The Safariland Barricade Event is second of the Bianchi Cup's core matches
Columbia, Missouri - The Barricade Event is the second of the Bianchi Cup's four core matches. The main feature of the event is the titular barricade. Six feel high and two feet wide, the barricades are placed at varying distances in the range and shooters must demonstrate both agility and balance to achieve a top score.
Competitors must begin each round standing in a 2'x3' firing area with their pistol holstered and hands on the barricade. Each shooter has two targets downrange, one to the left and right sides of their lane's barricades. When a signal sounds, targets turn to face downrange and competitors take six shots at the target corresponding to the side they're firing from. Once the targets turn back, the shooter switches sides to repeat the shots on the other target.
Sponsored by Safariland, the match is begun at 10 yards from the targets and shooters repeat the strings at 15, 25 and 35 yards for a total of 48 shots, or a high score of 480. Of course the time targets appear increases the further back the shooters get.
Below are photos from shooters at yesterday's Barricade Event where both defending champion Doug Koenig and top contender Bruce Piatt shot completely clean scores of 480-48x.