Team Smith & Wesson Wins Multiple Events in Spring 2017 Competition

Team Smith & Wesson Shooter Doug Koenig Wins 18th Bianchi Cup Title

Smith & Wesson Corp. announced that Team Smith & Wesson Professional Shooter Doug Koenig took home his 18th Bianchi Cup win at the National Rifle Association (NRA) National Action Pistol Championship held May 24-27, 2017 in Hallsville, MO. The NRA Bianchi Cup, established in 1979,showcases top competitors from around the world and consists of four different matches, including a Practical Event, a Barricade Event, a Falling Plate Event, and a Moving Target Event.

Doug Koenig, Professional Shooter for Team Smith & Wesson, said, “When I started competing in the Bianchi Cup in 1987, I never dreamed I would be bringing home my 18th Bianchi Cup title in 30 years. I’m very proud to be able to claim so many Bianchi Cup wins over my career, and it is always a privilege to compete with the talented shooters that participate in the event each year. I appreciate the continued support of Smith & Wesson and I look forward to next year’s match.”

In addition to the Bianchi Cup, Team Smith & Wesson has participated in regional, state, and national events this spring with top 16 finishes in each event, including the  2017 Smith & Wesson 20th Anniversary IDPA Indoor Nationals, Carry Optics Nationals, Florida Open, Superstition Mystery Mount 3-Gun, PSA Shootout, and Mississippi State Single Stack and Revolver State Championship.

Julie Golob, Captain of Team Smith & Wesson, said, “After top performances in IDPA earlier this year, Team Smith & Wesson switched gears this spring to compete with Performance Center M&P C.O.R.E. pistols equipped with optics. The Performance Center M&P pistols have performed well and have helped us achieve several podium finishes in both USPSA and multi-gun sports regional and national championships. The spring of 2017 marks a fantastic start for the team, and we are excited for our next events on the circuit.”

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