Updated 02-11-2024

The AZWINS 2025 Event Information Flier Is Here!

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AZWINS 2025 Short Range Event Schedule Flier.

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Welcome to the online home of the Arizona Western Independent National Shoot. Started in 2018, the AZWINS is the largest gathering of black powder shooters in the Western U.S. Based out of Arizona, the AZWINS brings together people from all over the world who enjoy the sport of competitive shooting using black powder firearms.  No membership is required in any organization to participate in the AZWINS.

We would appreciate your input and indication of your participation so we can make better plans.

AZWINS 2025 Short Range Event Link.

AZWINS 2025 Long Range Event Link.

AZWINS Purpose

The Arizona Western Independent National Shoot provides Muzzle Loading and BPCR shooters the chance to meet, participate in matches and meet other “smokepole” enthusiasts.

The AZWINS is held each February/March in Phoenix, Arizona at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility.


Founded in 1957, the Ben Avery Shooting Facility, formerly the Black Canyon Shooting Range, is one of the largest publicly operated shooting facilities in the country.

The world-class shooting range is a City of Phoenix Point of Pride. It has received a Five Star rating from the National Association of Shooting Ranges. This means that it is the best of the best at providing a quality recreation experience and is the first government facility to receive this designation.

Located on 1650 acres in north Phoenix, the facility averages more than 120,000 shooters per year. The facility offers are wide array of target shooting opportunities. This shooters’ paradise is home to a number of regional and national class competitions and other major events.

Ben Avery Shooting Facility
4044 W. Black Canyon Blvd.
Phoenix, Arizona 85086
623 582-8313