Ladies Gun Class

The Decatur County Sheriff’s Office is proud to team up with Taurus International to offer free ladies ONLY gun classes. Our primary instructors of the Ladies Gun Classes are Major Wendell Cofer, Training Officer Ken Davidson, and Chief James Spooner with additional support from various deputies based on the class size.

The classes are held on scheduled Saturdays. The classroom instruction is held in the courtroom at the Sheriff’s Office from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Hands-on training is held at the shooting range at 1, 2, or 3 p.m. when the class is split up for optimal ability to interact one on one on the range.

What you will learn from this class:

  • Confidence in handling a firearm
  • Instruction on safe storage of firearm
  • Overview on general care of firearm(s) and why it is important to clean your gun. 
  • How to stand and aim to hit a target
  • About Gun laws and permits
  • Type of firearms (primarily handguns)
  • Ammunition, loading and unloading
  • How to select the best gun for you

These classes are held throughout the year and offered for FREE to women over the age of 18 years. You do NOT need to have your own gun or equipment. For more information and a schedule of upcoming classes, please contact Erica Swain Hitchcock at 229-248-3044 or

912 Spring Creek Road Bainbridge, Georgia 39817
Sheriff's Office: 229-248-3044 Fax: 229-248-3850 Jail: 229-248-3050