Mike Meisner will be teaching a fresh ASI Range Officer class on Nov. 20 at Renton Fish & Game Club (http://rfgc.org/, located in Renton, WA).
Range Officer certification is not required to serve as an RO in ASI, but it is highly recommended — especially if you’re involved with club leadership.
This will be a one-day class, including an outdoor range portion, so dress appropriately. For more details, contact Meisner directly at mmeisner@asi-usa.org .

New Club! Please welcome Caledonia Forest and Stream in St. Johnsbury, VT. Steve Towle is getting the show off the ground at Caledonia, and will be looking for shooter/volunteers forthwith! If you’re interested, look up Steve at m933cs@gmail.com. You’ll find Caledonia at www.caledoniaforestandstream.com .

Setting records! The ASI club in Renton, Wash. had what we think is their largest ASI club match to date on Saturday — 76 shooters! (Technically 77, but one had to go home early.) Way to go Renton and the Northwest Practical Pistol Association (NWPPA)!

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!

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 .

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

Checkout out our new ASI location map!  This interactive map enables you to see information about all our locations including club addresses and contact information for new members.  As an added bonus, you can share this map with other people using the “share” feature on the top of the map.

The map will be available through the Locations link in the menu bar.

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