Looking forward to the day I can get back to training. I miss the range; I miss my friends; I miss shooting. :( Trying to get some dry fire practice in while I'm stuck at home.

I sure do miss shooting....and I miss this lady! Ready for all this COVID-19 stuff to pass so we can all get back to life as usual. And get back to the range!!

LOVE love love this action shot! That fireball! So much fun to watch her grow in skills and confidence!! Way to go, LW!!

Working on shooting on the move (by moving side to side after each shot). Accuracy is not too bad.

Love working with this lady...she has come so far. Making the switch from a revolver to a semi-automatic; she transitioned well! I'm so proud of her!!

Spending some time working with an already good shooter (he's a hunter) that is trying to figure out if he likes handguns, too. I love working with women, young people, and new shooters. :)


6 months ago
Great instructor with a strong background. Provided detailed information and a informative class. Helped correct a number of issues in overall handling, maintenance and firing. I would highly recommend to anyone interested in learning more.
- Nathan S
6 months ago
I was completely new to handling a firearm and to be honest, quite intimidated. After completing Shelley's Basic Handgun course and feeling comfortable with the knowledge gained of firearms, ammunition and safety, I was ready for the Concealed Carry course. She has a way of getting her students involved, understanding the importance of safety, and learning all aspects of a firearm. I would recommend Shelley and her class to anyone, even an avid firearm user.
- Tara L
5 months ago
I am so fortunate that Shelley has been working with me on a one-on-one basis for well over a year. She helped me transition from my trusty revolver to a semi-automatic and I have learned so much from her. I value Shelley as an instructor as well as a good friend and target practice buddy!! Most recently I entrusted our #1 grandson to her care for some beginning handgun safety and use training. He and I were both thrilled!!
- LA W

A Gurley and A Gun

Warrior Woman Firearms Training was created to offer shooting instruction to new/newer shooters.  We also offer Conceal Carry Instruction for NC Residents, Private Instruction/Lessons, and Customized Classes/courses based on needs and requests.

My name is Shelley Gurley and I am in the Raleigh/Durham area.  I have been shooting for over 13 years and instructing for over 10 years.  I am certified with the National Rifle Association (NRA) to teach Basic Pistol 1, Personal Protection Inside the Home, and Refuse To Be A Victim.  I am also a Chief Range Safety Officer, as well as, credentialed with the State of North Carolina to teach Conceal Carry.  I am a certified instructor for The Well Armed Woman, and previously a Chapter Leader in North Carolina.   I currently enjoy a career as a police officer full time and appreciate part time work with the Wake County Firearms Education and Training Center in Apex.  I have previously worked with other local ranges to bring firearms instruction to the public.  I enjoy working with new/newer shooters and I have a real knack for working with women.  As a woman in a male-dominated industry, I can appreciate and value how differently women learn and how they want to be taught.
With my work in law enforcement, I am able to bring a dynamic approach to self-defense which makes my one-on-one lessons exciting, interesting, and realistic. 

I pride myself on having developed a number of courses for new to newer shooters that help bridge the gap between learning the basics of shooting to becoming prepared for carrying a handgun concealed and possible self-defense situations.  I teach classes throughout the year and am available for private lessons.  I enjoy developing shooting drills for the range and dry fire drills for at-home training for all of my students; but more than anything, I love watching my students grow in abilities and confidence.      

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