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A Girl and A Gun – Onalaska Chapter is honored to continue their association with the Firearms Academy of Seattle as our host range. This women’s group is part of a national organization that has a well-organized national headquarters behind it.

A Girl and A Gun is an organization established by women shooters for women shooters. Our 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 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 and Melissa De Young

Our ladies are involved in the Winchester Marksmanship program, IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Assoc.), 3-gun, and attend competitions on our home range at Firearms Academy (F.A.S.) and nationwide. Several of our ladies have attended the AG&AG National Training Conference in Texas.

Whether you are new to firearms or have many years experience, you are welcome to join AG&AG and our Chapter. We do highly recommend that you also attend classes at the Firearms Academy, as our chapter events are not “training,” but we provide coaching to help you practice what you learn in classes.

Join AG&AG at: www.agirlandagun.org or Ask to join our FaceBook page at http://www.agirlandagun.org/item/firearms-academy-of-seattle/

Our events include:

GNO (Girl’s Night Out) – we meet at 5:30 in the classroom then move to the range to shoot for 2 hours then return to the classroom for a sack dinner (microwave available).

GNO dates:

March 17
April 7
June 2
July 21
August 25
September 15

This is our half-day clinic where we focus on a topic. Those topics may include: Marksmanship fundamentals, IDPA basics, Winchester Marksmanship for sporting rifles, personal defense skills (such as safe holster use), off body carry, introduction to shotgun/rifle, low light shooting, to name a few. See our Facebook page under “events”.

March 11
April 22
May 20
June 24
August 5
September 9

Winter Clinics:

When it is just too cold and the rural roads tend to be icy, we head indoors to a meeting room in Chehalis for some non-shooting firearms education. In the past we have had guest speakers from the firearms community, group discussions on various topics.

Dates TBA
When students register for a Firearms Academy class they are sent a confirmation letter which includes a detailed map to the range (available as a PDF at this link), 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
Aug. 13, 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-Sorry! Class Full!
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Boot Camp Equipment List (below)


Matches Starting On

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
Sun Oct 15
IDPA and 3-Gun Match
Sun Nov 19
IDPA and 3-Gun Match

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