Maria Gushchina claimed victory shooting the CZ 75 SP-01 Shadow pistol. Ljubisa Momcilovic best foreign scorer except for U.S. shooters!
The two-day Championship of the United States in the Production Nationals in practical shooting according to the rules of USPSA took place in the days of August 8-9, 2015 at the PASA Park shooting range, near the town Barry, Illinois. Shooters of our factory team had the opportunity to match themselves against total of 375 competitors, of which thirty ranked in the highest performance class, i.e. Grand Master. The race was attended also by other excellent shooters, who do not compete in this Division as standard, which further deepened this competition demands. Also the conditions during the race were extremely variable. Competitors had to deal with high temperatures reaching 40 °C and almost ninety percent humidity, on the second day of the race they experienced torrential downpour and persistent rain.
Shooting stages was imaginative and often challenging, including shooting in total darkness with the help of flashlight or one-hand shooting, using the weak hand. USPSA when compared to the traditional IPSC differs also in rules covering the size and shape of targets. Limit restricting the number of cartridges in the magazine is set for 10, while the stage often required more than thirty shots.
For the double world IPSC Champion in Production Division, Lady Category, Maria Gushchina from Russia was this event a welcome opportunity to test for the first time ever the CZ 75 SP-01 Shadow under conditions of such challenging and at the same time an important race. The result is the first place in the Lady Category with a total of twelve winning stages out of twenty possible. In the final evaluation Maria took great 28th place among men. An excellent result recorded Ljubisa Momcilovic, who finished sixth in the overall ranking and was evaluated as the best foreign shooter.
The main sponsor of the Match is CZ-USA, which since 1997 makes available on the U.S. market products made by Česká zbrojovka a.s. We would like to express our thanks to all participants and organizers for a pleasant atmosphere and smooth running of this exceptional shooting event.