Smoking Gun Firearms Training is committed to helping women become confident, knowledgable, trained and safe in the use of firearms. When you sign up for one of our classes, you can be assured that you are receiving the best training possible. I began shooting three years ago when I went with some friends and discovered my “passion.” I joined The Well Armed Woman and began taking classes to learn all I could about the sport. I love shooting and want to help women and youth learn to become experienced, educated shooters. I currently teach introductory classes in beginning firearms training, Utah CFP, and USCCA CFP and Home Defense, as well as individual classes in firearm usage and safety. I am a certified NRA Pistol Instructor, a Range Safety Officer, a Well Armed Woman certified instructor, a Utah Concealed Firearm Permit Instructor and a certified USCCA Instructor.


We offer classes for women in beginning firearms, concealed carry, home defense, first aid, active shooter, and many more. We also offer individual instruction and youth classes.

The Well Armed Woman

We support The Well Armed Woman, an organization with a driving focus to Educate, Equip and Empower women for self defense, and to expand the world of firearms and be a voice for women everywhere. I am a leader for TWAW (The Well Armed Woman) Utah County Shooting Chapter. TWAW Shooting Chapters is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to their mission to educate, equip and empower women shooters. The Well Armed Woman was founded in 2012 by Carrie Lightfoot, an entrepreneur with a background in small business start ups. Her purpose was to create a complete resource for the female gun owner. Check out their website at

"I attended the Smoking Gun Firearms Training for my concealed carry permit and it was very informative and helpful. Debby was very patient, thorough, and attentive to my needs and many questions."
Dorothy Simister
"Debby was thorough and hands on for the CCP class. With the handouts and the video I learned a lot more in this class than I had in other CCP classes I had attended. Thank you for providing this service."
Tina Bryant