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American Action Shooting Association (AASA)

Discussion in 'Other Firearm Organizations' started by StevenC., Mar 16, 2015.

  1. StevenC.

    StevenC. Active Member TGT Supporter

    Mar 10, 2013
    San Antonio
    Two time World Shoot champion Ted Bonnet has a shooting sport with matches hosted in San Antonio and Del Rio.

    AASA - Handgun Sports - Action Shooting - Steel Challenge

    A.A.S.A.'s mission is to promote safe, family shooting fun and the responsible use and handling of firearms. To introduce, train and educate the public in the benefits of shooting and the safe, fun use of firearms.

    The stages are generally straight forward but challenging. The course of fire is scripted prohibiting most gaming and may consist of up to four strings, mandatory reloads, movement, and up to 5 shots per target.

    Unique to AASA is a target color coding system denoting the number of shots/hits required:
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    [TD]"5" Gong[/TD]

    Targets consist of falling steel, non-falling steel which may be painted white, blue, yellow or "5" shot gongs; and paper targets which are color coded and with (or without) circles, rectangles, triangles.

    Scoring is time-plus:
    Hits are +0 seconds
    "Misses" outside a rectangle, circle, or triangle tgt (but on the 8.5" x 11" paper) are +1 seconds
    "Misses" off steel/not on paper, are +2 seconds
    Procedural/Failure to Engage are +3 seconds

    The sport has a lot of flexibility and the ability to challenge GMs or accommodate those new to competitive pistol.

    Place a blue verticle rectangle target with a white circle target above it and you've got a Mozambique drill. Place 5 white 8.5" x 11" targets spaced 2' apart across the bay and direct the shooter to shoot them on the move and you've got a challenging "moving target" shot on the move. You choose the distances.

    Par/Fixed times are allowed.

    To start an AASA club in your area, contact Ted Bonnet directly on tbonnet at americanactionshooting dot com.

  2. TheDan

    TheDan 4th Best Member TGT Supporter

    Nov 11, 2008
    Austin - Rockdale
    Looks like fun. Might have to check it out one of these days.

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