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If you’re curious about firearms, whether for personal defense or to learn a new sport, Women On Target® is the perfect place to start. These instructional shooting clinics are designed to teach you firearm safety and the fundamentals of marksmanship, giving you the confidence you need to safely handle and operate a firearm upon completion.

Women On Target® clinics are available only to women — it’s a safe and friendly environment whether you’re picking up a gun for the very first time or are just brushing off some dust and need a little refresher. You’ll immediately feel at ease in the half- or full-day clinics, and will be provided with a hands-on, one-of-a-kind experience. No experience or equipment is necessary to participate. 

If you’re ready to give it a try, click here to find a clinic near you and sign up today!

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5.4 million women

participated in target shooting in 2013

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43 percent of women gun owners

go target shooting once a month or more

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73 percent of women gun owners

have taken at least one firearms training class


Women On Target® clinics are offered in states across America. Find the nearest clinic on the map below or select more programs to view using the form provided.

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Women on Target® clinic are led by NRA Certified Instructors certified in the discipline(s) they are teaching on the range. The NRA is always looking for new members to join our network of over 125,000 Certified Instructors. Are you interested in becoming an instructor and passing on safe and effective firearm skills? Find a course near you today! 


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Women On Target® Instructional Shooting Clinics

If you are curious about firearms, whether for personal defense or to learn a new sport, Women On Target® is the perfect place to start.