Thank you for your support this past year!  I hope that those of you who have taken my classes have enjoyed it and you are still shooting and having fun!

I am now scheduling classes for spring!  Click on the calendar and you will be able to see the dates when classes have been scheduled!  I look forward to meeting you and helping you to advance your firearms skill and knowledge!

It’s not too late to get gift cards for birthdays or Valentine’s Day! Give her a gift card that she can use for any of our lessons!  Call (801) 310-1317 for more information.

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We offer classes for women in beginning, intermediate, and advanced pistol, as well as concealed carry and home defense classes for everyone. We also offer individual men's, couples, and family instruction and youth classes.


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Annie Oakley is our symbol because she believed women should be comfortable using a firearm to defend themselves and their families.
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I began shooting eight years ago when I went with some friends and discovered my “passion.” I joined The Well Armed Woman (now Armed Women of America) 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, an Armed Woman of America certified instructor, a Utah Concealed Firearm Permit Instructor and a certified USCCA. I am also a firearms media consultant.

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8 months ago
Debby was amazing! Very, very patient with me and didn't treat me like I was stupid. I had a blast in the class and shooting range. Can't wait to get good enough to take her other classes. Very informative and fun to learn from her. Perfect environment and teacher for a beginner. Glad I found her online.
3 months ago
I had never shot a gun before and was very nervous. Debby helped me overcome my fear and gain confidence in being able to safely use a firearm. I look forward to taking more of her classes. I am so glad I found Smoking Gun Firearms Training!!!
9 months ago
Debby is a great instructor. She makes you feel comfortable to ask questions, feel more confident in being around a gun, and was incredibly generous with her time and offers for continued support for those who take her class. I hope to take more classes with her in the future. Thanks Debby!
9 months ago
Debby was amazing! She is extremely knowledgeable, welcoming, and is so supportive. I had so much fun learning in her class, will definitely be booking more classes! Highly recommended
a year ago
I took the beginner course with limited prior experience with firearms. Debra wanted everyone in the class to feel comfortable and capable with a gun. She asked us our concerns and knew how to help. She is kind and also makes the class really fun! I have already recommended this course to friends and coworkers and will be signing up for the intermediate course as well.
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Armed Women of America

We support Armed Women of America, 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 the Armed Women of America, Utah County Shooting Chapter. Armed Women of America is a 501(c) nonprofit organization dedicated to their mission to educate, equip and empower women shooters. Armed Women of America (formerly 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.

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