HOUSTON, Texas – In her fifth time competing in the National Rifle Association’s famed Bianchi Cup Action Pistol National Championships, Comp-Tac Victory Gear’s Randi Rogers made history as the first woman to ever finish in the top three overall within a division with her production division finish this past weekend in Columbia, Mo.
With a final score of 1863-117x, Rogers’ third place overall finish, out of 71 production division shooters, earned her the Ladies Production Division Championship. Roger’s championship run was fueled in part by her commanding performance in Event 4, The Olin C. Barjenbruch Falling Plate Event, where she claimed an outright win defeating such greats as Rob Leatham and the eventual 2013 Production Division Champion Enoch Smith with a perfect score of 48 out of 48 plates. Rogers ended the competition weekend with a third place finish in the Colt Speed Event Production Shoot-Off.
“The Bianchi Cup is one of my favorite events of the season. I enjoy shooting the production division because I have the opportunity to shoot the same gun I compete with all year long, but it is challenging to compete with such a basic piece of equipment. I was honored to share the podium with great shooters like Rob Leatham and Enoch Smith, and I look forward to returning next year to defend the title, hopefully with even more practice,” explained Rogers.
Rogers’ Bianchi Cup win is the latest to a long line of championship wins in Single Action Shooting Society, U.S. Practical Shooting Association, International Defensive Pistol Association, International Practical Shooting Confederation and Steel Challenge Shooting Association competitions, and ranks her among the most accomplished competitors in the shooting sports.
In addition to sending Rogers to compete, Comp-Tac also sponsored the Ladies Production and Ladies Metallic Division awards. Comp-Tac General Manager Gordon Carrell was on hand to present the awards and honor the accomplishments of the Bianchi Cup’s women shooters.
“The NRA has done a phenomenal job in helping the Bianchi Cup grow, and Comp-Tac Victory Gear is honored to support their efforts as a major sponsor of this year’s match. Since female shooters are a huge part of our business, we felt the best way to contribute to the Bianchi Cup’s growth was to recognize and honor the accomplishments of the many talented women competing,” said Carrell, who also competes on behalf of the company as a member of Team Comp-Tac.
In addition to Rogers shooting the Bianchi Cup, Team Comp-Tac member Gordon Carrell arrived in Missouri fresh off his own clean sweep at the Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship where he won the Enhanced Service Pistol division title, High Industry and Most Accurate, all while posting the top overall score among all shooters in all divisions.
“Since I first started making holsters competition has been a vital part of the Comp-Tac business. Having employees who use the gear in local, state, regional, national and world competitions has helped us to create and maintain the best holsters on the market. I am proud and honored to work with and sponsor Gordon and Randi,” commented Gregg Garret president and owner of Comp-Tac Victory Gear.
Next up for Team Comp-Tac, Rogers and Carrell will compete in the USPSA Double Tap Championship in Wichita Falls, Texas, June 4-6.
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