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!”
XMetal Targets Squad
Posted by Amanda Fisher on Sunday, August 20, 2017