Go Army! Beat Everybody!
Seen here at the 2010 Nationals, SGT Daniel Horner won the Alabama Sectional Limited title this weekend.
Limcat's Kaci Cochran won the Lady Open title at the Alabama Sectional.
... Last week I heard LTC Dan Hodne
of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit
explain that winning in competition isn't the mission of the USAMU. In his words, winning is EXPECTED. Well it looks like SGTs Lee Dimaculangan
and Daniel Horner
got that memo as both members of the USAMU Action Shooting Team picked up titles at the USPSA Alabama Sectional last weekend. Horner took the Limited title while 'Dimac' won Production. Yeah, that "Home of Champions"
sign ain't going anywhere anytime soon.
While the two Sergeants were doing their Army Strong
thing, some non mil-spec shooters were proving that strength isn't limited to just the Big Green Machine. Here's a list of those that also picked up titles at the Alabama Sectional: Alan Lavender
won Limited-10, William Munier
won Single Stack, Michael Stevenson
won Senior Single Stack, Cheryl Fordyce
won Lady Limited, Bruce Wells
won Senior Limited, Team S&W's Tierani Hendrix
won Junior Production, Bruce Wallace
won Senior Production, David Pruitt
won Open, Team Limcat's Kaci Cochran
won Lady Open and John Himler
won Senior Open. Congratulations to all.
, the International Confederation of Revolver Enthusiasts, has announced their regional championship dates
for 2011. The first event for the avid wheelgunner is the Southwest Regional which will take place April 23 in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Slots are still available for that match. You can find the match application online here
The USPSA 2011 Hornady Area 3 Championship
is now open for shooter registration. Held in Nebraska in Hornady's backyard, the match drew a great deal of local press attention, as well as all the top shooters in the region. The match takes place August 11-14 at the Heartland Public Shooting Park in Grand Island, Neb. Download the match application
if you are interested in shooting the match.
Got zombies? Try a Bane-approved zombie defense blaster - the Rossie Ranch Hand. Available wherever fine zombie killing tools are sold, like S-Mart.
Tonight, it's time to get your undead on. As we reported two weeks ago
, Shooting Gallery
on the Outdoor Channel is taking on the zombie hordes. Starting what we hope will be a new tradition for Shooting Gallery, host Michael Bane offers up a tongue-in-cheek episode on how to survive the zombie apocalypse. Lest you think Bane's turning his back on guns in favor of more pop culture content, his excessive use of a Rossi Ranch Hand
mare's leg-style pistol - complete with stylish over-the-shoulder holster rig - will have you reaching for the phone to call your local gun dealer. Be sure to tune in today at 3:30pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm or tomorrow at 3:00am (all times eastern)... Of course, the only way tonight's episode can truly be considered epic is if Bane works in one of the many fine Bruce Campbell quotes
from Army of Darkness. I'd go with, "This is my boomstick
!" It's appropriate for just about any occasion.
Wes Doss will be teaching 'Shooting Handguns in Unusual Positions' at the Neshooters Summit 2011.
Turning towards a more serious approach to personal defense, Neshooters
is holding their third Summit at the Pelham Fish & Game Club
in Pelham, N.H. The Neshooters Summit 2011
will take place Saturday and Sunday, April 2-3 and is packed with several seminars taught by a variety of instructors including the likes of Wes Doss
, Michael Janich
and Andy Langlois
. Slots are still available and the cost is just $280; sign-up two or more and that fee drops to $250 each. Saturday's festivities will feature a man-on-man shoot-off with cash payout, giving you an opportunity to win back some of that tuition fee.
Top Shot Spoiler Alert!
Don't read this if you haven't yet watched last night's episode of Top Shot
... This week's team challenge was all about making trick shots with three guns: the Colt 1911, the Ruger Security Six and the Colt Official Police .38. After four crazy, hard trick shot challenges, Red team outgunned Blue, resulting in Ashley Spurlin
and Kyle Frasure
going to elimination. Turning once again to the USPSA talent pool, Top Shot brought in Taran Butler
to coach the shooters in how to - wait for it - shoot while hanging upside down. You need to see it to believe it but Spurlin sent Frasure packing after both shot brilliantly. With wild trick shots behind us, next week brings us the welcome sanity of Ruger 10/22s and a shooting gallery full of breakable targets.
FINALLY....Billed as 'An Adventure With The Gods', the IPSC World Shoot XVI
, planned for October in Rhodes, Greece, has been more like an episode of the X-Files - the truth is out there, but good luck finding it. American shooters, and others around the world, have been desperately waiting for even the tiniest bit of news on the triennial run-and-gun championship, particularly in light of the ongoing economic troubles in Greece that have led many to question whether or not the match will even take place. The wait for news has been so long that one frustrated U.S. competitor, after reading the update IPSC posted this Monday, exclaimed on her facebook page, "We have movement!! YAY!"
While the IPSC update offered little beyond bare bones info, it was enough to assuage the primary fear of many shooters that there actually was no range in Rhodes on which to hold the match. Proving it knows its customers, IPSC led their update with mention of the range, noting that just last week
IPSC officials "walked and measured the ranges, met with the Mayor, visited hotels, and had several meetings to review the event planning and schedules."
The update also indicated that final terms and rates for the match hotel should be available this week or next; there's no duties on ammo shipped or brought in for the competition; quality IPSC match ammo will be for sale at the match; the shooting schedule will be the standard half-day format with a full day off; and the World Shoot XVI website would go live by the end of the week. Well, with news like this there really is just one thing to say... We have movement!! YAY!
- Paul Erhardt, Editor, the Outdoor Wire Digital Network
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