The Florida Open USPSA match signals the beginning of the 2014 pistol competition season
Wanamassa, NJ (Ammoland.com) – Eagle Imports, Inc., importers of the popular Bersa line of firearms and exclusive distributor of the Metro Arms family, are proud to announce that Bersa sponsored competitive shooter, Gastón Quindi Vallerga, has taken the Production Division title at the 2014 Florida Open Pistol Shooting Tournament held this past February.
The 16th annual pistol competition is held every February in Frostproof, Florida and hosted by the Universal Shooting Academy. The Florida Open is the first USPSA match of the season pitting Grand Masters and competitive shooters from across the U.S., Europe and Latin America against eleven difficult stages featuring close and longer range targets.
“Once again the Universal Shooting Academy has measured up to the task,” Gastón commented. “There were amazing stages that were extremely challenging. The upcoming World Shoot promises to be one of the most challenging events in Practical Shooting's history. I'm still using my Bersa Thunder Pro 9mm, a 4-inch barrel stock pistol, shooting against 5-inch competition production guns. If the Bersa Thunder Pro was up to the task, I can just imagine how the new 5-inch full size Bersa will respond!”
Gastón Quindi Vallerga, a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, three-time IPSC Argentine Champion and Practical Shooting Pan-American Champion, became Bersa sponsored in 2013. The 32-year old Gastón began his competitive shooting career just five years ago and this early win has given Gastón the edge for an exceptional 2014 season.
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For more information about Bersa pistols visit www.bersa.com
S.P.S. was founded in 1996 as an arms manufacturer producing high quality competition pistols and 1911s. Eagle Imports is the exclusive distributor for SPS magazines. As part of a partnership with MAC Corporation, S.P.S. produces some of the world’s best performance pistols, distributed by Eagle Imports in the United States. www.sps1911.com
Founded in the mid 1950’s by Italian immigrants Benso Bonadimani, Ercole Montini and Savino Caselli, Bersa realized success by the late 1950’s with the Modelo 60, a .22 LR pistol. In 1994, a new model name, “Thunder”, was established based on a locked breech and short recoil modified Browning design. Bersa has supplied sidearms for the Argentina Armed Forces and the Argentina Federal Police and is now a recognized world leader in firearms production for police, military and civilians. www.bersa.com
About Metro Arms Corporation:
Metro Arms Corporation, established under the expertise of former competitive shooter, Hector Rodriquez, designs and builds classic and competitive 1911 style pistols. Metro Arms’ state-of-the art facility in the Philippines boasts the latest metallurgic technologies and production equipment resulting in world-class pistols for collectors and competitors with a “Precise Fit…Perfect Fire…” www.metroarms.com
About Eagle Imports:
Founded in 1988, Eagle Imports is proud of its history and tradition of being an exclusive firearms distributor in the United States. Eagle is committed to fulfilling Bersa, Metro Arms and Comanche’s mission in the USA and for providing the ultimate after-sale experience for all of their products. www.eagleimportsinc.com