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We are glad to welcome Amanda Fisher in the XMetal Targets Squad!

We are thrilled to welcome her in the team and are happy to share her bio so you get to know her!

“I am originally from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia however, I have lived and worked in Drayton Valley, Alberta for the past 12 years with my husband and 2 boys.

My shooting career is just starting and it has become my full time hobby outside of family and work. Although I have shot rifles and shotguns I was introduced to handguns in 2015 at our local range. I have always wanted to try shooting handguns and loved it immediately. Within a couple of months I bought a CZ Shadow and took my Black Badge training to start competing.
I built some of my own IPSC target stands and started practicing on weekends at my local range and attended an indoor shooting winter league in Edmonton, twice a month. I joined IPSC Alberta in fall 2015, shooting “Production Division” and entered my first qualifier event in February 2016. I started to do my own reloading in 2017 to save on expenses.

I have attended several 2016 qualifier competitions in Alberta, and competed in the 2016 Nationals in Nova Scotia. The practice and experience has taken me from a “C” class to “B” Class in Production Division in June 2017. Most recently, at our first 2017 competition matches, I was successful in being recognized as the “Top Lady Shooter” both days, over a 2 day qualifier event.
Although I am just getting started in this sport, I want to keep advancing my shooting career to be recognized as the top lady shooter provincially and nationally as well as top 20 production shooter provincially!

Thank you to XMetal for giving me an opportunity to showcase their products and be an ambassador to this sport! In June 2017, I was fortunate to be squaded with John Schneiderbanger at the Alberta IPSC Provincials. John represents the XMetal Squad from Manitoba and explained a few of the benefits of XMetal bullets as I reload. XMetal bullets uses a coating that allows the bullet to shoot faster using less powder but does not foul the barrel rifling. John also had a display of targets and explained that only solid premium AR500 steel is used for pistol and rifle targets.These are not targets with just an AR500 outer coating, so definitely XMetal products are safe and durable to shoot. I was impressed with these targets and purchased a popper to use in my practice shooting. As a beginner shooter, this sport can be an expensive so purchasing quality gear, equipment and components is a practical investment up front.

I want to take this opportunity to thank my family, friends and fellow shooters for all their support and encouragement!”

Amanda Fisher

XMetal Targets Squad

Posted by Amanda Fisher on Sunday, August 20, 2017

 

THIRD PLACE FOR TREVOR FURLOTTE IN CLASSIC DIVISION AT THE SUMMER SLAM XI

The Summer Slam XI was held last weekend at Restigouche Gun Club in New Brunswick. The director of the event, Trevor Furlotte, also participated and he finished 3rd in Classic division. Trevor shoots with XMetal Targets SURGEON 9mm 125gr HI-TEK bullets.

“This was my 6th Summer Slam and my 3rd as match director. This marks the second top 3 finish for me! This is the second major event that I placed top 3 in since switching to Xmetal Targets bullets! Thanks to Xmetal Targets, worrying about my ammo has become a thing of the past!”

SECOND PLACE SENIOR FOR JOHN SCHNEIDERBANGER AT THE SUMMER SLAM XI

“I had a great time at Summer Slam XI. The stages were fantastic and provided plenty of challenges! I achieved my goal of finishing in the Top 10 in Standard Division by finishing 9th overall and 2nd place Senior in Standard Division as well. It was great to see a number of the XMetal Squad members at Summer Slam XI and that the Squad did so well at the match.”

– John Schneiderbanger, member of the XMetal Squad

Great performance for Yves St-Laurent at the Summer Slam XI

“So, my 8th Summer Slam competition is in the book!! This is my best performance in a level 3 match. For this one, I did it in Classic Division with my STI Spartan 9mm. As usual, the bullet of choice was the 9mm-147gr Paragon from XMetal Targets. I finished the match in 2nd place. 12 match points, or 1%, behind the first place win by the 2016 national champion. A small mistake occur during my match and it cost me the win….We always learn!! Thanks again at XMetal Targets for their support! I’m really proud to be a part of the Xmetal Squad with this amazing group of shooters from coast to coast.

Here is the video of the match:

the famous 2 storey stage from Summer Slam!! 🙂

Posted by Yves St-Laurent on Monday, August 7, 2017

 

We will see you again in few weeks for the Provincial in Valcartier! Don’t forget to visit the Xmetal website at: www.xmetaltargets.com ”

– Yves St-Laurent, member of the XMetal Squad

Summer Slam XI: win for Jeremie Dancause in Production Division

The Summer Slam was held last weekend at Restigouche Gun Club in New Brunswick. Jeremie Dancause, a XMetal Squad member, finished first in Production Division. Jeremie shoots with XMetal Targets PARAGON 9mm 147gr HI-TEK bullets. Maxime Latulippe, who also shoots with XMetal Targets bullets, finished 2nd.

Here is the video of Jeremie Dancause stage win:

 

 

XMetal Targets ambassadors performed well at the IPSC Canadian National Championship

Handgun competitors from across Canada — and some from other corners of the world — descended on a secluded property west of Calgary last week to take part in the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) Canadian championships. The XMetal Squad members did a great job at this National Event that took place from July 17 to July 24 in Calgary. XMETAL TARGETS is proud of their squad members and want to congrats them for their good job and their dedication to their sport.

 

The results of our squad members:

Production Division:

Rémi Doucet took the 2nd place using the HANDYMAN 9mm 124gr HI-TEK

 

Jeremie Dancause finished in 4th Place with the PARAGON 9mm 147gr HI-TEK

 

Team Quebec finished 1st in Production Division

Yves St-Laurent finished in 28th Place using the FIREFLIGHT 9mm 115gr HI-TEK

 

Standard Division:

John Schneiderbanger took the 2nd Place Senior and 10th overall , shooting with HALBERD .40 S&W 220gr HI-TEK

 

Classic Division:

Trevor Furlotte finished in 12th Place, shooting with the SURGEON 9mm 125gr HI-TEK

 

Thanks to all of you for your good results!

 

A special congratulations:

For a second time in a row, the Canadian Champion in production division is Alexandre Berdat. Alex is shooting with the PARAGON 9mm 147gr HI-TEK. We congratulate you for this achievement!

 

In the top 20:

 

2 other shooters were there using our products. Maxime Latulippe finished 5th and Emmanuel Pornillos 15th in production division by using the PARAGON 9mm 147gr HI-TEK. Well done!

 

If you have any comments or questions about this article feel free to contact us at info@xmetaltargets.com

 

Great performance for John Schneiderbanger at the IPSC Canadian National Championship

The 2017 IPSC Canadian National Championship has come to a close and was a great match and a personal best for me!  It was a great Championship match which provided plenty of challenges to all competitors. I enjoyed shooting with a great group of guys in my squad. Congratulations to all of them for their success in this National match.
The XMetal Squad was there in force with 7 squad members who all did a fantastic job shooting and representing XMetal Targets. I finished 10th Overall in Standard Division and was 2nd Senior. I exceeded my goal in this National Championship! Many thanks to XMetal Targets for the support!!
It was great to meet the other XMetal Squad members and I look forward to seeing those who will be at Summer Slam XI in Dalhousie, New Brunswick in August.