At this year’s SASP National Championships, 91 athletes from 17 states competed to help their state become the top state in pistol or rifle and have bragging rights for the next year.


To compete in the All State Competition at Nationals, athletes had to compete at their respective state SASP matches in Centerfire pistols .22 pistol, .22 rifle (optic or iron), or PCC.

The top two SASP athletes at their respective state championships were eligible to represent his or her state in that discipline. Athletes could qualify as All-State athletes in both the rifle and pistol disciplines. All athletes that attended the National Championships (representing their state as an All-State Team member) received a custom shirt signifying their All-State Team designation, thanks to the generous sponsorship by GLOCK, ACTION TARGET, CZ-USA and RUGER.

To see a complete list of all the 2019 All State Athletes here…

For 2019, the Scholastic Action Shooting Program is honored to recognize the following All State Winners for 2019.

Pistol: 1st Place Wisconsin
2nd Place Tennessee
3rd Place Iowa

Rifle: 1st Place Wisconsin
2nd Place Iowa
3rd Place Ohio

We are looking forward to having even more states represented in the 2020 SASP All State Competition at the 2020 SASP National Championships.

For more information on the SASP All State Program including entry qualifications and guidelines, go to https://sssfonline.org/2019-sasp-all-state-team-criteria/

Congratulations again to all our SASP All State Program winners.

About the National Championships
Complete information, participation, statistics and stock photos can be found at: https://sssfonline.org/news/media/

 
About the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is 501(c)(3) public charity responsible for all aspects of the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) across the United States. SCTP and SASP are youth development programs in which adult coaches and other volunteers use shooting sports to teach and to demonstrate sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, teamwork, and other positive life skills.

For more information about SSSF, visit www.sssfonline.org

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More E15 ethanol fuel available this Labor Day holiday weekend

SPRINGFIELD, Va.– With more ethanol than ever before being served up at the nation’s gas station pumps this Labor Day holiday weekend, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) cautions America’s recreational boaters to avoid filling up with “Regular 88” fuel on recreational boating’s traditional last summer hurrah. That’s because the latest gasoline blend may contain up to 15% ethanol (E15) – enough to harm the boat motor and void the engine manufacturer’s warranty.

The nation’s recreational boating advocacy, services and safety group says the increased potential for misfueling this holiday weekend is a combination of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent elimination of the three-and-a-half-month blackout period on the sale of E15 fuel in the summer months along with more gas stations carrying blends greater than 10% ethanol (E10) fuel at the pump. E15 fuel is often one of the lower-priced fuel options, and that may be appealing even with its lower energy content.

With a lack of consumer-friendly labeling at the pumps, BoatUS says dispensing E15 fuel accidentally into a boat’s fuel system is a concern. “Most recreational boaters refuel their vessels at roadside gas stations where pump-labeling requirements are minimal with just a small orange E15 warning label,” said BoatUS Manager of Government Affairs David Kennedy. “You add the clutter of video screens; signage advertising coffee, donuts and car washes; fuel pricing; and other myriad pump information, and consumers can become distracted. Before you know it, you have unfortunately put the wrong fuel in your boat.”

The increased use of ethanol in gasoline is a result of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that requires the blending of biofuels such as corn-ethanol into the nation’s fuel supply. When the law was passed in 2005, lawmakers assumed that America’s use of gasoline would continue to grow. Since then, however, gasoline usage has not increased as forecast, which today forces more ethanol into each gallon of gas. To send a message to the President and your members of Congress to fix the RFS, boaters can go to https://bit.ly/2ZjhgIf.

 

Suggested Tweet and Facebook post:

Boaters beware: Low-price “Regular 88” gas is bad for boats https://bit.ly/2MG3Sqy@BoatUS, #RFSbroken

About Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS):

Celebrating more than 50 years, BoatUS is the nation’s largest organization of recreational boaters with more than a half-million members. We are the boat owners’ voice on Capitol Hill and fight for their rights. We are The Boat Owners Auto Club and help ensure a roadside trailer breakdown doesn’t end a boating or fishing trip before it begins. When boats break down on the water, TowBoatUS brings them safely back to the launch ramp or dock, 24/7. The BoatUS Marine Insurance Program offers policies that give boat owners affordable, specialized coverage and superior service they need. We help keep boaters safe and our waters clean with assistance from the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. Visit BoatUS.com.

