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Author: Tom Davis

SASP RARE RUGER AUCTION: Ruger M77 Hawkeye 6.5 Creedmoor

The SASP’s Founding Partner Sponsor, Ruger has been dedicated in their support of our program for over five years and has graciously included the SASP as a beneficiary of Ruger Auctions. Each week from September through December will feature a new Ruger Auction, with all proceeds being donated in benefit of the SASP!

The rifle up for auction this week is a Ruger® M77® Hawkeye® Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor. Ruger’s records reflect this rifle was roll marked August 18, 2010. The model and catalog designations (Model 37104 – HKM77RFPB) indicate this model was not a regular production item as it was not listed in any of the Ruger Firearms Catalogs.   Features include the smooth and crisp Ruger LC6™ trigger. It has a black synthetic stock with a black recoil pad with the Ruger® eagle logo embossed in it. Other features include the Mauser-type controlled feeding and powerful claw extractor, and 3-position safety. It has a 26-inch hammer-forged matte stainless-steel barrel with integral scope mounts machined directly on the solid steel receiver. The design of the patented steel floorplate, which bears the distinctive Ruger logo, provides easy unloading and eliminates accidental “dumping” of ammunition. The box magazine holds four cartridges.


2022 Coach Training Update

Coaches,

Since we have rolled out of our SSSF Shotgun Coach and Action Shooting Coach programs, SCTP and SASP will no longer be requiring coaches to take the Positive Coaching Alliance’s Double-Goal Coach®: Coaching for Winning & Life Lessons class online.  Removing reference to the class and the expired code from SHOT are being planned for a update this season.  We did not want to cause any confusion for our coaches with the code now having expired, so thought we would send you this message.  We look forward to seeing you at an SSSF coaching class in the future, and thank you for all you do for the athletes and our programs.  Any questions on this please feel free to reach out to the SCTP or SASP National Offices.

Thanks,

Tom Wondrash and Rick Leach

National Directors

SASP RARE RUGER AUCTION:Single-Six® Bisley™ .22LR

The SASP’s Founding Partner Sponsor, Ruger has been dedicated in their support of our program for over six years and has graciously included the SASP as a beneficiary of Ruger Auctions. Each week from September through December will feature a new Ruger Auction, with all proceeds being donated in benefit of the SASP!

We have for auction a .22 Long Rifle caliber New Model Single-Six® Bisley™ revolver. Ruger’s records reflect this revolver was test fired November 1, 1993. The Ruger Bisley Single-Action revolvers were introduced as “NEW” in the 1986 Ruger Firearms Catalog. ?This revolver does not appear to be a regular production model, and it has never been sold or fired beyond normal testing during manufacture.

Please NOTE: This revolver was a trade show display item hence the bolt in the bottom of the grip frame.

Some features of this revolver include a blued finish; 6-1/2-inch barrel; a low hammer profile smoothly curved with a wide spur and deep checkering; and a longer, full-shape grip frame featuring American walnut grips with silver-colored Ruger “SR” Eagle logo medallions. Other features include a 6-round capacity .22 Long Rifle, non-fluted cylinder with a roll-engraved scene. ?The engraved scene on the cylinder of this revolver is a modified version of the traditional engraving found on the models produced at that time. It has a blade front sight, and dovetail rear sight adjustable for windage only. 


SASP RARE RUGER AUCTION: Dealer Exclusive Mark III 22/45 LITE

The SASP’s Founding Partner Sponsor, Ruger has been dedicated in their support of our program for over five years and has graciously included the SASP as a beneficiary of Ruger Auctions. Each week from September through December will feature a new Ruger Auction, with all proceeds being donated in benefit of the SASP!

Up for auction this week is a Ruger® Mark III™ 22/45 LITE™ pistol. Ruger’s records reflect this pistol was roll marked October 29, 2015. This limited production pistol was a distributor exclusive introduced in 2015 and is no longer in production. The pistol was a Ruger Sales & Marketing photography sample, was never sold, and has never been fired beyond normal factory test firing.   Features include: a lightweight, gill-cut design, aerospace-grade, red anodized aluminum receiver; a stainless-steel threaded barrel; and loaded chamber indicator. It has an adjustable rear sight, fixed front sight and a factory-installed Picatinny rail for easy mounting of optics. The NRA logo is engraved on the back of the bolt. Other features include a precision molded polymer grip frame with a serrated front strap.  The red and black Altamont grips also feature the NRA logo.  


