The A.S.S.C. (Alamo Sport Shooting Club)
was founded in 1983 in response to the demand for Action Style Shooting
Competitions with Large Bore Handguns (both Semi-Auto and Revolver).
This exciting new style of shooting required competitors to quickly draw
from a holster and engage a variety of targets at different
angles, distances and positions while using full power ammunition to
simulate defensive shooting.
During the early years of action
shooting much was learned about firearms, ammunition and equipment as
well as different scoring formats and reactive targets. Early
influences were the now famous Bianchi Cup match and the Steel Challenge
match. Supreme accuracy no longer was the ultimate goal, as required
in the fading disciplines of NRA Bullseye and PPC. Function of the
competitive handgun grew in importance as the speed of
engagement greatly influenced scoring. Action shooting techniques and
skills were developed and refined to take advantage of new equipment and
gunsmithing advances, giving growth to numerous action shooting styles
such as IPSC, IDPA, Speed Steel, Moving Targets, Bowling Pins,
etc. Happily, the ASSC was present to witness and try all these
wonderful developments in handgun competition formats and today still
embodies the original premise of challenging the shooter at matches with
the best that is offered by each discipline.
The ASSC is a great
entry level club since it provides a venue to test all the various
disciplines while allowing the competitor to find his niche. The ASSC
has helped develop and nurture many fine shooters in past years
including a 2 time world champion. Many ASSC members have gone on to
specialize in other disciplines with great success. Matches held by
the ASSC, at present, still encourage competitors to broaden their
shooting repertoire by allowing both revolver and semi-autos to compete.
Competitors are also classed according to their demonstrated skill
levels to allow them to compete on an equal level with like skilled
shooters. Come join them on match day, 1st Sunday of each month, and
bring whatever big bore handgun you own.
Equipment requirements are
minimal (handgun, ammo, belt, holster, few extra mags/speedloaders, eye
and ear protection) and what you don't own first time out usually can be
loaned to you by the experienced members. See you on the firing line!