Women's Pistol 3: Intermediate Handgun is the perfect next step for ladies who have completed the Women's Pistol 2 course, and are ready to pick up right where the last class left off. Get ready to continue your journey of empowerment and personal growth.

Course material covers everything from situational awareness to concealed carry options, making it more than just a handgun class. It is taught by an experienced instructor who is passionate about empowering other women and creating a supportive community. In this class, students will not only continue to develop their pistol shooting skills, but gain confidence and competence in the company of like-minded ladies working towards similar goals. By the end of the course, students will have gained the knowledge and skills necessary to handle a handgun in a variety of situations, making it a must for anyone looking to take their pistol shooting skills to the next level.

What You Will Learn

  • Vision Training: Find your sights sooner & get on target faster.
  • Selection & Setup: How to configure your handgun for defensive use.
  • Marksmanship: Get more consistent shots, & shoot tighter groups at any distance.
  • Recoil Control: Manage recoil to your advantage.
  • One Handed Shooting: Be as accurate with 1 hand as you are with 2.
  • Manipulations & Reloads: Refine your pistol handling, & learn the 4 types of reloads every shooter needs to know.
  • Clearing Malfunctions: Learn the fastest way to get your gun back into the fight, & keeping it running.
  • Shooting & Moving: Explore fundamentals of moving with a handgun while engaging targets.
  • Target Transitions: Quickly move your firearm from one target to the next with speed & accuracy.

Upcoming Events

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  • If you're wanting to become more familiar & confident with handguns, Alysia teaches classes specifically for women. This is a GREAT resource. Whether you have a concealed carry permit or not, this is valuable knowledge for even basic safety knowledge!
    Shalee Taylor
  • I took Women's Introduction to Firearms taught by Alysia. While I was there, we learned all this awesome stuff about firearms; how they work, literally every part of them, how to disassemble them, how to clean them, how to load them, how to rack them, how to shoot, we learned everything; and then at the end, we practiced firing. And they gave away VIKTOS sling bag to the two top shooters, and one was me, which I was so stoked about! I'm so excited, and I'm gonna sign up for their Women's Intermediate Handgun class next month, I want to do it ASAP because it was so good! Anyway, it was an all women's class taught by a woman; very comfortable. Like there was no stupid questions; and so I still highly, highly, highly recommend that class! From that class alone I went from being like intimidated... not scared, like I understand guns because my husband had them around. I just didn't understand them enough to handle them until that class, and it's like been so nice. I finally felt confident!
    Jaelyn Barnes
  • Women's Intermediate Handgun training with Alysia was sa super fun class. Highly recommend to any woman who wants to be more comfortable with a handgun.
    Kanani Wilkinson
  • Our RUMA babes had the best time learning from Sean and Alysia at Elevated Training! We learned all about situational awareness and how to keep ourselves safe! Highly recommend Elevated Training for all things self defense.
    Shelby Miller
    Ruma Aesthetics
  • Women's Intro to Handguns was one of the classes I took this week with Alysia, and it was Great! Highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning the basics!
    Jen Taylor
  • Always learning, thanks to my favorite lady powerhouse, Alysia! After finishing the women's advanced shooting course with her, I left feeling elated, educated, empowered, and extremely confident! Thank you for your time, energy, and humor Elevated Training!
    Shealah Craighead
  • Hands down the funnest pistol class ever with a badass instructor, Alysia Burrows. Thanks for showing us how it's done!
    Sheena Cook
  • It was... a basic firearms class... just for women. Alysia taught us, she did a great job over there at Ready Gunner, and it was... super basic. So if you're someone like me who grew up... not around guns, I didn't have a lot of experience with guns; I haven't ever had anyone really  teach me properly. That's why I liked it. I didn't have to feel stupid asking questions, she just covered all the basics and went from ground zero. So, I was really comfortable... and then at the end we got to go and shoot in the range. So I would definitely recommend it... and then at the end when I was looking at guns and deciding which one to buy, Alysia was super helpful in helping me determine which one was going to be the best one. So very happy with that experience. I'm definitely going to be going back!
    Robyn Maher
    Robym Maher Fitness

What To Bring

  • 1 Serviceable Full Size Semi-Automatic Handgun
  • 200 Rounds of Ammunition
  • 5 Dummy Rounds
  • 4 Magazines
  • Eye Protection
  • Electronic Hearing Protection
  • 1 OWB Holster
  • Stiff EDC or Duty Belt
  • 2 Magazine Carriers
  • Firearm Maintenance & Cleaning Supplies
  • Permanent Marker
  • Knee & Elbow Pads
  • Range Appropriate Attire
  • Food & Water
  • First Aid Kit
  • Note Taking Materials
  • Positive Attitude

About Your Holster

Only OWB (outside the waistband) holsters are permitted in this class. Active or passive retention systems are allowed. Your holster must be made to specifically for the gun you’ll be using. For safety reasons the following holsters are absolutely not allowed in class:
  • IWB (inside the waistband) Holsters
  • Blackhawk Serpa Holsters
  • Cross-Draw Holsters
  • Ankle Holsters
  • Belly Band Holsters
  • Fanny Pack Holsters
  • Off-Body Holsters
  • Small-of-Back Holsters
  • Shoulder Holsters
  • Soft Side Collapsible Holsters

Functional Range Attire

First and foremost, dress for the weather, and prepare for it to change. Clothing should be comfortable and non-restrictive. Recommended items to consider are brimmed or baseball style hat, a high-collared shirt, long pants, and close-toed shoes. Avoid tank tops and low-cut shirts.


