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.
"I really liked the class today and learned so much.  Too bad it was too windy to continue shooting, but you can't do anything about the weather.  I'm looking forward to doing more shooting in the very near future now that I feel comfortable with it. Thank you for having the class and all you do in it."  Rene S.

Scheduled Classes
Also see Overview below


NRA Women on Target - Date: April 17, 2021 Time: 8:00 AM to 3 PM
The course covers gun safety rules, different types of pistols, the basics of ammunition, and fundamentals of pistol shooting, proper gun cleaning, and which pistol is best for you. Class includes: eye & ear protection, targets, ammo and pistols.  Cost $110.00
CLASS CLOSED - FILLED TO CAPACITY

ASRPA Women’s Basic Pistol-Intermediate - Date: May 1, 2021 Time: 8:00 AM to 1 PM
This is a continuation of NRA Women on Target and this course covers gun handling and malfunctions. Range requires 100 rounds of ammo supplied by student. - Cost $85.00 - $10 gun rental.
Registration Form at this link

ASRPA Women’s Basic Pistol - Holster Class - Date: May 15, 2021 Time: 8:00 AM to 1 PM
CANCELLED

ASRPA Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) Class - Date: June 6, 2021 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This is an 8 hr. class giving you a solid foundation for carrying a concealed weapon. Cost $100.00
Registration Form at this link

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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 Women on Target (5 hr Class) $110
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.

ASRPA Women’s Basic Pistol - Intermediate (4 hr Class) $85
This course is for the beginner who has taken a class but has not developed their shooting skills. The course will review safety rules, nomenclature, and is designed to help students have a clear understanding on how a handgun works. The course focuses on safe gun handling, gun manipulation, and clearing malfunctions. The objectives of this course is to make all students as safe, comfortable, and confident as possible with a firearm.

ASRPA Women’s Basic Pistol - Holster Class (4 hr Class) $85
This course is for students who have completed the ASRPA Women’s Basic Intermediate Class or can show competence with their handgun handling skills, and know the parts of their handgun. Students must know and recite all the safety rules in order and understand them. All students will be learning to draw from the holster and return with proficiency. Muscle memory development and mindset is important at this stage of learning.

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
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.

NRA Instructor Certification for Several Disciplines (3 Day Class)  $300
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.

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.

Range Safety Officer (9 hr Class) $100
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 (8 hr Class) $100
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.

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.

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.

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.

Location
Ben Avery Shooting Facility
4044 West Black Canyon Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85086
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Contact
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Arizona Women's Shooting Associates
Attn: Carol Ruh
47801 North Black Canyon Highway
#307
New River, AZ 85087

Email: carolruh@AZWSA.com
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