Due to family illness we are CLOSED until further notice.

Meet the Gun Professionals


Jeff Wooldridge, the owner of JW Firearms, is a US Navy Veteran who received his first Federal Firearms Dealer License in 1981. Jeff has 30 years of industrial experience with multiple international certifications in manufacturing. A NRA Certified Pistol and Rifle Instructor, NRA Range Safety Officer, as well as a Missouri CCW Instructor. JW Firearms has been operated by Jeff and wife Ava since 2008. Jeff and Ava are members of Lake West Chamber of Commerce and members of the Laurie Elks Lodge #2705. Jeff has been an avid hunter and shooter since 1963 which contributes to his ability to assist his customers with questions, concerns, and offer assistance with the type of firearm best suited for your needs. 


 



Ava Wooldridge received a Bachelor of Science in Education, Training and Development from SIU Carbondale, Illinois. Ava has years of experience in teaching, training, and coaching. Earned her NRA Certified Pistol and Personal Protection in the Home Instructor as well as NRA Refuse to be a Victim Instructor. Ava is also Chief Range Safety Officer. Been in the line of business management for over 25 years, Ava has been teaching, training, and coaching for more than 20 years. Ava is the Facilitator for A Girl and Gun, Lake Ozark Chapter. Ava has been mentoring and training females in firearms for over six years as well as working with people with disabilities in firearms training.

Civil Air Patrol

JW Firearms is involved with training Civil Air Patrol. JW and Ava were selected as the instructors for the Lake Ozark Regional Composite Squadron Chapter of the Civil Air Patrol to teach the cadets the NRA marksmanship program.

The Civil Air Patrol uses the JW Firearms facility for training in search and rescue, navigation, compass and firearms.

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