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Jo is Going Gun Shopping!

Meeting you Kippi, and Debbie was great!  Having learned from you both was even greater!  When I came to work on Monday and was talking to some of the guys that shoot for sport here, they asked who was my instructor?  I told them your name and they said ” Wow, you learned from the best!”  That made me feel so good.  As you both were instructing us I felt your professionalism and your strong desire to keep safety first and foremost.  I learned so much from you both in such a short amount of time.  I’m glad my first experience was with you both as I feel now that I had a solid start.  A firm foundation so to speak.  My husband and I are going gun shopping this weekend.  Prior to your class I thought I liked the feel of the revolver.  After shooting it, not so much!  You did spoil me with your 1911 and Debbie’s Glock, though!  Enjoyed those! 

Thanks for sharing your expertise with me!  I’m sure you’ll be seeing me around.  I think I got the bug!  What fun!

Jo

Pistol Peggy – Shoots the Center Out of Her Target!

“I really want to thank you so very much for the great job instructing me at the Sunday class. You girls are the best and I feel very fortunate to have found you! It was great for us that the class was small and we got so much individual attention.”
Peggy

In 3 short hours Peggy and her classmates, were shooting the centers out of their targets! Sources say there were some smiles on these ladies’ faces!

Debbie Does “BWB” in Colorado

The Warm Weather Phoenix Girl Adapts to CCCold Colorado…

Have you ever dryfired in a banquet room?  How about played with guns and lasers in a parking garage?  Well, I know about 26 women who have!  No worries, we had permission, it was all very safe and there was no ammunition present!

When you are faced with 30 degree weather, rain, sleet, hail and snow, a “Babes with Bullets” (R)  Instructor knows how to get creative!  That is exactly what happened at our ladies pistol camp in Steamboat Springs, Co this last May!

We had 20 plus ladies expecting to learn to shoot and we were determined to teach them!  Mother Nature changed our strategy but certainly didn’t stop us.  Teaching safety, stance, grip, sight alignment, and trigger control are all things you can do indoors ( like a banquet room).  Even shooting on the move works if you’ve got room. 

Since it was off season for skiing, our condo complex was mostly empty and that included the parking garage…it was the perfect setting.(warm & dry!)  Dryfiring with lasers on the guns is a great way to see how much movement you are truly dealing with or how steady you actually are.  It’s great for target transitions too.   But,as cool a place to practice as it was, I don’t recommend this to any of you..  (Don’t try this at home).

Kudos to all the ladies at camp.  We did do a fair amount of actual shooting in the cold and rain.  I don’t think there was one complaint except maybe from me when my hands got so cold I couldn’t even rip the tape for the targets.  When the camp was over, the ladies had learned a lot, shot some great courses of fire, and went home with a new love for shooting!

If you are interested in learning more about Firearms Training for Women, By Women…, please contact us at: [email protected]

Debbie,                                                                                                                                 

Instructor – HerHandgun & Babes with Bullets (R)

Disclaimer: Babes with Bullets (R) and HerHandgun are not affiliated businesses; however,  HerHandgun instructors are also part of the instructor team for the Babes with Bullets (R) camps.

2011 Classes Scheduled!

Our January Basic 101 class was a BLAST and very inspiring!  We had SEVEN women on the range of varying skill levels – with a multitude of different pistols – and they all shot GREAT, improved their individual skill set and exhibited increased confidence with their handguns.  We think they even had fun while doing this … : )  Deb and I really hope to see you all again at our monthly practice sessions.

So, Ladies – It’s a new year, and change is in the air. If you want to tackle something exciting and out of your comfort zone, sign up for one of our spring shooting classes for women only.  There’s no time like the present!

Whether you’re a brand new shooter, you want to get into competition or need to hone your existing competition skills, we’ve got a class for you!  And as always, the classes are taught by women only!

  • Basic Firearms 101 – Saturday, February 12th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Basic Firearms 101 – Saturday, March 5th from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.
  • Competition Training 201 – Saturday, March 5th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Monthly Practice Sessions – Sunday, February 6th, March 6th, & April 3rd from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Check the Calendar & Classes PAGES for more information and an e-mail link to request an application.

We hope 2011 is bright, successful and thrilling for all!  See you on the range.

Debbie & Kippi

Tuesday Night Steel Class!

“Ting, ting, clang” is the sound of instant reward!

Shooting steel targets can be very gratifying and FUN if you know how to shoot them!  Our range, Rio Salado Sportsman’s Club (RSSC) holds an exciting and addicting steel match every Tuesday night.  This match is perfect for the beginning and intermediate shooter! If you think you’re ready to shoot this event and want to take away some of the first-time match jitters, Kip & Deb are offering a Tuesday Night Steel (TNS) preparation class!

Send us an e-mail ([email protected]) if you would like an application to register for the TNS 101 Class!

CLASS DATES:

  • 2-Day Class – October 27 & 28, 2010
  • TNS Match – November 2, 2010

CLASS FEE AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Completion of HerHandgun Basic Firearms 101 Class or equivalent – This class is not for women who have never shot
  • 9mm or larger caliber gun
  • sturdy belt
  • 2-4 magazines & mag pouches
  • hip holster that covers the trigger/trigger guard
  • Eye & ear protection

Note:  If you don’t have all of the equipment, HerHandgun may have belts, mag pouches & holsters available for loan.

  • 600 rounds of ammunition (200 rounds each night)
  • Class fee = $100.00 – request an application via e-mail for registration
  • Tuesday Night Match fee = $10 for MEMBERS of RSSC or $12 for GUESTS – to be paid at time of match.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Tuesday October 26th:
Students are required to attend the SAFETY meeting at the range starting at 6pm. You must attend the meeting before you are allowed to shoot the match. You may go to the safety meeting any Tuesday prior to this date, if desired.

Wednesday October 27th:
Students meet at the range in Practical Pistol Bay 2 at 5pm for:

  • Gear set up
  • Basic shooting skills review
  • TNS rules and procedures
  • Different start positions with hands and gun
  • Moving from one shooting area to another
  • Reloading
  • Target acquisition
  • Trusting your sight picture
  • Using props and dealing with them as obstacles
  • Strong hand/weak hand shooting

Thursday October 28th:

Students meet at the range in PP Bay 2 at 5:30 pm.

  • We will shoot courses of fire similar to those at TNS, incorporating the basic skills you learned the night before
  • We will shoot with the regularly scheduled HH Practice Match attendees, which will simulate a match environment
  • We will learn how to load & unload under the supervision of a Range Officer
  • We will learn how to score stage runs and operate “The Board”
  • We will have fun and become more familiar with our firearms & basic match operations!

Tuesday November 2nd:

Everyone will meet at the range and we will shoot the match together!!!  We should try to meet by 5:00 p.m., but may be able to accommodate a later schedule for those that cannot get off work.

Send us an e-mail ([email protected]) if you would like an application to register for the TNS 101 Class!