Tasha Hanish wins Women’s Open Championship at Shooting Industry Masters


McLean, Va. — Tasha Hanish of Team FNH USA won the Women’s Open Championship title at the 2011 Shooting Industry Masters competition, which was held July 22 – 23, 2011 at the sprawling 2000-acre Park Mammoth Resort and Rockcastle Shooting Center in Park City, KY.

Sponsored by FMG Publications, the Shooting Industry Masters match tests each competitor’s speed and accuracy with a pistol, rifle and shotgun.

Approximately 370 shooters representing 78 teams participated in the event, which raised $37,000 for the First Shots program.

Developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and hosted by independent shooting facilities, the program provides participants with a comprehensive introduction to shooting by qualified range operators and instructors that includes firearm safety, local ownership requirements, shooting fundamentals, hands-on instruction and how and where to continue.

“We are proud to have been part of this year’s Shooting Industry Masters competition,” said Ken Pfau, Vice President of Law Enforcement and Commercial Sales at FNH USA. “Congratulations to Tasha — and the rest of Team FNH USA — for a job well done.”

“The folks at FNH USA are responsible for a sizable chunk of the money raised for First Shots by hosting an exciting 3-gun side match,” said Randy Molde, FMG Publications. “Masters competitors were thrilled with the opportunity to experience the action that 3-gun competition provides. We appreciate all the work FNH USA put into producing such a popular event.”

“More than 200 shooters participated in FNH USA’s side match this weekend in over 100 degree heat,” said Pfau. “Now that’s a dedicated team! They were out there, excited to have the opportunity to show spectators what 3-gun is all about.”

Members of Team FNH USA shooting in the 2011 Shooting Industry Masters match included Pfau, Mark Hanish, Tasha Hanish, Larry Houck, Diana Liedorff, Erik Lund and Tommy Thacker.

Tasha Hanish. Photo courtesy of FNH USA.

FNH USA, LLC is the sales and marketing arm of FN Herstal, S.A., Belgium. Its corporate mission is to expand its global leadership position in defense, law enforcement and commercial markets by delivering superior products and the finest in training and logistical support.

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