- The Wildgats are a collegiate shooting team for the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) at the University of Arizona. SASP is dedicated to teaching sportsmanship, firearms safety, and the fundamentals of marksmanship to athletes from 12 years old through college. We are proud to represent the University of Arizona at the collegiate level in rimfire and centerfire pistol, rimfire rifle divisions, 1911, and pistol caliber carbine.
- We regularly practice steel shooting in timed courses of fire, emphasizing safety and accuracy for beginning, intermediate, and advanced athletes.
SASP Steel Shooting
- SASP Steel shooting is centered around 6 courses of fire, shot from a static position, under the supervision of a Range Safety Officer or Coach. The shooter's performance is based on the time taken to shoot all targets. The courses of fire are: Speed Trap, In and Out, Focus, Go Fast, M, and exclamation point. You can learn more about SASP at sssfonline.org.
What kind of firearms are used?
- The divisions we practice are rimfire pistol, centerfire pistol, rimfire rifle (optics/iron sights), 1911, and pistol caliber carbine.
- Pistol divisions are broken down in to rimfire and centerfire. Common rimfire pistol brands chambered in .22lr are Ruger, CZ, Tactical Solutions, and S&W. The most common centerfire pistol caliber is 9mm Luger/Parabellum but .40 S&W and .45 ACP are also acceptable. Common brands include, but are not limited to, Glock, Sig, CZ, H&K, Walther, and S&W.
- Rifles in the optic and iron sight divisions are rimfire (.22lr), and pistol caliber carbine. Common rifles include the Ruger 10/22 and AR-15 derivatives chambered in .22lr such as the M&P 15-22.
- For those competitive shooters interested in the program, we follow production class standards for competition. Acceptable modifications are triggers and sights, however no permanent frame modifications or disabling of factory safeties are allowed. You may use your Limited, Open, and PCC class firearms at practice as long as they are steel safe.