Shooting everything from a pistol and shotgun to a semi-automatic weapon. The women were introduced to these dangerous weapons and overcame some of their fears.
A chance to pull the trigger of a gun for some it was their very first time, and others were seasoned pros.
These twenty woman started their citizen's academy class, where else but in a classroom.
Learning everything about Benton Police's SWAT team.
They pass around the nearly 60 pounds of armor the SWAT team wears and can now better wrap their brains around what it takes to be a member of the team.
One of the women going through the course, Chris Hatfield, works as a domestic violence advocate in Saline County and has been wanting to take this class for a while.
She said for her, learning gun safety is almost a responsibility.
"Think about the damage they can do," she said.
"Today, I want to have fun," said Jessica Tolliver who has shot many of these guns before.
"Even if you don't have a weapon or intend to have one," Tolliver said, "You should be familiar with them."
The women, regardless of skill level, lined up and fired thier weapons one at a time during the academyand learned something, from the experience of pulling the trigger.
"I think this would be a good class for any woman to take."
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