Doug Koenig captures his fifth prestigious European Bianchi Cup title

Like deep red, Doug Koenig keeps getting better as they age.
Koenig, 43, formerly of Alburtis and after this of Hamburg, just won his 15th Bianchi Cup ' a great deal more than any professional shooter on the globe.
At the recent European Bianchi Cup handgun shooting tournament located in Phillipsburg, Germany, Koenig shot an ideal score of 1920 and 182 center 'X' hits to win his fifth Euro Bianchi. That, after arriving late to Phillipsburg as a result of travel conditions forced him to shoot each event solo.
Aside from his custom 1911 pistol that's topped which has a Leupold scope, Koenig used hand loaded 110 grain, JHP/XTP 38 Special Hornady ammo. Said Koenig in a very Hornady announcement, 'I have to have the best, most accurate ammo and Hornady XTPs are tack drivers.'
The Euro Bianchi Cup was comprised of shooting Practical, Barricade, Falling Plates and Moving Target stages, each with 6 shots taken at various distances within strict 6-second time restriction.
The European Bianchi Cup is patterned following the legendary Bianchi Cup locked in the United States, which he won 15 times. In fact that win was televised earlier this Wednesday for the Outdoor Channel's Shooting USA program ' that may be viewed online.
But the European Bianchi isn't Koenig's only win this year. He won his 20th Open Division Masters International Shooting Championship held Aug. 8 at PASA Park in Barry, Illinois, where he shot enough bulls-eyes to garner 582 points to get a prefect 300 percent. As a comparison, the other place competitor carried out with 466 points.
'The Masters tests a shooters precision, long range and action handgunning skills,' as outlined by Neal Emery, Hornady Communications Manager. And as for the Master's win, Koenig said, 'Nothing else tests your skills much like the Masters. I've been competing within this match since 1988 and winning never gets easier.' It's certain Hornady ammo helped the cause.
NRA WEEKEND AT CABELA'S HAMBURG
According to Harold Luther, Retail Marketing Manager at Cabela's, the store is providing free seminars as well as a free $25 Cabela's gift card if registering for or renewing an NRA membership on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15.
The free seminars are all on today's hot topics. Starting at 10 a.m. on both days, Berks County Sheriff Eric Weaknecht will conduct a 'Carrying Concealed in Pennsylvania' seminar; at 11 a.m. both days, instructors can give 'Introduction to Personal Protection' classes; possibly at 1:00 p.m. both days 'A Woman's Guide to Shooting and Self Defense will probably be covered. Both deals are extremely good to give up.
BUSHNELL TO BE ACQUIRED BY ATK
Bushnell, the popular optics and eyewear company, has inked an agreement to be acquired by ATK, an aerospace, defense company with 14,000 employees, which includes their ATK Sporting Group.
Headquartered in Overland Park, KS, Bushnell was founded in 1948 by Dave Bushnell. The conglomerate also owns Bee Stinger, Butler Creek, Final Approach, Gold Tip, Hoppe's, Millett Night Optics, Primos, Simmons, Stoney Point, Tasco, Uncle Mike's, Uncle Mike's Law Enforcement, bola and Bolle, Cebe and Serengeti sunglass brands.
Bushnell has become owned by MidOcean Partners, a personal equity firm who must either require the money or got an offer they couldn't will not unload a real prestigious portfolio of outdoor companies.
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