Lanny and Tracy Barnes Compete at NRA Whittington Center
May 11th – 13th I attended the Sportsman’s Team Challenge Regional Match in Raton, NM. HIVIZ has been a local sponsor for the match for the past seven years. The event consists of three shotgun events: Flurry, Flush and Mixed Bag events, and three pistol/rifle events.
I was pleased to see the Lanny and Tracy at the event! It is very impressive to witness the ladies shooting the rifle event. The silhouette targets range from 40 – 90 yards and your team has about 2 mins. or less to shoot before time is called! Apparently not so difficult for biatheletes….some of the rest of us it’s a different story.
An enjoyable event and beautiful setting at the NRA Whittington Center.
HIVIZ is fortunate to be able contribute, in whatever small way, back to the shooting sport. It’s our passion and we hope to even see more of you next time!
In the company of great competitors, fun sport and excellent match! !
HIVIZ Sights available for the new M&P Shield
The NRA Show last month in St. Louis, MO proved to be extremely busy once again! Many of our trade shows are strictly for Dealers or Distributors, but at NRA we have the opportunity to meet a huge cross section of our customer base. At HIVIZ we work closely with many of the gun manufacturers. This past year we had been working with Smith & Wesson on front and rear sights for their new M&P Shield that was released during the show. Front fiber optic sights are available in either green or our new fire red color #SW2007-G or #SW2007-R. Rear sights for the Shield will be in production later in June #SW2112-G or SW2112-R.The Shield is a slim, scaled down version of the poplar full size M&P pistols. Available in 9mm and 40. S&W calibers. I had the opportunity to test fire the 9mm the following week. Comfortable grip, smooth action ….and with the set of HIVIZ sights on there it makes finding that target that much quicker!
HIVIZ Pro Staffer, Jon Michael McGrath
HIVIZ Pro Staffer, but more importantly 2012 Olympic hopeful!!! Jon Michael has been busy with some intense training lately, competing at the Tuscon World Cup the last week in March and now headed to London to compete in the Pre-Olympic Team Trials for Men’s Skeet to be held the third week of April.
We’ve been privileged to have Jon Michael using our HIVIZ CompSight since he was making a name for himself at the ripe old age of twelve. Since then he’s has grown into a fine young man and driven competitor. Jon Michael’s list of accomplishments are almost countless…not to mention the World Cup Gold medal he won in Munich previously. We couldn’t be more proud. Jon Michael is 100% USA home-grown excellence!
Corey Cogdell, 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist, Trap Shooting
We are proud to announce the addition of Corey Cogdell to our Pro Staff! She is the first American woman to ever win an Olympic Medal in her sport.Just last week Corey won the first Women’s Trap gold medal of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Season. She has been training in Tucson to prepare for this match and heading to the US Olympic Team Trials for shotgun in May.
See her press release at http://www.usashooting.org/news/2012/3/30/208-americas-wining-streak-continues-with-cogdell
In addition to her athletic talents Corey has also become a powerful motivational speaker by sharing her story and passion for the shooting sports. Corey is also a TV personality on shows such as Cabela’s Ultimate Adventures, Outdoor Guide and Safari Hunters Journal.
When not competing for the USA Shooting Team Corey enjoys hunting and being an active outdoors woman. She hunted big game while growing up in Alaska, but has developed a love for bird hunting, and has become an avid bowhunter as well.
Welcome to the HIVIZ Pro Staff Corey!
HIVIZ Pro Staffer, Travis Mears
Saturday, May 19th, Travis Mears will have a live shooting exhibition at The 1st Annual Operation Lock and Load Sporting Clay Tournament supporting our troops. The tournament will be held at Rio Brozos Hunting Preserve, west of Houston, TX. It will include music, vendors, auctions, sporting clays tournament, military equipment displays, live shooting exhibitions, and more!
Join Travis Mears and the Texas Sentinels Foundation in honoring our veterans!
Photo courtesy of Texas Sentinels Foundation
Bragging time…. and I think Hot Shots TV, a documentary type reality show, put it best: “Jerry Miculek – Legendary Champion”
If you haven’t seen the show yet, it airs Sundays 9AM EST on the NBC Sports Network. Hot Shots TV is a behind the scenes journey across the country and around the world with the biggest names in shooting. HIVIZ is proud to be associated with Jerry Miculek.
This past Sunday focused on the Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships. 2012 will see the championships held in Frostproof, FL on November 1st – 4th. For more information check out www.steelchallenge.com.
….and don’t forget to check out Jerry on Hot Shots TV next Sunday!
Photo by Hot Shots TV/NBC Sports Network
Turkey season is underway and long time HIVIZ Pro Staffer, Marty Fischer is hard at it again!
Besides Marty shooting a bird last Monday in South Carolina with seven beards, one of the highest scoring birds ever taken in the state, he is busy on the road again for his next appearance and competition!
The next few weeks Marty and Todd Cast, hosts of TNT Outdoor Explosion TV are preparing as one of the Celebrity Teams at the upcoming World Turkey Hunting Championships in Clay County, Texas where they will be competing for the title of Turkey Fest World Champion. They will have two and a half days to hunt.
The 3rd Annual Old West Invitational Turkey Shoot is next on Marty’s list for May 10-12 in Hulett, WY. As a celebrity hunter for the weekend of turkey hunting, Marty will be helping to raise funds for research, education and habitat projects that benefit the state’s game and nongame species as well as improve Hulett’s community center.
You can check out the TNT Outdoor Explosion TV website at www.tntoutdooradventures.com.