Bianchi Cup is one of my favorite matches of the year. It has the prestige and fanfare that any National Championship should, along with an excellent prize table, a chance to spend time with some good friends, and an excuse…
What’s the best you’ve ever shot in a match? Do you remember? For me, it’s burned into my memory: Bianchi Cup 2012, the Plates. I shot a 470-47x with a Tanfoglio Stock II in .38 Super. I was lucky, because I got it on video.
I took over 10,000 photos this year for work. This one, of Team Taurus’ Jessie Duff right before shooting the Mover at the 2013 Bianchi Cup is the best. It’s not actually my favorite, but the story behind the photo makes it the best. It captures the solitude, the emotion, and the intensity of Bianchi Cup better than any other shot I’ve taken, which is why it’s the 2013 Gun Nuts Photo of the Year.
GunUp the Magazine Editor Shelley Rae rocking her 9mm Nighthawk on the Mover.
I wouldn’t call either of Trevor’s hands weak, but that’s because I’ve seen him shoot.
Enoch Smith absolutely dominated Production this year, shooting a record shattering 1904 at the match. It’s worth noting that his 1904 was shot with only a 470 out of 480 on the Plates, he could have had a 1914 which would have been good enough for 8th in Open! As it was, Enoch crushed Production this year, and rightfully deserves the title of National Champion.
GunUp the Magazine Managing Editor Shelley Rae waits her turn on the Barricade event at the 2013 NRA Bianchi Cup.