Home TownLive, work and shoot on the Shootout Range in Princeton, LA.My SpecialityMulti-gun and revolver.Favourite Fiocchi product?My favorite Fiocchi shotshells are the 7.5 shot, Lite Target Premium loads. This light recoil, smooth shooting load takes care of 90% of the targets I come across in multi-gun competitions.Reason i use Fiocchi: Fiocchi produces a great selection of shotshells for every application. In Multi-gun it is not unusual to shoot birdshot, buckshot and slugs, all in one match. Plus, I may run across "specialty" targets such as spinners and plate racks that require heavier load than I shoot on clay birds and falling steel plates. Whatever the need, Fiocchi has a shotshell that will do the job.
Who introduced you to the sport ? I became interested in speed shooting in 1974 after reading Ed McGivern's book, Fast & Fancy Revolver Shooting. This lead me to start competing in Practical Handgun matches in the mid-70's, and eventually in 3-Gun competitions in the early 80's.
Home TownPrinceton, LAHome Shooting FacilitiesCaddo rifle and piston club. AKA my backyard.My Speciality3Gun and action shotgun competitionFavourite Fiocchi product?7/8 ounce low recoil slug. No other brand, no other velocity or weight slug has ever shot as accurately or consistently as this slug does in my shotguns! Reason i use Fiocchi: I chose Fiocchi not only for its awesome products that have withstood the test of competition and time, but also for the company itself. They good people, always looking for the next greatest thing, always striving to make a better product for the gun enthusiast, hunter and competitor alike.
Home TownI live and shoot at the Shootout Range in Princeton, LA.My SpecialityMulti-gun competitions and teaching handgun and multi-gun classes to women through Babes with Bullets.Favourite Fiocchi product?If I have to pick just one favorite Fiocchi product, it will have to be the 124 gr. 9mm load using a Hornady XTP HP bullet (9XTPC25). I've found this to be an amazingly accurate round out of every 9mm handgun I shoot.Reason i use Fiocchi: I have known that Fiocchi ammunition was a quality product decades, but was not always able to find the quantities and exact loads I wanted. Now that Fiocchi has increased their presents in the US market place, I'm able to obtain all of the accurate, reliable Fiocchi ammunition I need.
Who introduced you to the sport ? My father, a custom gunsmith and competitive shooter, introduced me to the shooting sports at a very early age. I have been a serious competitor in a variety of shooting disciplines, including NRA 3-position rifle, high-powered rifle silhouette, IPSA/USPSA Handgun, steel speed shooting and multi-gun.
Home TownAustin, TXHome Shooting FacilitiesCopperhead Creek Shooting Club, Marble Falls, TX. This range is inside Hidden Falls Adventure Park, and we spend quite a bit of time on dirt bikes and ATV's out there is addition to shooting. Major matches are hosted at Copperhead throughout the year, and it is truly a pleasure to be able to shoot and practice at a facility like Copperhead Creek.My SpecialityI run a custom gun shop with my brother Ben. We specialize in 1911 and 2011 pistol building, and also specialize in customizing Benelli shotguns for use in 3-gun competition. As a shooter, the shotgun is my strongest discipline. I enjoy shooting shotguns the most, and also seem to have the most natural skill with them. I really love the reloading side of shotgun shooting. Learning new loading techniques and refining my skills is very rewarding when it pays off in a match, and I try to practice reloading my shotgun at least 30 minutes every day.Favourite Fiocchi product?my favorite Fiocchi product is the 1oz low recoil 12g slugs. These slugs had transformed my slug shooting from nerve-wracking and unpredictable to fast, accurate and consistent. I have fired some amazing groups with the slugs, and now instead of dreading slug targets, I look forward to them as a great opportunity to put time gaps on my competition.Reason i use Fiocchi: I choose Fiocchi ammo because every single type of round I need is available from one source, from pistol to rifle to slugs and birdshot, including specialty rounds like low recoil slugs and high velocity birdshot required for difficult or unusual targets that require extra power to knock down.
Who introduced you to the sport ? I was introduced to shooting by my father as a small child. I was first exposed to competition shooting by my uncles Jim Clark Jr and Jerry Miculek while working as a gunsmith at Clark Custom Guns in Princeton, LA.
