by Yankee Shopper staff
DOUGLAS – Ron Tetreau, founder of Asymmetric Training & Assessment Group (ATAG), recently reached agreement with the Wallum Lake Rod and Gun Club for an annual scoped rifle challenge event, which will be held at the Club's grounds in Burrillville, Rhode Island. The first one is scheduled for Sunday, October 26 and will be hosted by ATAG..
“This is the most exciting project we've done this year,” said Mr. Tetreau. “The match is the first of its kind to be held in the local area. The purpose of the match is not only to promote scoped rifle shooting, but to provide a challenging day of training for individuals who have never participated in a competition before.”
Mr. Tetreau said the course of fire will be challenging, and in the true form of any precision rifle engagement, there will be only one winner. The challenge is open to civilians as well as military and law enforcement personnel. The entry fee will be $50.00 and the best shooters take all in the form of a $750.00 cash prize and a $250.00 Gift Certificate to GUNUP.Com. The event is limited to 30 competitors.
Mr. Tetreau emphasized that shooters with all levels of experience are encouraged to compete, as the format for the challenge will be one to promote advanced training with the scoped rifle system. To enter, go to www.asymmetrictraining.com or call 774-230-1538.
The new Scoped Rifle Challenge comes at the end of a busy spring and summer season for ATAG. The company continued working with the Town of Sutton, advising on security issues at the School Complex. “In addition to providing an assessment of the security posture of the school system we provided advisement on the updated security system within the schools, updated evacuation plans and procedures as well as advisement on revisions to operational security policies and procedures,” Tetreau said.
ATAG personnel also provided training for the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency with Land Navigation and Search and Rescue Training Courses.
Tetreau and three other ATAG instructors competed as team members with the Woonsocket Special Reaction Team and with the Central Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (CEMLEC) Swat Teams at the 2014 Connecticut SWAT Challenge from Aug 19th to Aug 21st.
The CEMLEC Swat team finished 3rd overall in a field of 28 teams which included teams from as far away as Pennsylvania, from throughout New England and from the Military including both US Air Force Security Forces and US Army teams.
This year marked the first time that Woonsocket Police Department's Special Reaction Team competed in the challenge, resulting in a very respectable 11th Place, just two points behind Worcester's SWAT Team.
ATAG will be hosting one more training event this season: it's a "Woman's Only" Shooting Course at the Blackstone Valley Beagle Club on September 28th. This course is limited to 10 shooters and there are a few slots still open.