ASI has noticed an increase in women in our sport. A 200% increase in two years across all shooting sports is massive! Way to go ladies! If you haven’t become an Action Shooting International member yet, now is the time. For more information on ASI-usa go to: http://asi-usa.org/
Connie Bowlby tells her story about how she became an ASI shooter in the January issue of Dillon’s Blue Press: https://www.dillonprecision.com/docs/January2018.pdf (page 36-37).
ASI Execs Robin Taylor and Al Wylie flew from Seattle to the San Juan Wildlife Federation in Farmington, New Mexico. Walter Gray and his crew not only got their RO certifications, they put on their first open-to-the-public ASI match Saturday afternoon.
“Those guys did amazingly well,” says Exec Al Wylie.
The Farmington class was the second time Taylor and Wylie had taught the revised RO curricula — complete with role-players and “live” squib rounds.
“We were amazed,” says Taylor. “Everything we told them would happen during the course happened during their first match. Even the percentage of women attending was nearly spot-on.”
As the saying goes, forewarned is forearmed, so the new crew at San Juan was ready when awkward situations arose. They faced a “squib” scare, and a disqualification — both major challenges for new range officers to deal with. Yet, thanks to their training, they were ready.
“They started out pretty green,” says Robin Taylor, “but by the end of the training, they’d learned a tremendous amount, and were able to deal with everything a dozen brand-new shooters throw at them. I was impressed.”
San Juan Wildlife will be holding matches once a month — shooting .22’s indoors if the Winter weather gets too cold. For more details, contact Walter Gray directly at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Taylor Freelance brought this Gen. 2 Glock 19 back from the dead to create an awesome-looking ASI match/carry gun. They re-profiled the slide, took a lot of weight out, and treated it to a black-over-green “battleworn” Cerakote finish. With the ASI logo laser-etched on the left side, it sets a new bar for ASI style!
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Some ASI members on vacation got to shoot a slightly bigger gun including a Gatling gun! Great little video of ASI members at play.
Rick Brenneman’s “Hand Sized Handgun” championship set a new attendance record in July, setting a new standard for attendance and prestige. HSH 2017 invited ASI shooters to experience an 8-stage course of fire designed for short-barreled handguns. Shooters could use any handgun they choose, but if they wished to compete for prize and trophy, they had to use a “hand sized” handgun with a barrel less than 3.5” long. ASI’s Washington community responded to his challenge in droves. Shooters brought seemingly every pocket pistol from the Glock 26 to snubbie S&W revolvers to the event.
Shooters included everyone from first-time-at-a-match folks to familiar faces from the local IDPA community. The course offered static steel targets, moving targets (some engaged with one hand only), and curious shooting positions – including kneeling on a piece of carpet. Merchandize prizes from YBS, Dillon Precision, and other donors awaited at the end, but the match itself was relaxed and thought-provoking – just as an ASI event should be.
Jim Till came to HSH 2017 having never shot an ASI event before. He came to get a feel for ASI, and went home with the top random-draw prize: a Dillon Square Deal progressive reloader! Did he enjoy himself? I’ll say – he’s launching an ASI club at his home range on Whidbey Island.
Seventy-five shooters in all came out for HSH 2017 – with David Willecke shooting the fastest time of the day. Results for the match appear on the ASI forum, under “latest match results.” http://asi.boards.net/thr…/…/hand-sized-handgun-championship