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Tracy and I just finished a 3 week 3-gun road trip covering competing in Nevada, Utah, and Alabama. The first one was USPSA Multi-gun Nationals, the second was the Lady 3-gun, and the last was the 3-gun Nation Southern Regional Qualifier. We have one more local 3-gun this weekend then we will have a few weeks of training before we head to the Sportsman Team Challenge in Raton, NM on the last weekend in May. It was my first time competing in the USPSA Multi Gun Nationals in Vegas. I had a heard a lot of horror stories about the sand causing firearms failures. All of my guns ran smoothly and I felt like I had really improved from the competitions this winter and 11 out of the 12 stages when really well. I ended up 4th amongst the women but was encouraged that with a few less penalties and a little more experience I will be able to move up next year. Tracy unfortunately didn’t get to compete in this one because her little one caught a cold, but competed in the next two. The second competition was the Lady 3-gun in St. George, UT. This was our second time competing in the Lady 3-gun and we were hoping to improve on our results last year. The stages were a lot more complicated that they were last year, which was a challenge that we were happy to see. A majority of stages had multiple options to shoot targets with different firearms. It was a great learning experience for us to test our skills at stage planning and initiation. We both learned that we have some more work to do in stage planning, but both were happy with how we executed our plans even if we haven’t gotten the experience yet that we need to know how to plan out stages better. I (Lanny) finished 8th and Tracy was 14th. It was a improvement from last years 12th and 16th places. Our final competition was in Hoover, Alabama. It was a 3-gun Nation Southern Regional Qualifier. It was our first time to Alabama and we encountered some pretty hot conditions, but luckily most of the stages were in the shade. We both had a really good match and things were finally starting to come together to make for some good solid stages. I was able to have 5 of the 8 stages clean without penalties and ended up 3rd woman overall and Tracy had a few more penalties and ended up 9th woman. We have definitely made some huge improvement from last year and are getting close to being done with our first year competing in 3-gun. Our first 3 gun competition was last year at the end of May so we are looking to put that rookie year behind us and start competing with the best. We have a lot of training planed in the next couple of weeks as well as the Sportsman Team Challenge at the end of the month. Also we made it into the magazine Modern Sporting Rifle again. There is an article about an elk hunt Tracy did in there. Check it out (picture attached). Let us know if there is anything we can do for you and thank you so much for your support! Have a great weekend.
-Lanny & Tracy
Prois’ Shooting Gear Is Sure to Make You Look and Feel Like a Champion
Hunting season will be here before you know it and it’s time to hit the range to sight in your weapons of choice. Prois has the perfect gear for all your summer outings; from the 3-d archery range to the sporting clay course, Prois has you covered. Take a minute to read about the staff’s favorite items for those hot summer days.
It all begins with the pants. Prois’ Adventure pants, to be exact. Constructed of 94% nylon and 6% spandex, the fabric on these “happy pants” is lightweight and stretchable, perfect for warm days outside when shorts are not an option. Elastic drawstring cuffs keep them tight to your boots and protect your legs from burrs and thorns. Prois adventure pants have multiple deep set pockets to hold valuables and belt loops to hold a belt, cartridge holder, or extra clips. They come in colors olive and stone and are extremely affordable at only $129.99.
Next on the list is the Artemis Competitive Shooting Shirt, a staple for hitting the range. This shirt is going to make you look and feel like a champ and the better you feel, the better you perform. Moisture wicking poly/spandex fabric makes this shirt extremely breathable and lightweight, which is perfect for hot summer days. In case you don’t have enough pockets in your Adventure Pants, Prois added a pocket to the back of the Artemis in case you need a place to stow lightweight goods for easy access.
If you are looking for the ultimate in functional shooting vests, you have found it with the Prois Competitor Shooter’s Vest. This vest suits all your needs when heading to the range. It features bilateral shoulder padding to accommodate left or right dominant shooters. It also has internal pockets on each side of the chest to house gel packs when needed. Front expandable cargo pockets on each side are perfect for stowing boxes of shells or hearing protection. A back mesh pouch is perfect for holding spent hulls and has a zipper for ease of disposal when you are done shooting. Incase you don’t need the full vest, unzip it at the waist to form a fully functional shooting apron. The Prois Competitor Shooter’s vest comes in black and tan.
If you don’t have one of Prois’ signature caps already, you are going to need on for the range. The company offers a wide variety of colors and styles. For hot summer days, Prois suggests the “trucker” style caps with a mesh back or a visor.
All of Prois’ range gear is the ultimate in functionality and you will not be disappointed. Find all of these products and more at www.proishunting.com.
Prois was created for women, by women who refuse to settle for downsized men’s gear or upsized children’s gear. Each garment is created with the most technologically advanced fabrics available and a host of advanced features to provide comfort, silence and durability. The company’s out-of-the-box thinking has resulted in amazing designs for serious hunters that have taken the industry by storm and raised the bar for women’s outdoor apparel.
To learn more about the company’s innovative line of serious, high-performance huntwear for real women, contact: Prois Hunting and Field Apparel, 28001-B US Highway 50, Gunnison, CO 81230 · (970) 641-3355 · Or visit: www.proishunting.com
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Introducing the highly anticipated Sojourn Safari jacket, designed for your once in a lifetime trip to the Dark Continent. Your safari will be full of adventure and you need a technical jacket with a classic look. The Sojourn jacket is engineered with 100% polyester shell and lined with wool to protect you from the elements and provide enhanced warmth on those chilly rides to and from camp. Deep set pockets provide a place to stow extra gadgets while stalking that big Daggaboy you’ve always dreamt of. The Sojourn Safari Jacket will be available in the fall in colors Khaki or Olive and sizes XS-XXL. Don’t miss out on this awesome piece designed specifically for your safari!
Congrats to Prois staffer, Cindi Wulff, on a great bear! Here’s her story:
What an amazing, yet extremely difficult, do it yourself, public land hunt. This guy was situated miles up the mountain on steep terrain. We made countless hikes in, preparing and scouting. The first three long weekends of the season were rainy/snowy, cold, and down right miserable conditions.
We finally got a break in the weather yesterday, and were able to sit and wait him out. Now keep in mind…this is sitting completely quiet (so hard for me), and completely still (even harder) for eight (yes eight) hours on a butt numbing tri-pod chair. During our sit we had a beautiful big black sow come within ten paces of us. While she would have been a prize bear…we knew the goal was a boar, and wanted to keep the quota down for other hunters.
This great boar came in and presented a great shot opportunity. Ethical hunters will do all they can to make a clean and humane shot. This means hours and hours of practice with your weapon…so that in the field you can make smart decisions on your shot. That’s what happened here, and he did not suffer. I am deeply proud of this.
He is a trophy animal and I am humbled to have harvested him. His meat will fill my freezer and feed my family. From field to fork…it’s what we do.
Lastly I want to give a huge shout out to my Sweetie, Brandon. I do not have words to express how grateful I am to him for everything he does for me, with hunting, and in life. I highly recommend “hunting with your Sweetie”!