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Provide professional, experienced, women led instruction, for the purposes of removing the intimidation factor and creating a more relatable experience, while teaching the skills and attitude necessary for safe firearms management. thereby creating a relaxed and empowering experience.


~ Kisha, The Gun Diva

To empower women through building their confidence in their ability to protect and defend themselves physically and mentally.

“Often women are fearful at the thought of using a firearm. I am a true believer that education and information alleviate that fear. It is very empowering to be in control of your own safety”. Kisha, “The Gun Diva”


At Armed & Empowered

Our Goal is to bridge the disparity of diversity in the gun community as it relates to females and African Americans by providing professionalism, and expertise taught with patience to develop confident and responsible gun owners.

Armed & Empowered

At Armed & Empowered , we understand that most women become interested in firearms as a means of providing protection for themselves and their loved ones. A few may gravitate to competition shooting, or even hunting, but for all practical purposes, the main goal is personal protection.

Whatever your reason may be, our  goal is to ensure that every woman who desires to engage in managing firearms, has a way to knowledgably and safely protect herself and her family in a confident manner, should the need arise.

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Our mission is to equip, empower and educate women to protect themselves and their families. Our Damsel Pros are not only arming others and experiencing financial freedom, but also offering empowerment and healing to those affected by assault.

One by one, we are changing statistics and making a difference in the lives of those who have been assaulted. As we continue to grow, our hearts and eyes are wide open for where God will take us next. Whether you are a customer, a hostess or a Damsel Pro, we thank you for being a part of this journey!



In Kisha’s class, you get a clear understanding of the NC laws in an open and welcoming environment. You can tell the class is being led by a firearms professional and her instruction at the range is excellent and calmed my nerves! You will not be disappointed.

DefendingMine Class Participant


The Conceal Carry Class with Kisha aka Gun Diva was amazing! Her knowledge and expertise is impeccable. She is extremely patient and consistent in her instructional abilities. If you want to learn firearm handling?, She is one of the best!

Conceal Carry Participant


Kisha’s NC Carry Conceal class was informative and fun. She used a variety of adult learning strategies such as verbal communication, PowerPoint/videos, printed material, and hands on learning with a few types of guns and ammunition. She worked with a small class where she could interact with us in a whole group as well as one on one. She allowed ample time for questions so that we completely understood this new information. Kisha makes her class fun and engaging yet she is passionate about teaching her students the laws of NC as well as how to find information for other states. I would and have recommended this class to others.

Conceal Carry Participant


I can’t say enough great things about Kisha. From signing up and paying for the class to arriving and being welcomed, Kisha was professional and friendly. I recall most that she was patient. Although she may have done these classes hundreds and hundreds of times she made sure everyone understood and covered the material thoroughly while in a timely manner. She made me feel at ease and covered the material in a relatable way. At the range, I felt supported and empowered. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

CCH Class Participant

~ Americas 1st Freedom, Jan 11th, 2020

"Female gun ownership has been on a firm ascent and women
are considered the fastest-growing segment in the
gun-ownership demographics."