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"I'VE HAD THE HONOR OF COMPETING WITH AMAZING SHOOTERS
WHO HAVE TAUGHT ME MANY LESSONS OVER THE YEARS."
Custom Pistol Team. This first all-women
factory team just celebrated 21 years of
competition-and collectively hold four
National Records.
When competing in rimfire, Kimberly
shoots a Hammerli 208. She uses a Curtis
Custom .45 cal. 1911 and a Les Baer Custom
.45 cal. 1911 in the centerfire and .45 cal.
competitions. She also has a Les Baer
Custom Hardball Model .45 cal. 1911 that she
uses in EIC Matches. For Action Pistol, it's
an Accuracy X 1911 Long Slide in 9 mm. As
for ammo, in Bullseye or Precision Matches,
she uses CCI Blue Box .22LR Standard
Velocity ammunition for the .22 portion. For
centerfire and .45 cal. matches, its Quality
Cast 160-grain SWC hard-cast bullets on the
short line and 185-grain Zero bullets on the
long line. Finally, for Action Pistol she uses a
Zero 9 mm 115-grain JHP bullet.
For Bullseye, Kimberly's "range bag" is
the Gun-Ho Gun Box 4 that she wheels
on a Perry Chariot Range cart by EMT.
This allows her to carry all her gear, gun
box and targets. With each phase of our
Bullseye competition, she is on the range
for a minimum of 1.5 hours shooting. An
entire match takes a minimum of five
hours. While the Gun-Ho box is big, it allows
her to bring what she needs without being
cramped. Using the Perry Chariot Range Cart
gives her room for foul-weather gear, extra
ammunition, water and food, as well as bug
spray and cooling towels. 
In the box Kimberly carries ammunition,
shooting glasses, custom ear plugs, Howard
Leight Hearing muffs, scoring devices and

score book; money for challenges, red, black
and blue Sharpies for marking her brass,
empty chamber indicators, extra batteries
for dot sights, anti-fog spray, Kowa spotting
scope, a timer and spare magazines. Now we
know why she needs a big box!  
Kimberly's advice for new pistol shooters-
be positive! "Find a match and talk to the
competitors and match officials. Too often
we concentrate on what we have done
wrong, thereby reinforcing the negative in
our brains. We must feast on the positive
and forget the negative. Start with the
fundamentals and gain confidence. Begin
with close targets and once those have been
mastered, move farther out. Most importantly,
don't be afraid to try something new out of
fear of embarrassing oneself. We all started
out in the same place, at the beginning! Shoot
with shooters that are better then you. It
pushes you to strive and get outside of your
comfort zone. Have goals, short and long
term, and always be positive." *

Kimberly's husband commissioned this painting of her
shooting at her favorite place-Camp Perry. 

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