Range Officer Training in Alaska

Range Officer Training Classes Open! If you want to get certified as an ASI Range Officer, you’ve got two opportunities in April. The Alaska class will include RO’ing a “live” ASI shoot.

– April 18-19, Matanuska Valley Sportsmen, Palmer, Alaska
Instructors: Robin Taylor, Dustin Wylie. Club Contact: Bruce Axtell (baxtell@mtaonline.net)

– April 22, Interlake Shooting Association, Redmond, Wash.
Instructors: Mike Meisner, Marcin Pawlina. Club Contact: Rob Huntsinger (robhuntsinger@gmail.com)

Tuition for each class is $20. To register, e-mail the club contacts above directly.

Sign up right away to reserve your spot!

A Girl and a Gun Chapter Meets ASI

Snow? What snow? ASI’s Robin Taylor and Rob Beals (along with Lars Liden) had the chance to share ASI with the Puyallup “A Girl and a Gun” chapter on Sunday.
“The gals had a great time and had many, many nice things to say about ASI – your presentation definitely sparked interest in coming to a match in March,” says club organizer Jackie Russo.
The Puyallup “girls” are planning a second ASI-themed get-together, tentatively scheduled for May 20. In the meanwhile, we expect to see several members from the Puyallup chapter attending the Renton Fish & Game Club match in March.
If you’re interested in shooting with a supportive, all-female group, by all means contact Jackie Russo (corginationpistolteam@earthlink.net) or Christa Beasley (beasleychrista1@gmail.com). Christa is the local A Girl And A Gun coordinator. A Girl And A Gun has chapters all over the United States, and Beasley should be able to help you find one near you

New Mexico RO Training a Success

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 graywalter392@gmail.com .

A Little Holiday Cheer!

A little holiday cheer from our old friend Patrick Patrick E. Kelley!  Thanks Patrick!

OK kids! It is After Thanksgiving…here ya go. New tunes on the way.

Posted by Patrick E. Kelley on Thursday, November 30, 2017

First ASI Commemorative?

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!

A Little Bigger Than The Guns Used at ASI!

Some ASI members on vacation got to shoot a slightly bigger gun including a Gatling gun!  Great little video of ASI members at play.

ASI Member on Vacation

A fellow ASI shooter had the opportunity to shoot some big guns while on vacation. Check it out!

Posted by Action Shooting International on Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Hand Sized Handgun Championship Sets New Attendance Record

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