Barry, Illinois – Team Smith & Wesson Captain Julie Golob overcame morning rain, afternoon heat and challenging courses of fire to win 2012 USPSA Ladies Single Stack National Champion honors at the United States Practical Shooting Association Nationals, May 3 – 5.
This win marks Julie’s 13th USPSA Ladies National Champion title. In this match, she placed 37th overall, 1st Woman and 1st B Class.
“The USPSA Single Stack Nationals is one of my favorite events!” said Julie. “The staff has so much experience that, regardless of pouring rain or unbearable heat, they excel at ensuring that all shooters have a safe, fun time. It’s also one of the best USPSA matches in that it tests a wide variety of practical shooting skills.”
Julie shot the match with her Smith & Wesson Pro Series 1911 pistol chambered in 9mm, with custom work by Pete Single, a Stan Chen magwell and Warren Tactical sights. In pistol matches she uses ASYM Ammunition with Vihta Vuori components and Starline Brass, and wears a Safariland belt and holster rig and Rudy Project eye protection.
Julie said that going into the match, she knew she needed to prepare for lots of reloads, one-handed shooting and challenging shots.
“I competed with a great squad of shooters,” Julie said. “Even with the weather extremes we faced, from shooting in the rain to the soaring temperatures in the afternoon, we had a lot of fun!”
Julie was especially proud of the fact that she had no penalties in the match despite the challenges it presented.
“I was really happy with my performance and excited to claim the win among a field of very talented women.”
For more photos of the 2012 USPSA Single Stack Nationals, please visit Paul Hyland’s website.