ICORE Announces Hogue Grips As Premier Sponsor of 19th Annual International Revolver Championships
LOS OSOS, Calif. –-(Ammoland.com)- The International Confederation of Revolver Enthusiasts (ICORE) announced that Hogue Inc., makers of handgun grips, rifle stocks and accessories, will join Smith & Wesson and Brownells as a premier sponsor of the organization’s 19th Annual Smith & Wesson International Revolver Championships.
The International Revolver Championships bring together the top wheelgun shooters from throughout the United States and overseas to compete for titles in the Open, Limited and Retro revolver divisions. Upwards of 200 shooters are expected to put more than 60,000 rounds downrange in the quest for championship titles.
“We are proud to once again add Hogue as a premier sponsor to the growing list of companies supporting the International Revolver Championships. Hogue has been an active supporter of the shooting sports and their grips are a favorite among competition shooters, particularly with revolver shooters competing in ICORE events,” said Art Leach of ICORE.
The 19th Annual Smith & Wesson International Revolver Championships will take place June 4-6 on the Hogue Action Pistol Range at the San Luis Obispo Sportsmen’s Association. The match is the highlight of ICORE’s competition season.
“Hogue is proud to have been a major IRC sponsor since its inaugural event in 1992. I have personally participated in the IRC every year beginning in 1993 and it’s long been my favorite match,” said Pat Hogue.
“I really enjoy the camaraderie and relaxed atmosphere among revolver shooters. Of course, when it comes to their performance ICORE competitors are all business. This probably explains why upwards of 90% of ICORE shooters compete wearing Hogue grips on their wheelguns.”
For further information on ICORE and the 19th Annual Smith & Wesson International Revolver Championships visit www.icore.org.
The International Confederation of Revolver Enthusiasts (ICORE) was founded in 1991 by Mike and Sharon Higashi, long time active shooters in all the handgun sports. Envisioned as an alternative to the “arms race” that was occurring in the other action shooting sports at that time, a revolver-only competition would allow even the most basic equipment to be used and still provide enjoyment and satisfaction.