Tactical Solutions’ BJ Norris Wins Open Rimfire Speed Shooting Title
PIRU, Calif. — -(AmmoLand.com)- Tactical Solutions team member BJ Norris of Tyler, Texas captured the Open Rimfire Pistol title on Thursday at the 2009 Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships in Piru, Calif.
Norris shot the eight stages in a winning time of 69.00. Billy Abbate of McDonough, Ga. took second with a time of 73.76 while the 2008 defending champion Dave Sevigny, who is also sponsored by Tactical Solutions, finished third with a time of 73.92.
With the win Norris has cleared the first hurdle in defending his 2008 Steel Master title which goes to the shooter with the top combined score in the Rimfire, Limited and Open matches.
Despite the win, today’s shooting was not considered the best by Norris or any of the top shooters who referred to today’s shooting as “choppy.”
“Our speed was the same, but the accuracy wasn’t,” explained Sevigny. “I had a slow start with a malfunction and had to eat a four second run on the first stage, Showdown.”
“Roundabout was my worst stage of the day due to a malfunction and otherwise generally poor shooting,” joked Norris. “Outer Limits was a comedy too. On my first run I called my shot on the stop plate but there was no impact mark. It took a moment to register and I finally shot the stop plate. Luckily my other runs were keepers.”
“Calling your shots is real critical here,” Sevigny agreed.
All three shooters will face off again today in the Limited match along with several other top nationally ranked shooters.
It is estimated that more than 65,000 rounds will be put downrange during the Steel Challenge with countless thousands more shot in practice. For complete results and more information on the Steel Challenge and the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA) visit www.SteelChallenge.com.
About the SCSA:
The Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA) is the governing body of the sport of Speed Shooting and organizer of the Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships. To learn more about SCSA and the Steel Challenge visit SteelChallenge.com where you will find stage diagrams, complete results, a list of past champions, world record times and more.