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2016 2nd place Midsouth Shooters
Supply Crawfish Cup
■ 2015 4th place Trijicon World Challenge
■ 2015 2nd place Fallen Brethren 3-Gun
■ 2014 3rd place 3-Gun World
■ 2014 Overall Champion Superstition
Mystery Mountain 3-Gun
■ 2011, 2006 2nd place Bianchi Cup Open/
■ 2010, 2001, 1997, 1996 Bianchi Cup Team
When Tony competes in 3-Gun he shoots
a STI 2011 in .38 Super for his pistol. His
rifle is the JP Enterprises CTR-02, .223 with
a Leupold Mk6 1x6 along with Delta Point
Pro red dot, and finally for shotgun the
Remington Versamax 12-gauge by RCI XRail.
He wears a Safariland 014 holster for open
division or 578 for tactical division, with ELS
belt system and 773 mag pouches.
For IPSC, Tony competes in a few different
divisions. He uses a STI in .38 Super with
a Leupold Delta Point Pro for open division
or a STI in .40 S&W for limited. The Caspian
1911, .40 S&W or .45 ACP for single stack
division. For Production division he prefers
a Glock 34 in 9 mm, and the Smith & Wesson
625 .45 ACP for revolver division.
For NRA Action Pistol, Tony shoots a
Caspian 1911 in .38 Super with an Aimpoint
red dot sight in open division. And for ICORE
PHOTOS BY BECKY YACKLEY
match was in 1983 at the Second Chance
Bowling Pin Shoot in Central Lake, MI.
Finishing in the top 10 of the revolver event
Tony won his first gun. This win was the
catalyst to what has now become not only
Tony's passion to compete, but an on-going
love for the shooting sports.
Revolver, he shoots a Smith & Wesson 627
8-shot in .38 Special with Hartco moonclips
and a CR Speed revolver holster.
For a range bag Tony carries the Vertx
Range Bags which come in different sizes.
For long gun he uses the Safariland 3-Gun
bag. Tony carries extra magazines, small
spare parts for all the guns, extra mag
pouches, tools, earplugs, ear muffs, shooting
glasses, lens cleaner, a cleaning rag, choke
tubes, elbow pads, range finder, batteries for
sights and enough ammo to go through a
stage twice, in case of a reshoot.
For those interested in getting started in
any of the shooting disciplines Tony points
out that you don't have to break the bank.
Any stock firearm can get you started. Add
a holster, a couple of mag pouches, some
extra mags, ammo and you are ready. Find
someone that's involved at your local range
to walk you through the safety aspects and
equipment needed for the match. You'll need
to walk before you run, just like most things
in life. Good gun handling and safety come
first. Speed will come in time. Learn to be
accurate and hit what you aim at. As his
father once told him, "Don't wish one down
range, you can't bring it back because now it
becomes only a wish." Getting better gear or
custom firearms can come later if you decide
to raise your game. Practice, practice, and
then practice some more! You get what you
put into it when it comes to shooting.
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