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Author: Tom Davis

Team Ruger’s Doug Koenig Pro Shooting Signature Auction

In collaboration with Founding Partner Sponsor, Ruger, and Silver Sponsor, Baron Engraving, the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) is proud to auction the Doug Koenig Pro Shooting Signature SR1911. Industry-supported since its inception, the SASP provides youth development opportunities through team-based shooting sports and its National Championship has grown to be the largest action shooting event in the world.

Passionately supporting the SASP, Baron Engraving has created a highly collectible firearm with etched and selectively 24kt gold plated details, including signature supplied by Doug Koenig. Truly one of a kind, this individual gun is the ONLY SR1911 Competition to leave the Ruger factory without a KOENIG logo laser engraved on the left side of the slide.

All the proceeds from this firearm go to support the Scholastic Action Shooting Program, with a portion of the proceeds going into the SASP Scholarship Endowment to provide future college scholarships to athletes in the program. These scholarships are awarded to graduating high school senior action shooting athletes as they continue their education in college.

Together, with the support of Ruger, pro shooter Doug Koenig, and Baron Engraving, the Scholastic Action Shooting Program is auctioning this work of art to benefit the future of youth shooting sports across the country.

The Ruger Doug Koenig Pro Shooting Signature auction is now live on GunBroker.com: https://bit.ly/ProAuction

2021 Ruger Auctions Raise Over $31,000 For SASP

In an incredible act of supporting youth shooting sports, Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) Founding Partner Sponsor, Ruger has again auctioned off rare, hard to find models, with all proceeds benefiting the SASP.

The first auction for the year kicked off in early September, with new items introduced each week through January 12th, 2022. These auctions renew youth shooting sports in the new year, increasing funds raised through last year’s Ruger auctions by nearly $5,000.

In benefit of the SASP, a Hawkeye Predator in 6.5 Creedmoor used by Ruger CEO 

One of the larger fundraising items was a very special firearm from Ruger: a Hawkeye Predator used by Ruger CEO Mike Fifer.Mr. Fifer took this rifle out on a hunt for Musk Ox and the entire hunt was documented in an included photo book. Incredible gestures like this from the industry signals the strength of the program and youth shooting sports as a whole.

Team GLOCK’s Michelle Viscusi Pro Shooting Signature Auction

In collaboration with Founding Partner Sponsor, GLOCK, and Silver Sponsor, Baron Engraving, the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) is proud to auction the Michelle Viscusi Pro Shooting Signature Glock 34. Industry-supported since its inception, the SASP provides youth development opportunities through team-based shooting sports and its National Championship has grown to be the largest action shooting event in the world.

Passionately supporting the SASP, Baron Engraving has created a highly collectible firearm with polished slide and 24kt details, including signature supplied by Michelle Viscusi. All the proceeds from this firearm go to support the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) with a portion of the proceeds going into the SASP Scholarship Endowmentto provide future college scholarships to athletes in the program. These scholarships are awarded to graduating high school senior action shooting athletes as they continue their education in college. 

Together, with the support of GLOCK, pro shooter Michelle Viscusi, and Baron Engraving the Scholastic Action Shooting Program is auctioning this work of art to benefit the future of youth shooting sports across the country.

The first GLOCK Pro Shooting Signature auction is now live on GunBroker.com: https://bit.ly/ProAuction

SASP RARE RUGER AUCTION: 6.5 Creedmoor Hawkeye Hunter

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 6.5 Creedmoor caliber Ruger® Hawkeye® Hunter rifle. Ruger’s records reflect this rifle was roll marked June 27, 2019. The rifle was never sold and has never been fired beyond normal factory test firing. This rifle was one of Ruger’s Sales & Marketing photography samples. The rifle features a 22-inch free-floated, cold hammer-forged stainless steel barrel with a 20 MOA Picatinny rail secured overtop the traditional integral scope mounts that are machined directly on the solid-steel receiver. The barrel is equipped with a factory-installed thread protector. Other features include: the LC6™ trigger; a one-piece stainless steel bolt; a non-rotating, Mauser-type controlled round feed extractor; and three-position safety. It has a satin stainless finish with an American walnut stock featuring wrap-around cut checkering on the forearm and pistol grip and studs for mounting sling swivels. The stock also features a red rubber buttpad with the Ruger Eagle logo embossed in the center of it. It has a hinged solid-steel floorplate that features an engraved Ruger logo and a box magazine that holds four cartridges. The rifle will ship in its original rifle box along with the original instruction manual, marketing materials, and locking device.

How To Join a Youth Action Shooting Sports Team

Junior shooters (competitors under the age of eighteen) are the future, but what can we do to introduce more of them to shooting sports? Enter the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) whose youth shooting sports teams are growing throughout the nation in record numbers year after year. In fact, since 2019, the SASP’s National Championship holds the record as the largest action shooting event in the world, a title previously held by the Glock Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF). 
 
Action shooting matches such as USPSA, Steel Challenge, 3-Gun, GSSF, and IDPA are an individual’s sport where a competitor sees how they measure up against everyone else at the end of the day. Although each of these sports in the world of shooting recognizes top junior shooters with category awards, the SASP is where youth are truly measured and recognized as junior athletes.  

