LadyFire, LLC was founded by Suzanne Freehauf in 2013.
My love of shooting has led me to share that passion with others. I formed LadyFire, LLC in 2013 to give shooters the training they need in a non-threatening environment.
I was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, and I did not grow up around guns. My love of firearms didn’t begin until I moved to Northern Colorado in my early thirties. It began with small and big game hunting and participation in the Rocky Mountain Region of the National Shoot-to-Retrieve Association. I was heavily involved as a handler, certified NSTRA judge and Secretary/Treasurer for about 10 years.
Enter The Well Armed Woman… The Well Armed Woman is a national women’s shooting organization that was founded in 2012 whose purpose is to educate, equip and empower women shooters. As soon as this organization was formed and looking for chapter leaders, I quickly got involved with starting the Northern Colorado Chapter of The Well Armed Woman (TWAW). Shortly after becoming a TWAW chapter leader, I became an NRA/TWAW Certified Instructor in both Basic Pistol and Personal Protection in the Home as well as an NRA Certified Range Safety Officer.
I have and will continue to expand my Firearms Certifications. I became a Chief Range Safety Officer in April 2016, an NRA Basic Shotgun Instructor in August 2016 and a USCCA Certified Instructor in October 2016. I recently added Basic Rifle to my NRA certifications in February 2017. I am currently an NRA Training Counselor Candidate and will be attending that training in Virginia in June 2017.
Additionally, I currently serve as the Colorado State Leader for The Well Armed Woman and am also an NRA/Winchester Marksmanship Distinguished Expert in Pistol Marksmanship and Defensive Pistol I and II.
There is nothing more rewarding to me than turning a nervous, inexperienced shooter into someone who realizes that “they can do it!” I want all my students to leave happy and confident about firearms. And I believe that confidence translates into all areas of life.
The Well Armed Woman National Leader Conference 2016
Teaching a Youth Safety & Basic Firearms Operation Class June 2016