Armed Women of America Instructor Development
Please note in the “comments” section of your application which chapter of AWA you are a member of.
Gunsite Academy, a long time supporter of Armed Women of America Shooting Chapters, Inc. and host range for the Gunsite Chapter, Arizona’s largest chapter, announces a new opportunity for AWA Shooting Chapter members to continue their instructor development and gain additional skills to share with their chapter members.
A three (3) day Women’s Instructor Development Class, brand new for 2022, is being offered to AWA Shooting Chapter members who have successfully completed a Gunsite 250 Pistol Class. This course is not designed to teach one how to shoot. Rather, it is to better prepare one to teach others how to shoot. It is being offered twice in 2022 and is scheduled for Saturday through Monday. Each course is also scheduled following a 250 course for those first needing to complete the prerequisite. Some sessions have also been scheduled concurrently with pistol range days to provide an incentive for traveling companions who aren’t taking the instructor course.
The course will cover presentations and lectures, both on and off the range, adult learning concepts, peer and instructor critiques, developing presentations, safely managing a range, supervising and directing assistant instructors, and presenting the various weapons systems and liabilities and a night shoot. This will benefit the new as well as the experienced firearms instructor. Learn from Gunsite Rangemasters who are also university professors and Subject Matter Experts for various state boards. The course is a condensed version of the five-day instructor development course which is held annually in October.
“We are proud of our long relationship with AWA Shooting Chapters and hope this training opportunity will allow their trainers to better serve their membership. We have strived to keep the cost as low as we can. This will train-the-trainer how to teach The Modern Technique as they learned in their Gunsite 250 Pistol Class. Having AWA Shooting Chapter members and leaders at Gunsite is always a pleasure,” says Gunsite CEO Sheriff Ken Campbell (Ret.).
The 250 Pistol Class and the AWA Instructor Course meets the requirements to be a AWA Instructor.
*Important Note: Membership to Armed Women of America AND 250 Pistol
I have taken a few other instructor development courses and this was by far, the most thorough and helpful as far as practicality in the instruction of the students.