Custers Chain Blue Lightning is a junior rifle shooting team specializing in speed steel.Shooting rifles as opposed to pistols in SASP allows us to start the kids at a younger age. Currently we are comprised of 10, 11 and 12 year olds. Primarily we shoot competitions put on by the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP). We participate in all the club speed steel matches that happen on the 3rd Sat. of each month of the year. We participate in the Wa. state SASP championship match. The 2017/18 Season at State treated us well with an intermediate division win at 200.24 second team time. Just for reference the National champion team time for 2016/17 was 233 seconds so we have high expectations for the year. We will be participating in the upcoming Oregon St. championship match, SASP Nationals at Camp Perry Ohio as well as an ISSA regional championship match in Yakima later in the spring.
We also have a great team sponsor. Tenex Inc. has been a true blessing for us, handling all our transfers and helping with our raffle. Thank you Tenex!!
Location & Schedule
We currently practice on Thurs evenings from 4pm to 6pm year round. Indoors in the winter transitioning to outdoors the 1st of April. The first priority for the team is teaching the kids how to operate safely with firearms and at the various shooting ranges we shoot at. This is multi faceted at all levels. We have found that a regimented routine is paramount to safety which ultimately leads the kids to very successful shooting.
The team operates under USPSA Scholastic Steel Challege Rules
Greg Markel and Todd Epps tackle the coaching duties with strong parental support which we would have a hard time without. We have a raffle one time per year which is our primary team fundraiser. We rely heavily on and would like to thank the Custer Sportsman Club membership and executive committee for their ongoing support and giving us the opportunity to have a wonderful place like Custer to shoot at.
If this program is something that you would like to hear more about first hand please feel free to give me a call 360-961-0926. Thanks
Custer’s Chain Blue Lightning Raffle Results
We would like to extend our deepest thanks to the Custer Sportsmen’s Club membership, executive committee and all who participated and supported our raffle. The raffle was a tremendous success for our team and will get us to Nationals this coming July. We have already made the reservations and are finalizing our plans to make the trip.
So, now for the information about the raffle. The winner of the raffle is Dan Edmonds from Arlington. Dan is coming up this weekend to pick up the guns from Tenex Inc. He has already taken advantage of the Cerakote certificate and had the Glock slide Cerakoted and new sights installed at Tenex Inc.
Please stay tuned for pictures and further updates on Custer’s Chain Blue Lightning website and Facebook page. Feel free to follow the progress of the kids as they get to experience all kinds of new things.
Again, we are very grateful for all of your support and look forward to another successful raffle this coming fall. We would also like to ask for idea submissions for what kind of firearm package you all would like to see for the next raffle. Thank you!
Custer’s Chain Blue Lightning