Like fine wine, 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 in the world.
At the recent European Bianchi Cup handgun shooting tournament locked in Phillipsburg, Germany, Koenig shot a great score of 1920 and 182 center 'X' hits to win his fifth Euro Bianchi. That, after arriving late to Phillipsburg as a consequence of travel issues that forced him to shoot each event solo.
Aside from his custom 1911 pistol that's topped with a Leupold scope, Koenig used hand loaded 110 grain, JHP/XTP 38 Special Hornady ammo. Said Koenig inside a Hornady announcement, 'I require 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 after the legendary Bianchi Cup held in the United States, that she won 15 times. In fact that win was televised the 2009 Wednesday around the Outdoor Channel's Shooting USA program ' which 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 for any prefect 300 percent. As a comparison, the second place competitor carried out with 466 points.
'The Masters tests a shooters precision, long range and action handgunning skills,' according to Neal Emery, Hornady Communications Manager. And as for your Master's win, Koenig said, 'Nothing else tests your talent like the Masters. I've been competing within this match since 1988 and winning never gets easier.' It's certain Hornady ammo helped the reason.
NRA WEEKEND AT CABELA'S HAMBURG
According to Harold Luther, Retail Marketing Manager at Cabela's, a shop offers free seminars as well as a free $25 Cabela's gift card if becoming a member of or renewing an NRA membership on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15.
The free seminars are common 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 can give 'Introduction to Personal Protection' classes; at 1:00 p.m. both days 'A Woman's Guide to Shooting and Self Defense will probably be covered. Both deals are far too good to give up.
BUSHNELL TO BE ACQUIRED BY ATK
Bushnell, the widely used optics and eyewear company, has inked a legal contract being acquired by ATK, an aerospace, defense company with 14,000 employees, such as their ATK Sporting Group.
Headquartered in Overland Park, KS, Bushnell was founded in 1948 by Dave Bushnell. The conglomerate also owns Bee here 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 continues to be of MidOcean Partners, an individual equity firm who must either have to have the money or got a proposal they couldn't will not unload this kind of prestigious portfolio of outdoor companies.
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