Team GLOCK Wins Production Division at 2009 NRA Bianchi Cup
SMYRNA, Georgia – -(AmmoLand.com)-Dave Sevigny of Team GLOCK added another title to his illustrious career with a win in the new Production division at the 30th Anniversary NRA Bianchi Cup Action Pistol National Championship. The annual tournament was held May 19-23 in Columbia, Missouri at Green Valley Rifle and Pistol Club. Sevigny won with his championship proven GLOCK 34 in 9×19. The Production division was sponsored by GLOCK, Inc.
Bianchi Cup is known as an event where accuracy is paramount. Competitors must fire 192 rounds at paper and steel targets at distances of 30 to 150 feet. Point reductions are made for hits outside an eight inch diameter and no extra shots are permitted.
One stage requires engaging a moving target while another is fired from positions behind barricades.
Sevigny, who had not competed at the Bianchi Cup since his first entry in 2004, edged Bianchi Cup regular Jess Christensen for the win by 11 points. John McNally finished in third place with a GLOCK 34.
Steel Challenge Limited National champion BJ Norris was sixth overall. Sevigny has won National championships in IDPA, NRA Action Pistol, Steel Challenge and USPSA with the
“I commend NRA for introducing this division to Action Pistol. Now someone can be competitive here with a handgun like the GLOCK with little or no modifications,” explained Sevigny.
Production competitors accounted for 28 total entries to come within one entry of tying the Metallic division for participation in its first year. Metallic is a more specialized iron sight division which permits use of single action pistols.
“Winning the GLOCK, Inc. sponsored Production division is imperative to us, because it speaks volumes for the accuracy and reliability of the GLOCK pistol,” said GLOCK, Inc. VP Gary Fletcher.
“The title also speaks volumes for the talent of Dave Sevigny – congratulations on your first NRA Bianchi Cup title.”
Team GLOCK’s Randi Rogers was fifth overall and High Lady in Production with a GLOCK 34 identical to Sevigny’s. Appearing in her first Bianchi Cup, Rogers defeated Annette Aysen by 114 points.
“This was a challenging and enjoyable match and I was pleased with my performance,” said Rogers.
Team GLOCK’s Jessie Abbate finished fourth Lady in Open division and won the Ladies Shoot-Off in her debut with an S&J Custom GLOCK 17 made for Action Pistol.
“This was a positive learning experience for me. I enjoy the Action Pistol stages and plan to train hard for next season,” said Abbate.
“I’m proud of my teammates for their performances here. We look forward to returning to the Bianchi Cup in 2010,” added Team GLOCK Captain Dave Sevigny.
For more info on NRA Action Pistol visit www.nrahq.org/compete/nm_actionshooting.asp
Coverage of the 2009 Bianchi Cup will air on Outdoor Channel this summer on Shooting USA and Shooting Gallery.
About GLOCK, Inc:
Utilizing advanced technological methods, GLOCK has a leading position in the world market as a pistol and accessories designer and manufacturer. With their commitment to uncompromised quality, GLOCK uses high-tech engineering to provide the international benchmark for safety, reliability and ease of maintenance. GLOCK’s remarkable knowledge and experience from their applications and processing of steel and polymer are being used to design revolutionary products. These products meet and exceed the ongoing demands of law enforcement, military and civilian customers for firearms that demonstrate the very best in reliability, durability and safety of use. Their high-tech engineering and construction create a handgun that can stand up to punishment that even the most unforgiving conditions can generate.