Formerly a competitive tournament golfer during the short Minnesota summers, Jake Latola changed gears and made a commitment to action shooting in 2013 after a back injury forced him to set his clubs aside. After dabbling in a couple USPSA matches and a single 3-Gun match with borrowed gear, Jake was hooked and made the jump into the competitive action shooting community. After cutting his teeth at local 3-Gun, tactical shotgun, and USPSA pistol matches, Jake began looking to test his skills at major matches. Thanks to an 8th place Tac Ops finish at the 2014 3-Gun Nation Midwest Regional, Jake earned an invitation to the 2015 3-Gun Nation Pro Series Qualifier in February 2015. After successfully qualifying for the 2015 3GN Pro Series, Jake has continued to finish strongly in major matches throughout 2015, including a 1st place finish in Tactical Division at the Nordic Components Tactical Shotgun Championship.
“The first time I fired a complete JP rifle, I fired a total of six rounds and knew immediately that the quality and performance was, without a doubt, 'Best in Class,' and that I would see an improvement in sight tracking thanks to the recoil reduction properties of the JP Ultra LMOS Bolt Carrier and a fine-tuned JP operating system,” recalled Jake. “I spent my first two years shooting competitively trying to make my rifle 'like a JP,' and in six shots I realized there is no substitute for the quality and innovation JP Enterprises has consistently delivered in the AR platform.”
Outside of shooting, Jake is employed as an engineer for a large, Minnesota-based conglomerate, often traveling around the country supporting manufacturing operations and equipment. Beyond that, you can likely find him spending time with his family while enjoying a number of outdoor activities.
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