Gun safety class offered for women

Gun safety class offered for women

Gun ownership can be daunting for anyone, and even more so for those without previous experience handling a firearm. An accident can happen at any time but exercising caution and learning how to use a weapon safely can mitigate or prevent future mishaps related to using a firearm. Eagle Tactics is taking steps to help female gun owners by hosting an Intro to Handguns course specifically for women. 

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, Alabama had the second highest rate for firearm mortality in 2017, second only to Alaska. Some firearm deaths can be attributed to accidents as well as homicide. Safety courses are designed to help prevent accidents as well as help gun owners learn how to use their weapon appropriately for self-defense.

“Husbands would ask us if we had classes for women and we also just saw a need for this,” Matt Adams, owner of Eagle Tactics, said. “There is no reason why a woman can’t protect herself.” The class will cover firearms safety, shooting fundamentals, cleaning, and more in relation to proper use and care of a firearm. Their purpose is to ensure gun owners are capable of protecting themselves.

Participants must bring their own firearm, holster, magazines (if needed for a semi-automatic weapon), ear and eye protection, water, snacks, and a minimum of 150 rounds. Bringing your personal weapon is required to ensure that any person that takes the class gains the most benefit. Adams hopes to help women, who may have never fired their weapon, gain confidence and proficiency so that if or when they need to use their firearm, they use it safely. 

The class will be held at the East Alabama Gun Club in Phenix City, ALA from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST on Feb. 16, 2020 and costs $125. Visit for more information or to register.