On or off the range gun owners must always

handle any firearm in a safe and responsible manner.

Dry Fire Practice-  While there is nothing that replaces live fire, dry firing will help in keeping skills in tune.  ALWAYS make sure your gun is unloaded and all ammunition is out of the area before beginning any dry fire skills training.  Practice only in a safe area where there are no distractions or interruptions (cell phones, children, pets, etc.).  Check and re-check that your firearm IS NOT LOADED.  Dry firing can only be done using a center fire (.380 caliber or higher) gun.  Damage may result in dry firing a rimfire firearm.

Avoid - Deny - Defend

C.R.A.S.E. Training is a program designed to prepare citizens in the event of an active shooter attack.  An attack can happen at your workplace, school, church, home or any place your day to day activities take you or your family.  Having and implementing a plan can increase your chance of survival or the survival of a loved one.

Women Armed and Ready will come to your location (within the Greater Cincinnati Ohio area) and train as many individuals that want to be trained.  Onsite training will allow us to design a plan that you can use in familiar surroundings using items available on the premises for defense.  You and your staff will be instructed on proper drilling and practice procedures to help with new trainees and keeping staff prepared.

Remember average response time for help to arrive is 12+ minutes.  You must be in charge of your own safety until police can arrive on scene.

Instruction by a certified C.R.A.S.E. instructor.  Course length is approximately 3 hours in length.  And includes both class room and hands on practical exercises. 

Classes may be scheduled for hours that businesses are closed as to not interrupt.


This course teaches the basic duties a Range Safety Officer performs.  It provides a thorough introduction to:  the role of Range Safety Officers (RSOs); range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);  range safety briefings; range inspections and rules; emergency procedures; and how to clear firearm stoppages and correct malfunctions.  The skills acquired in this course require regular practice which should initially take place under the supervision of a qualified individual-such as an NRA Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO).

COURSE GOAL: To develop NRA Certified Range Safety Officers who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervision safe shooting activities and range operations.



COURSE CERTIFICATION:  Students completing the entire course and pass with a minimum of 90% will receive a NRA Range Safety Officer Certification.

COST:  $135.00 per person  Discounts are available for:  Veterans (honorably discharged), Women Armed and Ready members, groups of 10 or more

LOCATION:  This course is taught at the Women Armed and Ready, Inc. HQ 307 Broadway St., Aurora, IN 47001.  Instructors may be available to come to your location at an additional fee of travel and expenses.

The Conceal Carry Class is a basic pistol shooting course.  Students will be introduced  to the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely.  Through this course students will learn about pistol parts and operation, ammunition, gun safety, pistol shooting fundamentals, and pistol shooting activities.

COURSE LENGTH:  8 hours; 6 hours of classroom education and 2 hours of live fire range time.  Students will be required to shoot a minimum of 50 rounds of ammunition


COURSE MINIMUMS FOR PASSING:  This course is objective based.  Students MUST accomplish the learning objectives before proceeding to more complex tasks.  Students must score a minimum of 80% on a written test.  Students must be able to shoot an 8" target at 15 feet and have 80% of 20 rounds in a 6" grouping.

COURSE CERTIFICATIONS:  Students who meet or exceed the minimum requirements for passing will receive a certificate acknowledging their completion of the course tasks and tests.  This certificate maybe be used to used in obtaining a conceal carry permit in your state or another non resident state's permit. 

COURSE LOCATION:  Please check our calendar for location, dates and times.

COURSE COST:  $100.00 per student  Discounts available for Veterans (honorably discharged), Women Armed and Ready Members, groups of 10 or more

NOTES:  If you have a special need in regards to physical limitations or disabilities please let us know when registering.  We want your experience to be enjoyable and well as educational.  If you are pregnant or a nursing mom please discuss your participation with your health care provider before participating in this course.  Load noise, airborne lead particulate, chemicals, lubricants and solvents are all apart of the course please discuss this with your doctor.



range safetyRange Safety Yearly Qualification

As a member of Women Armed and Ready you will be required to attend and pass a range safety course each year before going to the range.  The course will review all safety procedures on and off the shooting range.  You will be required to demonstrate loading, unloading, how to safely clear a jam, proper ear and eye protection, storing your gun(s), firing, knowing range commands and what they mean and other safety measures.  This is a hands on and a multiple choice test.  Don't worry your NRA Instructor will work with you prior to administering the test.

*picture provided by the NRA Range Safety




Every Woman that wants to carry, should be able to.  And she should know that she is trained to be effective.

At Women Armed and Ready we know what it is like to be targets of a crime.  That's why we understand that all women in the United States not only has the right to protect herself and family, but she has that as a responsibility too.  Law enforcement can't be everywhere 24/7, a piece of paper doesn't stop a bullet and a cop won't fit in your purse.  So we learn, train and support each other to become "EMPOWERED" to protect what is ours, our body and our children.




'Cause a Cop won't fit in your purse

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