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A Girl and A Gun – Onalaska Chapter – is entering it’s third year at the Firearms Academy of Seattle, Inc.. This women’s group is part of a national organization that has a well-organized national headquarters behind it. Our ladies look forward to attending the National Training Conference every year in Texas.

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. We have activities that focus on personal defense, competition, marksmanship, handgun, rifle, and shotgun.

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

Over the last year many of our ladies made great progress in the Winchester Marksmanship program for pistol. We have started the Winchester Marksmanship program for Tactical Rifle. 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. Several of our ladies have been able to join all lady squads at national and world IDPA events.

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

Ask to join our FaceBook page athttp://www.agirlandagun.org/item/firearms-academy-of-seattle/

2016 program dates include:

Girls Night Out
Hosted on a week night, usually between the hours of 5:30-8:00 pm. We usually gather for dinner after the range. We have a sack dinner in the classroom for some social time.

April 8, 2016
May 13, 2016
June 10, 2016
July 8, 2016
August 12, 2016
September 9, 2016
October 7, 2016

This is our half-day clinics where we focus on a topic and get an idea of what it is about so we are better prepared when taking classes. We have had introduction to shooting fundamentals, rifle shooting, shotgun shooting, IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association), marksmanship, and many more topics. See our calendar on our chapter page at www.agirlandagun.org, or our FaceBook page.
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. Please direct all questions to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

3-GUN MATCHES are held at Firearms Academy February through November as are IDPA MATCHES

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.

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

Feb. 19, 2017
March 19, 2017
April 16, 2017
May 21, 2017
June 11, 2017
July 16, 2017
Sept. 17, 2017
Oct. 15, 2017
Nov. 19, 2017

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 to 10 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: July 7-9, 2017
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Boot Camp Equipment List (below)


Matches Starting On

Sat Sep 10
IDPA Match
Sun Sep 11 @10:00AM - 05:00PM
Three Gun Match
Sat Oct 08
IDPA Match
Sun Feb 19
IDPA and 3-Gun Match
Sun Mar 19
IDPA and 3-Gun Match
Sun Apr 16
IDPA and 3-Gun Match
Sun May 21
IDPA and 3-Gun Match
Sun Jun 11
IDPA and 3-Gun Match
Sun Jul 16
IDPA and 3-Gun Match
Sun Sep 17
IDPA and 3-Gun Match

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