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has not gone unnoticed-"Kevin is simply unbelievable when it comes to his support for the
NRA Action Pistol Program" said Damien Orsinger,
NRA pistol coordinator.
Action pistol scoring is based on both speed and
accuracy, so ability to adapt to match conditions is
crucial. This kind of training crosses over to other
disciplines, according to Kevin; "NRA Action Pistol
is perfect for those wanting to improve their scores
in IDPA and USPSA. It teaches them how to be a
more accurate shooter.
"
Kevin elaborated more about the speed and
accuracy of action pistol; "A shooter has to be
aware of what's happening in front of them at all
times. If something is going wrong in front of you,
you must be able to adapt immediately. As an
example, while shooting the three shot strings on
the mover, I draw to the target. Sometimes I draw
behind the target. As I'm moving the dot to the
X-ring, I have to remember that I'm now swinging
faster than the target. If I fire the shot in the middle
of the X-ring, the shot will impact in front of the
X-ring and might be an eight. When this happens, I
fire the shot just before the X-ring and the shot will
be an X. Everything happens so fast, if your mind
becomes faster than the target in front of you, it
means losing [an X].
"
DRIVE TO WIN
Kevin's drive to win began early, and is best illustrated by his dedication to practice. He told SSUSA:
"My desire to practice came from wanting to win
regional and state championships. At the time, I
competed with George Mowbray of Lake Charles,
Louisiana. He was consistently shooting 1916 or
better at these matches. My scores had been running between 1900 and 1910. I had to improve my
skills in order to start winning. This is where all the
practice came in. Since I was shooting on a tight
budget that meant that I had to do what I call 'smart
practice'. Merely throwing lead downrange was
[much] too expensive. Instead, I concentrated on
each string of fire in each event. When I successfully
completed a string to my satisfaction I would move
onto the next. If I didn't get the results that I wanted,

▲ Kevin Angstadt competes in the Colt Speed Event, at the
conclusion of the 2014 NRA Bianchi Cup Action Pistol Championship. According to Angstadt, "Bianchi is a long week. It is
unlike any other match in [NRA] Action Pistol competition."

I would sit back, and think about what was going
on in front of me and ways to fix the problem.
"
"Once you make High Master (1901 and up) in
action pistol, it's the little things that can set you
apart. The key is to find those little things. I also
figured out that shooting at different ranges was
a great way of gaining experience that I could use
later. A shooter that competes at matches at the
same range is really hurting themselves. When they
shoot a match at a different range, the equipment
will not be exactly the same. Therefore, those scores
fired in practice will not show up at the match. I
found all the ranges that shoot action pistol through
Shooting Sports USA or word of mouth. *
"
SSUSA learned that Kevin was picked up by
Ultradot at the SHOT Show this past January in
Las Vegas, Nevada. Congratulations Kevin!
Interested in running NRA Action Pistol/Bianchi
matches at your club or range? Contact Damien
Orsinger, pistol coordinator at dorsinger@nrahq.org
or call 703-267-1478.

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