Hard Candy Self Defense Women's Self Defense Charleston, South Carolina

We REFUSE to accept defeat.

Those with a fear of firearms or victims of gun violence & trauma may be left feeling as though there is nothing they can do to protect themselves in the future. 

𝗪𝗲 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘇𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗴𝘂𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 to accommodate individuals, couples and small groups looking to overcome the mental and emotional blocks of firearms handling. 

Our self defense classes cover physical AND cognitive defense measures that are easy-to-learn increasing safety, confidence and can be applied to every area of life.

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Fear can be a major mental block that prevents your ability to escape or respond unsafe situations. Learn confidence, boundary setting, strike points, and target areas during a physical attack. Contact us to attend our quarterly trainings OR register a private event for your group, company, or educational institution here.

Princess Be Brave!

Have your little girl wear her FAVORITE 𝓹𝓻𝓲𝓷𝓬𝓮𝓼𝓼 costume and learn how to be her OWN She-ro!


𝗚𝘂𝗻𝘀 & 𝗚𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 Private Party Firearms Training Event

Brunch is nice, tea parties too. Let's take it up a notch and enjoy your next ladies event LIVE, FULL of fun and high energy with 𝗛𝗔𝗥𝗗 𝗖𝗔𝗡𝗗𝗬

Book your Private Event date here

Don't see a date that works for you? Call (843) 823-4846 or email us

Black firearms instructors-Charleston-South Carolina- Nia Hartsfield

𝗣𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗣𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗹 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴

Private instruction is provided on a one-on-one basis for $99 per person per hour. 

This is NOT a beginner's course. Previous firearms handling and experience is required. We strongly recommend you register for the 𝗢𝗻 𝗦𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁® NEW SHOOTERS COURSE if you are a first time shooter. 



I had such a great time tonight! Nia Hartsfield is the best coach ever! I learned so much and she helped me sharpen my CWP skillzzzz

Jerquell, SC

Nia- you are one heckuva woman and a marvelous teacher!!! Thank you for working with me- you are a true professional. I'm so honored you shared your story with me, what a blessing to see how God is using you and your experience for good

Valerie, SC

"Hard Candy Self Defense is awesome. She [Nia] does an excellent job and she is very informative and thorough. This is truly a great course."

Alyssa, SC

I believe that every woman and female teen should never feel powerless or be without the tools that can make them powerful. You will be powerful with Hard Candy from training, professionalism, and customer service. I highly recommend.

Anisa, FL

"Hard Candy Self Defense has made a difference in how I carry myself in every situation. I am more enlightened and aware of the precautionary measures I should take to ensure my safety. Thank you Hard Candy Self Defense for impacting my life."

Monique, SC


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