Kent man to compete in Smith & Wesson USPSA N­ational Handgun Championships

The 2­010 Smith & Wesson USPSA N­ational Handgun Championships Oct. 9-16 will bring together the best shooters from across America, an­d around the world, in a quest for the coveted title of National Champion in the dynamic “run-and-gun” sport of practical shooting­.

  • BY Wire Service
  • Tuesday, September 28, 2010 11:16am
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The 2­010 Smith & Wesson USPSA N­ational Handgun Championships Oct. 9-16 will bring together the best shooters from across America, an­d around the world, in a quest for the coveted title of National Champion in the dynamic “run-and-gun” sport of practical shooting­.

Among the more than 580 shooters making the trek to Las Vegas to compete in the championships will be local top guns David Farrow of Auburn, Scott Sipe of Kent, Scott Leroux of Maple Valley, Timothy McDowell of Kirkland, Bob Loo of Issaquah, David Tuai of Seattle and Albert Lim of Sammamish.

In all, 45 states and six foreign nations will be represented at the matches, which are run by the U.S. Practical Shooting Association at the Desert Sportsman’s Rifle & Pistol Club in Las Vegas.

During competition shooters will face 18 stages – or courses of fire – that are designed to test the competitors’ speed and accuracy using multiple targets, including moving targets that swing, bob and appear briefly before quickly disappearing again.

­An estimated 250,000 rounds of ammunition will be put down range at the event.

The Smith & Wesson USPSA National Handgun Championships consist of two major The first is the Open and Limited-10 division competition followed by the Limited, Production and Revolver division contest.

Divisions are based on the different types of firearm used in each. The Production Division features commonly available stock or “duty guns” with only limited changes permitted to the firearm, while the Open Division utilizes fully customized pistols featuring recoil reducing compensators and optical sighting systems.­

For more information visit ­www.USPSA-Nationals.org, to stay on top of this year’s match news follow @USPSA_Shooting­ on Twitter­.


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