The Women's Defense League of NH provides women opportunities to learn practical self-defense skills and defends Second Amendment rights. Providing basic firearms safety and instruction is a fundamental part of our mission, so please join us at our monthly ladies-only event! We are the only organization in the state that offers women-only classes entirely taught by women instructors and range support.
Our next event is a NEW SHOOTERS INTRO CLASS in Manchester on May 13th from 1:00-5:00pm. This class is intended as a basic introduction to firearms safety and shooting. It does not replace the need for additional training.
**Our shooting events are open to female League members and guests. All participants -- members and guests -- must register with us in advance; walk-ins are not accepted. All New Shooter Intro Classes are limited to 24 attendees to make sure we provide thorough instruction, maximum range time, and a safe experience.**
**For our existing members who have previously attended a League’s Intro Class or NRA Basic Pistol Class -- We will open the first hour (1pm to 2pm) to our lady members for an unstructured, but still supervised, shoot time. This will be concurrent with the classroom instruction for new shooters. Before shooting any live rounds, all participants with a new or unfamiliar firearm must show safe load, unload, and racking the slide with dummy ammo. Space is limited to the first 12 members. You must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot; no walk-ins accepted.**
TO REGISTER -- ALL participants must complete these steps --
1) Email email@example.com and we will send a confirmation email. Clicking on the "going" button for this Facebook event is not sufficient to register or to guarantee your spot. Guests and members are welcome to repeat the class as often as needed to gain confidence with these skills. *Very limited spots are available.* Note, all ladies who are new members of the League must first participate in our New Shooters Intro Class or Basic Pistol Class before qualifying for additional firearms events.
2) If you are not yet a League member, the email will include a link to our "Member for a Day" page and you will need to pay $20 in advance to register. You will receive the appropriate link only *after* you email; indicating that you are "going" to the event on Facebook is not sufficient to register. There is such demand for our programs that this helps us manage the registration process. Payment must be received to hold your seat. The $20 Member for a Day fee may be applied towards a full League membership within 30 days of our class.
Once at the class, all guests will be required to sign a liability waiver to participate.
Please arrive promptly to the class, but no later than 1:10pm. We reserve the ability to decline late-arriving participants.
All participants in our New Shooters Intro Class will use a .22 caliber pistol and ammo that we provide. This is to help new shooters be comfortable and build on success. We will also provide eye and ear protection. Please wear appropriate attire -- closed-toe shoes and full-coverage shirts. A brimmed hat such as a baseball hat is recommended, but not required at this range. Hot brass can be very uncomfortable and present a safety hazard when it hits bare skin. Please note that the range does not have air conditioning or heat although we use space heaters when needed. Layers are smart when on the range.
Go to our website to learn more about the League and to join! Please be sure to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for information about the League, our various training events, 2A issues around the state, and more!
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*Refund/Cancellation Policy* If the League must cancel an event due to weather or other issues, we will gladly issue a refund if you cannot make the re-scheduled class. Any cancellation by participants are not eligible for refunds.