Women Teaching Women
Arizona Women’s Shooting Associates (AWSA) is proudly the home of the
Arizona State Rifle & Pistol Association (ASRPA) Women’s Division,
and associated with the National Rifle Association (NRA).
Why AWSA Members Selected Their Gun.

During one of our Saturday shoots, we discussed how we chose our guns and why. Our intent is to help other women shooters make thoughtful decisions about their gun purchases.

Subsequently, your feedback was collected via one of our email campaigns and the responses are available at this link.
Hi Everyone,

Well, spring has sprung and we're almost done. Great classes were had and now we are on to summer.

June 2nd  we have our NSSF First Shots Rifle for kids 12 and over. Open to all with .22 rifles.

On August 3rd we are doing a NSSF First Shots Mother/Daughter beginning pistol class. Looking forward to meeting new kids and ladies for some fun.

All registration forms on our website or online.
See you all at the range!
Carol Ruh
Shooting Schedule

Pistol & Rifle Practice Sessions
Location: Ben Avery Shooting Facility
(I-17 and Carefree Highway)

Map available at this link

Ladies of Arizona come join us!
We welcome beginners, and women that shoot already and want to join other women.

Please check our website and Facebook for updates, and schedule changes.

Pistol Practice Fees:  $20 members / $25 non-members
Rifle Practice Fees:  $12 members / $17 non-members
Shooting Schedule -

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AWSA Classes
For Women Who Are Serious About Shooting

Women training women in a stress free environment, developing a strong basic foundation.

AWSA offers a variety of classes including:
- Marksmanship
-Self-defense training
- New shooters learn to be Comfortable with firearms
- Developing Confidence and a mindset to become a Competent and successful shooter.

Current Class Offerings -


Check Our Schedule of Events
Develop Your Skills and Learn
From Each Other

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

You'll catch the "bug", have a great time, enjoy the comradery and the great outdoors.

We invite you to bring your family and friends.

Schedule of Events


AWSA Staff

Our staff is comprised of NRA Certified Instructors in several disciplines and everyone is dedicated to helping you develop your shooting skills whether it is for personal defense, competition or recreation.


Quench your thirst for knowledge by looking through the articles, educational information including firearm safety rules, how to choose a gun,grip, trigger control, and other general information posted on this page.


AWSA has compiled answers to many of the top questions posed to our instructors over the years at events and via email.
We welcome your feedback. If you cannot find the answer to your question please contact us.


Arizona Women’s Shooting Associates (AWSA) is proudly the home of the Arizona State Rifle & Pistol Association (ASRPA) Women’s Division, and associated with the National Rifle Association (NRA).
All of our instructors are NRA Certified.

"It was  great to see all of you again. I so enjoyed the class and enjoyed it being so small.
What was impressive was the ratio of instructors to student.

My instructor was so good and helpful she did not miss a thing that you were doing…right or wrong.

It saddens me to leave for the summer before the open shooting with the girls but I will return once we get back in December Also, I will contact you for a private course to get my concealed license. Enjoy the summer."  -
L. Guetz.
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