"You don't want to go for the kill all the time," said Devin Shirley one of the courses instructors.
The first class of it's kind in Central Arkansas a concealed carry class where you can also learn about when to shoot a gun.
"I liked the weapon retention because we do a lot of the disarming," said student Ashley Scott. "Someone coming at you with a gun and that's good to review."
Learning things she may have taken for granted like, that self defense doesn't always protect you legally.
"You can't just automatically assume someone walking towards you is going to do something," she said.
"You don't want to go for the kill all the time," said Shirley.
Almost half of those signed up are women.
"They're the ones who usually get attacked," he said.
"I'm always afraid I'm going to hurt the newer girls," Scott said.
Practice that Scott said means she might be able to hold her own in a real life or death situation.