Production Nationals and BRM3G

November 14, 2013

Team Hornady® Wins at Production Nationals and BRM3G

Various members of Team Hornady® were simultaneously competing in the last two major competitions of the season during the weekend of October 17-19, 2013.

Duff impresses at USPSA Production National Championships

Shooting her first Production match in five years, Jessie Duff (above photo by Yamil R. Sued) finished second in Production Division, winning 6 of the 18 stages at the 2013 USPSA Production National Championships. Held at the US Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Okla., the match drew 293 competitors with representation from France, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Argentina and the Philippines. Duff shot Hornady® 147 grain XTP® bullets, and said, “I’m really pleased with my overall performance and the XTP bullets were spot-on accurate for these challenging stages.”

With Duff’s recent win at the USPSA Open Nationals, the IPSC Nationals and now Production; Duff is secured a spot on the Ladies Open US Team for the 2014 World Championship.

Jerry Miculek

Jerry Miculek (photo by Yamil R. Sued)

Kelly Neal

Kelly Neal

Team Hornady® rises to challenge of Blue Ridge Mountain 3-Gun Match

The top three gunners in the country faced off at the grueling Blue Ridge Mountain 3-Gun match held October 17-19, 2013 at Rockcastle Shooting Center in Park City, Ky. Match Director Andy Horner did not deviate from his reputation of creating a physically and technically designed nine-stage match. Awkward shooting positions forced competitors to stand, kneel and lie prone, and shoot off hand for rifle targets. Horner incorporated the unforgiving natural terrain, forcing competitors to test their stamina and maintain concentration over an extended COF.

Jerry Miculek won Open Division shooting Hornady® 60 grain V-MAX® in his 223 rifle, and Hornady® 115 grain 9mm in his pistol. “Both Hornady loads proved to be a great choice,” said Miculek. “The stage design forced most shooters to take the majority of these rifle targets from the off-hand position. But off-hand rifle shooting has always been one of my strong points, so I saw this stage as a passing lane.”

Kelly Neal finished second in Tac Scope Division shooting Hornady® 75 grain Steel Match® in his 223 Rem rifle, and 125 grain Steel Match® in his 9mm pistol. “This was probably the most difficult match I've ever shot,” said Neal. “Every stage was physically challenging and presented difficult shooting positions. But both Hornady loads were utterly reliable and accurate, even when climbing ladders, shooting in a barn with drying tobacco, and running through the mud.”

Determined to face his third BRM 3-Gun match, Trip McIngvale finished second in Tactical Irons Division shooting Hornady® 147 grain XTP® in his pistol, and Hornady® 75 grain BTHP in his rifle. McIngvale said, “Andy Horner’s COF is not for the faint of heart. It requires skill and shooting fundamentals of the firearm to get solid hits for both rifle and long range pistol.”