This Ruger Auction raised over $1,000 for youth shooting sports!

Ruger Auctions to Support SASP for 2022

Ruger, a Founding Partner Sponsor of the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) will be continuing its support of the youth development program through a weekly series of fundraising auctions. In 2021, bidders raised over $31,000 through Ruger firearm auctions, with all proceeds going back to youth shooting sports of the SASP.

This year’s auction series begins September 7, 2022 and will run through December 28, 2022. Through Ruger’s outstanding support for youth shooting sports, a new auction will go live every Wednesday at 12:30 pm ET. Auction descriptions and links will be posted on the SASP website and Facebook pages to support this fundraising opportunity.

2022 Top Gun Challenge Results

Congratulations to the 2022 Top Gun Challenge Winners

1st place Wyatt Young wins a CZ Drake Shotgun, Browning 1911-22 pistol and a Mossberg Blaze Rifle

2nd place Trace Scuderi wins a CZ 1012 Shotgun

3rd place Alex Parker wins a GLOCK G44 Pistol

4th place Ian Broadway wins a Rossi RS22 Rifle

5th place Jack Putchinski wins a $250 Hunter HD Gold Gift Cetificate

6th Place Ethan Lemanski wins a 2022 SCTP Belt Buckle and Walkers Hearing Protection

Learn more about Top Gun Challenge:

Growth In Youth Shooting Sports Continues at SASP National Championships

Another record-breaking season was set in July at the 2022 Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) National Championships. Hosted at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio, the annual youth shooting sports competition once again set the mark for the largest shoot in Cardinal Center history. Between the two youth programs, 39 states were represented at the National Championships.
SASP participation continues to grow throughout the nation and had a strong presence at the National Championship. Once again in 2022, the SASP broke the record for the largest action shooting event in the world. With over 2,200 entries, athletes safely fired over 500,000 rounds of ammunition without incident. SCTP participation surged as well with nearly 3,000 athletes and over 8,000 event entries during the twelve-day event schedule. This marks the largest national championship the SCTP has ever conducted, with over 1.5 million targets being thrown in competition and tens of thousands more being thrown in practice and side competitions.

SCTP and SASP members benefit from a year-long season, with local, state, and regional events, culminating in the National Championship each July. As the largest youth shooting sports event in the world, the youth development programs hold industry-wide support, with many sponsors present on site to support the event such as GLOCK, CZ-USA, Browning, Kolar, Beretta, Ruger, and more. Both programs serve as official youth feeders for the respective sports of USA Shooting. Athletes competing in the international disciplines of the SCTP and SASP often have Junior Olympic and Olympic goals in mind, with the youth feeding programs fostering those ambitions with additional opportunities.

Shooting sports continues to be a level-playing field where winning can be achieved without being the strongest or the fastest runner. Athletes come from a wide range of backgrounds and some that do not find their place in traditional ball sports often find success in shooting sports as well as socially. Athletes also find enormous success in youth shooting sports, regardless of gender. 1 out of every 3 of the programs’ action shooting, international skeet, and bunker trap athletes are female, with many out-shooting the males outright for high overall awards. The SASP and SCTP programs focus on team-based youth shooting sports as the catalyst for youth development into high-quality, responsible young adults.

SASP ANNOUNCES WINNERS IN THE 2022 ALL-STATE FINALS

At the 2022 National Championship, SASP athletes not only competed for the National title with their team, but scores also determined the top states in the nation for rifle and pistol disciplines.

CONGRATULATIONS TO TEXAS AND MISSOURI FOR CLAIMING THE HONOR OF ALL-STATE CHAMPIONS IN PISTOL AND RIFLE DISCIPLINES, RESPECTIVELY!

2022 ALL-STATE CHAMPIONS:

Pistol 
All-State Pistol Champions: Texas198.89
2nd Place: South Carolina205.29
3rd Place: Tennessee215.89
Rifle 
All-State Rifle Champions: Missouri123.48
2nd Place: Iowa130.30
3rd Place: Wisconsin134.50
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