By Kyle Jillson | June 4 2013 08:23

Who's the fastest MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup shooter?

Doug Koenig at the 2013 MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup Colt Speed Event

Columbia, Missouri - Each year at the Bianchi Cup, after the battle for the trophy is over, the top shooters in each division - Open, Metallic, Production, Junior and Senior - are all invited to compete in one last match, the Colt Speed Event. One of the most fun matches to watch, spectators gather to see the best shooters face off in head-to-head matches to see who is the quickest.

Sponsored by Colt, the course features five metal falling plates a little larger than those in the Falling Plate Event but with a unique addition: Shooters are timed. When the referee starts a round between two shooters, they also start a timer. Competitors may use no more than six shots to knock down, in order, the five plates. When the final metal plate is hit an attachment stops the timer. Whoever has the lowest time and has knocked down all their plates wins the round.

Paired up and shooting in best of three bouts, the competition is ultimately whittled down tournament-style to the final two competitors. Emerging from the pack this year, same as last year, was the 2013 Bianchi Cup Champion Doug Koenig.

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