Shooting Sports USA rummages through the range bag of one of the shooting world's greats
Fairfax, Virginia - Between NRA Action, Tactical 3-Gun, Sportsman Team Challenge and Masters, professional shooter Bruce Piatt is a busy guy. Barb Baird from Women's Outdoor News recently caught up with the five-time Bianchi Cup champion to glean some insight from this shooting genius, specifically: What's in his range bag?
Bruce Piatt will be the first to tell
you that he is living the dream. As
a sponsored professional shooter,
he routinely takes the lead or
immediately challenges the leader.
Sponsored by Blade-Tech, Burris,
Caspian Arms Ltd., DPMS-Panther
Arms, Remington Defense, Starline
and Sierra, Bruce shoots pistol and
3-gun matches when he’s not raising his family with his lovely wife,
Reyhan, or working his day job as
a policeman in Montvale, N.J.
For a typical 3-gun match, he likes
all of the mag pouches that come
with Blade-Tech’s Tek-Lok quick
attachment system. Here’s
what he packs:
- Blade-Tech belt, under belt
and mag pouches (straight,
speed rig and double)
- Five 4-round shotgun
shell loaders from
- Two 6-round shotgun shell
loaders from Choate
A small Bagmaster bag to keep
all the loaders organized
- Work gloves for setting
steel, knee and elbow pads
- Low profile ear muffs and
soft ear plugs
- Prescription eye protection
and lens wipes
- Small parts and cleaning gear
- “Lastly, a large plastic bag
thatfolds up nicely, but is
a lifesaver should severe
weatherroll in. The entire
range bag can fitinto the
plastic bag,” said Bruce.
Bruce will be returning to
compete in the Bianchi Cup
in Missouri in May and the
3-Gun National Pro Series in
Tulsa on June 22, then on to
the Rocky Mountain 3-Gun at
the NRA Whittington Center in
Raton, N.M., Aug. 1 through 3.
You'll be sure to see Bruce at this year's MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup in Columbia, Missouri, aiming for his sixth NRA Action Pistol title. It won't be an easy task with the world's best pistol shooters all after the same title, but Bruce has proven he can do it before and has what it takes to do it again.
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