WON Landing Page OCT 2022

Photo Gallery: A Look at Bianchi Cup Colors and Bling

Michelle Cerino describes the colors and bling found at this year’s Bianchi Cup

For the third year in a row, I competed at the NRA Midway USA & NRA National Bianchi Cup Challenge. This prestigious handgun event draws shooters from all over the world. Men, women and children of various sizes, shapes and color compete with an array of handguns, sporting a variety of clothing and gear. At most firearms events, photographers concentrate on the obvious – people shooting guns. For my photos this year, I searched for the small details of competitors’ attire, something that doesn’t usually get much attention. I sought out the colors and bling of the Bianchi Cup.

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She Shoots 2, with Michelle Cerino, is sponsored by Galco Gunleather.


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I tried something new this year, the purple bling thing. The sun vividly caught every detail of my Pack’n Heat ear muffs and Brilliant Backstrap , both available at GunGoddess.com.



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Randi Roger’s displayed a rainbow of Comp-Tac magazine pouches on her belt.



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Tiffany Piper was pretty in pink with her hearing and eye protection, not to mention her phone and nails.



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Just like the lady herself, Vera Koo’s pistol is both elegant and stunning.



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Sometimes even a Bianchi Cup photographer can get her picture taken when there is a spectator with the perfect sunglasses.



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Not everyone wears tactical pants when she competes. Dazzling, bling-laden pockets appeared again and again.



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Maggie Reese displayed patriotism in her red and blue gear.



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My son’s, Colton Cerino’s, individuality showed in his layered wrist attire, which goes to prove that bling and flash are not reserved for competition shooters of the female gender.



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Both competitors and spectators just said, “No!”to drab colored sneakers.



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Can you guess what Mark Christopher Larwence’s favorite color is?


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So, next time you attend a shooting match, or any sporting event, pay more attention. You’ll never know what you’re missing unless you take the time to look more closely for the details.

  • About Michelle Cerino

    Michelle Cerino, aka Princess Gunslinger, entered the firearms industry in 2011 when Cerino Training Group was established. She immediately began competing in both 3-Gun and NRA Action Pistol, becoming a sponsored shooter. Michelle is currently a columnist and Managing Editor of Women’s Outdoor News, as well as owner of Pervenio LLC. She also manages social media for Vera Koo and GTM Original. Michelle encourages others to step out of the comforts of home and explore.