Defensible Me, LLC - Firearms Training

Defensible Me, LLC - Firearms Training Instructor Roxy Rueckert


Roxy Rueckert

Women are changing the gun industry and are the most rapidly rising demographic in a male dominated sport. Yet most women find it difficult to locate instructors that understand their needs. As a Certified NRA Pistol Instructor, Roxy Rueckert recognizes that women are different than men when it comes to the shooting sports. She says, "We learn differently, we carry differently, we respond differently. Women want a class designed around their needs and that's what we try to do at Defensible Me, LLC. In a male dominated sport we have to overcome many challenges that men don't face. Such as: OMG, it's soo loud! How can I carry my gun safely? What holsters work for women? How do I safely draw my gun? What about keeping my gun in my purse? Do I have to buy new clothes to properly conceal my gun? It's all part of the challenge women face and that we address with our classes."

We want you to learn to carry safely and confidently. It's all about training. We understand what you need. And we bring it!

Roxy is an active member of the community. She's participates in several local clubs, started her own group called "The Right Girls", was instrumental in starting the Ladies Defensive Pistol League at Tri-County Gun Club, spends her quiet moments creating amazing pencil drawings (see them here:, and belongs to three local gun ranges.

Her qualifications include:

  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Certified Home Firearm Safety Instructor
  • NRA Certified Personal Protection In The Home Instructor
  • NRA Life Member
  • Member of the Tri-County Gun Club Training Committee
  • Co-facilitator of The Well Armed Woman, NW Oregon Chapter
  • Co-facilitator for A Girl And A Gun, Sherwood, Oregon Chapter


  • Dark Angel Medical Tactical First Aid
  • Core Defense Unarmed Self Defense
  • Core Defense Weapon Retention and Disarmament
  • Law of Self Defense Seminar 2014
  • Law of Self Defense Seminar 2017
  • Insights Training Center Tactical First Aid
  • Firearms Academy of Seattle Emergency Treatment of Gunshot Wounds and Related Trauma
  • Insights Training Center OC Defense
  • American Heart Assoc. Heartsaver CPR AED Course
  • Law Of Self Defense (legal seminar with Andrew Branca), Levels 1 and 2


  • Competes in IDPA
  • Competes in Speed Steel

  • Formerly a ski instructor at a premier destination resort in Idaho, now a proponent for women's self-defense, Roxy enjoys guiding women to be the best they can be in personal safety.
    Guest Instructor Paul Meier

    In the course of my life I've taken classes from some of the best professional shooters and FBI swat instructors in the country. Since then I've trained approximately 2300 women to shoot handguns. I've worked with young and old and trained them for plinking, competition and personal protection. I also train women who are in a stressful part of their life and need to learn how to handle a gun.


  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Certified Rifle Instructor
  • NRA Certified Shotgun Instructor'
  • NRA Refuse To Be A Victim Instructor
  • NRA Personal Protection In The Home Instructor
  • USPSA Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO)
  • IDPA Safety Officer
  • 11 yr member: Board of Directors Columbia Cascade Section directing USPSA
  • Introduced USPSA discipline at Douglas Ridge Rifle Club, Eagle Creek, Oregon
  • Match Director of Crazy Croc USPSA, Dundee, Oregon

  • I started hunting at age 6 with my father and grandfather. I was the dog! I bought my rifles and shotguns from my lawn mowing money. I can remember buying a shotgun from a shoe store and I was 63 cents short. The owner said, "Close enough!" I shot small bore rifle in competition starting when I was 12. Competing and hunting were a big part of my shooting time and skills development growing up.

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