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Author: Tom Davis

SASP RARE RUGER AUCTION: No. 1 Rifle- .450 Bushmaster

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 Auctions, with all proceeds being donated in benefit of the SASP!

This week’s auction item is a Ruger® No. 1 Medium Sporter, single-shot rifle in .450 Bushmaster. The serial number is 134-51031, and Ruger’s records reflect this rifle was roll marked August 14, 2017. This rifle is likely a limited production distributor exclusive as this model is not listed in the Ruger Firearms catalogs for that time period. 

SASP RARE RUGER AUCTION: Exclusive Ruger Mark IV 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 Auctions, with all proceeds being donated in benefit of the SASP!

This week’s auction item is a Ruger® Mark IV™ 22/45™ LITE Model. This distributor exclusive was introduced in May 2020. The serial number of this pistol is 500159971, and Ruger’s records reflect that it was roll marked February 6, 2019. The pistol was never sold and has not been fired beyond normal factory test firing. This pistol features a simple, one-button takedown and precision-molded polymer grip frame with serrated frontstrap and checkered backstrap. It also features an “R-cut” (DOT-DASH-DOT) ventilated OD Green aluminum upper and receiver, gold anodized trigger, and 4.4-inch gold tint coated threaded steel barrel. 

2021 Nationals Safety Officer Prize Announcement

SASP would again like to thank all our great volunteer safety officers who helped us run the bays at our National Championships.  Without their help, we would not have been able to run 2000 entries at nationals, breaking our previous record as the world’s largest action shooting match.  When safety officers arrived they received a National Championship shirt and were able to draw for a prize as a thank you for their support.  These prizes came from our great sponsors like RUGER, Walker’s Hearing Protection, Primary Arms Optics, Champion Target, Next Level Training, Swab-Its, Mantis X, Hoppe’s, Federal Ammunition, CCI Ammunition, GLOCK, TANDEMKROSS, TRUGLO, Winchester Ammunition, Vortex Optics, Walther Arms, Pyramyd Air, Hunters HD Gold, Beretta, Taurus, MAGPUL, Birchwood Casey, Browning, 5.11 Tactical, SK Ammunition, Mossberg, and Hodgdon Powders.  Thanks to all our sponsors for their generosity and support of youth shooting sports.

For each half-day a safety officer volunteered they also had their names put into an additional drawing.  Thanks to the generosity of Founding Partner Sponsor GLOCK and Gold Sponsor Hunters HD Gold, the following safety officers also won these great prizes:

Robert Campbell   Certificate for GLOCK of your choice

Lisa Poet                Certificate for GLOCK of your choice

Brandon Dilli          Certificate for GLOCK of your choice

Gregory Taylor       Certificate for GLOCK of your choice

Dartanyan Starr     Certificate for GLOCK of your choice

Tim Fingeroos        GLOCK 44

Angela Broussard  $400 Hunters HD Gold Gift Certificate

Shawn Booth         $400 Hunters HD Gold Gift Certificate

Karen Zeger            $400 Hunters HD Gold Gift Certificate

Ron Iden                  $400 Hunters HD Gold Gift Certificate

We look forward to seeing everyone back at the Cardinal Center in Marengo, Ohio next year when we attempt to set a new record for attendance and participation.  If you are interested or know someone who might be interested in volunteering as a safety officer or score keeper for next year’s SASP National Championship July 9th-16th , 2022, contact SASP Director of Development Kelvin Walton at kelvin@mysasp.com 

Thank you again to all the volunteers and our sponsors.  We would not have been able to run this event without your support.

Rick Leach

SASP National Director

SASP Rare Ruger Auction: Flag Series PC Carbine

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 Auctions, with all proceeds being donated in benefit of the SASP!

Up for auction this week is a Ruger® PC Carbine™ featuring an American Flag Camo with aluminum free-float handguard. The serial number of this rifle is 911-22587, and Ruger’s records reflect that it was roll marked June 4, 2019. The rifle was never sold and has never been fired beyond normal testing during manufacture. This rifle was one of Ruger’s Sales & Marketing photography samples.


2021 Ruger Auctions Return In Support SASP

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 Auctions, with all proceeds being donated in benefit of the SASP!

