Like dark red, Doug Koenig keeps getting better as we grow old.
Koenig, 43, formerly of Alburtis and today of Hamburg, just won his 15th Bianchi Cup ' a lot more than any professional shooter on the globe.
At the recent European Bianchi Cup handgun shooting tournament held in Phillipsburg, Germany, Koenig shot a perfect score of 1920 and 182 center 'X' hits to win his fifth Euro Bianchi. That, after arriving late to Phillipsburg as a result of travel conditions forced him to shoot each event solo.
Aside from his custom 1911 pistol that's topped which has a Leupold scope, Koenig used hand loaded 110 grain, JHP/XTP 38 Special Hornady ammo. Said Koenig in a very Hornady announcement, 'I have to have the best, most accurate ammo and Hornady XTPs are tack drivers.'
The Euro Bianchi Cup was comprised of shooting Practical, Barricade, Falling Plates and Moving Target stages, each with 6 shots taken at various distances with a strict 6-second time restriction.
The European Bianchi Cup is patterned as soon as the legendary Bianchi Cup kept in the United States, that she won 15 times. In fact that win was televised the 2009 Wednesday for the Outdoor Channel's Shooting USA program ' that may be viewed online.
But the European Bianchi isn't Koenig's only win in 2010. He won his 20th Open Division Masters International Shooting Championship held Aug. 8 at PASA Park in Barry, Illinois, where he shot enough bulls-eyes to garner 582 points to get read more a prefect 300 percent. As a comparison, the 2nd place competitor finished with 466 points.
'The Masters tests a shooters precision, long range and action handgunning skills,' as outlined by Neal Emery, Hornady Communications Manager. And as to the Master's win, Koenig said, 'Nothing else tests your talent just like the Masters. I've been competing with this match since 1988 and winning never gets easier.' It's certain Hornady ammo helped the main cause.
NRA WEEKEND AT CABELA'S HAMBURG
According to Harold Luther, Retail Marketing Manager at Cabela's, the shop is providing free seminars as well as a free $25 Cabela's gift card if signing up for or renewing an NRA membership on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15.
The free seminars are on today's hot topics. Starting at 10 a.m. on both days, Berks County Sheriff Eric Weaknecht will conduct a 'Carrying Concealed in Pennsylvania' seminar; at 11 a.m. both days, instructors will give 'Introduction to Personal Protection' classes; possibly at 1:00 p.m. both days 'A Woman's Guide to Shooting and Self Defense is going to be covered. Both deals are extremely good to pass up.
BUSHNELL TO BE ACQUIRED BY ATK
Bushnell, the widely used optics and eyewear company, has applied for a contract to become acquired by ATK, an aerospace, defense company with 14,000 employees, which includes their ATK Sporting Group.
Headquartered in Overland Park, KS, Bushnell was founded in 1948 by Dave Bushnell. The conglomerate also owns Bee Stinger, Butler Creek, Final Approach, Gold Tip, Hoppe's, Millett Night Optics, Primos, Simmons, Stoney Point, Tasco, Uncle Mike's, Uncle Mike's Law Enforcement, and Bolle, Cebe and Serengeti sunglass brands.
Bushnell has been of MidOcean Partners, a private equity firm who must either have to have the money or got a deal they couldn't won't unload this type of prestigious portfolio of outdoor companies.
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