Empowering Women Intermediate

Empowering Women Intermediate


Empowering Women Intermediate is a 5-hour course designed as the next step for women to expand their knowledge base in this 7 part series.  This course will begin with a classroom review of safety and marksmanship fundamentals.  At this point of the student’s training, the expectation is that all students will exhibit a high level of firearms safety.  Students not displaying safety may be asked to leave class & reschedule.  The class will then move into more advanced knowledge & skills (see below).  The class will end with range time, as the students move on to advanced skills.


Required Note of Warning:

 Governors Gun Club reserves the right to remove any student from the course for safety concerns or frequent safety infractions. No money will be refunded, and the individual will be refused further training instruction until the successful completion of Handgun Fundamentals and Safety Courses. If the written or performance test are not passed (where applicable), a later date will be scheduled for remedial training so the student can have a chance to continue to progress.


Course Schedule

This is a 5-hour class that will include both classroom and range time.  Class will be a review of the fundamentals prior to moving on to new information.  Lunch will be provided.  Students MUST arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of class.

Additional Information

 This class is the 3RD  class in a 6-part training series.  Handgun Fundamentals or Empowering Women Fundamentals AND Skills & Drills Fundamentals are both a prerequisite for this class.  Students must have successfully completed those two classes prior to taking this course.

Topics to Be covered:

  • Brief review of marksmanship skills in classroom & range
  • Options for car carry
  • Cover various accessories: sights, lasers, grips, mounted lights/flashlights, shooting belts
  • Building a comprehensive range bag
  • Facts about eye & ear protection
  • Gun & Magazine holsters (mini holster clinic)
  • Basic introduction to holster draw
  • Clearing malfunctions (tactical)
  • Advanced range drills


Required Course Materials
  • Students will be required to provide a personal firearm, with three magazines (pistol) or two speed loaders (revolver).
  • 100 rounds of ammunition.
  • Magazine pouch or Kydex magazine holster.
  • Hearing and eye protection.
  • Minimum of 10 snap caps/ dummy rounds
  • Note: All targets are provided as course material
  • Wear comfortable clothing, closed-toed shoes & no low-cut shirts.

Josette Chmiel

Josette, a native New Yorker, grew up in a very firearm friendly environment from a young age. As an adolescent, Josette grew up in an environment where firearm safety and education was encouraged.

For 10+ years, she has been actively involved in our 2A rights.  As a former office manager, board member, Director of Development/ Event Planner and member of the Legislative Action team of Grass Roots NC, she has been working the front lines to vigorously defending our 2A rights.

Josette continues to hone her own firearm skills with various trainers, training at every possible opportunity, while instructing those who are interested in self-empowerment thru self-protection. Josette is very passionate about women learning the necessary means to protect themselves and to become their first line of defense. From learning the importance of situational awareness, to choosing less lethal forms of protection and moving on into self defense firearm training, Josette embraces new shooters as they journey toward self- empowerment.  She also enjoys assisting those who are interested in stepping out into competitive shooting.

Her current teaching certifications include NRA Basic Pistol, NRA Inside & Outside the Home Protection and Chief Range Safety Officer. She is also qualified to teach the NC Concealed Carry Class.


By registering for this class, you are acknowledging that you are at least 18 years old and not legally prohibited from operating, possessing, transferring, or owning a firearm in the State of Georgia, as regulated by federal, state, and local laws. False notification or misrepresentation to legally possess firearms in the State of Georgia will result in student’s immediate removal from class and forfeiture of all course fees. By registering for this class, you are also hereby expressly assuming the risk of taking part in the course for instruction in firearms, and taking part in the activities, which include, but are not limited to, instruction in the use of firearms, the discharge of firearms, and the firing of live ammunition.

Cancellation and Refund Policy
All sales are final and no refunds are offered for any cancellations or missed classes. However, if you cancel at least 48 hours before the class, your registration and course fee can be used for the same course within 60 days. Policy subject to change without notice.If a participant neglects to show and inform instructor, they are subject to no rescheduling period. Rescheduling period for customers will be 60 days from your original class date. If you do not reschedule your class within 60 Days, you forfeit total class payment with no refund option.If you have any questions regarding this policy, contact us by clicking here.

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