Outdoors Notebook: Miculek, Koenig Claim Titles; Galco Expands Holster Belt Series

News and notes from the outdoors industry including shooting competition wins, Galco's expansion of its holster belts lineup and more

Outdoors Notebook: Miculek, Koenig Claim Titles; Galco Expands Holster Belt Series

Team Sig competitor Lena Miculek defends her title as USPSA PCC Lady’s National Champion and wins High Lady title at the 2020 USPSA PCC Nationals for the fourth consecutive year. (Photo: Sig Sauer)

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Team SIG professional shooter Lena Miculek defended her title as USPSA PCC Lady’s National Champion and also won the High Lady title for the fourth consecutive year  at the 2020 USPSA PCC Nationals.

The event was held June 19-21 at the Universal Shooting Academy in Frostproof, Florida.

“We are very proud of Lena for defending her title as the USPSA PCC Lady’s National Champion and being the only female to ever hold the title since the competition’s inception. This accomplishment speaks to her dedication and commitment to her PCC training, and her skill as a PCC shooter,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales. “As a member of Team SIG Lena works with our product management teams to further enhance and develop SIG products. At this year’s Nationals, Lena debuted a new stock for the MPX featuring multiple adjustment points that we are excited about, and will soon be available as an accessory purchase in the commercial market.”

Miculek used her Sig Sauer MPX PCC with a Romeo 3XL reflex sight to claim the High Lady title after 12 stages of competition.

“After an extended time away from competition it was great to get back to shooting competitively at this elite level for Team SIG," Miculek said. "PCC competition is relatively new, and it is great to see the popularity of both the PCC platform and PCC competition gain momentum. This year’s nationals grew to nearly 250 competitors overall, and in the Lady’s Division especially, the competition was fierce and I was challenged throughout. My SIG equipment, combined with my focused PCC training routine leading up to the Nationals, gave me the advantage I needed to defend my PCC National Championship title and bring a second USPSA Nationals title in 2020 to Team SIG.”

Team Ruger's Koenig, Walker Victorious

Team Ruger captain Doug Koenig won the Production Division title at the Vortex Sandstorm PRS Bolt Gun Series match June 19-21 at the Southington Hunt Club in Garrettsville, Ohio. The match involved significant movement at each of the 20 stages while engaging multiple targets at distances out to 1,000 yards.

Koenig claimed his win competing with the Ruger Precision Rifle chambered in 6mm Creedmoor. He finished with a final score of 168.00.

Team Ruger’s Junior Shooter Beth Walker won the High Lady category and finished eighth overall at the Indiana Bass and Buck Multigun event held at the Bass and Buck range in Wabash, Indiana.

The Bass and Buck Multigun event was comprised of five extended stages that tested the competitors’ proficiency with a pistol, rifle and shotgun while transitioning through a labyrinth of steel and paper targets. Walker competed with the Ruger AR-556 MPR rifle chambered 5.56 NATO and Ruger American Competition Pistol chambered in 9mm Luger, finishing with a score of 322.63.

“The caliber of matches put on by Indiana Multigun is incredible and I am thankful for the opportunity to grow in a community of people that push me to be my best,” she said. “Over the course of my four years of shooting, I have moved up quite a bit in the rankings at our Indiana matches. These stages are major worthy and I am proud of the progress and effort that I have put in to perform my best.”

Galco Expands Series of Holster Belts

A sturdy belt, designed to bear the weight of a handgun and EDC accessories, is the foundation of a comfortable all-day carry system. Galco offers a wide variety of leather and nylon holster belts that work with every type of attire, from business suits to casual wear.

Galco’s dress belts are suitable for wear with more formal clothing like suits or a blazer and dress pants. They feature solid-brass rectangular buckles and step-skived, feather-edge construction and are visually indistinguishable from fashion dress belts, yet will support the weight of a defensive handgun all day long. They’re also narrow enough to fit in the belt loops of most suit and dress pants. Examples include the SB1 and SB3.

Casual holster belts can come in leather or nylon. These are more suited for wearing with jeans, most chinos, and other informal clothing. Leather casual belts, like the SB2SB5 and SB6, have a rounded solid-brass buckle for a relaxed look. Nylon belts feature a variety of buckles, from Instructors style to modern Cobra and EDC designs, and are made from SCUBA or Type 13 nylon.

