Bruce Piatt Wins Heavy Metal Optics Division at FNH-USA 3-Gun Championship

Bruce Piatt
Bruce Piatt
Bruce Piatt
Bruce Piatt

Montvale, NJ -( Bruce Piatt, World Champion competitive shooter won his first Heavy Metal Optics Division at the FNH-USA 3-Gun Championship held at the Peacemaker National Training Center in Glengary, WV.

The three day main match held September 3-5, 2015 included ten stages set throughout the natural terrain of the West Virginia Mountains. With long range rifle targets set out at 400 yards and some tight targets at four yards, the challenge was in making the right decision of which gun to use.

A week prior to the match, Piatt received notice his usual Heavy Metal Iron Sight gear he planned to use would not be recognized. Not one to be discouraged, Piatt now had the perfect opportunity to debut his new Burris XTR II 1.5 x 8 scope he had received a few weeks earlier. Shooting the division with his DPMS G2 .308 rifle and mounted Burris XTR II scope, Piatt had to quickly do some homework to check his zero and holds with his custom ammo. True to form, the Burris XTR II reticle was dead on.

Piatt credited his win to the same advice he offers his students when they are trying to figure out how to shoot a stage.

“Don’t just play follow the leader and do what everyone else is doing. Always plan a stage in a way that will use your own strong points to the fullest advantage.” Piatt added, “Today, my plan and equipment ran flawlessly, I could not have asked for a better day.”

Later this month, Piatt will be tearing it up on the range when he returns to Glengary, WV to compete in the 2015 NRA-Magpul World Shooting Championship September 24-26.

About Bruce Piatt:

Bruce Piatt is a seasoned World Champion professional competitor winning multiple world and national championships. Dominating the shooting sports for more than 28 years, Piatt’s lists of accomplishments as a former Law Enforcement Officer and in the shooting sports is staggering. Winning USPSA Law Enforcement Division National Championship 20 times, a five time Bianchi Cup National Champion and a five time winner of the Soldier of Fortune World Tactical 3-Gun Championship to name a few. Piatt is the founder of Bruce Piatt Training Concepts, LLC., offering Police, Military & Civilian shooting instruction and offers Custom 1911 build by hand gunsmith classes. For more information about Bruce Piatt World Champion professional competitor or to schedule a class at Bruce Piatt Training Concepts, LLC., visit: or email [email protected]

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