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Sedalia, MO – Sierra Bullets is excited to announce the launch of their line of loaded ammunition. Sierra™ Ammunition™ is currently available in eight popular hunting calibers, all topped with the new GameChanger™ Tipped GameKing bullet.

“This is the next step for Sierra,” says President Pat Daly. “The way we make ammunition is simply an extension of the way we make bullets. We begin with highly engineered loads which utilize the best components on the market. Assembly of these loads is done to the industry’s strictest tolerances and the results are proven before they ever leave our facility. It’s rewarding to know that Sierra shooters now have the option of loaded ammunition.

Sierra™ Ammunition™ is the perfect combination of unparalleled accuracy and bone-punching terminal performance all packed in a precisely-tuned cartridge… ammunition with the same dedication to perfection the Bulletsmiths at Sierra are famous for. For more information, visit www.sierrabullets.com/ammo.

About Sierra Bullets:
Since 19747, Sierra Bullets has been dedicated to manufacturing the most accurate bullets in the world. Today, Sierra makes hunting and target bullets for rifles and handguns, and has recently expanded into loaded ammunition. To find out more about Sierra Bullets, visit www.sierrabullets.com.

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HAINESVILLE, Ill. – On Aug. 6, 2019, the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) Shotgun Team traveled to the Northbrook Sports Club in Hainesville, Ill., to take part in the 2019 World English Sporting Championship.

The World English is the second biggest shotgun shoot in the world each year, behind the World FITASC (international sporting clays). A tournament that is alternately held annually in Europe or the United States, this year’s World English event, which ran from Aug. 5-11, attracted over 1,100 shooters from all across the globe for a three course, three-day championship and a 200 target, 8 parcour New-style FITASC event.

CMP shotgun team members are Tyler Smith, Brent Segraves, Steve Dickinson, Chip Welch and Matt Lockridge – all from local areas of Alabama such as Talladega, Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. Though all have over 10 years of experience in the shotgun world, Lockridge has been on the CMP team for five years, Smith and Dickinson for two, and Welch and Segraves are in their first year.

The 2019 World English was only the second in the United States held outside of the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, Texas, and the first held in Illinois. Featured events included:

200 Target World English Main Event
200 Target New-style Kolar FITASC Challenge
100 Target 5-Stand
100 Prelim
50 Target 20 Gauge
50 Target 28 Gauge
100 Target Sub – 12/20/28 Gauge, 410 Bore
100 Target Side-by-Side and Pump Gun
CMP’s Tyler Smith performed well in Illinois, finishing in second in the 20 gauge event.

“The targets were very hard – the hardest we’ve shot all year,” said Smith. “It’s the World Championship, so that was to be expected. The team shot great, considering the talent that was there. Once again, I and the rest of the team would like to thank CMP for sending us to these shoots each year to compete and bring awareness about CMP.”

The talented members of Team CMP finished in the following places during the Championship:

Tyler Smith – Main Event, T-11; Prelim, 7; 12ga, 10; 20ga, Runner Up
Chip Welch – Main Event, T-8; 5-Stand, T-10; 12ga, 13; 28ga, 4.
Steve Dickinson – Main Event, 16
Matt Lockridge – 12ga, 9
Throughout the year, team members serve as ambassadors of CMP as well as the sport of shotgun by competing in numerous tournaments, including the U.S. Open in New Jersey, Georgia State Championship and the South Central Regional in Jackson, Miss. The men also regularly appear at CMP’s shotgun areas within Talladega Marksmanship Park in Alabama.

“One of our mission statements here at CMP is youth shooting programs. This year, the team has brought in just south of 500 youth shooters to the park for tournaments,” said Smith.

He went on to say, “We host 100’s of events a year here on shotgun thanks to the team members representing CMP every day when they come in contact with someone. We are very thankful to be a part of the CMP family and appreciate everyone’s hard work to help the team each year!”

Next up, the National Championship in San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 19-27. Congratulations to Team CMP on their success!

About Talladega Marksmanship Park:

The CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park is a destination for firearm supporters and those intrigued by the sport, featuring exclusive CMP electronic targets and scoring monitors that can only be found at the 500-acre facility. The park is open to the public every week and regularly hosts rifle, pistol and shotgun events all year long.

Offering Open Shoots and events throughout the year, Talladega includes a 5-Stand Field, Trap Field, five Skeet Fields and a 15-station Sporting Clays loop. Knowledgeable CMP staff members are always on hand to answers questions and ensure safety in each area of the park.

