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Attention Ladies who would like to become an NRA certified Rifle Instructor.

The class is coming to Phoenix
Jan 18-20th, 2018.

If interested register on the NRA site so you can get started on a rewarding journey.

This is a women only class!
Register Online!

Note From Our President

Happy New Year Everyone!

We are looking forward to 2017 with our classes and our Wednesday night practices. In Feb. we will be unveiling our first ladies rifle team.
We have started practicing together and have our first competition at the 125th Washington Birthday Match Feb. 19th 2017.

Come and support us at Ben Avery high power range, and no admission fee. Have lunch at the food truck which supports our Junior Rifle team for Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Assoc.

Make sure you check out our new public Facebook page at On our Facebook private group page, we have made it easier to download class registration forms from the website ( and Facebook. Pictures will be changing as time goes on as well to include a quick note on what you missed at the last meeting. Stay tuned for a AWSA YouTube channel as well.

For those of you viewing us for the first time welcome! We are a women's group but family friendly. We encourage you to join us anytime even if you have never fired a gun before. All instructors are NRA certified instructors with years of experience in teaching and competition.

We also have one on one instruction for the new and those who haven't shot in a while. Our practices consist of drills, moving, pulling from the holster, scenarios of personal protection and much more. We rent guns for $5 if you let us know in advance and you purchase the manufactured ammo.

Our rifle program is starting to grow, and we encourage you to broaden your experiences with other firearms. We want all of our ladies to be comfortable with guns, confident and competent.

Spring is always such a busy time for us, with practice, the Arizona Game and Fish Expo at Ben Avery, Women on Target, CCW classes and the Phase II Basic Pistol. In the works are several instructor classes coming in Pistol, Personal Protection in the Home and Rifle. So you better keep watching the site as we're on a roll!

God Bless and stay safe,
Carol Ruh
AWSA President
ASRPA Women's Director
NRA Training Counselor & Cert. Inst.

Something to Consider
Your dues of $50 a year is supporting a women's organization, taught by women with experience in teaching and competition.

We have spent hundreds and thousands of dollars developing our classes to educate you for a small investment. Look around and you will see how much classes cost elsewhere. It's important to us to teach good quality education to women and keep the cost down in these challenging economic times.

So if you're looking for quality education and stretching the dollar than look no further. Come and visit us at the Arizona Women's Shooting Associates, for the quality education in a fun and safe environment.

Happy New Year and God Bless,
Carol Ruh

Arizona Women's Shooting Associates
Arizona Women's Shooting Associates
Arizona Women's Shooting Associates
Arizona Women's Shooting Associates

Arizona Women's Shooting Associates was formed by women to support and encourage other women, families and friends to become involved in the shooting sports.

Ladies of Arizona come join us! We welcome beginners, and women that shoot already and want to join other women. You'll catch the
"bug", have a great time, enjoy the comradery and the great outdoors. 
Arizona Women's Shooting Associates
Arizona Women's Shooting Associates

Women Teaching Women

AWSA teaches everyday shooting scenarios in a professional environment. Striving to meet these needs by giving you the skills on how and when to defend yourself is our goal. By having everyone participate in demonstrations keeps the student very involved, and in turn the student will teach another student to reinforce their learning process

AWSA teaches with repeated drills to create muscle memory to help in the defense process. Knowing the condition of your gun at all times is strictly enforced by the safety rules. The student will become aware that this is not only a fun sport, but also a thinking sport. Learning to plan their shots for competition and knowing when to reload for example.

AWSA is a ladies group on the move. They might be sitting, kneeling, prone, standing or running. To get you to this point is our goal, and having fun doing it.

All instructors are NRA certified a combined 30 years of firearm instruction.

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