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NRA to offer Certified Pistol Instructor Course for Women at Ben Avery in January

Diane Danielson, our Female Instructor Development Coordinator, has some exciting news about an upcoming NRA Certified Pistol Instructor course just for women. With more women learning to shoot every year, we’re looking for more women to become instructors. If you’re in the Southwest, then consider attending this course later this month. And sorry, fellas. This one is just for the ladies.

Are you going to SHOT Show? Are you looking for a way to extend your trip through the weekend following the show while the guys are playing golf? Or are you just looking to get away to Phoenix, AZ in January and spend some quality time at the range to become an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor? Join us at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility on January 20-22, 2012 for the next NRA Pistol Instructor Course for women – by women.

More and more women are registering for firearm training than ever before and it’s a fact that they prefer to be taught by other women. If you feel you have the qualifications to become part of the growing number of Female Certified Pistol Instructors – come join us.

Barb Baird, an NRA-certified pistol instructor, works with a female student at her home range. Photo courtesy of Jason Baird

This is an excellent opportunity to become part of the Female Pistol Instructor cadre and become a teacher and mentor for the thousands of women who are learning to shoot every year.

The Arizona Women’s Shooting Association and Ben Avery are hosting this course as part of the Women’s Instructor Development Initiative by the NRA. For more information, please go to www.nrainstructors.org and search for the Phoenix, AZ course. You can register online for one of the few remaining seats for this course.

If you have questions on future events, including the NRA Pistol Instructor Course for women we’re offering at the 2012 NRA Annual Meeting in St. Louis, please contact us at femaleinstructors at nrahq.org.

Visit the Women’s Programs webpage at the NRA.


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