to these classes. Thank you.