Breaking news of the “oh snap” variety from The Outdoor Wire: Jessie Abbate has signed with Team S&W.
Professional shooter Jessie Abbate has signed with Team Smith & Wesson. Ending months of speculation, Abbate joins a multi-disciplined team of experienced professional shooters. Abbate is considered by many to be the rising star in the shooting sports and is expected to take women’s shooting to a new level.
S&W basically just went all “Yankees” on the rest of the shooting sports with this – talk about buying championships! With Julie Golob, Jessie Abbate, and Kay Miculek they now have the most impressive “Triple Threat” in the women’s shooting sports. Smith and Wesson were already well on their way to being the most dominant force in the force in the shooting sports, and this move solidifies that. Jessie has been the big star in recent matches, and with Smith & Wesson’s commitment to the shooting sports backing her up, then everyone else needs to watch out.
What will really interest me out of this is how the other gun companies react. Will FNH pit Tasha Hanish head to head against Jessie in Limited or Production? How will Glock and Sig react? I guess we’ll find out!