Tuesday, May 28, 2013


This weekend marked the closing of the 2013 MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup! For those unfamiliar, this match is a prestigious competition focused on action pistol shooting — and, as many competitors confess, the most difficult pistol competition in the world. One thing that a shooter expects in this match is consistency. Since 1979 the four stages of the course of fire have stayed the same: falling-plate event, barricade event, practical event and moving target event. This year, two hallmark female shooters could not attend. Julie Golob was spending time with her newborn and Vera Koo injured her leg earlier this spring. Although they were not there, their spirit of competition motivated us.

In honor of the ladies who could not attend and to encourage more women to try out this incredibly rewarding match, I want to present some obstacles women (and men) may face and how those obstacles can be overcome...see this entire article at: http://www.womensoutdoornews.com/2013/05/millisecond-molly-bianchi-cup-tips-for-women/

Saturday, May 4, 2013


How many Bianchi Cup competitors does it take to get a .22 conversion attached to a 1911 handgun?

Funny story, actually … let me start by saying Bianchi Cup is one of the most difficult matches in the world, focused on a brutal combination of accuracy, under a time limit. Those who compete are incredibly talented, dedicated and involved in the shooting community. Many of them have most likely swapped conversion kits for their semi-autos many times, but when it’s a BJ Norris’ “retired” Steel Challenge 1911, it’s an entirely different story. In fact, it took five Bianchi Cup shooters, a photographer, and multiple phone calls to Mr. Norris to complete the conversion...See my full article in Womens's Outdoor News at

                                            (Picture taken by Akita Yasunari)