While Beth (Pixie) grew up in the city, in Illinois, Jeff (The Beard) was born and raised in the farmland of Ohio. Jeff grew up small game hunting, plinking and shooting clay pigeons. Over the course of a lifetime he has been involved in the manufacture of firearms, the retail sale as well as the after-market auction sale of firearms and is a NRA certified Range Safety Officer, Basic Pistol, and Refuse to be a Victim Instructor. Beth on the other hand did not grow up around firearms and didn’t discover her fondness for them until after her and Jeff were married. (23 years and counting) Since then she has acquired her NRA Basic Pistol certification and is in the process becoming a NRA Basic Pistol Instructor.
Moving here six years ago from the state of Illinois, has provided us with ample opportunities to pursue many avenues in the firearm community. Early on, one of these avenues lead us to fingerprinting for, and instructing Arizona CCW qualification classes. This has taken us from Flagstaff to Tucson, Show Low to Yuma and all points in between.
Why did we decide to start our own instruction service? There are many reasons but mainly it is Beth’s passion for firearm safety and knowledge. As a hairstylist in a city where you meet a seemingly nonstop stream of new Arizona residents, from all over the country, Beth realized a need. It seems that many new residents are unaware of Arizona’s firearm laws. In many cases these folks are also travelers, crossing state lines without the information needed to do this legally. (Every state has their own gun laws and you must abide by the laws of the state you are in.) Combine this with the things you see as a Range Safety Officer and we realized that far too many people, whether longtime gun owners or new to the community, were in serious need of education. The legal responsibilities alone for concealed carriers is something that is vitally important to understand.
After helping to qualify nearly 2,000 people for their Arizona CCW permits, we look forward to helping you obtain yours. We at Pixie and the Beard Firearms take our responsibility in this field very seriously. In class we have fun where we can but always with an emphasis on safety and being good stewards for the firearm community. All of our classes start and finish with the same goal and mission in mind, to be the beginning, not the end, of your CCW education and to provide... Responsible Training for Responsible Gun Owners
Check out our class page for classes, available times, location and pricing. We look forward to seeing you in a class very soon. Pixie and the Beard