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ave Miller has done it again. It seems
like only yesterday (2015) I stood on a
shotgun range in Kansas and watched
him dissolve clay targets (shooting from the
hip) to set a Guinness Book of World Records
of 3,653 in one hour. Yep, you read that
correctly-3,653 targets broken-and he has
a tattoo on his arm to prove it. I was there
to witness it and it was a sight to behold.
After meeting Dave Miller and watching that
event, I was certain it would not be long
until he would attempt some new shotgun
adventure. Well, as it turns out, I was right.
You see, Dave Miller is really not like the rest
of us who think we like to shoot shotguns.
Dave Miller eats, sleeps, breathes and I
bet even dreams about shotguns. Fittingly
enough, he's the shotgun product manager
and pro shooter for CZ-USA-maker of
several nice shotguns (more on this later).
About a year ago, Miller started looking
at a new record to smash and settled on
a different concept. Most number of clays
broken by a five-person team in 12 hours.
The standing record of 4,602 was set by a
five-person team in Kent, England, in 2015.
With careful planning and much training by
his squad of hot-shot young competitive
shooters, Miller figured he could easily
surpass this record, and boy did he.
The coolest thing that Dave Miller did here
is that he recruited young shooters from all
over the country to be his teammates on this
historic record attempt. Two boys and two
girls were chosen to accompany him on the
firing line on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at the
Powder Creek Shooting Park at Lenexa, KS.
The qualifying shoots for this event were
held at the SCTP (Scholastic Clay Target
Program) Nationals at the Cardinal Shooting

CZ-USA's Dave Miller is no stranger to breaking
records. Back in 2015, he set the Guinness World
Record for the most clay targets ever shot over a
60-minute span-a mind-boggling 3,653 clay birds.

Center in Marengo, OH, Jul. 13-20, and at the
AIM Grand Championship held at the World
Shooting Complex in Sparta, IL, Jul. 29Aug. 4, 2019. AIM (Academics, Integrity and
Marksmanship) is a division of the American
Trap Association for young shooters.
To me, the kicker for the selection process
to be part of this event is this: The shooting
scores were only 50 percent of the total score
needed for these young people to shoot for the
world record. The other half of the score was
based on an essay that the prospective shooter
must write on what the shooting sports mean
to them and why they deserve to be on the
World Record Team. While there is no doubt
that Dave Miller could have recruited a team
of superb adult shotgun shooters to help him
with this event, he didn't do that, instead he
chose to include young shooters on this team.

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