Advanced Classes

Girlz N Guns occasionally co hosts advanced classes with guest instructors. These classes are frequently  co-ed.  Most of these classes will have a pre-requisite.

Practical Defensive Pistol

TBD 11am - 2:30pm
Northern Chester County Sportsmen’s Club
343 Hopewell Rd.
Elverson, PA
Cost $175
50% deposit required to hold your spot
Limited to 16 students. Class is held rain or shine

Join NRA Instructors Erinn O’Donnell (Girlz & Guns) and guest Instructor for a comprehensive class on defensive shooting. Our collaboration is designed for women and men that have experience in shooting their firearm and can demonstrate safe gun handling skills. Experience drawing from a holster is a plus.

For more information and to register:

Shooting Dynamics

(Women Only) Shooting Dynamics provides the opportunity for students to get out from behind the bench to  practice shooting fundamentals and learn various skills related to defensive shooting under close supervision by a certified instructor.

Some of the topics covered will be:

Shooting on the move

Target Transitions

Different shooting positions

Shooting around barricades

Working from a holster

using cover

using cover

When: Feb 7, 2019

Classic Pistol

1310 Industrial Boulevard

SouthHampton, pa


Practical Handgun

Are you ready to get outside and get moving?  Standing behind a bench and shooting at stationary targets only gets you so far.  If you are looking to increase your shooting abilities, you will love this 4 hour class.

Practical Handgun  provides the opportunity for students to practice shooting fundamentals and learn various skills related to defensive carry under close supervision by a certified instructor in a small group setting. ( student ratio 1:2 or 1:3)

Topics include:

  • Holster work

  • Fundamentals: Stationary Drills 

  • Different Shooting Positions

  • Movement: advancing/retreating

  • Shooting from Cover  

Equipment Required:

  • Hand gun (.380 and higher) 

  • Belt

  • Strong side stiff holster with retention made specifically for the firearm. Outside the waistband preferred for novice shooters. *No serpa holsters* ( If you don't have a holster we may be able to lend you one, please ask)

  • 2 Mag Carriers (min)

  • Ear and Eye protection ( electronic hearing protection strongly encouraged)

  • Brimmed Hat

  • Ammunition (min 300 rounds)

  • Rain Gear

Skill Level:  Novice to intermediate  If you can load, rack, unload, lock your slide back and use safe gun handling, then you are ready! We will teach you how to draw from a holster if you don't already know how. ( if you are not sure of your skill level, please ask) 

COST: $149

$75 deposit required to reserve your spot.  Balance Paid on or before class.

Refund Policy:  Full Refund with 30 days cancellation notice.  29 to 15 days cancellation notice a credit will be issued for another class within the calendar year.  Less than 14 days and no show will result in forfeit of deposit.  Class held Rain or Shine ( unless  range conditions are unsafe)

May 18th, 2019 ( Saturday)

 10:30 am to 3:00 pm

Location:  New Holland Rifle and Pistol Club

589 Meeting House Rd, Gap Pa

"What a great, fantastic, fun day. Great weather, great company and Erinn O’Donnell, A wonderful instructor.  Safe, patient, very organized and fun to be around. And did I mention very safe?  Couldn’t ask for a better day!  Thank You Erinn. "  MJ

" I had the absolute pleasure to participate in the Practical Handgun class.  This was an awesome all women's class designed to help us achieve a smooth transition from holster to hand with SAFETY being the #1 goal.
I have to admit, I have been shooting off and on for decades and it never ceases to amaze me how I can still learn a whole new set of skills in a discipline I thought I just needed to practice on. Yes. I need to practice but the key is I need to practice correctly or I'll never improve.
This class set out a series of steps and skills I now can implement in my practice so I can improve SAFELY and effectively. This class has given me the confidence and education I needed. I am once again excited about shooting!"