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“I’m so grateful to all of my students who have shared their thoughts on the quality of my firearms training I provide in the Charleston, SC area. I sincerely hope these reviews will help other women know they have in me a safe and caring instructor.”-Kandy

I Had Never Shot A Gun Before And Was Scared… Now I Feel More Confident

Kandy has been a exceptional teacher of gun safety, how to use a gun and when I had never shot a gun before and was scared but now I feel more confident each class I go to. I have learned so much about gun safety and I have enjoyed every class that she has taught and learn more each class I attend. I am always telling my friends about her classes and the knowledge that I have learned. I can never thank her enough for what I have learned.

Benita K.
TWAW

Every Lady Should Learn How To Shoot From Kandy!

Kandy is patient, very knowledgeable, and I do believe she can teach anyone! Her teaching style will help you reach your self defense goals. She teaches focus and helps you set personal goals. Kandy goes out of her way to assist you in areas you need help with, often offering her own extra time so you can learn at your pace. She understands that everyone learns differently and takes the time with all her students to make sure they get all they can from her classes. Her ‘Chunky Monkey class’ [Intermediate Pistol Skills For Women] is essential for every beginner. Having all female classes helps the ladies feel at ease and more comfortable!

Cindy R.

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She Made Me Feel At Ease And Is An Excellent Teacher

Took my second class with Ms. Kandy and I can only say that for something that intimidated me, she made me feel at ease and is an excellent teacher. Very thorough thought out lesson plans as well as the hands on instruction and demonstrations were above average as well. It was an awesome experience. I would highly recommend taking any of the courses she offers.

Robyn S.
Basic Firearms Training For Women
Intermediate Pistol Skills For Women

I Felt So Much More Confident Out On the Range

Thank you so much Kandy! I felt so much more confident out on the range today because of you! Thank you thank you thank you. Fantastic class. Amazing teacher. I can’t thank you enough. Can’t wait to come back for the next class!!

Missi Brown

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Her... Instruction... Made Everything Feel so Easy

This course was exactly what I was looking for and more! I did not have much experience with guns and was a little nervous about shooting for (nearly) the first time. Kandy was very professional and thorough in the classroom portion of the course. She is so passionate about self defense, that her excitement was contagious. Her feedback and instruction were so helpful during the live fire portion that it made everything feel so easy. Overall, it was much more fun than I ever anticipated and I am excited to continue learning!

Marielle M.
Basic Firearms Training For Women

Help[ed] My Confidence [With] Protecting Myself

My first private lesson- Kandy has a great teaching style.  We reviewed the safety rules; she gave clear concise instruction of every drill. The drills were perfect for my skill/comfort level and at the end pushed me a little out of my comfort zone using the timer. She wanted to know my goals, gave praise and suggestions w/tips that come with a teacher who really puts in the time to learn and then can transfer that to students/clients. Now to practice so I am ready for next lesson. Thank you so much, that helps my confidence w/protecting myself and maybe moving to other shooting experiences!! 

 

Excellent Instruction and Teaching

Excellent instruction and teaching of basic handgun skills. Kandy is patient and experienced in training proper gun handling techniques and the reasoning behind each step. Classes consist of gun safety rules, terminology, positioning and practice. With her empowering and thorough manner, Kandy has helped me tremendously to become very interested in developing my skills. I have already signed on for her next session!
Marianna Flynn

 

 

[Kandy] Is a Natural Teacher!

I’m so happy that I found Kandy… She is a natural teacher and is so knowledgeable about firearms. I’m thrilled to have the chance to take her classes. I learned so much in my first class with her today and I walked out of the range feeling good about my shooting. She helped me with my grip, my stance, my breathing and is teaching me to relax and pull the trigger “oh so slowly” for a better shot. She is a natural teacher and makes you feel good about what you are doing. I can’t wait to sign up for the next class.
Pamela Bell

 

 

[Kandy] Has A Unique Gift Of Making Me Feel At Ease

My personal experience with firearms is that I had none. I am terrified of them, but for my own reasons, I decided it would be wise to own one. I took several gun safety classes and attended a few group training sessions. Each time, I felt overwhelming panic and I cried at the thought of shooting one myself. The only time I didn’t feel like a complete idiot was while talking with one of the women at a group session. It was Kandy – she was warm, kind, patient, and truly understood my fear. After the last group session, it took me several months to decide I would try again. I remembered Kandy, found her website, and asked her to work with me. In our first session, she reiterated safety principals, showed me how to hold and handle a firearm, and we just talked. She has a unique gift of making me feel at ease – with her and with a firearm. Near the end, I shot – and although I don’t enjoy it – I also didn’t freeze. For me, it was a huge step. Afterwards, she followed up with me with more information on things we talked about. She continually impresses me, and I look forward to working with her again. For women that have the same fear as I do, my message to you is that Kandy may be the answer in overcoming it.
D.S

 

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I Am Benefiting Tremendously From Regular Private Instruction With Kandy

As a new gun owner, I am benefiting tremendously from regular private instruction with Kandy. Not only do we practice shooting on the range, we discuss self defense, preparation in the event of an intruder in my home or an attack and all aspects of gun safety. With each class, I become more comfortable, assured and competent. Kandy has a keen eye for observing the subtleties of my grip and is able to correct me by explaining things in a way that I can understand and appreciate. She takes videos of my shooting and we watch them and analyze them together. I highly recommend Kandy as an instructor. She is the BEST!
Annika

If you have read this far it should be obvious that many women have found Kandy’s teaching style, quality of training and commitment to women was their best choice to advance from novice to responsible, safe and effective gun owners with her Basic Firearms Training For Women class. This class is also the perfect preparation for completing the SC Concealed Weapons Permit firearms qualification. CWP classes do not teach someone how to shoot.

Kandy’s Intermediate Pistol Skills For Women has also received rave reviews in taking women with experience in the fundamentals and safe firearms handling to their next level. Want to get serious about achieving an efficient draw and accurate first shots with your concealed firearm? This course does that. First in the classroom using the modern laser-based Smokeless Range then on the live-fire range under Kandy’s expert instruction. You will also get an introduction to the holster systems (belly band, Enigma, purses, etc.) available to women. See Intermediate Pistol Skills For Women for more info.

As seen in the above reviews Kandy’s Personalized Private Training is a perfect choice if you desire an individual and personal training experience. 

Please contact Kandy if you have any questions. Clicking on any ‘Book Now’ button takes you the class schedule.