Alex Stricker is a gun enthusiast who started out as a kid whacking grouse and squirrels in Grand Marais, Minnesota.
Beginning in 2008, while searching for something to fuel a need for competition, he started shooting local IDPA and USPSA matches. Those games lasted until a friend introduced him to the world of precision rifle. After a couple of local matches, it was time to test his talent against the best competition shooters in the country.
Much like competitive pistol, tactical shooting with a precision rifle is ever changing. There is no set course of fire or format. "It is awesome,” Stricker says. "If someone had told me that I would be able to shoot targets at long range, off barriers, or through loop holes and that those factors would likely be the easy part of the process, I wouldn’t have believed them."
During the 2014 Precision Rifle Series season, Alex ran a JP AMCS Chassis, making it to the PRS finale in Texas. But he realized during that match that it was the LRP-07 he had at home that would provide a distinct advantage that would only make him more competitive.
Work and family commitments in 2015 meant Alex was only able to make two points matches for the season. But, he is looking forward to the 2016 season with matches planned in Albuquerque, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Tennessee.
For his day job, Stricker is a family medicine and E.R. physician for Mayo Clinic Health System in Cannon Falls, MN. In addition to shooting, he enjoys travelling and spending time with his wife and sons.
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