Team GLOCK Wins Five Titles at USPSA GLOCK Area 6 Pistol Championship
SMYRNA, Georgia – -(AmmoLand.com)- In the first USPSA Area championship of the season, team captain Dave Sevigny led Team GLOCK to victory at Area 6 by winning the Production division and Area 6 championship. Jessie Abbate won the High Lady Limited division and Area 6 High Lady title, while Randi Rogers won the High Lady Limited-10 title. The tournament was held at the South River Gun Club in Covington, Georgia on April 17-19.
The Production division was hotly contested with twelve Master and Grandmaster level competitors vying for the title in the 56 competitor field. In another dominating performance with a GLOCK 34, Dave Sevigny won nine of the twelve courses of fire and finished more than 239 points ahead of the second place Grandmaster.
Stage 1, Field Of Steel, was considered the most complex course of fire in the tournament and Sevigny earned the #1 position not only in Production division, but over all other divisions. Sevigny ripped through 32 pieces of knock down steel located at distances of ten to thirty yards and covered six positions in only 27.93 seconds. “That went just as I’d planned thankfully. I did all I could to concentrate, be visual and to call each shot,” said Sevigny. The performance is significant because Production requires the competitor to reload the pistol frequently to complete a stage and fewer rounds are available per shooting position. The top Open and Limited division scores were 29.66 seconds and 31.07 seconds. Open and Limited pistols often feature competitive advantages over Production pistols and magazines may hold 2-3 times as many rounds.
Jessie Abbate competed with a GLOCK 24 against a field of ten ladies in the 125 person Limited division field. Abbate shot another consistent match to repeat her High Lady division and Area 6 titles. “I’m happy the USPSA season is underway and look forward to the road to the Nationals,” said Abbate.
Randi Rogers competed with a GLOCK 35 in the 18 person Limited-10 field. Two women, Rogers and Kay Miculek, fought for the Limited-10 title where Rogers emerged as the High Lady. “I was pleased with my shooting at Area 6. This was the first match I have competed in with my G35 and it was a success. The gun ran great the whole match and I was able to finish well in the standings,” said Rogers.
GLOCK Inc., one of the industry leaders in supporting the shooting sports, repeated as match sponsor for the tournament. Cindy Noyes, Area 6 Match Director states, “We have been fortunate to have GLOCK, Inc. as our match sponsor this year and last year. They have been very generous with their match donations. I am continually impressed with the professionalism of the members of Team GLOCK and of course with their shooting abilities. Dave always gives a great performance and I have watched Jessie and Randi come into their own over the last couple of years. We wish to see the team again and for GLOCK, Inc. to return next year as our match sponsor.”
In other notable finishes Todd Kennedy of Georgia won the Limited-10 division using a GLOCK 35 and Mike Hughes of Washington was second in Production using a GLOCK 17.
To see Dave Sevigny in action at the Area 6 Field of Steel II stage, visit the GLOCKIncUSA You Tube account.
Team GLOCK will head to the NRA Convention in Phoenix, AZ on May 15-17 and will then compete at the NRA Bianchi Cup Action Pistol Championship in Columbia, MO from May 18-23.
GLOCK, Inc. is the sponsor of the Production division in Bianchi Cup, which is similar to Stock and Production divisions in IDPA and USPSA.