Jul 1st, 2007 OSP Shooting School Partners with Rio Ammunition
Shotgunning instructors Gil and Vicki Ash know that having good shooting skills is only part of the equation for consistent performance; the shooter must also use high quality equipment that allows for consistency. That's why they've partnered with Rio Ammuniton as the new official shotshell provider for OSP Shooting School.
While Rio is relatively new to the United States, the company was founded in Spain over 100 years ago, and its products are marketed in over 80 countries. Its shotshells already account for over one-half of all shotgun ammo imported to the USA. The company offers full lines of target, upland game, and non-toxic waterfowl loads.
"It is important that the shotshells we use and recommend to our students are consistent and readily available," commented Gil and Vicki. "Rio can produce consistent, clean-burning loads because it controls the process. It makes all its own components except the lead shot. It has a solid distribution network that is growing quickly, making it easy for both the retailer and consumer to find.
"Rio is here to stay and will be a force to be reckoned with as the shotgun sports continue to grow," the Ashes continued. "We are excited to have them as a marketing partner of OSP Shooting School and look forward to working with them."
Patrick Thomas of USA Rio echoed the Ashes' enthusiasm for the new partnership. "Gil and Vicki Ash have become the trusted sources for thousands of shotgunners desiring to improve their game," said Thomas. "Through their passion and library of shooting knowledge, Gil and Vicki have become unparalleled leaders for shotgunning instruction. Rio Ammunition is very excited and looks forward to a long and very successful relationship as the official ammunition supplier of OSP."
OSP Shooting School, headquartered in Houston, Texas, is the nation's leading resource for shotgun shooting instruction. Its owners, Gil and Vicki Ash, are full-time, NSCA Level III instructors who teach thousands of shooters each year through clinics, private lessons, books, videos, magazine articles, the "Coaching Hour" shotgunning call-in show, seminars, and other personal appearances.
“This was the second time I had the pleasure of shooting with Vicki and Gil – what a great experience. I’ve learned much from them in a short time, though I’ve been shooting shotgun for many years.
I highly recommend their program for any shooter, no matter what their experience level is."
.Bart Skelton, Guns & Ammo
"I was fortunate enough to meet Gil at an instructor training facility in Wisconsin with John Higgins way back when, the year after Gil’s shoulder surgery. It was apparent to all attendees that Gil was destined to be an outstanding instructor, and he was enjoyed by all of us. I am now 78 year's old, and shoot weekly, often 3 times a week and enjoy all aspects of the shooting of clay bird sports. I shoot trap, skeet, and sporting clays. Often rotate in the manner to allow me to shoot all three in a week, so I really shoot a lot of shells….Gil and Vicki are the greatest, and shooting certainly needs more people like yourselves as we will exist only if the young pursue the shooting game. Thanks for your service to the shooting sports." Bob Cross - Avid Shooter