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#1 Normandie3

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 06:15 PM

Got my wife into shooting a couple years ago (she does great with a .22 rifle) but she is all thumbs and toes with handguns. Looking for a good introductory class for the ladies, as I don't want my lack of patience/teaching skills to dampen her enthusiasm to learn.

 

Any suggestions for lessons within an hour or so of Aurora?

 

Thanks in advance.



#2 David59

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 06:52 PM

My wife and daughter have taken this class.

 

Women's Introduction to Handguns

https://www.exceltra...om/classes.html



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Posted 31 December 2018 - 07:36 PM

I know guys whose wives have attended Well-Armed Woman sessions at the ISRA range, which (barely) falls within 1 hour from Aurora.

The advantage of women learning from other women is that (for whatever interpersonal reasons may apply) some women are resistant to instruction from their husbands.
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#4 Lou

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 07:49 PM

My wife and daughter have taken this class.
 

Women's Introduction to Handguns
https://www.exceltra...om/classes.html

I have to give a thumbs up for Excel. TD is a very patient and knowledgeable instructor, especially for the ladies.
She is an accomplished competative shooter and a good instructor for beginners to advanced shooters.

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#5 daved350

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 08:15 AM

FSG (Firearm Safety Group) does women only classes at RKA in Plano.

 

https://www.firearms...en-courses.html



#6 Hap

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 10:10 AM

My daughter took Excel's Women's Intro course. She enjoyed it and it got her off to a good start. Highly recommended, as is anything else by Excel.


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#7 RacerDave6

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 11:13 AM

I know guys whose wives have attended Well-Armed Woman sessions at the ISRA range, which (barely) falls within 1 hour from Aurora.The advantage of women learning from other women is that (for whatever interpersonal reasons may apply) some women are resistant to instruction from their husbands.

TWAW has a number of chapters, including one in Fox Valley that I believe meets in Elgin.
In addition to Excel,check out Phoenix Rising, another great women's training group.
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#8 Normandie3

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 12:55 PM

Thanks, all, for the suggestions! Look like the Excel course at GAT is a great choice.



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Posted 01 January 2019 - 06:00 PM

Marchelle Washington will be teaching a two-hour course at Eagle Sports Range in Oak Forest on Jan. 26:
https://www.triggerh...om/shop/chicago
 

I have been trying to wife to attend so I could go and meet and/or photograph Marchelle. She is conservative and her goal is to teach 1 million women to shoot. Her bio:
https://www.triggerh...anda.com/about/


Edited by SycamoreRuger, 01 January 2019 - 06:55 PM.


#10 Lou

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 06:10 PM

Marchelle Washington will be teaching a two-hour course at Eagle Sports Range in Oak Park on Jan. 26:https://www.triggerh...om/shop/chicago
 
I have been trying to wife to attend so I could go and meet and/or photograph Marchelle. She is conservative and her goal is to teach 1 million women to shoot. Her bio:https://www.triggerh...anda.com/about/



You mean Oak FOREST, not Oak Park. I couldn’t imagine a place to shoot in Oak Park.

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#11 SycamoreRuger

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 06:55 PM

 

Marchelle Washington will be teaching a two-hour course at Eagle Sports Range in Oak Park on Jan. 26:https://www.triggerh...om/shop/chicago
 
I have been trying to wife to attend so I could go and meet and/or photograph Marchelle. She is conservative and her goal is to teach 1 million women to shoot. Her bio:https://www.triggerh...anda.com/about/



You mean Oak FOREST, not Oak Park. I couldn’t imagine a place to shoot in Oak Park.

 

You are correct! Thanks for pointing that out, I am going to edit my original post.






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