Welcome to COSSA Lady Hawks
Lady Hawks provides an environment for women shooters of all levels and experiences who want to learn new skills and improve old ones while having a safe and fun day at the range. Lady Hawks is open to all women at least 18 years old* who are, or want to be, safe, responsible, and effective pistol shooters. *(Younger students may be eligible with approval from the lead instructor)
Check the Events calendar on this web site for the class Schedule; the Lady Hawks’ use Bay 16 at COSSA Park. Registration is required.
Lady Hawks teaches the fundamentals of shooting with the majority of instruction conducted on the firing line handling and shooting pistols. We teach the basics of pistol marksmanship with a primary focus on safe and responsible gun handling. Instruction is provided in small groups under the direct guidance of experienced instructors.
First-time shooters and anyone wanting a refresher of the basics will benefit from this instruction. We teach new shooters how to be fundamental shooters, fundamental shooters how to be good shooters and good shooters how to be better shooters. Instructors assess each shooter’s skills and abilities and provide guidance and instruction matched to the individual shooter.
Lady Hawks Session Info
Lady Hawks 2021 Session Dates
Lady Hawks’ FIRST PRIORITY is gun safety. Please read the Lady Hawks Safe Range Handling Requirements and the Lady Hawks Range Introduction information linked on this page.
To ensure safety the number of attendees is limited. Registration is required and on-line registration is preferred. We use Practiscore as our registration site. Registration for all sessions opens up March 1, 2021
You can go directly to Practiscore at:
Our 2021 Sessions will be:
Saturday March 27, 2021
Saturday April 24, 2021
Saturday May 22, 2021
Saturday June 26, 2021
Saturday July 24, 2021
Saturday August 28, 2021
Saturday September 25, 2021
Saturday October 23, 2021
Lady Hawks registration cost is $25. All monies go to the program and help us buy things like range gear, targets, .22 ammo (which is free for our shooters) and other supplies. For 2021, you can pay via Practiscore or at the range on the day of the event.
Registration at the range on the day of the session is on a space available basis. Fees are payable at the time of registration and are refundable if cancelled at least 24 hours before the session date start time (e.g., before 9:00AM on Friday for the Saturday session). Cancellations made within 24 hours of the session start are non-refundable but may be applied to another Lady Hawks session during the remainder of the current calendar year.
Bring your own ammunition and pistol, if possible. Lady Hawks has a limited number of loaner pistols available if you don’t have your own. We have several excellent .22 pistols and holsters. We recommend you use one of our .22's for some portion of your training.
Eye and ear protection are required. Bring your own but loaners are available as needed.
Meet Your Lady Hawks Instructor
Michael Boyd has been a firearms instructor for nearly 40 years. He has specialized in both Law Enforcement and civilian defensive training. Michael is a retired law enforcement officer (34 years) and spent the majority of his career serving as a lead agency firearms instructor. Michael ran a law enforcement academy training program for several years and has worked in law enforcement academy training in both California and Oregon. In the civilian world, Michael is a past coordinator for the Lady Hawks and coached youth shooting programs as well. Michael has trained thousands of students during his career. Michael’s approach to training is the coaching method, emphasizing safety, easily understood techniques and real-life practicality. Michael has taught students from 6 years old to 96.
As a competitive shooter, Michael holds the rating to Grand Master in the United States Practical Shooting Association and is a 4-Gun Master rated shooter in the International Defensive Pistol Association. Michael has won numerous local, State and National titles in practical shooting.