Columbus Women Pistol Shooting Group
Rosie Pistol provides an opportunity for ladies to learn, grow and practice in a safe and encouraging environment alongside other like-minded ladies.
2019 marks our 6th year as a group. We have some regular members and also ladies that pop in here and there. New participants are always welcome.
Rosie Pistol Meetings are only $20 each
This fee includes both the lesson time and range fees.
Register and pay for each meeting separately as you go.
Pay for all 7 meetings upfront as a “season pass” to save plus get extra perks!
A season pass option is available for $120. It includes all 7 regular meetings of 2019 ($140 value) plus 3 special meetings during the off season (November 2019 through March 2020).
April – October
Last Wednesday of the month
All meetings go 6pm to 8pm. Plan to arrive at 5:45. You’ll enjoy those extra few minutes chatting with friendly, like-minded ladies.
What to bring:
- Your handgun
- Ammunition (100 rounds recommended)
- 3 Ring Binder & Pen
- Water bottle/other drink
- Proper range attire (see FAQs for details)
- Ear/eye protection (or borrow from us)
- Snap Caps
- Extra magazines / Speed loaders
- An Outside the Waistband (OWB) holster & Gun Belt
- USCCA’s Women’s Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals Book
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Rosie Pistol is for beginners and experienced shooters
Maybe you have taken a basic handgun course but still don’t feel comfortable going to the range by yourself. Rosie Pistol is a great middle ground. You have plenty of instructors standing by to support you.
Maybe you are an experienced shooter looking to further your knowledge and get to know other like minded ladies. As ladies share tips and stories from their own life, we all learn from each other.
Women’s Handgun and Self Defense Fundamentals
We love this book from the USCCA and will reference it in some of our lessons this year. It covers alot of topics starting at a basic level and working up to advanced.
It is a resource we highly recommend. Beth Alcazar has a gift for relating information in a way that appeals and makes sense to female shooters.
We have copies of this resource available for purchase at the meetings for $27 plus tax.
Rosie Pistol f.a.q.’s
Where are the meetings held?
The meetings are held at Armed2Defend’s private outdoor range in Canal Winchester, Ohio (in the central Ohio area, 15 minutes southeast of downtown Columbus). Our large, covered range is on private property in Canal Winchester. The exact address is not published on our site. It will be communicated with participants after they have registered for a meeting.
Please understand that this is a private address and no visiting is allowed outside of the class time.
What should I wear?
To avoid a hot brass invasion, it’s always a good idea not to wear low cut shirts while shooting.
Some women like to wear a hat while shooting.
Plan to wear comfortable closed toe shoes (or bring a pair to change into if coming from work).
The range is outdoors so dressing for the weather (perhaps in layers so you can adjust as needed as the temperature fluctuates in the evening) is important.
How old do you have to be?
Any lady 21+ can participate. (Ladies 18+ can attend as well if accompanied by a lady over 21.)
Do you take any measures to ensure safety on the range?
Safety is always the primary focus on our range. We have trained over 18,000 students on our range and have had no incidents other than minor cuts from the slide. We have strict policies and lots of Armed2Defend representatives watching the line at all times.
Only handguns are permitted on the range. All handguns must be transported in a closed bag or case. Guns are not to be removed until you are on the firing lane and the Range Safety Officer has given you permission to remove your handgun.
I don't have a gun yet. Do you offer handgun rentals?
If you have your own, we encourage you to bring it of course but if you don’t own a gun yet we have some you could rent for $10 plus the cost of ammunition. (Ammunition prices vary from $10-$22 for 50 rounds depending on the caliber.)
We have 22lr, 380 auto, 9mm, 40 cal, 45 auto & 38 special options available to rent.
Do I have to have my Concealed Carry License?
Nope. Having a concealed carry license is not a prerequisite to participating in this group.
Some ladies like to use this group as a first step, a way of getting their toes wet, before going through the concealed carry training course. Other ladies use this group as a resource after getting a license. There is no proper order. This group exist to support you wherever you are in your journey as a gun owner.
For some of us, getting a concealed carry license is an intimidating step. Talking it over with the ladies in this group could be a valuable resource if it is something you want to talk more about with someone. You will find that everyone is there to share and learn from each other. If you come with questions, you will find many people willing to offer help.
Armed2Defend has trained over 18,000 people here in the Columbus area and hands down offers the best concealed carry training in Ohio. We are very easy to talk to so don’t hesitate to call Alisha at 614-503-5214 to talk more about what the training is like.
I have another question that isn't on here.
Please call or text us at 614-503-5214 and we will be happy to help you!
Guns scare me a little. Do I have to shoot?
Most of the ladies look forward to our meetings as a way to make sure they are getting to the range regularly for practice. However, we have had participants who aren’t fully comfortable shooting yet that have come to meetings to learn and spectate but not shoot.
We won’t force anyone to do anything. We will encourage you and support you, but never force.
Calling all Female NRA Certified Instructors & Range Safety Officers
Rosie Pistol is looking for ladies who are NRA Certified Instructors and/or Range Safety Officers to assist in the meetings. In exchange for your help you can attend the meetings for free.
We offer training to become an NRA Certified Instructor and/or Range Safety Officer. Beyond assisting in the Rosie Pistol meetings, there are also paid opportunities for instructors to assist in Armed2Defend’s Award Winning Concealed Carry Training.