In this video, Tips & Tactics: Vera Koo: Bianchi Cup Events, the viewer will learn all about the Bianchi Cup. Introduced by the series’ host, Gabby Franco, Koo goes on to explain the 4 stages of the competition. Tips & Tactics was created by NRA Women, presented by Smith & Wesson and sponsored by Cabela’s Outdoor Fund.

Vera Koo: Why the Bianchi Cup Shooting Tournament is My Favorite

Here is an excerpt from Vera’s blog, which explains why the Bianchi Cup Shooting Tournament is her personal favorite.

I have been told that I am the type of person who will take a bite of something and hold onto it and not let go until I have it mastered. I gravitate toward activities and tasks that take a long time to master. I have the stamina and the work ethic to stay committed to that discipline for however long it takes to reach my goals.

This explains my dedication to my beloved Bianchi Cup, also known as the National Action Pistol Championship, which occurs every May at the Green Valley Rifle & Pistol Club near Columbia, Mo. This year’s competition will occur May 24-28. The Bianchi Cup will serve as a qualifier for the World Action Pistol Championship in November in New Zealand. It is my goal to represent the United States on its team at the world competition.

I have competed at Bianchi Cup for 20 years, and some shooters have competed at the competition every year since its launch in 1979.

Because of the high levels of accuracy required at Bianchi Cup, it is considered one of the most difficult championships in shooting sports. Bianchi Cup joins the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) Nationals and Steel Challenge Shooting Association (Steel Challenge), as the top championship events in action shooting in the United States every year.

Continue reading this blog entry, here. Watch other videos on Vera’s YouTube channel, here.


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