Galco also offers belts suitable for inside the waistband (IWB) carry. These aren’t as rigid as holster belts suited for OWB carry, but they don’t need to be. Much of the support for an IWB holster comes from belt pressure pushing the handgun against the body, obviating the need for an extremely rigid belt. IWB belts include the SB14 and SB18.

SCI Renews Sponsorships With Hornady, Land Leader, Kenetrek

Safari Club International is pleased to announce Hornady Manufacturing has renewed its multi-year sponsorship of the organization.

"Hornady is trusted by SCI Members and hunters everywhere and we applaud their commitment to continuing the fight to preserve our hunting heritage through education, conservation and the SCI mission of hunter advocacy," said Chip Hunnicutt, Director of Marketing and communications. "For 16 years Hornady has been a steadfast partner with Safari Club International and we welcome their continued support."

Land Leader, a network of exclusive professionals and specialists in farm, ranch and recreational real estate, also has renewed its Corporate Sponsorship of SCI. Kenetrek Boots also has continued its sponsorship with SCI. Founded in 2005 by dedicated sheep hunter Jim Winjum and partners, Kenetrek was built with the goal of providing quality footwear for hunters facing tortuous environments.

Shell Shock Shooter Vlieger Claims Low Country Win

Shell Shock Technologies shooter John Vlieger won High Overall at the Low Country Battle at the Beach – 2020 South Carolina Section Championship.

The event was May 28 at the Low Country Preserve in Tabor City, North Carolnia. Vlieger competed against 280 competitors to finish with 933.6052 match points and a time of 100.39.

Vlieger has fired more than 65,000 rounds of ammunition with Shell Shock Technologies’ NAS3 cases since becoming sponsored in 2017.

Moultrie Mobile Maps Available, Live

Moultrie Mobile's newest feature, Interactive Maps, is now live and available for free to members who update their Moultrie Mobile app in the App Store or Google Play Store.

With Interactive Maps, members can quickly place pins and build a visual layout of deer activity, camera and stand locations, and much more. This new feature is an important addition to the toolset provided by Moultrie Mobile for hunt planning and land management.

Start using Interactive Maps by clicking the Maps icon inside the app.

  • Drop Mobile Camera pins at all cell cam locations (camera names are pre-loaded, simply click on the correct name for that specific cell camera)
  • Save multiple hunting properties to the Locations section and access them instantly (no more zooming in and out to locate your hunting land)
  • Use 20 different icons to mark food sources, bedding areas, feeders, stands, rubs, scrapes, mineral sites, parked trucks, hunt camps, blood trails and much more
  • Choose from three different map overlays: Satellite, Street and Hybrid view

No extra fees or additional plans are needed.

Magnum Research Partners With Lucas Oil PBR Invitational

Magnum Research, maker of the famous Desert Eagle and BFR handguns, is donating three revolvers to this year’s Lucas Oil Invitational Pro Bull Ride.

The first gun is a BFR chambered in .44 Magnum, with 7.5-inch barrel, Hogue grips and stainless finish. Valued at $1,219, it will be raffled to benefit Protect the Harvest. The second BFR is a custom engraved gun called the “Bounty Bull." Chambered in 30/30 Win., it features a 10-inch barrel and Bisley grips. The gun and grips are engraved by Outlaw Ordnance, with scroll work, bull riding imagery and “Bounty Bull” engraved on the smooth cylinder. This gun is valued at $4,917, and also will be raffled for Protect the Harvest.

The third gun will go to the overall rodeo champion and is chambered in .44 Magnum. It features a 7.5-inch barrel and Bisley grips. Outlaw Ordnance engraved this one-of-a-kind BFR with ornate scrollwork and imagery commemorating the rider’s victory at the Lucas Oil Invitational Pro Bull Ride. The champion’s trophy BFR is valued at $6,321.

In addition to the custom revolvers, staff from Magnum Research, Kahr Firearms Group and Outlaw Ordnance will attend the rodeo. All Kahr BFRs are hand-built, super accurate, single action revolvers, finely tuned for exceptional performance. Magnum Research offers BFRs in a wide range of calibers, barrel lengths, and attractive finishes.

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