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

Range Safety Officer (9 hr Class) $85
Date:  March 9, 2024 (Register at this link)
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.

NRA Women on Target (6 hr Class) $110
Date: April 13 (Register at this link) and November 02, 2024 (Register at this link)
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 & Holster Class (4 hr Class) $85
Date: April 27 (Register at this link) and November 16, 2024 (Register at this link)
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, clearing malfunctions and learning to draw from holster with proficiency.  Range requires 100 rounds of ammo supplied by student.  If needed, Gun and Holster can be rented for $15.

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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 Basic Pistol Class  $100.00
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 Women on Target (6 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 & Holster Class (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 and learning to draw from holster with proficiency. Range requires 100 rounds of ammo supplied by student.  If needed, Gun and Holster can be rented for $15.

NRA Basic Handgun (8 hr Class) $125
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) $125
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)  $275
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.

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 and prospective participants must have their own firearm and range essentials, and be able to demonstrate that they have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for this class.

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
Email us with your questions/comments
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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"Finally stepped out of my comfort zone!!! Spent the day taking the NRA Basic Pistol certification class. I now have a better understanding of firearms, safety, how they work, how to properly shoot and more.

The goal was 5 shots in each circle at 10,15 and 20 feet. I had something to prove and did it! (Not bad for a girl who doesn’t shoot.)

I am proud of myself for doing it! Thank you Arizona Women's Shooting Associates!" 
Jeannie P.
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