CLASSES FOR WOMEN - BY WOMEN   

  If  you are a Bare Bones Beginner with no experience at all in firearms or a Gal who's already gone through a Conceal Carry Weapons (CCW) class but still wants more women specific instruction and conversation, this workshop is for you!

Now, more than ever, with the changing gun laws which allow almost anybody to own a firearm without proper training, women NEED the facts, the knowledge, the one on one training and understanding that this Workshop Offers!               The experience of this workshop relieves anxieties and builds confidence and courage.

Autumn 2018 open workshops

Workshop hours for Friday/Saturday : 1st night 4:30 pm supper then class begins at 5 pm ends by 9pm. Second day begins with a light breakfast at 8:00, class starts at 8:30, lunch at noon, class is finished at 5ish. (Meals included)

Weekday workshop hours 8 am - 3:30 pm both days. Light breakfast foods & coffee at 8 class begins at 8:30. Noon country lunch. 

October 5 & 6 Friday/Saturday

October 12 & 13 Friday/Saturday    FULL/SOLD OUT

November 9 & 10 Friday/Saturday

Private Workshops available upon request.   

Such as:

        Women's Bible Study group

        Women in the Workplace

        A Girlfriends Gathering, Wedding Shower, Birthday, Retirement etc.   

8 minimum 12 maximum per private workshop


  • Our classes are designed for women by women to Educate, Empower and Equip women with  knowledge, skills, and hands on practical application training in a fabulous female friendly and safe atmosphere.

  • Our goal is to create a safe enjoyable learning experience for women of all ages as they build confidence and knowledge in  personal protection, self defense and firearms. It Is So Much More Than Just Acquiring Your Conceal & Carry Permit!

  •  The firearm industry overall is very male driven and the unique needs of women and firearms have been generally overlooked until lately.  Women think, learn and process information differently than men do.  We get that! We Fix That!

  • In a mixed gender firearms class many women feel intimidated to speak up and ask the critical questions and discuss their fears & apprehensions.   In our women only classes we encourage the questions critical to a woman's unique needs of learning and her lifestyle and personal style.


  • "So glad I took the class at Ivy Jean's. It was very informative and insightful.  So nice to be able to relate and share with other women with the same concerns. Thank you for doing such an awesome job. Oh... and the food served was off the chart!!" Ms. Jackie Elaine

  • "Who knew that getting your CCW could also be so much fun! Thank you Cyndi for offering this workshop for women and by women. It was great!" Ms. Ladonna Marty

  • "Wasn't that the most Awesome workshop! Impossible to rate - the friends, the food, the environment and oh yes, the actual information and experience!" Ms. Carol Nolin

  • "The best way for women to learn something that is historically from  Man's World is from other women, with other women! Ivy Jean's Ozark Farmstead made us feel so welcome and comfortable!" Ms. Shelley Hoffman

Our Stone County Sheriff supports these workshops for women
Thank You Sheriff Rader for your Support and Encouragement, and FUN!.

A Big Thank You to our Stone County Sheriff Department for the support and encouragement of the Firearms  Workshops for Women here at Ivy Jean's!

  • Yes, I, Cyndi M. Strecky, am a trained and Certified Pistol and Conceal Carry Weapon Instructor. I teach and host this workshop. I'm also the Owner and Operator of Ivy Jean's Ozark Farmstead. I'm endorsed and certified by the NRA and more importantly by the Stone County Sheriff Department and members of The National Law Enforcement Week Committee.

  • Some women may already have a Conceal and Carry Permit but ask yourself "do I feel confident and at ease with the firearm?" "Am I really confidently prepared in case of an unexpected confrontation?" In these workshops we give you much more than the mandatory 8 hour safety training outline for a CCW permit, we give you practical application. YES, upon a successful completion of this workshop you will get the certification needed to receive your CCW permit from your own counties Sheriffs Department. This Permit is still needed across certaincounties in Missouri and across state lines.

  • Many, if not most women, are not comfortable at all with pistols, they can be frightening and dangerous....I can help relieve those real anxieties and turn them into Confidence and Courage with this workshop!

  •  Many women were given a gun or taken to a CCW class by a well meaning husband or guy friend, "here, take this gun, it'll work for ya." or "Here, come get this permit with me."  But did you try the gun on or try it out to see if it feels right in your hands with your strength, your size, your lifestyle? Probably not. Did you retain much information in the class if it was male dominated?  Probably not. We can help with that. 

  • We love our men, but, having a man tell you what gun will work for you is like having a man go pick out a bra for you to wear!!! The feel of a good Firearm is like the feel of a good Bra, very personal!  Don't worry, We can help with that too!

Women Weapon Ready Workshop

Missouri Conceal & Carry PLUS So Much MORE; All the tools a women needs for Confidence, Comfort, Practical Application & Self Awareness.                                          

This two day workshop includes   Missouri Conceal and Carry Course Plus SO MUCH MORE information and practical hands on instruction. All SPECIFIC TO A WOMAN'SNEEDS!                     



Maximum 12 women per workshop Minimum 6 women per workshop

All Classroom portion of the training  and The Firearms Holster/ Apparel Try On Time, will be conducted inside  The Dancing Fork; farm kitchen & gathering center.

All live fire exercises, Conceal Carry Weapon permit qualifying and training are held outside at the range.


You will be shooting 40 rounds of ammo for the CCW qualification. If you have your own firearm, please bring it  UNLOADED and in a case or gun bag. Do not open it, it must be checked in upon arrival.  If you DO NOT have a firearm, you may rent one for $25 which includes the ammunition.

        Workshop Topics Covered:

  • Missouri State Conceal Carry Weapon Statutes is an 8 hour mandatory training by an  NRA Certified Instructor. Cyndi M. Strecky is an NRA Certified Instructor and supported by Stone County Missouri Sheriff Doug Rader.  Upon successful completion of this course you will receive the Missouri CCW certification.
  • This workshop is longer in time because it offers so much more than the mere mandatory. It prepares a women for her daily practical application RESPONSIBLY! 
  • Attitude, skills and knowledge necessary for using a firearm safely. Vocabulary, pistol parts, operations, gun safety and shooting fundamentals.

  • How to carry a pistol on your person confidently and comfortably. How and where to wear holsters for different occasions and dress with different body styles. How to draw from holsters with accuracy and confidence no matter what your size or style is.

  • Hands on pistol practice with non lethal firearms called Air Soft Pistols prior to qualifying with a real firearm. These pistols are used many times in law enforcement training. This relaxes nerves and builds confidence.

  • Overview of Refuse to Be a Victim, Self Defense Concepts for Everyday Life. 

Delicious Farm Fresh Meals Included!

Complete Workshop Fee $130

Beautiful Overnight Accommodations along with the workshop add $30.00

Sign up by sending a message on the Contact Us page

Then make your check out to IVY JEAN'S  

Mail To: Ivy Jeans Ozark Farmstead    373 Fossil Cove Road , Cape Fair, MO  65624

For credit/debit card payments call 417-230-3587

Email any questions to 

Or feel free to call Cyndi with any questions 417-230-3587