The USPSA Multigun Nationals challenges the best shooters while the desert challenges their gear. Plus, the last bolt rifle in WWII. And, Mr. Flintlock is back for an Impossible Shot.
USPSA Multigun Nationals
Multigun is racing for speed and accuracy with pistol, rifle and shotgun. For the United States Practical Shooting Association, it is impossible not to see the similarity to combat. And the selection of the Nevada desert as the location for the National Championships makes this both a test for the best shooters in the sport, and a test of their equipment in the dust and wind outside Las Vegas.
After WWI, the French developed a new modern cartridge that then needed a new rifle to chamber it. It would come from Manufacture d'Armes de Saint-Etienne. Which was quickly shortened to the Acronym MAS. Adopted in 1936, the MAS 36 is now one of History’s Guns.
Rainier Arms is a high-end retailer and manufacturer out of Auburn, Washington, near Seattle. And TriggerCon is their annual mini-SHOT Show with their suppliers greeting the public for some show and tell. The event started as a gathering of vendors in their warehouse parking lot, but in five years it has grown to fill the local Convention center. John Scoutten and Tony Pignato adopted our SHOT Show run and report style to show us what they found new and interesting.
There has always been a bit of competition between our exhibition shooters and that’s what has inspired Mr. Flintlock, George Sutton. He’s got a pair of dueling pistols to show Byron Ferguson his version of a balloon shot.