3 Rivers Tactical Training Solutions, Inc.

Pittsburgh, PA

The Pittsburgh area's premier firearms and tactical training provider.

September 13, 2014 - Women's Only Intro to Handgun

Women’s Only Intro to Handgun is 3T’s eight hour, introductory level course specifically designed for women who are new to firearms in general, or new to handguns in particular.  While safety is stressed at all times, this course is taught in a fun, relaxed environment free of macho attitudes and weekend-warrior, Hollywood nonsense.  Whether you just want to have a handgun in your home, or you have or are considering getting a concealed carry permit, this course will introduce you to the fundamentals of the handgun.

While we would prefer that everyone use a pistol during this class, revolvers are certainly permitted without issue.  Regardless of the handgun you bring to the class, we’ll teach you how to shoot it.

Prerequisites:  None

Topics Covered:

  1. Firearms Safety Rules
  2. Responsible Storage of Firearms in the Home
  3. Cycle of Operation – How Guns Work
  4. Loading and Unloading
  5. 6 Fundamentals of Handgun Marksmanship
  6. Basic Principles of Concealed Handgun Carry

Required Equipment:

  1. A serviceable pistol in a minimum caliber of 9mm, or a serviceable revolver with a minimum caliber of .38 special.
  2. 150 rounds of ball ammunition.
  3. A minimum of two magazines if using a pistol.  A minimum of one speed loader if using a revolver.  The more magazines / speed loaders, the better.  At least one magazine / speed loader pouch.
  4. A strong, sturdy belt that can support the weight of a loaded handgun and several spare magazines. (A $3.99 Made In Taiwan belt from Wal-Mart is not gonna work.)
  5. A good, quality kydex (plastic) holster if attending in plainclothes / civilian attire.  Leather and nylon holsters are not permitted.  All holsters will be worn on the shooters strong side hip - no exceptions.
  6. Eye and ear protection.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the equipment required for this course.


Class fee: $150

Please see below for course cancellation and refund policy.

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In accordance with ITAR regulations, only United States citizens will be accepted into 3T classes.

All classes end with a night shoot on day 1.  The class hour vary upon time of year.  You will be notified of the class hours specific to your class approximately 2 weeks before the class. Range locations are subject to change.


  • Any customer who has registered for a course, or has made a down payment on a course, can cancel their registration or down payment and receive a full refund if 3T is contacted no less than 60 days prior to the start of the course.
  • If a customer cannot attend a course they have registered for, and there are less than 30 days before the start of the course, the customer will be allowed to reschedule for any of the same courses remaining on the schedule.  Even if the class the customer chooses to reschedule to is full, the customer will be allowed to attend that class. 
  • If 3T must cancel a course all customers who have signed up for, or made a down payment for, the cancelled course have two options to choose from:
  1. Customers can receive a 100% refund.
  2. Customers can reschedule to a later course of their choice.  Customers who choose this option will be compensated with a gift certificate good for one free day of training, redeemable at any 3T class of their choice.  Even if a course is full, the customer will be allowed to attend the course they choose. The gift certificate can be used to attend a 1 day course free of charge, to receive a 50% discount on any 2 day course, or to receive a 33% discount on any 3 day course.

If you have any questions about this policy, please contact 3T at info@3riverstraining.com or 412-925-0818 prior to registering for any course.