Women Firearms Training

Very Knowledgeable and Patient!

I highly recommend “GrayLady”! She is very knowledgeable, patient and emphasizes safety and proper technique to ensure you know how to handle your firearm safely and effectively. She uses a variety of methods to help you master the basics and challenge yourself to aim for a higher level of skill.

Karen B., TWAW Student

Women Learn Differently

That’s not a bad thing. It’s a fact that we learn new things better when broken down in a step-by-step manner. We just need to know the ‘why’ behind it. The ‘just do it this way’ and ‘because I said so’ type of training methodologies are contrary to our style of learning. For some women, learning a technical and potentially dangerous skill like gun handling from a man is a tense and uncomfortable experience. That is why many women prefer to receive handgun training from other women, we get it!

Instructor Qualifications

Hi, I am Kandy Harrell, CEO and Instructor. I am a NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, NRA Certified Range Safety Officer, Chapter Co-Leader of the Summerville-Charleston The Well Armed Woman (TWAW) Chapter and member of the International Defensive Pistol Assoc. (IDPA).

I have taught women shooters of all skill levels for several years. From experience I know that women learn differently than men. I’ve learned that one style of teaching does not work for all students. I am adept at teaching women to safely shoot at their skill level with the equipment available to them.

Because I’ve been there, done that, I understand the emotions around shooting for the first time. It’s OK to be exhilarated, or petrified, taking your first shot. I know how to provide you the confidence and safe environment you need to safely handle a gun, shoot it safely and accurately.

So, if you are female and feel more comfortable starting your pistol training with someone that can relate to your apprehensions first hand, let’s get together. I promise you that your experience WILL be different. ‘I am not a teacher, but an awakener.’ [Robert Frost]. My #1 goal is to awaken the hidden warrior within you and be the ‘tour guide’ on your journey to becoming independent and confident in your ability to defend yourself and your loved ones.

I believe in YOU and I want you to leave my class knowing in your heart-of-hearts that YOU ARE WORTHY OF DEFENDING!

NOTE: We do not advocate avoiding quality instruction from any male instructor. For example, we highly recommend the extremely knowledgeable, competent and professional team of men and women at Shoot Logic in Reevesville. In fact, I owe much of my current knowledge and skills to the mentorship and training I received from Tommy Judy and his amazing staff. I wouldn’t be here today doing this without all that I learned at Shoot Logic. If you want to continue your journey to firearms competence or obtain your CWP after completing our classes be sure to check out Shoot Logic.  Our fundamentals training is excellent preparation for advancing your training. 

What Will Gray Lady Professional Training Will Do For You

    1. Teach you safe firearms handling and shooting fundamentals.
    2. Replace misinformation and theories with facts.
    3. Show you that ‘tacti-cool’ training is not the industry standard for REAL firearms training.
    4. Help you face your fears.
    5. Build your confidence.
    6. Stimulate your mind and body by learning a new skill.
    7. Help you take control of your safety and the safety of your loved ones.
    8. Make you more independent.
    9. Empower You!
    10. Inspire you to learn more.

Start Your Training Now!

Whether you are a new gun owner, inexperienced, or just know that you need some help with the fundamentals, this class is for you. In this class I take you step by step through learning how to handle a gun safely, load and shoot. The hands on instruction begins with the shooting foundations and teaches the fundamentals to shoot confidently and accurately. I have honed this class after successfully teaching many new women shooters.  More info and register here. 

What’s a “Chunky Monkey”? I developed and delivered this class to many women over the last two years. It works, for WOMEN! This is not a basic pistol class. A Concealed Weapons Permit is NOT required but it will help prepare you for the CWP class. There are NO live firearms for this class. We use laser training systems to measure your performance of each skill learned. This system is a very effective teaching and learning tool! If you are serious about improving your firearm skills, this class is for YOU!  More info and register here.