I see that the focus of this offer is geared towards noobs. Obviously, this means women. Men who have never held or fired a firearm evidently do not require any additional instruction. Could you imagine an offer stating "Attention: MEN'S FIREARM CLASS FOR INEXPERIENCED AND NEW SHOOTERS. ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS MEN MAY HAVE ABOUT FIREARMS."
Although it's nice to see someone recognizing a growing number of female firearm owners and offering a service geared towards that increasing demographic, it always seems to me that the wording of these offers contain veiled condescension and subliminal hints for "new" and "inexperienced" shooters.
Maybe I'm simply being hyper-sensitive, but I honestly can't remember a class with a title like:
Saturday: WOMEN'S LEVEL III TACTICAL HANDGUN COURSE WITH ADVANCED LOW LIGHT SKILLS REFRESHER.
or how about
Coming soon: WOMEN'S ADVANCED GLOCK ARMORER CLASS.
I see it time, and time again in many of the IDPA matches I attend: A pretty new face will pop up wishing to participate, and will immediately be swarmed by 25 guys offering advice and suggesting that she step a little closer, or try this or that. WTF? Who's to say that she isn't some kind of pistol goddess who can run circles around everyone there? How come any new guy that shows up gets completely ignored, and If he beefs things up, everyone just snickers under their breath? Yet, let any woman appear, and handicap offers abound. Here ya' go, lil miss. Why don'tcha just stand here 5 feet in front of the Target? It'll be a little easier that way.
As I said before, I'm probably just hyper-sensitive, but it sure seems that we guys automatically assume women need our help when it comes to firearms. I simply notice this whenever I see an offer "for women" that also contains words like "new shooter" or offers to answer their questions. What? Guys are never new shooters? Men don't need their questions answered by someone who knows?