About Us


Introduction and Services

 The Founder and President of the corporation is Peggy Pope, an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor, and together with other instructors, staff and volunteers (mostly women) have worked hard to promote and expand training into neighboring communities and cities in adjacent states.  Located in Moapa Valley, NV, just 20 minutes south of Mesquite and under an hour north of Las Vegas, NV.

Courses and shoot meet info:


  • Basic Range Training: 2+ hours of hands-on instruction with various firearms handling & safety, concealed holsters and defensive pistol firing line training with emphasis on cover vs. concealment - your firearm or one of ours; kids 7-8 years old and up welcomed
  • Nevada CCW Permit, resident or non-resident Concealed Carry Weapon permit class including awareness, the personal safety zone & survival mindset, situational awareness and active shooter pointers from our SA/AS training course, cover vs. concealment and aftermath in case of having to defend oneself with a firearm
  • Firearm Retention & Presentation training: practical application of carrying concealed with awareness, survival mindset, evasive/defensive maneuvers (if surprised) and the proper draw-stroke with simulation & firing-line training
  • Defensive & Action Pistol shoot meets with ongoing support
  • Close Quarters Defense training: awareness development, survival mindset, evasive/defensive maneuvers, leverage/pressure points techniques and non-lethal forms of weaponry

  • Situational Awareness, Active Shooter/Workplace Violence training; references available, largest being two locations of a utility company

  • Home Invasion Preparedness: securing the home & personal defense - armed or unarmed
  • Kids Self-defense training; references available, largest being a 4H club ages 2+1/2 to 18
  • Private training for individuals, families, groups and organization 

Many women attend the training who have been attacked, have a history of abuse/violence or are concerned over becoming a target.  Some are intimidated over handling a firearm for the first time but become confident and empowered then sharpen their skills by participating in practice shoot meets or our close quarters defense training.


Among our more memorable volunteer self-defense accomplishments are:

· Demonstrations for the general public including several senior citizen organization 

· Training teenage girls going off to college 

· Performed kids training to a 4H club ages 2½ to 18, who have asked for a refresher course 

· Helped a wheelchair bound senior citizen through the concealed carry weapon permit process, fees paid by our  membership.  On a budget, the handicapped senior has no vehicle, has severe nephropathy and was being threatened by teenagers wanting to topple her over as she traveled in her wheelchair 

· Provided training with emphasis on awareness and personal empowerment for a Behavioral Health Center group of young women who were victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.  They were amazed and had no idea that they can defend themselves.  It was a matter of relaying what we know and showing some basic evasive/defensive moves to open their eyes.

Our goal is to help more underprivileged, soft-targets, and those residing in safe homes, thereby working closely with the counselor.  We have fee-based training but help those in need and cannot afford it. 

WDW Training Center future:

Our vision is to have our own facilities with classrooms, offices for staff, simulated firearms training/shooting range and perhaps a retail shop where people, especially women & other soft-targets, can find firearms & accessories including concealed holster/purse options and non-lethal weaponry especially for them. 

We also look to to invite the abused, traumatized/victimized and disabled, those financially underprivileged to our location for training.  This can be aided through this website donation tab or our GoFundMe campaign fundraising page at GoFundMe.org then at the upper left corner search option type in WDW Training Center.