Highlights & Breaking It Down with First Freedom at Optics Nationals #Video

This week’s Youtube video is my highlight reel from the USPSA Optics Nationals. I competed in Carry Optics – an affordable gun division (M&P CORE) with slide mounted red dot optics (Trijicon RMR). This is one of the more challenging practical shooting nationals we have seen with 20 stages and nearly 500 rounds. I squeezed my match in shooting with many of the awesome range officers on Thursday and Friday before heading out to the Todd Louis Green Memorial Shoot that weekend. Though my performance was not what I hoped I still managed a podium finish and a second place among the women in the division. Check it out and I LOVE this soundtrack!

I also caught up with America’s First Freedom’s Frank Winn at the match. After my first day of competition wrapped up we went back to one of my stages of the day to film a bit about Carry Optics and a little breakdown video.

Competition shooters can learn a lot from frequent A1F Daily contributor and professional shooter Julie Golob, who is currently competing in the first-ever USPSA Optics Nationals in Frostproof, Fla. Yesterday, Guns & Gear Editor Frank Winn caught up with Julie, captain of Team Smith & Wesson, to get some advice on how best to shoot one of the stages in the 20-stage match.

Watch the breakdown here and see it at full speed here. Huge thank you to all the match staff and volunteers for the first ever ALL Optic Nationals in USPSA.


  • Smith & Wesson Performance Center M&P CORE
  • Trijicon RMR 06
  • Federal Premium American Eagle 147
  • Safariland ELS rig with 5198, 771 & 773
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