June 6 - 8, 2023 • Virginia International Raceway​

A Girl & A Gun’s DRIFT (Dynamic Real-world Immersive Firearms Training) Academy is the first training course of its kind that addresses all aspects of vehicle defense! Training in, around, and with your vehicle is a necessary skillset for your personal safety and that of your family. The average American spends approximately 5% of her life in her vehicle. While cars provide opportunities and independence, they also expose you to a lot of transitional and vulnerable spaces: parking lots, parking garages, gas stations, and more. Attend this Girls Getaway to learn how to identify, stop, and evade a threat.

Managing Unknown Contacts​

MUC Scenarios, Situational Awareness Skills & Survivability, Pepper Spray & Less Lethal​

Firearms Dynamics​

Firearms Training & Concealed Carry Practices, Firearms Vehicle Dynamics & Maneuvering​

Evasive Driving​

Evasive/High-Speed Driving Techniques, Accident Avoidance & Vehicle Skid Control​

Dates & Agenda​

  • Monday: 6/5/23 – Travel Day, Arrival at VIR
  • Tuesday: 6/6/23 – Training Day 1: MUC & Less Lethal
  • Wednesday: 6/7/23 – Training Day 2: Firearms Training
  • Thursday: 6/8/23 – Training Day 3: Evasive Driving
  • Friday: 6/9/23 – Departure, Travel Day


The 2023 event is SOLD OUT. Add your name to the Waiting List:

About DRIFT Academy

A Girl & A Gun’s DRIFT (Dynamic Real-world Immersive Firearms Training) Academy is the first training course of its kind that addresses all aspects of vehicle defense for the civilian American woman. You will learn every aspect of vehicle defense, from situational awareness to firearms tactics and evasive driving techniques to protect yourself and your family.
Range Fees
Racetrack Fees
Training Vehicle (3 students per car)
Targets & Range Props
Instruction & Materials
Meals (b/l/d on 3 training days)
On-Site Lodging (4 nights/2 students per room)
Swag & Gifts!
Students are responsible for their own ammo (300rds) and transportation to the event. Closest major airports are Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) (1.5hr drive), Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) (1.25hr drive), or Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA) (2hr drive)

Yes, DRIFT Academy is for members of AG & AG. If you’re not a member, join today! We have chapters throughout the country or you can be a part of national eChapter.

  • Pistol and 3 magazines
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Writing utensil and notebook
  • Strong side OWB or IWB holster (kydex)
  • 300 pistol rounds
  • Snacks and water
  • Brimmed hat and Sunscreen
  • Weather appropriate clothing

We will be staying in rooms on site at VIR. Your reservation will be managed by AG & AG. You will have the opportunity to request a roommate before one is assigned. All rooms are double occupancy.

Bring 300 rounds of pistol ammunition.


Virginia International Raceway

1245 Pine Tree Rd
Alton, VA 24520


Chuck Haggard is the Lead Instructor for Agile/Training & Consulting and been active in private defensive training throughout his long career in urban law enforcement. Given the moniker “Legendary Lawman” by his colleagues, Chuck is certified as a civilian and law enforcement trainer on various weapon systems, including pistol, shotgun, rifle, carbine, oleoresin capsicum (O.C.), baton, and Taser. He is also skilled and experienced at teaching weapon retention, disarming, and other empty-hand techniques. He enjoys teaching and is proud to be able to contribute to this nation’s widespread community of responsible, law-abiding advocates of self-defense. You can find him at all of the notable industry conferences, including AG & AG’s National Conference.



Rick Henson is the Lead Instructor & Weapons Specialist for RFH Tactical Mobility. He is United States Special Forces Medical Sergeant, retired, and is a full-time instructor at the Virginia International Raceway. This brother 3-gunner of ours is coordinating driving instruction, training vehicles, and on-site logistics. He is based out of VIR and hosts a number of training and racing events.


VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) is America’s first “motorsport resort” that was chosen as one of Car and Driver Magazine’s top six road courses in the nation. DRIFT Academy attendees will be staying in on-site. VIR is home to racing, concerts, events, and training:



Thank you to the following partners for providing funds and/or donations to make this event possible! If you are interested in putting your brand name in front of women shooters, in our event photos, and on merchandise that they take home, become a sponsor.


WaltherPrimary ArmsDaniel DefensePOMHygenall

Cancellations and Refunds
Life happens and sometimes last-minute situations arise that can prevent you from attending. Unfortunately, we will be unable to provide refunds as time goes on and our vendors and service providers have been paid. Therefore, a $50 administrative fee will be charged for any cancellation. Within 45 days of the event, there will be no refunds for registration fees or event-related items if you discover that you are unable to attend. In some cases, registrations may be transferred to another participant and you may try to find someone who may want to pay you for your spot.