About the Idaho Women’s Only Concealed Carry Class

Idaho Women's Only Concealed Carry Class

Our Women’s Concealed Carry Class 103 is part of  Level 1’s Idaho Women’s Only Workshops™ (WOW Training).  This in-person personal defense concept course is exclusive to Women Only (sorry, guys…this workshop is for ladies only!).

Classes are taught by a nationally recognized female firearms instructor

Women-specific defense concepts, pistol safety principles, and choosing a firearm for personal protection will be explored.

Overview: Idaho Women’s Only Workshop 103

Topics include ammunition selection, women’s holstering options, situational awareness, cover & concealment, defensive mindset,  personal defense strategies, basic shooting techniques, an overview of Idaho gun laws, interstate travel with a firearm, proper interaction with police, the aftermath of a shooting event, and much more! 

This course is extremely informative and designed to prepare ladies better to carry a firearm responsibly and confidently in public.  Instruction by certified Level 1 Firearms Training experts and qualified guest instructors. This is a great class to take with a friend.


Some of the topics discussed in classes include:

The Four Levels of Mental Awareness

Color-Code: ALERT

Situational Awareness - Color Coding

The box to the left represents a color-coding process that identifies which stage of awareness you are currently experiencing.

In this system being in the “orange” state means you are assessing if a threat is real or not.

These are the conditions where you may cross the street to avoid and unsavory looking individual. You may decide to go into a nearby store and seek the company of others. This is not the situation where you’re reaching for your firearm but you may be checking its in the holster if you need it. If you are feeling uncomfortable this is the time to act, rather than react, and to follow your personal action plan.

Reactions to an Attack

Posturing

Posturing is the act of pretending to be ready for a fight, acting tougher than you look, and able to win a fight. Posturing includes verbal and non-verbal communication, body language, appearance, and willingness to accept the challenge. Actions such as shouting your commands, using an authoritative voice, and taking a boxing or martial arts fighting stance all are examples of posturing. In essence, posturing is fighting without the physical attributes attached to it.

The Emotional Impact of a Defensive Shooting

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is often associated with those in the military. PTSD symptoms include flashbacks, recurring nightmares, and the ability to function normally in a relationship or to even hold a job.

PTSD is a normal reaction to a traumatic, life-altering event. It may affect you in many ways, such as when you hear an automobile backfire or a firecracker. Suddenly the rush of memories from the event overwhelm you leaving you feeling helpless and distressed.

Fortunately, PTSD can be controlled. Interactions with family, friends, loved ones, clergy, and support groups will help lessen your response to day-to-day events.

These are just some of the many topics we will cover when attending the Women’s Idaho Enhanced Concealed Carry Class. We look forward to seeing you in class and assisting you in developing your defensive mindset for protecting your neighbors, friends, family, and home.

This is a Two Day Class!

Why is this a 2-day course? Our Idaho Enhanced Concealed Carry Weapons Class is the best concealed carry training you will receive. We want you to be properly trained when carrying a firearm in public; there are no shortcuts to carrying concealed properly.

Indoor ranges in Idaho do not accommodate outside instructors which makes no sense – we are literally bringing them, customers! We have chosen to utilize one of the several outdoor ranges in the Treasure Valley that like us bringing them customers. Indoor ranges are loud, really loud. You cannot hear the instructor while training and are extremely restrictive with what you can teach.

Indoor ranges do not accommodate drawing from holster nor do they allow movement on the range. Indoor ranges are loud, have long wait times on the weekends, and charge as much as 25/hr in some locations we train. We have chosen to utilize one of the several outdoor ranges so we can train you correctly without the need to rush you through the skill-building portion of the class. You learn in a safe, comfotable, and fairly quiet environment.

Outdoor ranges are extremely hot or cold in the late afternoons which distracts new students from concentrating. By shooting early in the morning the following day of class, students are fresh and ready to train for self-defense shooting skills.


Prerequisites:

MUST BE A WOMAN
TO ATTEND THIS CLASS

MUST BE 18 YEARS OLD

  • NONE. It is assumed you know how to use your gun. This is not a basic gun class.
  • If you are new to guns: It is highly recommended that you attend formal gun training such as the Idaho Pistol Essentials 101 Course, or the Women’s Only Workshop Pistol 101 Course.
  • Between 18 and 21 you will receive a standard Idaho Concealed Carry Permit. When you turn 21, it can be upgraded to the Idaho Enhanced Concealed Carry Weapons Permit.

Adherence to the primary safety rules must always be followed.

  1. Keep the Firearm Pointed in a Safe Direction.
  2. Keep the Firearm Unloaded Until Ready to Use.
  3. Keep Your Finger Off The Trigger Until Ready to Shoot.
  4. Know Your Target and Beyond.
  5. No Drugs, Alcohol, nor Cannabis are Allowed At The Range.

See Additional Safety Rules

Equipment:

Day 1: Classroom – Saturday

  • Notepads, pens, paper.
  • personal pistol of any caliber, cased, secured, and free of ammunition.
  • Holster or Holster Purse: Preferably the one you intend to use when you carry concealed.
    • No Serpa Holsters Allowed
  • Training Cartridges (Dummy Rounds): At least 5 Training Cartridges in the correct caliber are needed for this class.
    • Can be found at local sporting goods stores or online.
  • Suitable Eye Protection. This can be wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses, or non-shattering prescription glasses.
  • Suitable Ear Protection. We recommend electronic noise-canceling earmuffs, but earplugs are acceptable.
  • Estimated Length: 6 Hours

Day 2: Range Day – Sunday

  • personal revolver or pistol of any caliber, cased, secured, and free of ammunition.
  • Strong-side Holster, Appendix Holser, or Holster Purse: Preferably the one you intend to use when you carry concealed.No Serpa Holsters Allowed
  • Training Cartridges (Dummy Rounds): At least 5 Training Cartridges in the correct caliber are needed for this class.Can be found at local sporting goods stores or online.
  • Suitable Eye Protection. This can be wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses, or non-shattering prescription glasses.
  • Suitable Ear Protection. We recommend electronic noise-canceling earmuffs, but earplugs are acceptable.
  • Range Fees, if any, are the student’s responsibility and are not included with the course registration.
  • Check the weather report on the day of class and bring appropriate clothing.
  • Wear appropriate clothing for the weather.
  • Bug Spray for the critters.
  • No V-Neck Shirts or Open-toed shoes.
  • Head covering if necessary.
  • Sunscreen or jackets when needed.
  • Suitable and Comfortable Footwear, no open-toed shoes are allowed.
  • Beverages for Hydration.
  • Bring snacks for breaks. Snacks – Are allowed at the range – snacks are not allowed on the firing line.

Ammunition

  • 150 Rounds of Quality, store-bought ammunition (no tracers, steel, or reloads allowed).
  • Knee Pads – for range day and private shooting drills afterward.
  • Small Personal Canopy during the summer season when temperatures are expected to be high.
  • Folding chair and a small folding table to create your workstation (bench).
  • Estimated Length: 3 Hours.

Benefits of Continual Training

IMAGE: Idaho Women's Only Workshop Rifle Student

While you may have learned the essentials of owning a firearm in our Idaho Women’s Only Workshops – Idaho Enhanced Concealed Carry there is still much more to learn. Come back and join us for our next Idaho Women’s Only Workshops – Beginner Rifle 101.