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Author: Tom Davis

SASP Seeking Director of Development, Action Shooting

SASP Members,

Kelvin Walton, our Director of Development for Action Shooting has accepted a new position outside of the industry. We wholeheartedly congratulate Kelvin on his new position and are truly sad to see him leave. Kelvin has spent the last four and a half years helping us grow, improve and always stepping up when needed. His last day with us will be January 20th, 2023 and we appreciate all of his passion and hard work. Please join us in wishing Kelvin well in his new career!

The hiring processes to find a replacement for Kelvin has begun and the first round of interviews are slotted for the 4th week of January. Please see the job description below if you know anyone that may be interested as the SASP Director of Development for Action Shooting.

SASP Rare Ruger Auction: Engraved M77 Hawkeye .270

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!

We are auctioning off a .270 Win. caliber Ruger® M77® Hawkeye® rifle. Ruger’s records reflect this rifle was roll marked June 6, 2011. This rifle has never been sold and has not been fired beyond normal factory test firing. This rifle features a whitetail along with Larry Weishuhn’s name and “Mr. Whitetail” engraved on the floorplate. The serial numbers on these exclusive rifles began with “LW1.” This rifle does not have the special serial number and is likely a sales sample. The M77® Hawkeye® rifle features a 22-inch cold hammer-forged barrel and integral scope mounts. Other features include: the LC6™ trigger; a one-piece stainless bolt based on the rotating Mauser-type controlled feed extractor; and three-position safety. This Ultra-light model has a satin blued finish with a low grade Circassian walnut stock. The stock features wrap-around cut checkering on the forearm and pistol grip. The stock also features a black forend tip and red rubber buttpad with the Ruger Eagle logo embossed in the center of it.


SASP Rare Ruger Auction: GP100 .357

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!

This week’s auction item is a stainless Ruger® GP100® .357 Magnum caliber, double-action revolver. The GP100® was first introduced in 1986 and “Designed as the ultimate .357 Magnum for police and personal defense use.” Ruger’s records reflect this revolver was test fired on April 5, 2022. This revolver was never sold, and has never been fired beyond normal factory test firing. Features include: a 3” heavy barrel; adjustable sights; Hogue® Monogrip®; full-length ejector rod shroud; satin-polished stainless finish; and 6-shot cylinder. 

This auction raised over $1,200 for youth shooting sports!


SASP RARE RUGER AUCTION: Gunsite Scout Rifle .308 

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!

This week’s auction item is a .308 Winchester caliber Ruger® Gunsite Scout Rifle. Ruger’s records reflect this rifle was roll marked December 8, 2010. The rifle was never sold and has never been fired beyond normal factory test firing. The Gunsite Scout Rifle was first introduced as “NEW” in the 2011 Ruger Firearms catalog. The rifle has a matte black finish and features a 16.5-inch free-floating, cold hammer-forged alloy steel barrel with integral scope mounts (machined directly on the solid-steel receiver) and a flash suppressor. Other features include: a forward-mounted Picatinny rail for “both eyes open” sighting and rapid target acquisition; a built-in, accurate sighting system with adjustable ghost ring rear aperture sight and a non-glare, protected blade front sight. The stock is made of laminated wood that free floats the barrel, and the soft-rubber buttpad with buttpad spacers allows the rifle to be properly sized for different shooters or varying levels of outerwear (three, 1/2″ spacers included). The stock also features wrap-around cut checkering on the forearm and pistol grip as well as the Gunsite logo on the bottom of the pistol grip. Additionally, this rifle has a non-rotating, Mauser-type controlled round feed extractor; three-position safety; stainless steel bolt; and sling swivels. The box magazine holds ten cartridges.

This auction raised over $1,400 for youth shooting sports!


SASP Rare Ruger Auction: Mark III™ Competition Target Model

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™ Competition Target Model pistol. This model pistol was first introduced in the 2005 Ruger Firearms Catalog and is no longer in production. Ruger’s records reflect this pistol was roll marked April 8, 2015. The pistol was never sold and has not been fired beyond normal factory test firing. This pistol features a satin stainless finish with a 6.9-inch slab-sided barrel. It has a fixed front sight, adjustable rear sight, tapered bolt ears, and a left-side magazine release button. The steel grip frame features checkered Cocobolo wood grips with a thumbrest on the left panel. This pistol has a loaded chamber indicator and internal lock. The Mark III™ pistol will ship in the black plastic handgun case it has been stored in along with two 10-round magazines, a Weaver®-style scope base adapter, an internal lock key, original instruction manual, marketing materials, and locking device. The pistol 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.

This auction raised over $800 for youth shooting sports!


SASP Rare Ruger Auction: GP100® .357 

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!

This week’s auction item is a stainless Ruger® GP100® .357 Magnum caliber, double-action revolver. The GP100® was first introduced in 1986 and “Designed as the ultimate .357 Magnum for police and personal defense use.” Ruger’s records reflect this revolver was test fired on April 5, 2022. This revolver was never sold, and has never been fired beyond normal factory test firing. Features include: a 3” heavy barrel; adjustable sights; Hogue® Monogrip®; full-length ejector rod shroud; satin-polished stainless finish; and 6-shot cylinder. 


SASP Rare Ruger Auction: M77 Hawkeye in 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. The rifle will be shipped in the rifle box it had been stored in along with a set scope rings, original instruction manual, original marketing materials, and locking device.

This auction raised over $2,000 for youth shooting sports!


SASP Rare Ruger Auction: M77® Mark II 6.5x55mm International Ltd. Ed.

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!

We are auctioning off an M77® Mark II International in 6.5x55mm. Ruger’s records reflect this rifle was roll marked September 2, 2008. This model was a very limited edition Lipsey’s distributor exclusive. The rifle was never sold and has never been fired beyond normal factory test firing. The M77® Mark II International rifle has a stainless finish and features an 18.5-inch stainless steel barrel with integral scope mounts (machined directly on the solid-steel receiver). Other features include a beautiful, full-length American walnut stock with a black rubber buttpad with the Ruger eagle logo. The pistol grip and forearm feature wrap-around cut checkering. Other features include sling swivels; adjustable folding leaf rear sight and a ramp front sight base with a dovetail-type gold bead front sight. The box magazine holds four cartridges.

This auction raised $2,500 for youth shooting sports!


SASP Rare Ruger Auction: Super Single-Six

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!

Our auction item this week is a blued New Model Super Single-Six® Convertible .22 LR/.22 WMR revolver. Ruger’s records reflect this revolver was test fired on April 8, 1996. It was sold to a distributor at that time and then returned to the factory a year later. There are no notes indicating why it was returned. However, it was returned without the .22 WMR cylinder.

As part of this auction, we can have a .22 WMR cylinder factory fit to this revolver before shipping it to the winner.

The revolver appears to function normally.   Some features of this revolver include a blued steel frame; 6-1/2-inch barrel; and walnut grip panels with silver-colored Ruger “SR” eagle medallions. Other features include a 6-round capacity .22 Long Rifle cylinder, a blade front sight and integral notch rear sight. 

This auction raised $700 for youth shooting sports!

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