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A Girl and A Gun – Onalaska Chapter – is entering it’s second year at the Firearms Academy of Seattle. This women’s group is part of a national organization that has a well-organized national headquarters behind it.

A Girl and A Gun Women's Shooting League is an organization established by women shooters for women shooters. AG & AG events are intended to be fun, social gatherings where women can come together for support, encouragement, ask questions in a safe and nonjudgmental environment, improve on their marksmanship, and bond together in the shooting community.

This organization has grown from 63 chapters in 22 states one year ago to more than 70 chapters in 25 states.  AG & AG has local chapter events and national events such as the Third Annual Training Conference scheduled for April 2015 and the first ever all ladies squad at the 2014 IDPA Nationals.

You may recognize the leadership as already established FAS instructors:
Facilitator: Jennie Van Tuyl
Assisting: Diane Walls, Melissa DeYoung and Kathy Jackson

Over the last year we have had many of our ladies make much progress in the Winchester Marksmanship program for pistol. We have learned about IDPA basics, how to shoot many different rifle types, how to safely holster and draw a gun, and had a lot of fun doing it.

Program details also available by emailing  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

For program dates, please click the Read More link.
When students register for a Firearms Academy class they are sent a confirmation letter which includes a detailed map to the range, and if taking a two day class, a list of local hotels. The range facility is not open to the public.

Few firearms students manage to fit regular, meaningful practice into their busy lives. Competitive shooting is a great way to fill that void, because a one day match blends fun, social time with other shooters, and the invaluable opportunity to practice handgunning skills relevant to self-defense use of the gun.

New for the summer of 2015: Three Gun Matches, with the first on Sunday, May 10. For details, see http://3gunnation.com/event_details?id=20921  
3-gun matches are held at Firearms Academy on the second Sunday of the month, April through October—

July 12, 2015
August 9, 2015
September 13, 2015

The premier shooting sport for competition with practical personal defense firearms is the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA). In 2011, the Firearms Academy of Seattle, Inc. reactivated its IDPA club, and is once again hosting IDPA matches. Matches at F.A.S. have the unique features of low-light in daylight hours, moving target arrays and more.

Are you new to IPDA?  That’s great, come out and experience an IDPA match.  New shooters will be put in a squad with an experienced Safety Officer, who will give the group a new shooter orientation, then take the squad through the match, explaining the in’s and out’s of shooting the match and make sure your first match is an enjoyable experience.  NOTE:  After the first match, shooters must join IDPA to continue to participate in matches.  We support this requirement, because in order to get classified, one must be a member, and IDPA survives financially due to membership dues.

IDPA matches are held at Firearms Academy on the second Saturday of the month, April through October—
March 14, 2015
April 11, 2015
May 9, 2015
June 13, 2015
July 11, 2015
August 8, 2015
September 12, 2015
October 10, 2015 

To learn more about IDPA, visit the IDPA web site at http://www.idpa.com/.

To get printable driving directions to the Firearms Academy of Seattle’s tactical training range, click on this link.

MATCH FEES: $20.00

Match registration: 9:00-9:45 A.M.; shooting starts by 10:00 A.M.; No preregistration required

Taught by Marty Hayes and Zach Campbell (both IDPA multiple handgun Masters) this three-day, 1,000 round count course will take the Marksman’s or Sharpshooter’s performance to the next level (or even next two levels!).  For Experts, no guarantee to get you to Master, but we will try!

Running from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day, the morning session will concentrate on developing your handgun shooting skills, then in the afternoon, we will concentrating on IDPA specific issues.  Course content will cover ALL aspects of IDPA shooting, including, but not limited to: Concealed carry draw, tactical and speed reloads, multiple targets, moving tagets, one handed shooting, lowl ight shooting with and without flashlights, and position shooting as one might find in a typical match.

Enrollment limited to the first 12 sign ups.  Must be an IDPA member AND hold at least a Marskman classification to participate. This is not a beginner-level class.

Class Date: May 6-8, 2016
Register Now

Boot Camp Equipment List (below)


Matches Starting On

Sat Mar 12
IDPA Match
Sun Mar 13 @10:00AM - 05:00PM
Three Gun Match
Sat Apr 09
IDPA Match
Sun Apr 10 @10:00AM - 05:00PM
Three Gun Match
Sat May 14
IDPA Match
Sun May 15 @10:00AM - 05:00PM
Three Gun Match
Sat Jun 11
IDPA Match
Sun Jun 12 @10:00AM - 05:00PM
Three Gun Match
Sat Jul 09
IDPA Match
Sun Jul 10 @10:00AM - 05:00PM
Three Gun Match

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