I took the 250 when it was offered in the mid-90s. In fact, because using a firearm was such a new world to me, I took the 250 twice to make sure I was comfortable, solid and safe with the basics. Money well spent! I'd encourage any woman interested in learning the safe, competent use of a serious firearm to take this course regardless of her age or background. Stepping into an all-male gun-owners' world was a little daunting for a middle-aged leftie woman in a very left wing area who was working for the rabidly anti-gun University of California. But I forged ahead because 1) the trainers were 100% focused on safety and very supportive of me, and 2) because I've never been one to follow the herd. It would be impossible to overstate the confidence I gained, with my Colt and in my life, from my Gunsite education. I actually had a guy become really angry with me and leave the local range because I was shooting so much better than he was. Sorry, guy...spend the money, take the time to actually learn what you're doing. It's not gender, it's good training and frequent practice.
Claire L., 250 Pistol Class, Gunsite, Paulden, AZ