Point Blank Firearms & Self Defense Training company is a firearms academy located in Palmer, Alaska. Its proprietor, a police chief named Donna Anthony, is a well-known firearms instructor who travels the country to lecture and train. The company has launched an online course, “Off-Body Purse/Bag Course,” which will feature Gun Tote’n Mamas (aka, GTM Original) bags and purses. The official launch date is Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.
According to Anthony, the course, which is available to instructors and anyone who is legally allowed to own a firearm for self-defense, contains 17 lessons – including how to set up a purse or carry bag, either three- or five-step presentations, along with malfunction drills, emergency and tactical reloads and dry practice drills.
Anthony said, “If you’re going to carry in a purse, you need to know two things: first, you need to know how to safely draw it without muzzling yourself, and since it will take a little bit of time to make the draw, you need to have to practice situational awareness. It also depends on the style of purse you have, because you can have a three-step or a five-step draw.”
Anthony continued, “What I like about Claudia Chisholm, the president of GTM Original, is that she is huge on women’s safety and she’ll take feedback from women, and make these purses safer. For instance, she has designed the purses with straps that can’t be cut. The zippers are super strong and the purses are solid. She adds a lot of safety features into her line of purses and bags, and that’s why I support her.”
GTM’s president, Claudia Chisholm, said, “With labor shortages, dealers/retailers find it difficult to send instructors to onsite courses. Female-focused education is key to driving walk-in repeating business. By Donna breaking out and getting this specialized online purse carry course developed, at her high level of expertise, and being the top graduate from Vicki Farnam’s intensive Off-Body Purse three-day course, it allows on-hand training that is convenient and immediately accessible, day or night, without travel. There is no reason, anymore, to neglect such critical training that helps dealers attract and correctly educate women consumers. GTM is grateful for Donna creating and providing this exceptional online tool for any retailer to expand marketing, educational content and community by supporting comprehensive female training, developed by women, made by women.”
To sign up for the course, see Point Blank Firearms USA’s website.
Learn more about GTM concealed-carry bags and purses at the GTM Original website.
About GTM Original
GTM Original – Serious for Women’s Protection
GTM Original, Gun Tote’n Mamas, is an affordable line of leather purses and handbags, inspired and developed by women. Our parent company, Kingport Industries LLC, is 100% American-women owned and operated since 2002 – celebrating 20 years of supplying the best! Every one of our products has been tested by USCCA and NRA instructors to elite training facilities, including CSI, FBI and Navy SEALS. We respect feedback from citizens who are consumers and concealed carriers. We want to hear it all – we are not afraid of criticism and HIGHLY encourage your feedback. It is comments from the field that will continue to make these bags the best for the jobs they are designed to do.