Rick Ector, through his firearms training operation Legally Armed in Detroit, has been putting on annual one-day training extravaganzas for years, providing free gun safety and shooting classes to hundreds of southeast Michigan women. All at no cost to the students.
Jeremy and I had dinner with Rick in Indianapolis during NRAAM. He told us that last year’s event drew more than 700 women. This year he’s aiming even higher.
Ector is shooting at introducing 900 women to the culture, practice and fun of firearms. The event is scheduled for Sunday, May 19 at Top Gun Shooting Sports in Taylor, Michigan
Here’s his press release . . .
Detroit Firearm Instructor Plans FREE Gun Lesson For 900 Women on One Day
Detroit, MI, May 9, 2019 — Legally Armed In Detroit, a gun rights advocacy group, has announced that it will provide a free firearm shooting lesson at a southeast Michigan target range for 900 women interested in learning more about firearms and personal protection.
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.
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 eight years ago.
This year’s event will be the eighth consecutive year it has been conducted. In the first year only 50 women were trained. However, last year the event grew sufficiently to teach over 700 how to safely operate a pistol.
This year’s goal is 900 trained women over the day-long event. 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.
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.”
Here are some pictures from my CPL Class that I conducted yesterday. Empowering students is my passion! Call me for info: 313.733.7404. Visit us on Facebook: https://t.co/r4SUPaZrcm #CPL #RickEctor #CCW #MichiganCPL #MichiganCCW pic.twitter.com/rff9k19mCu
— Rick Ector (@detroitccw) April 16, 2019
The ladies FREE shooting event will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the Top Gun Shooting Sports Gun Range at 22050 Pennsylvania in Taylor, Michigan. FREE Advance Pre-registration is required for participation. Interested ladies should visit the following event page on Facebook for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/265648194316262/
Registration opens on this Sunday, May 12th, 2019 at 8am EST!
All participants will also receive a free pink baseball cap with the logo of a sponsor – the Gun Owners of America!
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. Ector is a recognized expert in Firearm Safety and Personal Protection and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, National Public Radio, MSNBC, The Guardian, Townhall Magazine, The Politics Daily, and Aljazeera.