Our latest auction item is a Ruger Vaquero® 45 Long Colt single-action revolver. The Ruger Vaquero® was first introduced in 1993 and is recognized as incorporating the frontier virtues of strength, reliability, and durability. The serial number is 55-25140 and Ruger’s records reflect this revolver was roll marked March 2, 1994. The revolver was never sold and has never been fired beyond normal testing during manufacture. This revolver has a high-gloss stainless steel finish and is equipped with a rounded blade front sight and fixed integral notch rear sight. Other features include a 4-5/8 inch barrel, and a 6-round 45 Long Colt cylinder. It has a traditional western-style, hand-filling grip with rosewood grip panels featuring silver and black Ruger Eagle medallions inserted in the panels. “RUGER VAQUERO® .45 CAL.” is stamped on the left side of the cylinder frame. This Vaquero revolver had been stored in a brown hinged cardboard box along with an appropriate instruction manual and locking device. The revolver is being sold “as is.” The purchaser assumes all liability for its safe and proper ownership, storage, use, and resale. The revolver is a part of the Ruger factory collection in Southport, Connecticut, and a Certificate of Authenticity will be mailed to the winner of the auction


SASP Team Introduces New Shooters in 2021 First Shots Event

Guest blog written by SASP Southwest Regional Field Representative, Bill Perkins

The Arizona WildGats hosted its 7th “First Shots” event to introduce new firearm owners and for those seeking guided experience to firearms handling and marksmanship. 95 participants signed up for and attended the introductory program under the guidance of certified coaches and National Champion SASP athletes. The event was free to attendees, with all necessary equipment provided by the WildGats and event partners.

First flight of instruction included 34 participants
Safety briefing on the range prior to shooting.
Lots of families attended to seek safety training for youth.

Many of the instructors at the event were University of Arizona students who are on the collegiate team, the WildGats. With National Championship accolades and experience, the WildGats guided participants in firearms safety and marksmanship, enthusiastically teaching the next potential generation of youth shooting sports athletes.

The event saw many first-time shooters.
Very happy with her First Shots.

Each time we run a First Shots event, we learn how to do this even better. We have expanded our equipment, enlarged the class size, and our team has more experience.  We have a great partnership with Pima County; our athletes provide most of the manpower and equipment, Pima County provides the facility, publicity and great support for the WildGats.

By the numbers:

2,900 rounds .22 LR fired, provided by WildGats

150 signups in ~30 hours. Attendance was capped in order to provide thorough and efficient instruction for attendees

9 of the attendees were UofA students and potential WildGats

6 participants brought their own guns that they had never shot before

6 S.E.R.P. staff members/employees involved

2021 Top Gun Challenge Winners

1st Place Top Gun Challenge Champion, Trace Scuderi of the Young Guns of Quail Creek wins a CZ USA Drake shotgun, a Mossberg .22 Rifle, and a Browning Buckmark Camper pistol.

2nd Place Bailey Lueders of Arnold Junior Shooters SCTP / Brass Bandits SASP in MO is the highest-scoring female, coming in 2nd place for two consecutive years in Top Gun Challenge. For her efforts she wins a CZ 1012 shotgun.

3rd Place Jack Krasulak (2019, 2020 Champion) of the Young Guns of Quail Creek wins a GLOCK G44 from SASP Founding Partner Sponsor GLOCK

4th Place Wyatt Young of Muskego Warriors Shooting Team / Trap Club wins a Mossberg Blaze rifle.

5th Place Alex Parker of Holyoke Steel Shooters / Dewey, Hittem & Howe receives a $400 Hunters HD Shooting glasses certificate.

6th Place Ian Broadway from Union Grove Pistol Team / Shooting Club wins a SCTP 2021 National Championship belt buckle and Walker’s Hearing protection.

Athletes competing in the 2021 CZ-USA Top Gun Challenge shot Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, Iron sight pistol (Rimfire or Centerfire), fastest rifle time, and 1911 with their scores from each event being compiled to calculate the winners. These incredible athletes took on the challenge of competing at the highest level across multiple disciplines as SASP and SCTP athletes.

SASP Announces Winners In The 2021 All-State Finals

At the 2021 National Championship, SASP athletes not only competed for the National title with their team, but their scores also determined the top states in the nation for rifle and pistol disciplines.

Congratulations to Iowa, claiming the honors and bragging rights of the fastest state in the nation in both rifle and pistol disciplines! Clear separation occured in the pistol but just four tenths of a second determined 2nd and 3rd in the rifle disciplines!

2021 All-State Champions:

Pistol 
All-State Pistol Champions: Iowa190.91
2nd Place: Texas196.07
3rd Place: Missouri 209.84
Rifle 
All-State Rifle Champions: Iowa142.23
2nd Place: Wisconsin147.30
3rd Place: Missouri147.70
2021-SASP-All-State-Team-Spreadsheet

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