World's top pistol shooters duke it out at National Action Pistol Championship
Columbia, Missouri – A record-setting 295 competitors will compete in the 35th anniversary of the MidwayUSA & Bianchi Cup, held May 21-24 at the Green Valley Rifle & Pistol Club outside Columbia, Missouri. The Bianchi Cup is the richest and most prestigious shooting tournament in the world, featuring $500,000 in cash and prizes this year.
Founded in 1979 by former police officer and holster maker John Bianchi, success in the MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup requires a perfect balance of speed and accuracy. The 192-shot championship allows a maximum aggregate of 1920 points across its four timed events: Practical, Barricade, Moving Target and Falling Plate. In addition to being grouped by age, gender, and shooting skill, competitors may opt to shoot in the Open, Metallic, or Production divisions, determined by the type of modifications made to the firearm.
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NRA Action Pistol Championship the most prestigious pistol tournament in the world
Columbia, Missouri - We're a little less than two weeks away from the 2014 MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup, where a couple hundred of the best pistol shooters in the world will battle it out for the famed Bianchi Cup trophy. This year marks the 35th Anniversary of the cup and will be an intense few days as defending champion Doug Koenig goes for his 16th, and fifth consecutive, title.
Will Koenig do it? Will another contender take the top prize at the end of the week? Five-time winner Bruce Piatt has come extremely close in recent years, but hasn't won since 2009. Keep an eye out for him this year. Shooting legend Carl Bernosky, who holds ten High Power Rifle titles in the renowned NRA National Matches at Camp Perry, fell short of his first Bianchi Cup title by just five x's last year. Expect a determined Bernosky to return in two weeks, focused on reaching his goal.
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From Taurus - Taurus Applauds Alex Larche Finish At Single Stack Nationals
Young Gun Takes First Place in C Class
Miami, Florida - Taurus®, the global leader in revolver manufacturing, salutes Taurus Young Gun, Alex Larche for taking a first place finish in C Class at the 2014 Single Stack National Championships located in Barry, Illinois this past weekend.
The 2014 Single Stack National Championship had over 370 national shooters participating in this year’s match. The 14 demanding stages challenged shooters of every skill level to perform their best as they engaged each scenario. Alex competed amongst some of the country’s best shooters this past weekend at PASA Park. While moving from stage to stage, shooting smooth and fast, he applied pressure to the other competitors throughout the event... more on Alex Larche's Single Stack win in Illinois ...
Potterfields support NRA Action Pistol Championships for sixth consecutive year
Columbia, Missouri – Larry Potterfield, founder and CEO of MidwayUSA, Inc., has donated $65,000 to the 2014 MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup, held May 21 – 24 in Columbia, Missouri. Their contribution marks the company’s sixth consecutive year as title sponsor of the richest and most prestigious pistol tournament in the world.
“Working together with our industry partners ensures the continued growth and advancement of NRA’s competitive shooting programs,” said Dennis Willing, Director of NRA Competitive Shooting. “MidwayUSA, an industry leader, continues to be a major benefactor to our sport.”
Founded in 1979 by former police officer and holster maker John Bianchi, the 192-shot MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup attracts the world’s best pistols shooters. This year’s championship will feature competitors from both all over the United States and the rest of the world.
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Jones Deluxe mirrored pistol set in .45 ACP point out voices from left and right
Following the final airing of Piers Morgan Live on CNN, we were reminded of the impressive "the Left and the Right" pistols from Cabot Guns at SHOT Show.
Las Vegas, Nevada - You never know what you're going to see at SHOT Show. Sure you're going to find guns, gear, and firearm accessories, but every now and then, if you're lucky, you'll find a true work of art. Such is the case with Cabot Guns' "The Left and the Right" pistols.
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Top collegiate pistol shooters named NRA All-Americans at Intercollegiate Pistol Championships
Columbus, Georgia - This year's NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships concluded with announcing the rosters for the 2014 NRA All-American pistol teams.
Started in 1936, the All-American award honors collegiate shooters in the rifle, pistol, and shotgun disciplines. These collegiate shooters are selected by their grade point average and having the highest average scores during the regular season. They are truly at the top of their game.
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Top shooter in Women's Aggregate; third overall for NRA Intercollegiate Individual Aggregate
Columbus, Georgia - Although the University of Utah's Lexi Lagan shot the individual match of her career at the 2014 NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships, winning the Individual Women's Aggregate and placing third in the overall Individual Aggregate, she couldn't have been more humble in crediting her entire team in pushing her to succeed.
"Last year our team was really competitive, but we were missing that little extra nudge to make us contenders," Lagan said.
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Buckeyes get first win in 13 years; team member Joe Totts takes Individual title
Columbus, Georgia - After 13 years of almost-there seasons, The Ohio State University has won their first NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships since 2000.
Comprised of scores from the Free Pistol, Standard Pistol and Open Air Pistol championships, the Buckeyes scored 1997, 2118, 2195 respectively for a total aggregate of 6310 out of a possible 7200. Ohio State's win towered over second place U.S. Naval Academy by 51 points and third place, and defending champions, West Point by 53 points. How were the Buckeyes able to pull it all together this year?
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2014 NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships descend on Fort Benning, Georgia
Columbus, Georgia - For the past three days the top collegiate pistol shooters have been facing off for the 2014 NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships titles here in sunny - but unseasonably cold - Fort Benning, Georgia.
The more than one hundred shooters, representing 16 schools, joined hundreds of other collegiate shooters in the 3rd Annual Army Strong Collegiate Shooting Championships. Hosted by the United States Marksmanship Unit at their Pool International Range Complex, the event is the largest multi-discipline, shoulder to shoulder, collegiate shooting sports event in the United States.
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