Women Teaching Women
AWSA Classes
For women who are serious about shooting
Women training women is very important to us. We strive to encourage, educate and mentor women from the beginner to the advanced in the many different disciplines of the shooting sports.

We offer a variety of classes to enhance our member's understanding and enjoyment of firearms and related subjects.

Scheduled Classes

Women On Target (5 hr Class) $80
The Women on Target is the perfect introduction class for Ladies to understand the difference of semi-auto and revolvers.
Getting to shoot many different guns is the climax of the class. Fun class with the girls from the office, Mother and Daughter, or just with friends.   

Class Schedule:
Handgun -
November 3, 2018  - Registration Form at this link
Rifle - April 13, 2019  - Registration Form at this link
Handgun - November 2, 2019  - Registration Form at this link

Classes - Overview
If you do not see a class scheduled your looking for let us know.
All dates are subject to change without notice or cancelled due to weather.

NRA Basic Handgun (8 hr Class) $120
The course covers gun safety rules, different types of pistols, the basics of ammunition, fundamentals of pistol shooting, different shooting positions, the most common shooting errors, proper gun cleaning, which pistol is best for you, and how to maintain your skills. This class is a prerequisite for anyone wanting to become an NRA Pistol Instructor.

NRA Basic Rifle (8 hr Class) $120 - April 6, 2019
The course covers gun safety rules, rifle parts and operation, ammunition, rifle shooting fundamentals, shooting from different positions and rifle cleaning.  This class is a prerequisite for anyone wanting to become an NRA Rifle Instructor. Registration Form at this link

Women on Target (5 hr Class) $80
Hey ladies come and join us for a fun day for women only to learn the basic skills for the shooting sports in a safe and supportive atmosphere. The course covers gun safety rules, different types of pistols, the basics of ammunition, fundamentals of pistol shooting, proper gun cleaning and how to maintain your skills. Registration includes eye & ear protection, targets, ammo and pistols.

Personal Protection in the Home (8 hr Class) $125
This course teaches essential knowledge to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and provides information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense.
Prerequisite: Basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm. Prospective participants must demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA FIRST Steps Course Certificate, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, military DD 214 with pistol qualification, or passing the Pre-Course Assessment.  8ht

Home Firearm Safety (4 hr Class) $50 per family
This is a four-hour non-shooting course for safe gun handling that is conducted in the classroom only.  Students are taught NRA’s three rules for safe gun handling, primary causes of firearm accidents, firearm parts, how to unload certain action types, ammunition components, cleaning, care, safe storage of firearms/ammunition in the home, and the benefits of becoming an active participant in the shooting sports.  Great class for a family.

Range Safety Officer (9 hr Class) $120
This course is designed to prepare experienced shooters for the basic duties of a Range Safety Officer (RSO). RSO’s supervise safe shooting activities, and ensure that the users of a range follow range regulations in order to reduce the potential for personal injury and property damage. RSO’s often have responsibilities to take immediate action when circumstances require it. The RSO is the range official on the firing line to ensure safety and to help shooters.

CCW (9hr Class) $85
This is an 8 hr class giving you a solid foundation for carrying a concealed weapon. We take no short cuts in your education making sure you understand Arizona Law.  A brief review of safety and basic knowledge will lead into 4 hrs from the “Defensive Firearms use in Arizona Legal” by: Attorney Michael Anthony. The remainder of the time will be on the range with holster work, shot acquisition and what if situations.

Refuse to be Victim (4 hr Seminar) $25
NRA’s Refuse To Be A Victim® program teaches the tips and techniques you need to be alerted to dangerous situations and to avoid becoming a victim. The Refuse To Be A Victim® program is not a firearms or self-defense class. It’s a seminar that will help you improve personal safety strategies and will provide you with valuable information that you can apply in every area of your life.

NRA Instructor Certification for Several Disciplines (3 Day Class) - May 31, 2019
Are you someone who already shoots effectively and had the desire to pass your knowledge on to others? This course will educate and develop NRA Certified Instructors who possess the knowledge, skill and attitude necessary to conduct NRA Basic Firearm Training Courses. This course teaches you how to teach the most effective way, and gives you the tools to pull a course together from start to finish. This classes is open to men and women. Registration Form at this link

To qualify as an NRA Instructor:  Candidates must have completed the basic course in the discipline they wish to be certified to teach, e.g. NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting, NRA Basic Rifle Shooting, etc. Instructor training courses are conducted by NRA Training Counselors.

Private Lessons
Private lessons are conducted at Ben Avery Shooting Facility.  Please contact us for your scheduling needs.

Ben Avery Shooting Facility
4044 West Black Canyon Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85086
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Email us with your questions/comments
Arizona Women's Shooting Associates
Attn: Carol Ruh
47801 North Black Canyon Highway
New River, AZ 85087

Email: carolruh@AZWSA.com
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