Jessie Duff wins Ladies Steel Master at U.S. Steel Nationals

Miami, FL –  (Women’s Outdoor News) — Competing for the first time under the Taurus banner, pro shooter Jessie Duff won the Ladies Steel Master title at the 2012 U.S. Steel Nationals.

Photo courtesy of Taurus USA

Jessie’s first match of the 2012 season was the US Steel Challenge Nationals. She competed in three divisions: .22 Optic Rimfire, Limited and Open. All three divisions qualify her for the Steel Master title, an aggregate score of all three divisions. After the match Jessie commented, “This match was the first match of the year for me, and I wanted to kick the season off with a victory, especially with my new relationship with Taurus. I was very proud to come home with three national titles!”

Jessie mentioned that she struggled with a few stages in both divisions, but fought through it and carried on to the next. “Each day seemed to start about the same, with the first few stages going well, and then I would have a few I struggled on. But, when that happens, instead of thinking that I have to make up time on the next stage, I just pull back slightly and get a little more deliberate.” Knowing when to push and when not to worked very well for Jessie, and brought her to the winner’s podium once again.


Jessie defended her 2011 titles in Ladies Limited, Open and Steel Master, making this her 6th year in a row to win the Ladies Steel Master title. “Competing for Steel Master is a lot more difficult than you would think,” Duff says. ” You have to be just as proficient with all three guns, as someone would be with one. A lot of time goes into training for it, and thankfully it paid off this weekend!”


Mark Kresser, President and CEO of Taurus USA comments, “We are very pleased with Jessie’s performance and couldn’t be happier for her. Jessie is well on her way of taking Taurus to a new level and breaking open the door of the competition world. I was happy to have had the opportunity to see Jessie shoot her first match of the season. We are looking forward to Jessie having many more wins this year.”


Jessie mentioned that Mark driving up to see her shoot was a wonderful surprise. “It meant a lot that Mark took the time to come see me compete, it just adds to the wonderful welcome I’ve received from Taurus!”


Beyond Jessie’s commitment to the 2012 competition season, she will be traveling to Brazil this summer to share shooting tactics, training and techniques with the Brazilian law enforcement agencies.


About Jessie Duff:

Jessie Duff (formerly Jessie Harrison) has taken her shooting career of a beginner, all the way to a top ranked professional, earning multiple World and National Champion shooting titles, in five different shooting disciplines. Among these are the prestigious Bianchi Cup and the World Speed Shooting Championships. Jessie has also ranked in numerous regional and state champion matches as well. Outside of shooting, Jessie is a TV personality on the hit series Friends of NRA, on the Outdoor Channel. Reaching this level of shooting performance in her career, defines a well-disciplined competitor and role model for the Taurus Shooting Team.


About Taurus:

Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc. is proud to be the U.S. importer of all Taurus brand firearms manufactured in Brazil and to be the manufacturer of the model PT-22, PT-25, PT-732 and PT-738 pistols made here in the US. Taurus International services all Taurus brand firearms under the LIFETIME REPAIR POLICY™ as well. For additional information about Taurus, visit High-resolution images are available at




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