I have openings remaining for my CFP class on January 15!   Enroll now so that you are prepared when you want to enjoy some fun this summer in one of the 38 states that recognize the Utah permit and save some money on the background check.  




Smoking Gun Firearms Training is committed to helping everyone, especially women, become confident, knowledgeable, 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 classes in beginning and advanced firearms training, Utah CFP, and USCCA CFP and Home Defense, as well as individual and youth classes in firearm usage and safety. I am a certified NRA Pistol Instructor, an NRA Range Safety Officer, a Well Armed Woman certified instructor, a Utah Concealed Firearm Permit Instructor and a certified USCCA.


We offer classes in beginning, intermediate and advanced pistol, as well as concealed carry and home defense. 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 https://thewellarmedwoman.com/.

"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
Debra did a fantastic job on the firearms class. I found it very informative and interesting as well as being very helpful. I found new tips on how to rack a gun that for me as a woman made a huge difference. Being able to handle different guns and get the feel for them will help me on choosing which gun I would like to purchase. She is very personable and patient and able to answer all the questions I could come up with. I would take the class again because I found it so helpful.
Kimberly Reynolds
I loved this class! I learned so much and really felt like things were explained and shown that I could go implement right now. Debra was so patient and it was really fun. I also enjoyed being able to go to the range and try out several different kinds of guns and see what I liked. I would definitely recommend this class.
Sherri Peterson
Debra is knowledgeable, well-trained, and has a gift to make you feel comfortable. It can be quite intimidating going to a CCW class. Debra created a place of "no question is a dumb question". My comfort level with firearms greatly increased after this one class. I later took the Firearms Class from her and loved it! It was full of hands-on with my gun, knowing how the gun works and ammunition, questions about holsters for women, and the best part was the shooting range. Debra comes highly recommended! I would go to her classes over and over again. Knowledge is power and when it comes to firearms there is so much to learn. Debra gave me the confidence to carry and handle a firearm. I'll forever be grateful for our time together.
Audry Foote
Debby is a great instructor who does an amazing class!!! Instantly, felt at home, because she cares.
Scott Rudrow
Debby is so thorough and takes everyone's different levels into account as she teaches. She makes you feel empowered at the same time of addressing fears. She is amazing!
Rebecca O.
Debby is a great instructor! Just finished my 2nd class with her. First one was a basic fire arms. Second was the concealed carry permit class. Both were informative and great. She is knowledgable and so fun!
Kim Gardner