National African American Gun Association Member of the Month: Sirraj Abdel-Alim

Sirraj Abdel-Alim – Team Captain
National African American Gun Association
National African American Gun Association

Atlanta, GA -(AmmoLand.com)- Our NAG Member of the month to start the year off in 2016 is Sirraj Abdel Alim.

He is the Leader and Captain of the Blue Eagles Shotgun Team. He is a great guy, outstanding family man, active shooter and within his community and has established one of the best minority Gun Club programs for youth in the USA. The Club competes regionally in “Skeet-Shooting competitions”. He has a team of a few dozen kids whom he trains at the range and manages at local shooting competitions.

Sirraj personally is a highly skilled shooter within the “Skeet Shooting Division”. He has been shooting for over 12 years but didn’t start until he turned 18

He likes all types of firearms but revolvers are his last choice.

His favorite choice which comes as no surprise is “Shotguns,” Sirraj says, “I love the look of a 30” over/under competition trap gun, the feel of a smooth cycling bolt in a bolt action rifle and the perfect fit of my M&P in my palm. Now if you said I get to pick one gun to be hand delivered to my doorstep for free… I’d have to say Beretta DT11 ACS with the works!”

Do you compete?

Yes. Currently I’ve been consistent with ATA trap shooting(and coaching) as well as trying to get back in a rotation of IDPA matches and when I do expand my competition platforms I’ll be looking into 3-gun competition and Long Range Rifle. I have a Savage 11 .308 I’d like to get on the scoreboards in the 500-800 yard range.

Some of the Blue Eagles Shotgun Team at practice
Some of the Blue Eagles Shotgun Team at practice

Future goals?

Getting more minority youth into the shooting sports and ingraining gun safety and responsible use of firearms. Right now my vehicle for that is the Blue Eagles Shotgun Team. We’re starting our 3rd season in March of 2016 and I think our current organizational format will drive both support and participation. I absolutely love working with the youth and I’m determined to evolve this program to become a high standard and quality program for youth shooters to be a part of. I want the environment to be welcoming for our youth where they can feel safe, have fun and compete at a high level… the same as we would expect from a football, baseball or soccer program.

The greatest goal would be establishing a shooting range, inclusive of shotgun, rifle, pistol and archery sports dedicated to youth development and competitions that is not a days hike from the city. There is a lot of land in Virginia, the question is how to acquire and develop it before I’m 95 years old.

Blue Eagles Team Practicing at Range with Shotgun
Blue Eagles Team Practicing at Range with Shotgun

Why I like firearms?

They have a combination of appeal and necessity. I’m competitive by nature and the shooting sports can be an exhilarating competition or recreational platform for anyone, especially the disabled or those that may not be conditioned or interested in the traditional athletic sports. I am also attracted to the fact that men and women can generally go heads up and it’s anybody’s game. Purely comes down to training and preparation.

I have also been married for over 10 years and the father of 2 boys. The safety of my family is paramount and the implementation of my family’s safety falls first on my shoulders THEN law enforcement. Threats to personal safety are real in America. Having a firearm does not guarantee a good outcome but there have been and continue to be situations in which not having one potentially solidifies your position in becoming a victim……..

Blue Eagles Team
Blue Eagles Team

In American culture, firearms have a purpose and place.

About National African American Gun Association (NAAGA):

The goal of the National African American Gun Association is to have every african american introduced to firearm use for home protection, competitive shooting, and outdoor recreational activities. We are a civil rights organization focused on self preservation of our community through armed protection and community building. The National African American Gun Association provides a network for all african american firearm owners, gun clubs and outdoor enthusiasts. We welcome people of all religious, social, and racial perspectives. We especially welcome african american members of law enforcement and active/retired military.

For more information, visit: www.naaga.co.

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Stephen
Stephen
4 years ago

I would love to be a member of your club, do i have to live in your state to be a member? I have family in the south.

B.
B.
5 years ago

Is that a problem?

Chuck
Chuck
5 years ago

His name has Muslim written all over it!!!

TE
TE
5 years ago

From the pics posted, I see Brown kids too. It is not a club just for afroamerican youth but all youth. Check their website and donate if you like what you see.

Son of Liberty
Son of Liberty
5 years ago

I have absolutely no problem with a gun ownership group that is predominantly black – or other minority for that matter. So long as they’re for and support the U.S. Constitution first. If the criteria is their race, ethnicity, or culture first then – whether white, black, brown, green or another other issue/matter/etc. they are not legitimate or true patriots as I view them. We do need minority who will see firearms in a positive, legal, and moral light, not merely as a means to obtain an illegitimate end, or prop up their sense of power or entitlement. It this… Read more »

Chuck
Chuck
5 years ago

If they are african American, I am English, Sottish, Irish, American!

Duane
Duane
5 years ago

From the article above,” We welcome people of all religious, social, and racial perspectives.”, so they are not exclusionary. Seems there will always be groups organized to attract like kinds

Maluka
Maluka
5 years ago

I see Americans exercising their constitutionally given right to own and use a firearm who happen to have dark skin. The same thing I see when my family uses firearms and happens to have brown skin. Long Live America.

COL
COL
5 years ago

DITTO!!! WHY is there a black shooting group instead of JUST a shooting group?!?!?!?!?!?!?
I think these kinds of exclusionary groupings continue the divisiveness in our country!!!
ENOUGH already! Can’t we ALL just BE American shooters???

Art Bailey
Art Bailey
4 years ago
Reply to  COL

You do, it’s the NRA.

Chuck
Chuck
5 years ago

The NAAGA is news to me. Can we now have a NWEGA (National White European Gun Association) without hearing a bunch of crap?