Introducing the mechanics of team sports gives shooting athletes life skills, values, and friendships that contribute to becoming productive young adults. The SASP is proud to provide a youth program in which athletes from grade school through college can compete and grow in a sport where there is no such thing as being “benched”. Nearly all shooting sports offer a level playing field where success can be achieved without respect to gender or athletic ability that often drives traditional “ball sports”. 

The action shooting matches of the SASP operate much like Steel Challenge in which competitors try to connect with five steel plates of various sizes and distances, with a designated “stop plate” that signifies their last shot fired for the total string time. Five strings are attempted per stage, with the slowest being dropped from the competitor’s score. This sounds familiar but an individual athlete is part of a squad of four, who’s times are totaled together for a total time on each stage. Behind each shooter both figuratively and literally, you will see a supportive group of coaches, teammates, and families cheering them on. Like other youth sports, adult volunteers typically serve as head coach or other supporting roles.
 
As both a means of introduction to shooting sports and a safety component, SASP athletes begin from the low ready position in all disciplines. Youth athletes may participate in the SASP using rimfire rifles, rimfire handguns, pistol caliber carbines (PCC), and/or centerfire handguns.

To learn more about becoming involved in the Scholastic Action Shooting Program, use our interactive map to find a team near you.

SASP RARE RUGER AUCTION: Dealer Exclusive 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 Pistol. This distributor exclusive was introduced in May 2020. Ruger’s records reflect that it was roll marked February 6, 2019. It was never sold and has not been fired beyond normal factory test firing. This pistol was one of Ruger’s Sales & Marketing photography samples. 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 Cobalt Kinetic Slate aluminum upper and receiver, gold anodized trigger, and 4.4-inch gold tint coated threaded steel barrel. Other features include a fixed front sight, adjustable rear sight, and factory-installed picatinny rail. The checkered 1911-style grip panels provide a non-slip hold. The pistol will be shipped in its original white cardboard box along with two 10-round magazines, barrel thread protector, original instruction manual and marketing materials, and locking device. 

THIS RUGER FIREARM RAISED OVER $1,300 FOR YOUTH SHOOTING SPORTS!

SASP RARE RUGER AUCTION: American Predator in 30-06

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 30-06 Sprg caliber Ruger American® Rifle Predator with GO WILD® brush camo stock. Ruger’s records reflect this rifle was roll marked February 16, 2018. This model rifle first appeared as “NEW” in the 2018 Ruger Firearms Catalog. It was never sold and has never been fired beyond normal factory test firing. This rifle was one of Ruger’s Sales & Marketing photography samples. The rifle features a 22-inch threaded cold hammer-forged barrel with a factory-installed muzzle brake as well as a factory-installed one-piece Picatinny scope base. The patented Power Bedding® integral bedding block system positively locates the receiver and free-floats the barrel for outstanding accuracy. Other features include: the Ruger Marksman Adjustable™trigger; a one-piece three-lug bolt; and tang safety. It has a burnt bronze Cerakote™finish with a lightweight synthetic stock featuring a GO WILD® camo design and studs for mounting sling swivels. The stock also features a soft black rubber buttpad. It has a flush-fit rotary magazine that holds four cartridges.


SASP Rare Ruger Auction: Hawkeye 300 Win Mag Rifle

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 300 Win Mag caliber Ruger® Hawkeye® Hunter rifle and was roll marked January 18, 2019. The rifle was never sold and has never been fired beyond normal factory test firing. This rifle was one of Ruger’s Sales & Marketing photography samples. The rifle features a 24-inch free-floated, cold hammer-forged barrel with a 20 MOA Picatinny rail secured overtop the traditional integral scope mounts that are machined directly on the solid-steel receiver. The barrel is equipped with a radial-port muzzle brake. A muzzle cap is included for when the muzzle brake is not being used. Other features include: the LC6™ trigger; a one-piece stainless bolt based on the rotating Mauser-type controlled feed extractor; and three-position safety. It has a satin stainless finish with an American walnut stock featuring wrap-around cut checkering on the forearm and pistol grip and studs for mounting sling swivels. The stock also features a red rubber buttpad with the Ruger Eagle logo embossed in the center of it. It has a hinged solid steel floorplate that features an engraved Ruger logo and a box magazine that holds three cartridges. 

TTHIS RUGER FIREARM RAISED OVER $1,900 FOR YOUTH SHOOTING SPORTS!


SASP Athletes at Junior World Championships

SASP athlete and Olympian, Henry Leverett of Ohio State University came back from Peru as the Junior World Champion in the Men’s Rapid Fire event.

Katelyn Abeln (Ohio State University), Ada Korkhin (Massachusetts Junior Pistol Team), and Abbie Leverett (younger sister of Leverett) secured silver in the 25m Precision and Rapid-Fire Pistol Team Women.

Suman Sanghera (NOVA Sharpshooters) alongside Katelyn Abeln took 4th place finish in the Air Pistol Team Women.

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