This class is designed to help women become familiar with a firearm in a comfortable environment where questions can be asked, and will be answered!

We will cover safety, loading and unloading, and the basic principles of shooting which include grip, sight alignment, sight picture, trigger manipulation, and more. We will also cover safe firearm handling in the home including how to store it. When you finish this course you will better understand and feel more comfortable with a firearm. Our instructors will help answer any and all questions you may have.

What You Will Learn

  • Identifying Different Types of Firearms & Components
  • Safety & Handling Fundamentals
  • Field Stripping & Cleaning Your Firearm
  • Dry Fire Practice
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Women's Intro To Handgun

Class At Your Range!

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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

  • Serviceable Full Size Semi-Automatic Handgun
  • Two (2) Magazines
  • Eye Protection
  • Electronic Hearing Protection
  • Firearm Maintenance & Cleaning Supplies
  • Functional Range Attire
  • Food & Water
  • First Aid Kit
  • Note Taking Materials
  • Positive Attitude


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.

You are encouraged to do so! We can’t wait to see you here, and looking forward to helping you start your journey as not just a gun owner, but an informed shooter!

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.

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.

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.

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.