“Our Vision is to create a country filled with empowered women.”

Maria Dockery

President and Founder of Femme Fatale ARMS and Training.​

Maria Dockery is a trailblazing entrepreneur and the esteemed President and Founder of Femme Fatale ARMS and Training, a company dedicated to empowering women through firearms education and self-defense training. Since its establishment in 2014, Maria has taken the industry by storm, revolutionizing the way women approach personal safety.

Maria’s journey began in her early years, growing up in a family that instilled the values of independence and self-reliance. This upbringing, coupled with her own personal experiences, ignited a deep desire to empower women to take control of their own safety. Recognizing the need for specialized training tailored to women, Maria founded Femme Fatale ARMS and Training with a mission to provide comprehensive education and support.

Under Maria’s strategic leadership, Femme Fatale ARMS and Training has flourished into a renowned institution for women’s empowerment. Through innovative training programs, state-of-the-art facilities, and a team of expert instructors, the company has transformed the lives of countless women, arming them with confidence and the ability to protect themselves in any situation.

“Our Mission is to Inspire, Educate and Empower Women to take Control of their own Safety.”

We’re Proud to introduce you to our FFA Range Instructors

Our training staff is committed to making sure you have a safe and productive learning experience on the range. We have female and male instructors with a variety of backgrounds in firearms and public safety.  All our Firearm classes are conducted at outdoor shooting ranges in Palm Bay and Fellsmere. Unless otherwise stated in the description we use real firearms and real bullets for our training.  Our Basic Firearm Use and Safety Class allows you to work “one on one” with an instructor whose only focus is you and your shooting,  Our advanced Prot class, our instructors will be observing and offering corrective techniques to make your experience safe and informative.


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Served her county for 22 years (1986-2009) Was with the 16thMPBde, XDIII Airborne Corps in the Gulf War. She made history as the first female MP to have been an Air Assault Instructor at Fort Campbell KY. She was in “Operation Just Cause and Promote Liberty” in Panama after the fall of Noriega. Currently Michelle is assigned as a Lieutenant with a Brevard County Police Department where she has served her community for nearly 10 years. Michelle has her Master of Science, Criminal Justice. Michelle brings with her 30 years experience in shooting firearms, 5 of those years as a Law Enforcement Instructor.


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She has been involved with firearms since she was fifteen years old when she first started shooting 3 Gun and USPSA pistol matches. Aubrey’s love for firearms and shooting is only second to her love of teaching firearms safety and handling to first-timers on the range.


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JoAnna has served her community as a Brevard County law enforcement officer for 20 years, for the past 7 years she has been assigned as a Lieutenant with her agency. She has a BA in Psychology and Masters in Public Administration and is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Command Officers Development Course. She is currently an Instructor for the Police Academy and Advanced LE Training at Eastern Florida State College.


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She was the first female on the DOC SWAT Team. During her 22 years with the MDOC she received a variety of training: Firearms Instructor, Precision Marksmanship Level 1; Advanced Long-Rifle Precision Marksmanship; Transitional Semi-Automatic Pistol Qualification; Royal Marine Commando Police Sniper Training; Advanced Sniper Training; Basic Sniper Observer Team Operations; SIMS –Pepperball, Ammunitions Instructor/User End. Tina was also the Armorer for a maximum security prison and a member of the DOC Honor Guard Team.


FFA Range Instructor

Teri is a certified Firefighter/Paramedic, State of Florida Fire Instructor, EVOC Instructor, and Live Fire Adjunct Trainer for 27 years. She is also a Glock Armorer. When she is not working in the store, on the range, or at the fire department she enjoys the outdoors, fishing, hunting, watersports, and mudding in her side by side.