Close toed ATHLETIC shoes are an absolute must. Dress for the task at hand. When shooting semi-automatic firearms, hot brass (or steel) casing are ejected rapidly. Running the unnecessary risk of a single hot casing making contact with bare feed can be a safety hazard for yourself and those next to you on the firing line. If you do not have close toed shoes when you arrive for class, you will be sent away to go get a pair before you are allowed to participate.

While certain hosting ranges have very specific ammo requirements due to location and equipment, these restrictions will be specified on all promotional material prior to the event or class. Universal restrictions for all classes Elevated Training puts on will include (but may not be limited to):

  • Armor-Piercing Rounds
  • Tracer Rounds
  • Any Steel Core Projectiles
  • Incendiary Ammunition
  • Steel Birdshot
  • Steel Buckshot

If you are unsure about your specific gun ammo combination, send us an email so we can help you out. If you are unsure about what you have, and if it can be used, feel free to contact us, and we’ll help you figure it out!

We highly recommend you do not wait to purchase ammunition the day of the class. Ammo availability is scarce and intermittent sometimes. If you are bringing your own gun, the best policy is to check with the range hosting the class to be certain they have ammo available. If you are renting a firearm, then it is most often the policy of the range that you must use ammo they sell you to shoot their guns. Either way, plan ahead and make sure you have what you need before the day of the class.

Only if it is required by the range hosting the event or class. Specific ammo restrictions will be noted on all promotional material if this is the case.

Click on the event above you are interested in, and you will be taken to the appropriate registration page. Depending on how a class or event is organized, some are booked directly through Elevated Training, while others are booked through the range or another organizing group.

This varies from class to class. Please refer to the class description for specific ammo type and quantity required.

Allowable minimum age for minor students varies depending on the class. Regardless, all minors need to be accompanied by a legal part or guardian, and arrangements for minors attending any class. Age restrictions are as follows.

Concealed Firearms Permit Classes

Whether the concealed carry class involves the practical application of firing handguns with live ammunition at the range, or not; only minors that are 90 days away from their 18th birthday may attend a Utah CFP class, as they are within the acceptable date range of applying for and obtaining a provisional concealed firearms permit.

Classes Without Live Ammunition

Minor students ages 12 and up may attend all classes that do not involve discharging live rounds from firearms. Some live events and classes hosted by third parties may have different age restrictions, and will be specified on all promotional material prior to the event.

Classes With Live Ammunition

For live in-person events and classes that involve the handling of live ammunition in guns on a shooting range the minimum age is 16 if Elevated Training is putting on the event.

Private Instruction

Private instruction is available for minors 12 years and up when accompanied by an adult.

A firearm is required for every student to take this class, however you don’t need to be the official owner of a firearm in order to use one during class. If you aren’t sure what type of firearm you want to own, we encourage you to rent one the range (if the option is available), or borrow one from a reliable friend or family member in order to take the class. If you do wind up renting from range hosting the class, they usually require that their ammo be used in their guns for safety reasons.

You are welcome to bring it, but you may not use it. This class is specifically designed for learning defensive shooting skills with a modern semi-automatic handgun.

It depends on whether the class you have registered for is put on by a third party (such as a shooting range), or if the class is put on by Elevated Training. Third parties hosting a live event or class have their own registration, cancelation, and refund policies. If the live event or class is put on by Elevated Training directly, then our registration, cancelation, and refund policies apply. Please review our Class Cancelation Policy carefully if you are concerned you might need to do so.

It depends on whether the class you have registered for is put on by a third party (such as a shooting range), or if the class is put on by Elevated Training. Third parties hosting a live event or class have their own rescheduling policies. If the live event or class is put on by Elevated Training directly, then our rescheduling policies apply. Please review our Class Cancelation Policy carefully if you think you may need to do so.

This class is based around learning how to use a full size semi-automatic pistol.

Arrive with all your gear, ready to go 15 to 20 minutes before the scheduled start time. We will not wait for late students to arrive before we begin class.

This class is centered around teaching correct technique for using a handgun with confidence and precision. Shooters that can’t yet consistently perform with a full-size pistol, will struggle exponentially more with compact handguns. Smaller pistols also tend to be more difficult to handle under the recoil of repeated shooting, and for the inexperienced shooter present a potential safety threat to other students on the firing line.

Brimmed headwear not only protects shooters from sun glare that can interrupt vision when firing a gun, but it also blocks hot brass casings from flying in your face, falling behind your eye protection, or falling down the collar of your shirt. Wearing a hat is a safety precaution every shooter attending class should seriously consider.