Chris has worked as a police officer for the past eighteen years. During this time, he's spent twelve years experience as a firearms instructor and has been an entry team member for SWAT for nearly a decade. In the mid 2000s, he attended training class that included an IPSC-inspired practical shooting course. After that, a quick internet search led him to the realm of practical shooting and 3-Gun in particular.
This new interest started out as just a way to get more trigger time to enhance weapon proficiency on the job. It wasn't long before Chris realized he'd stumbled across a hobby he has grown to love. "What I found was that the level of stress that exists during match conditions helped me to feel more comfortable during stressful situations on the job," says Chris.
Since taking up the sport, Chris has moved put himself to the test at several national-level matches as well. "I've shot matches all across the country, but I really like the natural terrain events that involve plenty of movement and challenging target presentations. Matches like Blue Ridge, Rocky Mountain, and FNH where the targets are out among the hills and trees are great. They test not only your shooting skills, but force you to be on your mental and physical game also."
Chris is also actively involved in the MN 3-Gun Group with team members Jay Schmitt, Jomar Villamor, and Brian Payne. They handle the majority of the local matches in the Twin Cities area and also put on several 3-Gun training classes each year. "When the 3-Gun Group formed, there were plenty who were skeptical about something like that working with a collaborative effort instead of one person in charge. We are going on 6 years strong and have put all the nay-sayers in the dust."
Rifle: JP LRP-07 with Vortex Razor (Heavy Optics Div.)
JP PSC-11 with Swaro 1-6 (Tac Optics Div.)
JP Ultralight with Vortex Sparc (5-pound Fun Gun)
Pistol: Custom SV 2011
Shotgun: Benelli M2
2015 Missouri 3-Gun Championship - 1st Place Heavy Optics
2015 Blue Ridge Mountain 3-Gun - 21st Place Tac. Optics
2014 JP Rocky Mountain 3-Gun World Championship - 6th Place Heavy Optics
2014 Blue Ridge Mountain 3-Gun - 20th Place Tac. Optics
2014 Midwest 3-Gun - 1st Place Heavy Optics
2014 Task Force Dagger 3-Gun - 2nd Place Heavy Optics
2013 Fallen Brethren 3-Gun - 5th Place Heavy Optics
2013 Midwest 3-Gun - 1st Place Heavy Optics
2013 Task Force Dagger 3-Gun - 4th Place Heavy Optics
2012 FNH 3-Gun Championship - 1st Place Heavy Optics
2012 3-Gun Nation - Amateur Nation Champion
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