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Welcome to HerHandgun.com

Just a few of the awesome women who shoot with us each month!

Welcome, Ladies!  We’re so glad you have come to our site.  We hope you are visiting HerHandgun.com because:

  1. You’re ready to learn how to SHOOT – or-
  2. You want to brush up on your existing handgun skills – or –
  3. You are ready to begin competing in an action pistol match!

HerHandgun.com firearms CLASSES and pistol MATCHES are operated by Debbie Keehart and Kippi Leatham.   We compete in practical shooting events on a local, national and world-wide basis.  We are both action pistol champions, and combined, we have been competing in organized action pistol, rifle and shotgun matches for over 35 years.

Our mission at HerHandgun.com is multi-fold:

  • To ASSIST women with firearms safety and basic to advanced pistol instruction.
  • To EMPOWER women with the knowledge & confidence required to shoot a handgun proficiently.
  • To INCREASE the number of responsible women firearm owners. There are far too many women at the range watching their significant others.
  • To ENCOURAGE women to get out of their comfort zone and compete in organized shooting sports.
  • To EDUCATE women about firearms ownership & the importance of our Second Amendment Right.

Why do we do this?

  • It’s a proven fact that women learn better from women.
  • And it’s so very rewarding!

We are at a point in our careers where we want to focus on getting more women out to the shooting range!   We have seen a recent influx of ladies at our local range, but they are usually watching their “significant other” shoot.  We think that if you are going to take time out of your busy day to go to the range, you may as well be shooting your own gun!

If this concept of shooting (and no longer just watching) interests you, take a look at our CLASS and MATCH schedule.  All of our scheduled events are for WOMEN ONLY! Our shooting environment is low key, safe, supportive, and testosterone-free!

We hope to see you sometime soon … at the range!

Debbie Keehart & Kippi Leatham

For more information, contact us via e-mail:  info@herhandgun.com

#FifthAnnual Desert Flower Ladies Day Scheduled!

Rio Salado’s Desert Flower Ladies’ Day at the Range is on




Open to the first 100 ladies.

When registration fills this year, Desert Flower Ladies Day will have exposed over 500 women in the greater Phoenix / East Valley regions to firearm safety and a variety of shooting disciplines! The Desert Flower Volunteers ROCK – We could not have done this without you all!

#ShareShooting #LetsGoShooting #WomenAndGuns #ShootLikeAGirl
#Unbelievable #EmpoweringWomen #FirearmSafety #Volunteer

This year, we have four different shooting stations:
– Pistol
– Shotgun
– .22 Rifle
– Cowboy Fastdraw – that’s right, we said FASTDRAW! 🙂

And our Swag and Brag bar is also back.

Tee-shirts will be available for pre-ordering by March 12!

We hope to see you at the range very soon, desert flowers…

Rio Salado’s Desert Flower Ladies Day Organizers

4th Annual Desert Flower Ladies Day At The Range is in full bloom!

Hey Ladies,

Spring has sprung early in the desert, which means planning for Rio Salado’s Desert Flower Ladies Day must be underway.

And it is!  Rio Salado Sportsman’s Club is again bringing you our 4th Annual Ladies’ Day at the Range.

Mark your calendar for SUNDAY, April 29th!

Registration is already open.  Visit www.herhandgun.com/2018-ladies-day for all information.

Here are the deets on our Desert Flower Ladies’ Day:

  • $25 Fee
  • Safety, Technique, Airgun, Pistol and Shotgun Stations
  • Ammunition (and air) Included 🙂
  • 8 Start Times – Register Early to Get Preferred Time

So grab your female co-workers, friends and family members interested in learning to shoot and get registered for this special day!

The event is already half full!

Hope to see you soon – at the range.





3rd Annual Desert Flower Ladies’ Day At The Range – April 29 2017

Hey Ladies,

It’s that time again. For the Rio Salado Sportsman’s Club’s 3rd Annual Ladies’ Day at the Range.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 29th!

Registration is open on PractiScore:


Here are the deets on our Desert Flower Ladies’ Day:

  • $25 Fee
  • Airgun, Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun Stations
  • Ammunition (and air) Included 🙂
  • 4 Start Times – 8 am, 10 am, 1 pm and 2:30 pm (if needed) – Register Early to Get Preferred Time
  • Special Event at Noon – Personal Awareness & Basic Self Defense Interactive Demonstration

So grab your female co-workers, friends and family members who are interested in learning to shoot and get them registered for this special day!

See you all soon!





#UltimateWomensExpo – And the Winners Are…

The Arizona Ultimate Women’s Expo is a wrap!

Now that we are rested and caught up with life and work, for the most part, we want to thank everyone who stopped by our booth!  We had a great weekend, bonding with fellow Her-Handgunners and speaking with women who already know how to shoot and a whole bunch of potential NEW shooters and firearm owners!

We are so very fortunate to have had support from our local ladies: Deb S, Ashley, Anissa, Sue, Ramona, and Lorraine. Watching you interact at the booth and express your passion for shooting was so very inspiring and contagious. You are ALL such amazing ambassadors for the firearms industry and our sport. Thank you again!

And lastly, congratulations to the following lucky ladies who won our Basic Pistol 101 Class for two:

Jerica M

Joanie W

We cannot wait to teach you how to shoot – and we look forward to meeting you… again.  🙂