Jessie Duff, Bianchi Cup Ladies Champion, lets the NRA peek in her range bag
Fairfax, Virginia - Jessie Duff is one of the biggest names in the shooting sports. From her duties as captain of Team Taurus to her television work with the NRA, Duff gives her all both on and off the firing line. She recently added to her accolades in the former by winning her third Ladies Champion title at the 35th Annual MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup in Columbia, Missouri.
We can all see Jessie is a great shot, but Barb Barid of Women's Outdoor News and Shooting Sports USA recently tried to dig deeper to shed some light on her secrets. And there's no better place to start than the tools she brings to the range. So, Jessie, what's in your range bag?
Not only is she an accomplished
professional competitor, she also
represents firearm owners as an
advocate for the Second Amendment
on national cable television. Jessie
Duff and her husband, Matt, co-host
the popular “Friends of NRA” TV show
on the Outdoor Channel. Jessie
remarked, “I have taken a stance
to help promote the Second
Amendment. This is something that
I feel very strongly about, and will do
whatever I can to contribute.”
As Team Captain for Taurus, Jessie
shoots a PT 1911 and also works with
the 24/7. Her other sponsors include
Leupold, Hornady, Benelli, Taran
Tactical Innovations, Safariland, Atlanta
Arms & Ammo and GT Targets. So, we
had to know: What does she pack in
her range bag? Jessie broke it down
into two categories.
- Pistol and back up with at least
- Oakley eyewear with assorted
- Hearing protection. “I wear molded
earplugs instead of ear muffs,
just because I feel like I get more
sound cancellation with plugs.”
- Pact timer for training sessions.
- “Enough spare parts, cleaning
equipment and tools to be able to
fix any small issue that might arise
on the range.”
The Important Stuff
- A handwritten inspirational note
from my husband.
- A card from my parents that they
gave to me afterI won one of my
first major championships.
- A note I wrote with a few verses
that help keep me grounded and
focused, orto help in situations
I’ve faced in competition.
Jessie recently won her third Ladies Champion title at this year's 35th Annual MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup. Prior to the tournament, she joined pro competition shooters
Rob Leatham, Doug Koenig, Mickey
Fowler, Rob Vadasz, Kyle Schmidt and
Carl Bernosky to instruct a Bianchi
Clinic featuring tips on how to shoot the
various stages of the match.