Home Shooting FacilitiesI'm lucky enough to have one of the nicest shooting facilities in my "back yard". U.S. SHOOTING ACADEMY is about a fifteen minute drive and offers everything I need to practice 3 gun. It's also home to the "3 Gun Nation" pro tour, so when you watch the program, you are seeing US Shooting Academy!My SpecialityMy Specialty is 3 gun competitions. I started out in pistol, but once I found 3 gun, there was no looking back. It was becoming more popular and more matches were springing up, so I turned my attention to solely 3 gun. I recently retired from 22 years on the Tulsa police department and this has become my second career!Favourite Fiocchi product?Birdshot 7.5 1145 fps, 1 1/8 oz. Not all birdshot is created equal!! It's important that it's reliable and consistent and I find that this round provides just that! Reason i use Fiocchi: As captain of Team Benelli, I was looking for a reliable ammunition company to partner with. At our level of competition, it had to be the highest quality ammunition. Plus I thought the Italian connection was a nice addition to the story!
Who introduced you to the sport ? My father and I competed in pistol matches during my teen years. When I started competing again in 2009, my pistol buddies and I attended a 3 gun match and were immediately hooked!!
Home Town I was born and raised in rural NW Iowa and now reside in Omaha, NEHome Shooting FacilitiesI am a member of the Eastern Nebraska Gun Club and Eastern Nebraska Practical Shooters. I also train at our local Sheriff's Office range where I am employed.My SpecialityI compete almost exclusively in 3 gun competitions. I also am an avid upland hunter and will shoot about anything with a trigger!!!Favourite Fiocchi product?My favorite Fiocchi product is without a doubt the low recoil 1 oz 12 gauge AERO slug. It is laser accurate, recoils less than even my light birdshot loads, and makes slug shooting a breeze!!!Reason i use Fiocchi: I choose Fiocchi because of the consistent and dependable ammunition they produce across all the calibers that I use!!! In the fast paced world of 3 gun, one ammunition issue or jam can cost not just the stage, but the match. I have never had a single issue with any of my Fiocchi ammunition. It is always consistent, accurate, and dependable.
Who introduced you to the sport ? I was introduced to shooting competitions by a local friend and prosecutor who brought me to my first shoot. I was immediately hooked from one USPSA competition and once I discovered 3 gun, there was no going back.
Home Shooting FacilitiesI shoot at Best of the West in Texas and Eastern Nebraska Gun Club while working in Nebraska.My SpecialityI grew up shooting a rifle and feel that is my strength, even though today you must be proficient in all three guns to compete as a Pro.Favourite Fiocchi product?If I have to pick a favorite, it would have to be the Fiocchi low recoil slugs and the 223 50 grain v max. Everything I have tested with and competed with to date has exhibited exceptional performance and reliable. Reason i use Fiocchi: I have been shooting some Fiocchi ammo over the last several years and this year joining Team Benelli opened up an opportunity to start shooting the Fiocchi lines for shotgun, rifle and pistol.
Who introduced you to the sport ? A friend of mine invited me to a 3 gun match several years ago and I showed up unprepared and with guns and gear that were not necessarily optimum for the sport. The first match hooked me and I have not looked back since.
My SpecialityMy current specialty is 3-Gun as that is what I shoot the most, but I also compete in Long Range competitions, USPSA, IDPA and just about any shooting sport I can find!Favourite Fiocchi product?My favorite Fiocchi product.....that is a hard question. I love all the Fiocchi products, but if I had to name a favorite, it would be the 223 Exacta 69 Grain. I've had consistent, accurate, sub MOA performance out of various rifles using this ammunition.Reason i use Fiocchi: I use FIOCCHI ammunition because I know it will perform each and every time. We put so much time and effort into being our very best for competition, and as such, our ammunition should be the best. When I step up to the line, I am confident that I have all the right components for success and all I have to do is shoot.
Who introduced you to the sport ? My shooting family introduced me to 3-Gun. In North Carolina, we have a close community of competitive shooters, and through the encouragement of my friends that used to shoot USPSA I decided to make the leap! It has been an incredible adventure ever since!