I am an ordinary woman who has probably had a lot of life experiences similar to yours.  I have always enjoyed shooting firearms for fun, while hunting or competing in Cowboy Mounted Shooting, but I did not become serious about carrying a firearm for self-defense until someone gave me a reason to. That experience has created an intense passion in me to help women find and build the mental and physical skills needed to defend themselves and the ones they love, if ever needed.  I have since trained with some of the leading experts in women's reality based self defense and tactical/combative firearms shooting, participated in creating the curriculum for GRIT from a woman's perspective.





 Carrie hicks 

g.r.i.t. defense, LLC


Girls.  Responsible.  Informed.  Trained.

  • Owner/head instructor of GRIT defense, llc
  • NRA Certified firearms Instructor: basic pistol, personal protection inside the home, personal protection outside the home
  • The well armed woman certified firearms instructor
  • NRA Refuse to be a victim certified instructor
  • ​NRA Range safety officer
  • Az department of public safety certified security guard firearms instructor
  • Girls on guard certified instructor​
  • The Well Armed Woman Northern Arizona Chapter Leader
  • ​mounted shooting competitor
  • IDPA Competitor
  • ​USPSA Competitor