Do not purchase a handgun for personal protection until your take this course
you will save money and the frustration of getting the wrong gear
This is the 1st course you should take
"Before you decide what handgun you want to to use for personal protection, discover what women want in a carry firearm from an up-close and personal perspective . . . by learning the benefits and particulars about both revolvers and semi-automatics of different types and calibers suitable for carrying for personal protection. Plus, we help you custom-fit gear to your unique body shape and lifestyle, too. It is disturbing each time a woman shares her frustrations having spent money on someone else's recommendations. We hope you will spend some time with us in this course to avoid costly mistakes . . . and to discover for yourself why only YOU can make the right choice(s)."—Susan Romanov, SFWA Founder
SFWA's What Women Want ONLINE Course is a comprehensive "personalized" course designed to help women determine what they want in a handgun for personal protection, how to carry it comfortably and securely, what caliber is best, the trigger pull that makes shooting more enjoyable and effective, and very importantly, how it relates to each woman's individuality . . . truth is, one-size does not fit all!
This is a personal fitting for you with one of our SFWA Certified Instructors who will help you select the type and
caliber of gun and the gear that works best with your body and unique qualities! First you will complete the course online and then set up a convenient time for you to complete the live virtual training portion. Once we narrow down the possibilities for you, it will be more productive if you decide to try them out or simply make your purchase as a more educated buyer. Remember, we do not sell guns or gear . . . we just help you make the best choices for your lifestyle and personality!
There is so much more to selecting the best guns and gear than how they feel, or renting different models and test firing them, or worse yet, realizing that even if they feel good and you can shoot them well, that you could not hold on to them in a fight for your life! There is also the issue of carrying the gun with you in your daily life . . . and the ability to actually access it efficiently should you ever have to use it (God forbid)!
It is so frustrating for ladies who purchased a firearm for personal protection that: "felt great at the store" or "is what a friend said would work for me" or "the man in my life picked out" only to discover when they began learning to use the gun they purchased that it is NOT what they wanted after all. Sometimes, due to budget restraints, selections are made only due to price which if not the right gun for you to use effectively and efficiently, actually ends up being a waste of money. Plus, guns cannot be returned for a refund; they can be traded or resold but rarely at the price paid.
Good news . . . this course reviews the most popular carry guns that have passed the quality and safety standards of SFWA and review your own handgun(s) in the process [if you have any in your household] if you want a custom-fit comparison to the other options presented. After you complete the online portion of the course, you will set up a convenient time for your live virtual training session so you will have any questions you may have answered as well!
SFWA's What Women Want ONLINE - Get Custom Fit Course is suitable for adults of all ages and will help you fit a gun and gear to your own unique individual qualities and physical attributes. No worries, even if you have had problems manipulating the slide on a semi-automatic handgun, we can show you a technique that works for virtually everyone! This course is good for men as well as women.
Plus, finding the best way to carry a handgun for personal protection within your lifestyle is our speciality without you having to spend a lot of money purchasing holsters, purses and/or other gear that end up in a drawer or closet.
This course is similar to a "bra-fitting" experience, you no longer have to guess what fits you best for everyday comfort or what you need to increase the odds you will retain your firearm and access it quickly when seconds count and your life depends on it. This course is designed to increase the odds you will prevail in an attack!
SFWA's What Women Want Extended Course is actually a 6 hour course that we have condensed into an ONLINE "Get Custom Fit for a Gun and Gear" 3-4 hour course to meet the needs of most women and men who participate. Yes, we fit guys to guns and gear too! The target pictured here was the result of the extended in-person 6 hour course that gives participants the opportunity to shoot an array of different caliber of handguns. Each person [many who had not ever even shot a 45] actually shot a 45 caliber bullet from a 1911 Smith & Wesson in the same spot on this target which ended up looking like a heart. It just turned out that way; but it is no wonder as SFWA students always claim to love SFWA training! The importance of this target for those who participate in the ONLINE course is learniing that you can shoot higher calibers very well if you have the right gun. Some women would never shoot a 9mm after shooting a .380 [smaller caliber] because of how much recoil was transferred to their hand [ouch] being they were shooting the wrong gun. These ladies shot a .45 caliber and it not only did not hurt, but they were able to shooting it very well!
I was a complete newbie and somewhat fearful of carrying a gun. Getting custom-fit for a gun and gear gave me a lot more confidence.
I would highly recommend signing up for this course online. It was not available when my wife and I took it and we travelled hours to attend. It saved us a lot of money compared to purchasing the wrong gun and gear! Yep, men can take the course, too!
When I made up my mind to get a gun after being in a situation that made me fear for my life, I was so thankful that I could get custom-fit for the tools I need to protect myself!