Archives June 2017

Safariland Expedition Multi-Gun: Lights Out!

They say “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” but it’s hard to keep things quiet at night during the Safariland Expedition Multi Gun. Once you turn the lights out a whole other world opens up. The lights are out and the strobes are on, and we have shooters running 15 stages of pure fast and furious fun. We sat down with shooter John McClain and match director Pete Rensing to tell us more about what to expect when the sky goes dark.

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Safariland Expedition Multi-Gun: Day 4

Competitors were fired up to try out the fast and furious format at the inaugural Safariland Expedition Multi-Gun Match, taking place June 22-25 at the Pro Gun Club in Boulder City, Nevada. Despite soaring temperatures, more than 250 shooters lined up to take on the shooter’s choice match, with two guns per stage, minimal shotgun loading, quicker stages and faster scoring.

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Safariland Expedition Multi-Gun: Day 3

Competitors were fired up to try out the fast and furious format at the inaugural Safariland Expedition Multi-Gun Match, taking place June 22-25 at the Pro Gun Club in Boulder City, Nevada. Despite soaring temperatures, more than 250 shooters lined up to take on the shooter’s choice match, with two guns per stage, minimal shotgun loading, quicker stages and faster scoring.

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Safariland Expedition Multi-Gun: Day 2

Competitors were fired up to try out the fast and furious format at the inaugural Safariland Expedition Multi-Gun Match, taking place June 22-25 at the Pro Gun Club in Boulder City, Nevada. Despite soaring temperatures, more than 250 shooters lined up to take on the shooter’s choice match, with two guns per stage, minimal shotgun loading, quicker stages and faster scoring.

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Safariland Expedition Multi-Gun: Day 1

Competitors were fired up to try out the fast and furious format at the inaugural Safariland Expedition Multi-Gun Match, taking place June 22-25 at the Pro Gun Club in Boulder City, Nevada. Despite soaring temperatures, more than 250 shooters lined up to take on the shooter’s choice match, with two guns per stage, minimal shotgun loading, quicker stages and faster scoring.

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Team Safariland: Julie Golob

 

“I don’t like the idea of fitting a mold,” says Julie Golob. “No one can dictate my success, I’m the only person that can do that.”

There is no one quite like Julie Golob. She has achieved so many firsts, so many championships in competitive shooting, it’s hard to imagine she does anything else. In 1999 she won the USPSA Limited (iron sighted pistol) and Open (race gun with compensator and optics) National Championships, as well as the Ladies World Speed Shooting Champion title, a triumvirate of titles never before accomplished by a female shooter.

She was the first Five Division USPSA Ladies National Champion, and the first to win a USPSA Nationals Triple Crown. One of her most remarkable feats is being the first person ever—male or female—to win a national title in all six USPSA divisions.

And yet, she credits success to one thing in life, which, in essence, is many things.

As a champion, author, US Army Veteran, hunter, media personality, foodie, ambassador, role model and mom, we connected with her to find out more about her incredible life story.

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Team Safariland: Bobby McGee

“There’s no room for error, you have to be perfect,” says Bobby McGee, about the absolute precision required in archery. And to be perfect, he practices relentlessly.

The mantra has taken McGee far in life. A U.S. Army Veteran, McGee is one of the best all-round multi-discipline competitive shooters, having earned the titles of USPSA 3-division Grand Master and IDPA 5-division Master, as well as winning many championships, including an IDPA National Championship. McGee’s discipline, expert knowledge and passion also make him a highly regarded trainer of civilians, state and federal law enforcement agencies, and the military. He is an instructor for the Safariland Training Group, and his specialized expertise contributes to the technical design and development of Safariland products.

We wanted to find out where his intense ability to commit came from. “At a young age my father told me, be phenomenal or be forgotten, and that’s something I carried with me for the rest of my life,” says McGee. “I’m always fighting to be on top.”

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Team Safariland: Scott Carnahan

 

What makes a great competitor? Are some people just born that way? If anyone’s got the racing gene, it has to be Scott Carnahan, Safariland’s Team Captain and VP of our Duty Gear Category.

Carnahan has competed at a professional or elite level in so many sports it’s hard to believe he’s just one guy! Consider the list: golf, go-kart racing, mountain bike racing, waterskiing (slalom and trick), moto-cross, and shooting.

A few highlights include being a three-time USPSA National Class Champion, competing in the first Supercross race at Anaheim Stadium, ranking 15th in the Western US for both Slalom and Trick waterskiing, winning his age group at the 2013 Hell Fire Fat Tire at Camp Pendleton, winning Club Champion at his golf club and playing on the Scratch Amateur Tour ranking 4th in Southern California.

So what’s his secret? Is it all good luck in the athletic genetic lottery? Not if you ask Carnahan. There’s more to it than simply turning up and toeing the start line. There’s commitment. And sacrifice. Since 1985, we’ve been very fortunate to have him lead our Safariland professional shooting team, to inspire by example, and share his knowledge and experience on how to be a world-class competitor.

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