When SFWA's Founder was held hostage in her home for 5 1/2 hours in 1992 and then stalked for 2 years, she was not "self protection" savvy. Attempting to educate herself in what was typically a man's world, she discovered the reality of being a civilian in fear for her life thrown into a training environment that was meant for law enforcement and military. The difference was that civilians do not have the same legal responsibilities in self-defense situations as those who were offering instruction and training. Plus, being in constant fear for her life for 2 years and 5 hours 1/2 hours, it became clear that the techniques she was being taught did not meet the level of fast and precise reaction time necessary for her to prevail. So, necessity being the mother of invention, it was up to her to meet her need. Speed up to today, Susan Romanov has developed civilian curriculum that absolutely increases the odds you will prevail in a self defense encounter with a gun, she has taught more than 100,000 women and a few good men (as of 2018), has published magazines on the subject for women and children, and is a motivational speaker and trainer. CLICK to request a FREE link to Susan's horrifying experience in Women of A Different Caliber, an Inspirational Story.
Having visited indoor and outdoor shooting ranges across the country and being an active part of the shooting industry since 1998, Susan has met many business professionals and discovered that although many ranges cater to women and youth, none are designed especially for women, their friends and family. So, to meet the need, Susan opened Family Fun Indoor Range in 2013. In 2019, Susan and her husband Vladimir moved the company to a new facility located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in Sevierville, TN. where millions of visitors who visit the area each year can enjoy the indoor range. There are multiple SFWA Master Instructors who are all volunteers that teach the TN Enhanced Handgun Carry Permit Class, Basic Safety Classes, Kids Classes, Advanced Classes and Speciality Classes at Family Fun Indoor Range. Check out the course options on the menu bar and sign up for one today! They fill up fast. SFWA is a non-profit and (for example) a confirmed seat in the TNEHCP class is only $28! Best of all you can shoot all day at the range for only $12 per person, including eye and ear protection and a FREE target! SFWA also mentors young people toward becoming firearms instructors and responsible firearms owners.
We want you to enjoy the only range in the country designed especially for women, their friends and family in an environment where people are friendly, dress appropriately and enjoy a clean, comfortable and safe shooting experience.
-Susan and Vladimir Romanov