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

Individual Rosie Pistol Meetings are normally $20 each. A season pass is available to save you money.

Buy the SEASON PASS for only $100.
Then schedule yourself for the 7 remaining 2020 meetings at no charge! (That’s like paying $14/meeting!)

Register For a Meeting

No committment. Come to SOME or ALL of the meetings.

Our group is friendly. We welcome new ladies!

2020 marks our 7th year as a group.

Last Monday of the month


(except May & October it is bumped up a week because of holidays)

No meetings in November and December due to the busy holiday season.

Rosie Pistol is for

beginners and experienced shooters alike

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. 

Want to get your Ohio CCW License?

Alisha teaches a women’s only, small group concealed carry course once a month. This concealed carry training is specifically designed-for-women. Learn more.

Rosie Pistol Meeting Format

1st Hour: Discussion & Teaching

We start out with discussion time. We learn from each other as we share about experiences we have had. This is also a great place to ask questions to find out what other ladies have found works for them. Maybe you are looking for a new gun and want to get ideas? Maybe you have some holster questions. Or maybe you are wondering what type of safes people find useful. Our ladies are friendly and always eager to share their experiences and advice.

There is also organized teaching time on a specific topic that changes each month. We have covered topics like holster options, dry fire drills, home defense plans, shooting in low light, how to draw from a holster, use of force questions and scenarios, and so much more!

2nd Hour: Range Time

For the second hour we move to the lane. We do a mixture of activities during this time.

  • guided drills as a group
  • dry fire exercises
  • shooting games with a partner
  • free shooting

We aim to have one instructor for every 3 or 4 women. We want to be able to give you plenty of help and support. 

Rosie Pistol FAQs

Where are the meetings held?

Our April through October meetings are held at Armed2Defend’s private outdoor range in Canal Winchester, Ohio  (in the central Ohio area, 15 minutes southeast of Columbus). Our large, covered range is on private property. 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 is important. (Layers so you can adjust as needed as the temperature fluctuates in the evening are recommended.) 

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 19,000 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 handgun, we encourage you to bring it of course. It makes sense to practice shooting what you own. 

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 19,000 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. 

Are you a Female NRA Certified Instructor or Range Safety Officer?

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.

Actual Testimonials

Hannah L.
Hannah L.
17:38 20 Jun 20
Took their class a few months ago and I’m SO glad I did!! Kevin and Alisha do such an amazing job laying out the coursework and training. They are both incredibly passionate about what they do which makes this class so fun and not intimidating at all! If you’ve been interested in getting your CCW, this is the class for you. Thanks Armed2Defend. Looking forward to taking women’s classes with Pew Pew Mom soon!
Michelle P.
Michelle P.
15:18 18 Feb 20
Great place nice and respectful trainers Location is very clean reasonable price I will definitely be returning for more training.. & the firearm gun laws from women book.. this is a great way to relieve some stress and get some air and I like going out on the Range it was very fun but lots of lessons was learned within the training
Lynda A.
Lynda A.
03:46 09 Jul 18
Top notch instruction! I highly recommend this company. I took my CCW class through them and then followed up and joined a women’s pistol group once a month. I absolutely love it!!!
Gail E.
Gail E.
17:10 20 Nov 17
The Armed2Defend class was the best and most informative class. I strongly suggest that if you are thinking about getting the concealed carry permit, this would be the place to go. I am a resident of Florida and took the class in Ohio. When I got back to Florida, I took the certificate and presented it to the DMV and they immediately filed for the permit. The lady also said she had heard about Kevin Sadeski’s class and that it was exceptional. I agree!!! Gail Evanguelidi
Dion E.
Dion E.
03:52 24 Apr 16
Was there today absolutely loved it great hands on make sure you understand what you are doing great teachers don't even notice it's a lecture learn everything you need to know n more, instructors are friendly and concerned about yours n everyone's safety the shooting range was the best part for me I felt like I knew everything n the people helping made it feel natural I didn't feel pressured and they was very patient defently was worth my money n will be back for the women's group c u soon!
Carl T.
Carl T.
00:58 05 Apr 15
Kevin Sadeski did an outstanding job teaching us the basics of gun safety and he made it fun and enjoyable for everyone. Atty. Ken was very knowledgeable and answered our questions to satisfaction as far as Ohio laws are concerned on the use of deadly force; when it is applicable or when it is not. Finally, Sonya Sadeski gave us helpful tips and hints on how to improve our groupings on the target range and she was very helpful, patient and did everything with a smile.

I would highly recommend using Armed2Defend to all my family, friends and business associates.

Next class I'm scheduling is for marksmanship while my wife will attend the monthly women's target range event. Thank you, Armed2Defend!