Gun Safety Group Aims To Give Detroit Women FREE Shooting Lessons

U.S.A. — Legally Armed In Detroit, a gun safety advocacy group, has announced that it will provide a free firearm shooting lesson at two southeast Michigan target ranges for 1,500 women interested in learning more about firearms and personal protection.

The ladies FREE shooting event will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2023, and Sunday, July 30, 2023, at both the Top Gun Shooting Sports (22050 Pennsylvania Road in Taylor, Michigan) and Recoil Firearms (22509 Ecorse Road in Taylor, Michigan).

FREE registration is required for participation. Registration opened Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 6am. Interested ladies should visit here.

There will be no charge for the Firearm Instructor’s safety briefing, the usage of a firearm, ammunition, and range time. Participation is 100 percent free for all attendees. No prior firearms training or experience is required of the women who desire to take advantage of the lesson. Further, experienced women merely desiring to improve their marksmanship skills are also welcome to attend.

This year’s event will be the twelfth consecutive year it has been conducted. In the first year only 50 women were trained. However, last year the event grew sufficiently to teach just over 1,200 how to safely operate a pistol.

This year’s goal is 1,500 trained women over the two-day event at two gun ranges in Taylor, Michigan: Top Gun Shooting Sports and Recoil Firearms. It is only with the cooperation of Ector’s fellow Firearm Instructor colleagues and supporters across social media that this event could even be attempted and safely conducted. The total number of women trained by this 12 year program exceeds 7,500.

The free shooting lesson offer was the brainchild of Rick Ector, an NRA Approved Firearms Trainer, after seeing a local television newscast of a young woman’s body being discovered on an east-side Detroit street twelve years ago.

Ector believes that there are many women in the state of Michigan who are curious about firearms and their role in self-defense but are reluctant to investigate due to fears. He said, “If giving women a free lesson by a credentialed professional translates into women just trying it, it’ll be a productive use of my time.”

About Rick Ector

Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW/CPL Class training in metro-Detroit for students at his firearms school – Rick’s Firearm Academy of Detroit at

Ector is a recognized expert in Firearm Safety and Personal Protection and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Fox and Friends, Tucker Carlson Tonight, America’s 1st Freedom (NRA), Associated Press, National Public Radio, MSNBC, The Guardian, and Townhall Magazine.