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)


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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.

Actual Testimonials

Lynda Verbance
Lynda V.
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 Evanguelidi
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
Lavonne Jennings
Lavonne J.
11:40 09 May 17
Im a older lady and i knew i needed to be able defend myself. I had lots of doubts about passing this class. So saturday morning comes and im here. Now lets do this. Walking in and finding my seat was easy. Class begins and first hour is gone wow just 7 more to go. Lol were done now its test time if you take notes (i did) you cant get it wrong. Open book test.. Awesome i passed.. Now range time. Off to the range simple were here. Instructors are givin and your tought very quickly and very easy to follow directions. Im shooting now. Wow i shot the Target so easily. Hey this is fun... People go to Armed2Defend you wont be sorry.. Simple class even I passed..
Kelsey Hale
Kelsey H.
16:54 09 Aug 16
Loved this class! I highly recommend it to anyone afraid or unsure of guns and gun safety. They take gun safety VERY seriously and make it their top priority. They answered as many questions they could, very informative class. I feel 100% more comfortable with my fire arm. I also recommend the women's course they have!
Sherry Henning
Sherry H.
14:48 10 Jul 16
I have taken the class for CCW and attended many of the women's classes. Both of these were outstanding. CCW-I took the one day training of 12 hours. This was a long day, but a lot of information and knowledge from the instructors made the day easier. The amount of knowledge, in my opinion, these instructors have is a great amount. They showed me/us how to clean a gun and the things that are important in being a responsible CCW holder. Women's group is amazing too. It brings woman together to feel comfortable in learning by other very knowledgeable woman. I've learned protection, aiming, and reinforces many things that we learned from the CCW class. It's great environment to ask questions and not feel stupid or embarrassed to ask. I highly recommend either of these two for anyone interested. To top off all of this, it's the most reasonable training's that I could find out there. They bring their passion for teaching others responsible gun ownership and CCW.
Dion Evans
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 Tomakin
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!