Off of the firing line, the Club House holds a fully-stocked Pro Shop that includes an exclusive collection of rifles, pistols, ammunition, marksmanship accessories and CMP memorabilia.

For more information on Talladega Marksmanship Park, visit the CMP website at http://thecmp.org/competitions/talladega-marksmanship-park/.

The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearm safety and marksmanship training and to the promotion of marksmanship competition for citizens of the United States. For more information about the CMP and its programs, log onto www.TheCMP.org.

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It might be one of the most patriotic guns in the country. And it could be yours.

Honor Defense is auctioning a custom patriotic pistol and 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.).

The pistol will be auctioned on Gun Broker starting 8/23/19 and can be accessed at: https://www.gunbroker.com/item/826115992#.XV2qocyncqU.email

It’s called “The Wall” and it’s downright beautiful. This one-of-a-kind gun has custom engraving donated to this amazing cause by American Engraver. http://americanengraver.com/

“Secure our Borders” is engraved on the right side of the slide. “The Wall” with barbed wire is engraved on the top, a USA flag flies on the left, and “Making America Great Again” is engraved on the muzzle.

Honor Defense has been saving a special serial number for this pistol… “Build the Wall” is on a serial #0000911 chassis.

This pistol was built by a Navy Veteran who served on the USS Carl Vinson, and on board when they buried bin Laden. It’s 100% made in America with 100% USA parts.

All proceeds benefit C.O.P.S., a non-profit organization that helps the family and friends of fallen officers help to rebuild their lives. C.O.P.S. programs and services are funded by grants and donations – so your contribution helps change lives.

“America’s law enforcement deserves our support. Officers along the border have a particularly difficult job and we are pleased to develop a pistol in their honor. We are also pleased that several agencies have approved Honor Defense pistols for back-up and off-duty usage”. said Gary Ramey, President of Honor Defense.

To learn more about C.O.P.S., go to: https://www.concernsofpolicesurvivors.org/

Learn more about Honor Defense and their 100% American, confirmed most Accurate and Ambidextrous handguns, go to: www.honordefense.com

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Chatfield, MN. – The Pope and Young Club announces all trophy entries are now being accepted electronically via email to Lisa@pope-young.org or records@pope-young.org. In addition, entries are also accepted via fax to 507-607-0668.

Once you’ve had your trophy measured by a certified P&Y or B&C measurer, the measurer can submit the entry by either using the electronic score sheets found currently on our website and signing via ‘e-signature,’ or by filling out manually, scanning and emailing or faxing in the entry.

The preferred format for the electronic entry submitted by the measurer is .PDF or .JPG files. Photos can also be submitted electronically. When emailing entries and photos, measurers, please note in the subject line the hunters’ name, animal species, and score. This is especially important if submitting several animals for the same hunter.

Submission payment options:

1) Call into the office at 507-867-4144 and make your credit/debit card payment.

2) Go to www.pope-young.org; click on “SHOP,” then “MEASURERS MERCHANDISE.” Choose either the entry submission payment or the entry submission with intro membership payment option. When filling out the payment, either the hunter or the measurer can do this; the purchaser details will be the name of the person paying for this entry. (If this name is different than the hunters’ name, you must then fill in the “ship to” section with the hunters’ name to ensure that the payment gets submitted with the correct entry). If the hunter has several submissions, they can purchase as many as needed. If the measurer is doing this for several different hunters, each hunter must have their own purchase.

“I am incredibly excited about accepting electronic entries,” said Lisa Kohlmeyer, Record/Entry and Official Measurer Coordinator for the Pope and Young Club. “This has been something that has been in the ‘works’ for some time now and is finally coming to fruition. We have been accepting emailed/digital photos for about three years now, and I love that process. I am hopeful that with the ease of submitting and accepting entries in the same manner, it will lead to more entries submitted and happier hunters and measurers.”

The Pope and Young Club is a non-profit North American conservation and bowhunting organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of bowhunting by striving to increase awareness and appreciation of bowhunting foundations, principles, and values. The Pope and Young Club is focused on Fair Chase hunting ethics that support the ethical pursuit of free-ranging, wild game animals without unfair advantage while promoting the conservation of both habitat and wildlife. The Club also maintains the universally recognized repository of records and statistics on North American big game animals harvested with a bow and arrow.

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