Team Action Target Makes a Mark at the 2017 NRA Bianchi Cup

Team Action Target Makes a Mark at the 2017 NRA Bianchi Cup
Team Action Target Makes a Mark at the 2017 NRA Bianchi Cup

Action TargetPROVO, Utah-( Action Target Inc., the leading manufacturer of modern shooting ranges, was proud to sponsor law enforcement firearms instructor Kyle Schmidt and Special Agent Enoch Smith at the 2017 NRA Bianchi Cup.

One of the most highly acclaimed competitive shooting contests in the world, 180 of the world’s best action pistol shooters participated in the Bianchi Cup this year at the Green Valley Rifle and Pistol Club in Hallsville from May 24th-27th. Also in attendance were US Service teams represented by the US Army Marksmanship Unit, the Marine Corps and Border Patrol.

After scoring a perfect 1920 last year in the Open Division, Kyle Schmidt returned this year to compete in the Metallic Division. Shooting a Springfield Custom 1911, Schmidt set a new Bianchi Cup record with a score of 1913, breaking Rob Leatham’s record of 1910 in 2005. Less than an hour later, Schmidt’s record was broken as Rob Vadasz from the Border Patrol team who scored a 1914. This record was also short-lived as Army Marksmanship Unit Sgt. First Class finished with an unprecedented perfect score of 1920.

Team Action Target excelled throughout the competition. Smith took first place in the Falling Plate event and Schmidt was awarded 2nd Place in both the Practical and Barricade events. Moreover, both shooters qualified to shoot in the Colt Championship Final in which the top 40 shooters from mixed divisions participated in the entire contest one final time. After an exhilarating match, Schmidt and Smith finished in 3rd and 4th place respectively in the Metallic Division.

In addition to sponsoring two outstanding shooters, Action Target is the official target sponsor for the NRA Bianchi Cup. Action Target’s world class turning and moving targets were used in every Bianchi Cup event.

“It’s an honor to support shooters with our very best equipment. The NRA has trusted Action Target as a target sponsor for decades and we are committed to supporting the shooting community by providing the highest quality target systems and steel targets for events like the NRA Bianchi Cup,” said Chris Hess, Product Marketing Manager at Action Target.

About Action Target Inc.

Action Target Inc. is a privately owned business headquartered in Provo, Utah. As a world leader in modern shooting range technology with more than 4,000 products and 40 patents for the systems it designs and manufacturers, Action Target has installed thousands of shooting ranges across the United States and in 25 other countries around the world. Action Target also designs systems and conducts firearms training for law enforcement and various military divisions. For more information on Action Target, visit To learn more about Action Target products or to purchase items online, visit