Team GLOCK Earns Top Finishes at Steel Challenge Nationals
SMYRNA, Georgia – -(AmmoLand.com)- Team GLOCK competed at the Steel Challenge Nationals in Titusville, FL from March 26 – 29 where they earned several top finishes and titles during the event.
- High Overall Open Rimfire, 65.72 seconds (Steel Challenge record)
- 2nd Overall Limited Centerfire, 96.76 seconds
- 3rd Overall Open Centerfire, 85.07 seconds
- 2nd Overall Steel Master, 247.55 seconds
- High Lady Open Rimfire, 81.67 seconds
- High Lady Iron Sight Centerfire, 117.72 seconds
- High Lady Open Centerfire, 103.03 seconds
- High Lady Steel Master, 302.42 seconds
- High Lady Iron Sight Rimfire, 104.04 seconds
- 2nd Lady Iron Sight Centerfire, 131.50 seconds
- 3rd Lady Open Sight Centerfire, 134.06 seconds
- 3rd Lady Steel Master, 369.60 seconds
GLOCK 17 pistols by S&J Customs were used by Team GLOCK in the Open division. Notable external modifications on the SJC G17 pistols are aluminum compensators, magwells and mounts with optics by C-More Systems.
Dave Sevigny continued to lead all polymer framed Open pistols with a 3rd overall finish. Sevigny consistently finishes in the Top 5 in the Steel Challenge Open division at the National and World level and is the only person to do so with a polymer “duty” gun as a base pistol. Sevigny’s 3rd overall score at 85.07 seconds is the best to date with a GLOCK or any other polymer pistol. A GLOCK 34 was used by Sevigny to place 2nd overall in Limited and Steel Master.
“It’s a step in the right direction,” Sevigny said of his personal best Steel Challenge score. “One day I will have an Open Centerfire title in Steel Challenge at the World or National level. I’m just going to keep working at it.”
In related news, Sevigny shattered the Steel Challenge Open Rimfire record with a 65.72 second score using a Tactical Solutions pistol. BJ Norris of Smith and Wesson, the 2009 Steel Master, finished in 2nd place, .07 seconds behind Sevigny. In the ladies category, three women competed at the Steel Challenge Nationals for the Rimfire, Iron, Open and Steel Master titles. Jessie Abbate won a decisive Open championship title by more than 10 seconds over Smith and Wesson’s Kay Miculek. Abbate also won the ladies Open Rimfire, Iron sight and Steel Master titles. Jessie Abbate continues to be the #1 lady competitor in Steel Challenge and looks to add more titles at the world championship this summer in Piru, CA. Abbate said, “Training for three events takes a lot of time and dedication, so it felt good to be victorious in all three divisions. I was happy for my teammates to be at the top as well.”
Randi Rogers finished 3rd Lady in her debut with an Open pistol, 2nd Lady in Iron sight, high lady Iron Rimfire and 3rd Lady Steel Master. “The US Steel Nationals is the first time I have shot a gun with optics in competition. Shooting the S&J Custom G17 with a CMore sight was a completely different experience from the almost stock G34 I usually run in competition. I enjoyed the experience immensely and can’t wait to try it out again soon,” said Rogers.
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“Our shooters continue to demonstrate their talents and prove how diverse GLOCK pistols are,” said Vice President of Sales and Marketing Gary Fletcher. “They are at the top or near the top of the results in every division of Steel Challenge, USPSA and IDPA. GLOCK, Inc. once again congratulates Team GLOCK Shooting Squad for another fine performance.”