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Zealand, Brazil and Italy. This sport is growing
all over the world," Brown said about the
Grand. Brown was shooting a Kolar shotgun.
"In this sport, the three big manufacturers are
Kreighoff, Perazzi and Kolar. You will see a lot
of people start out with Browning, which is
great for beginners. I like Kolar, because it's
American-made." He also uses the Remington
Nitro 27 for shells.
Katie Ann Petersen of Fremont, NE, was
shooting her first Grand this year, although
she had been to the venue previously for
Scholastic Clay Target Program competition.
Petersen began shooting as a freshman in
2012 at Marion High School, and during
her junior year she won Nebraska's High
Lady Gun. Now she is a member of the
Doane University team. Her favorite part
of trap is the atmosphere. "It's a very calm
and relaxing sport. The people are really
wonderful. My college team and Coach
Ricky Marshall have been helpful." For a
gun, Petersen has a Kolar she picked up
prior to the Grand. For ammo, in handicap
she shoots Winchester AA 1290 7½, and for
singles she uses Federal Gold Medal Grand.
Steve Comus, director of publishing at
Safari Club International has been going to

the Grand for over 50 years. A true student of
the clay shooting sports, Steve literally wrote
the book on sporting clays. He was shooting a
Perazzi MX10 shotgun at the Grand this year.
"With thousands of shooters on the line
each day, the Grand American is much more
than just a shooting competition, although it
is the biggest such competition in the world.
Each shooter has his or her personal story
and reason(s) to be there. The Grand is a
part of Americana, right at the intersection of
culture and tradition," said Comus.
He added, "The Grand is an opportunity
to be part of a true community of active
shooters. One thing that seems to separate
the Grand from many other shooting
competitions is that, although there are
recognized winners, there really are no losers.
Just being there and experiencing the unique
energy of the Grand can be gratifying enough
for many folks. But there is just something
really special about going to the line, calling
for a target and then hitting it that's different
at the Grand than at any other shoot."

"THE GRAND IS A PART OF
AMERICANA, RIGHT AT THE
INTERSECTION OF CULTURE
AND TRADITION."

Steve Comus takes aim during a handicap
match the last day of the tournament.

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