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.
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.
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.