Women Only CHL

This class is designed to create a comfortable environment for women who want to learn how to safely and effectively defend themselves with a handgun.  For women only.  No experience necessary.

CLASS: Basic Handgun Course (Oregon and/or Utah CHL Certification)
COURSE LENGTH: Approximately 4 hours
COST: $75 (Get both the Oregon and Utah Certifications at the same time for $125)
DESCRIPTION: This class will provide you with the information necessary to meet, and exceed, the basic handgun safety requirements of ORS 166.291 for obtaining an Oregon Concealed Handgun License. The focus of this course is on using a handgun for self-defense.

Key Concepts You Will Learn:

  • Firearm safety
  • Basic gun handling skills
  • Introduction to the six fundamentals of marksmanship
  • Learn when you are justified in using deadly force (ORS 161.219)
  • The importance of sound judgment in assessing other alternatives
  • The responsibilities of the armed private citizen
  • Oregon law regarding where you can legally carry your handgun concealed
  • Introduction to the different types of  handguns used for self-defense
  • Overview of handgun ammunition for self-defense
  • Nomenclature and inspection of handguns
  • Overview of revolvers and semi-auto pistols for self-defense
  • The seriousness of using deadly force and using other alternatives
  • Firearm storage and security
  • Basic home defense tactics


Range Portion of Class:

  • How to inspect your handgun
  • Loading and unloading
  • How to correctly charge your handgun (semiautomatics)
  • Introduction to the ” low ready” position
  • Marksmanship fundamentals
  • Point shooting
  • Scanning
  • Individual coaching and attention to improve your marksmanship & gun handling skills

What to bring for class:

  •  Eye and ear protection
  •  Baseball style hat
  •  Appropriate clothing for the weather
  •  Something to drink & lunch/snack
  •  100 rounds of ammunition for your caliber handgun
  •  Functioning & reliable handgun that you have fired before