Intermediate Pistol TRAINING for Women: Chunky Monkey

Pistol Training for women

Intermediate Pistol Training
for Women: CHUNKY MONKEY


Pistol training specifically designed to teach women the gun handling skills, accuracy and defensive mindset to defend themselves and loved ones. It works, for WOMEN!
$ 150
  • Discuss training tools, dry fire drills and practice tips
  • Review various concealed carry gear (holsters, corsets, bellybands, purses).
  • Module 1: Master your grip
  • Module 2: Master your holster draw and presentation to target
  • Module 3: Master trigger control
  • Module 4: Master fast sight acquisition
  • Module 5: Master Malfunction Clearance and Reloads

Ladies, with Gray Lady Self Defense you get women’s pistol training, designed for women, by women. Take your firearms skills to the next level. Master your grip, draw, trigger control and fast sight acquisition.

Chunky Monkey“? What’s a “Chunky Monkey”? A proven teaching method. Students build speed and accuracy through efficiency of motion and purposeful, repetitive practice. I developed and delivered this gun class to many women in the Summerville and Charleston area over the last two years. It works for WOMEN! See the testimonials here from other women just like you. It’s proven that women learn differently than men. Ladies, at Gray Lady Self Defense you will experience a learning environment designed for how YOU learn.

Because all skills are perishable if not practiced, you will learn some proven practice methods to take your self defense and pistol handling skills to the next level. You will learn simple dry fire techniques for use at home to improve your skills to a level of automaticity that enables you to perform under pressure. We then go to either a private outdoor range or local indoor range to practice your skills using live fire. 

We also cover various concealed carry options for women such as holsters, corsets, belly-bands and purse carry.

NOTE: This is NOT a basic pistol class.

Minimum requirements:

  1. Preferably my Introduction to Firearms and Shooting Class, Or
  2. Completed the NRA Basic Pistol Training course or equivalent, including the shooting qualification, Or
  3. You consider your gun handling skills to be beyond a ‘beginner’ and can demonstrate the four safety rules.

Even if you’ve been shooting for years, there’s always something new to learn.

If your goal is to receive a Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) the skills learned in this gun class will prepare you to complete the state’s firearms qualification phase. Many don’t know that the state class is NOT training. Yes, you become familiar with SC laws regarding carry and use of firearms, but it will NOT teach you firearms handling skills or how to shoot. The shooting portion of the SC course is ‘qualification‘, not training. PLEASE, do not show up at a CWP class having never fired your gun or drawn from a holster. If you do you will likely fail the firearms qualification!

IMPORTANT – even if your goal is not to obtain a carry permit this pistol training will seriously improve your gun handling skills, accuracy and defensive mindset to defend yourself and loved ones.

Course Topics


  • Discuss training tools, dry fire drills and
    practice tips.
  • Review concealed carry gear (holsters,
    corsets, bellybands, purses) and advantages and disadvantages of each. Then,
    the real work begins.
  • Module 1: Master your grip
  • Module 2: Master your holster draw and
    presentation to target
  • Module 3: Master trigger control
  • Module 4: Master sight acquisition
  • Module 5: Master Malfunction Clearance and
    Reloads

This is a 6-7 hour class.  It is taught in 3 two-hour sessions held on weekday evenings. Live fire training normally takes place on the following Saturday. Depending on classroom and range availability I will occasionally schedule a Saturday class.

NOTE:  Due to limited range capacity Live Fire Training is scheduled in time blocks. While live fire training is critical, you have the option of choosing live fire training or not. If you select the Live Fire Training option during registration you will receive a separate email with the range address and available times. 


If you are serious about improving your skills, this women’s firearms training is for YOU! More importantly, you will enjoy (yes, we have fun too) a firearm training environment actually designed for women.

We start with using our laser training systems to practice and measure performance of critical skills, without the stress of live fire. This system is a very effective teaching and pistol training tool! Many women have progressed to firearms proficiency starting with this method.

Ladies, no one in the greater Charleston, SC metro area offers this level of pistol training specifically designed for how women learn. I know how to give you the confidence, skills and learning environment you need to handle a gun and shoot it safely and accurately.  See here for more info about how Gray Lady Self Defense training is designed for women.

See the many reviews here from other women just like you!

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NOTE For The Classroom:

Please bring a cover garment or shirt that allows room to conceal and safely draw from concealment. Avoid lacey tops or sweaters with open weaves that tend
to catch on firearms and holsters. Comfortable shoes strongly recommended. This is an active class!

Live Fire Training Option to put your new skills to the test! $30
 

The *Live Fire Training is now on a separate day and scheduled in time blocks. If you select the Live Fire Training option during registration you will receive a separate email with the range address and available times.

For those without firearms, eye and ear protection, or you’re not comfortable training with your firearm, contact us directly by email or phone for assistance before registering for the class.

*The live fire training is an add-on option during registration.

Course Fee $150. Live Fire Option is $30 which covers range fees and liability insurance.

 What to bring:
  • Pistol, belt, quality Kydex or Leather Holster (mouth of holster MUST stay open when firearm is not present)
  • Minimum 25 rounds of ammunition
  • Eye/Ear protection
  • Cover Garment to work on drawing from concealment
  • Strongly recommend a hat
  • Sunblock, bug spray
  • Closed toed shoes and a shirt that covers upper arms and chest
  • A positive attitude!

NOTE: For those without firearms, eye or ear protection, or you’re not comfortable training with your firearm, contact us directly by email or phone for assistance before registering for the class.

If you have any questions about this women’s pistol training please reach out by phone, email or use the contact form here.

NOTE: Clicking the below button takes you to our class registration service. There you will find a list of all currently scheduled gun classes.

Choose your desired class (“Session”) and date then add to cart.

Important: Registering for any of our classes also certifies that you have read and understand our Refund & Cancellation Policy.