VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- Ladies, grab your guns!

Superior Pawn and Gun is offering a ladies only Next Step Class which empowers women, and expands on a concealed carry class.

Instructors go over firearm safety and how to handle a weapon in a classroom. Then they put their skills to the test at the firing range.

"In the world, just daily life, is be aware of you surroundings and what's going on because optimally the first choice is not ever to have to bring a firearm into that. But knowing that you have that option and that you are skilled enough to do it is empowering as well," NRA instructor Kim Thumel said.

Women who take the course are able to come back for 30 days for free lane fees and rentals.