Attention, Critical Program Notice!

After considering all the issues brought on by the Chinese Corona Virus, we need to cancel the 2021 AZWINS as scheduled. 

Currently we do meet the restrictions imposed by Ben Avery.  However, many of our competitors are reporting that they will not travel to attend.  Local shooters are also reluctant. So, since we need 100 registered shooters to break even, we need to cancel the traditional portion of the event.  

The Long Range and BPCR Silhouette events are still going to be held.  In addition, if we get enough interest in the Shotgun event, we will hold those matches as well.  (The administrative costs for those events are much lower and do not require the expensive rental of the Activity Building)  The schedule and rules for the Long Range events can be found under the “Long Range” tab on this website.

The AZWINS committee is committed to keep this event alive and will are prepared to continue in 2022.

Thanks for all your support over the past two years as we have planted the seeds to keep us strong.

2021 Long Range Event Program Link.

2020 Event Program Info.

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.

Link to 2020 AZWINS Event Information.

Link to 2020 AZWINS Aggregate and Match Shoot Program list.

Link to 2020 AZWINS Complete Event and Shoot Program pamphlet.

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