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AGUILA CUP FACTS
CZ-USA's Dave Miller

Guns & Ammo editor
Eric Poole with a
CZ-USA Supreme
Field 12-gauge

PHOTO BY AGUILA

Match
winner
Gebben
Miles

Bianchi shooter
Mark Itzstein

■ For the past three years, TxAT and Aguila Ammunition have
hosted the Copa Aguila in Mexico-the largest sport shooting
event in Latin America. While the Copa Aguila will continue to be
held in Guadalajara, Mexico, the Aguila Cup has been split off as
a separate event.
■ CZ-USA generously donated 10 CZ 612 Target 12-gauge shotguns
to be used as prizes for the top 10 finishers in Hunter Class for the
main event. Hunter Class is used by the National Sporting Clays
Association for new shooters who are not registered shooters
with the organization. Guinness World Record holder Dave
Miller and others from CZ-USA were competing at the match and
also providing guidance to new shotgun shooters.
■ The match had a big incentive meant to encourage shooters to try
out unfamiliar disciplines. Among the total $65,000 in prizes at the
Aguila Cup this year was the "Triple Threat" prize pack, awarded
to the shooter with the highest score competing in three sports
offered at the match: Five-Stand, 3-Gun and Rimfire. Shooters
needed at least 100 points in each of the three to qualify. The first
place "Triple Threat" prize pack included a $5,000 cash payout.
■ Aguila partnered with Lucas Oil and Rimfire Challenge staff to
design the stages for the individual 3-Gun and Rimfire events.
Noted Rimfire champion John Nagel was on hand to help with
the design as well and he shared a few of his tips with shooters
on shaving seconds from scores.
■ The Five-Stand course had shooters using Aguila MiniShell ammo.
I had a chance to use these shells on the course with the CZ-USA
Wingshooter Elite 12-gauge shotgun, and my body was very
appreciative of the reduced recoil. The accuracy with the MiniShells
was on par with standard 12-gauge shotshells.
■ For those unfamiliar with 3-Gun competition, there were 3-Gun
instructional classes taught by pro shooter Keith Garcia. The
classes reviewed basic 3-Gun competition fundamentals.
■ The 2018 Aguila Cup VIP lounge was sponsored by the NRA.
Additionally, the National Shooting Sports Foundation provided a
condensed version of their "First Shots" program to anyone who
wanted basic firearms instruction.

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