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Practice Sessions

Monthly Practice Session at RSSC.

Debbie and Kippi host PRACTICE sessions / matches for WOMEN ONLY at Rio Salado Sportsman’s Club in MESA, Arizona.

Check the SCHEDULE Page for Practice Match & Class DATES.

LADIES – Due to our high safety standards, our practice sessions are invitation only. If you are a “classified” competitive shooter, you are welcome to attend.  If you have NEVER SHOT A PRACTICE MATCH, you MUST have completed our BASIC PISTOL 101 class or have “Match CLEARANCE” from Debbie and Kippi prior to competing in a HerHandgun practice session.  Please arrange to meet with us to obtain “Match Clearance”.


  • You are female – sorry guys, you have lots of other matches to choose from!
  • You are familiar with range safety.
  • You know and follow all gun safety rules.
  • You know to safely LOAD and UNLOAD your gun.
  • You know how to safely SHOOT your gun.
  • You know how to safely RELOAD your gun.
  • (Optional) You have your CCW permit.
  • You have taken and passed a basic pistol instruction class (if you’re brand new to shooting).
  • You want to shoot in a low-stress, supportive environment with other women.
  • You want more exposure and experience shooting your gun.
  • You want to become more proficient & accurate when shooting your gun.
  • You’ve always wanted to shoot a match, but have been a little intimidated by the complicated stages and the crowds of people.
  • You want to have FUN!
  • You have no previous match experience, you’ve shot a few matches, or you’re a classified practical shooter!


  • A revolver or semi-automatic pistol.
  • 100 rounds of FACTORY ammunition in the caliber of your firearm.
  • Belt, Holster & Magazine Pouches (optional, but suggested)  Click HERE for equipment recommendations!
  • 2 – 3 magazines (minimum) – if you have a semi-automatic pistol.
  • 3-4 speed loaders – if you have a revolver.
  • Eye protectionCLEAR lenses for the evening matches.
  • Ear protection – preferably electronic muffs so you can hear conversation and instruction.
  • Closed-toe shoes – The range is dirty and the terrain is rocky / uneven.
  • Medium-to-high necked shirt – Trust us … You do NOT want any hot brass getting into your clothing!
  • A bag to keep your gun, equipment, ammunition, etc. in.



  • Summer – 4th Thursday EVENING of every month.
  • Winter – 1st Sunday AFTERNOON of every month.
  • Check our SCHEDULE page or the Rio Salado CALENDAR for specific dates or changes.


  • Rio Salado Sportsman’s Club in Mesa, Arizona.
  • Go the THE RANGE page for more info on the club.


  • Summer Hours
    5:00 p.m. – Registration and safety briefing for new attendees.
    5:30 p.m. – Registration for advanced participants.
    6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Practice Session!
  • Winter Hours
    12:00 p.m. – Registration and safety briefing for new attendees.
    1:30 p.m. – Registration for advanced participants.
    2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    – Practice Session!


  • $ 10.00 – Rio Salado Members
  • $ 15.00 – Rio Salado GUESTS

HerHandgun – Beginning Firearms Classes – Pistol Classes For Women Only – Couples Pistol Classes – Phoenix and Mesa, AZ