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Congragulations...are in order !
Mark completed his Sheep Grand Handgun Slam with this
amazing Wyoming Bighorn. His mature "Slam-Ram" is over 10 years
old. Mark took this one in October, 2009 with his..... M.O.A. Maximum!
Read about Mark's Sheep Hunt in the August 2010 edition of "GUNS" Magazine here!
Author, talented Writer and Chronicler of his outdoor experiences; a strong advocate of all things Handgunning; Mark's resume as a sportsman and hunter
is unparalleled...utilizing Specialty Handguns Mark has hunted multiple continents,
and has taken numerous magnificent and exotic world class trophies. His personal bio
is equally impressive....if you are not familiar with Mark's accomplishments,click the
link below. I met Mark in 2009 at Sundance; and I assure you, he is the "genuine article",
outgoing, but soft-spoken and typically humble, with a manner that is casual, yet warm,
familiar and friendly. He enjoys all the same passions for the sport that drives each
one of us....
Learn more about Mark
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Ernie Bishop, Long Range Handgunning Enthusiast,
Accomplished Writer, and Communicator....
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Ernie has been a "sparkplug" for our sport for many years; his determination to share
his knowledge and experience through his writings and communications is truly inspiring!
His tireless work within our sport benefits each of us in some fashion. Ernie loves technology,
and living in the West, has always sought solutions to "connect with small targets
at extreme distance"...and apparently he has found at least many answers to that puzzle.
He champions advancements in the equipment we use; one look at our photo pages, and
you will see a progression in hardware sophistication that we would not have considered
possible 20 years ago! Unselfish and extroverted, Ernie would rather tell you about what
is new in the Handgunning industry, even while missing his turn to shoot. His past contributions
to the sport have been many; I anticipate his future to be even brighter.............
Ernie is still building momentum!
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You may recognize Steve Hugel,
a prolific writer, and staunch supporter of all
activities pertaining to Specialty Handguns. Steve's works have appeared in numerous
outdoor sporting publications, and he is regarded by many as a ballistics guru, and an
expert on most reticle ranging systems found in today's optics. Steve routinely drives
all night to attend our various functions, if only to shoot for a while, and renew his
many friendships. An enthusiast of most things technical, Steve is commonly found in
the midst of any intense, passionate, techno-discussion, where his views are considered
with great weight. His contributions to Long Range Handgunning are many...as a Specialty
Handgun Hunter, he has been wildly successful, contributing a wealth of knowledge to the
pursuit of western coyotes through his writings and teachings. Steve is a great personality!
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Gary Morris, Shooting Enthusiast, Gary has had an intimate knowledge of M.O.A.'s since
the early 1980's, and he knows the gun inside and out. Perhaps the most diversified and
dedicated shooter of our group, Gary has competed in Silhouette, as well as the annual
competition at Sundance. Besides Specialty Handguns, he has developed a more recent
obsession in Long Range tactical rifle shooting, and is a regular and dedicated competitor
in the Midwest. Apparently, this interest lends itself well to LR Handgunning, for I've
witnessed his abilities with an M.O.A. pistol; Gary is an extremely gifted shooter; winning
a number of times at the 1,000 yard Cold Turkey Match at multiple distances.
I'm also the "web guy"...but they occasionally let me shoot......
Mike Janes....I'm the new guy, the least experienced Specialty Handgunner of the group.
Living in the Midwest, my nearby shooting and hunting opportunities were trap and skeet,
and upland birds and small game with shotguns. Always an avid shooter, my interest in
centerfires and later, precision handguns, resulted from my desire to try new things in the
shooting sports. Living East of the Mississippi, I have always yearned for experiences in the
West, and in 2009 it finally occurred. My first antelope, (above) taken at the Rich Bartman
Hunt; the result of the help and encouragement by many dedicated handgunners.
Thank You to our 2013 Supporters!
"2014 Combo: Prairie Dog and Steel Field Course"
2014 Field Course |
500 yd. Iron/Scoped Freestyle
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MOA Archives |
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This page has been created by the "M.O.A. Shooters
Committee", comprised of past and future participants of the M.O.A. Match, with
the permission and acknowledgment of M.O.A. Corporation. The Committee's
interest is to promote and enhance participation in this Match, and in the sport
of long range handgunning. Our combined goal is to "share the knowledge of
techniques, technology, and equipment that will enhance our experience and
success in the sport". Our continual interest in product development and
improvement via our feedback as users, will serve to stimulate vendor
participation with the introduction of products that work for our (handgunning)
needs. And finally, by encouraging the "new" shooter, we will enable the sport
Interested parties should consult the
Gateway Precision Arms web site,
or for 2015 Match information call Richard Mertz at (307) 283-3030
Gateway Precision Arms
Attn: Gary Wrigley
8301 Crest Industrial Drive, Unit C
Affton, MO 63123
Phone: (314) 832-4360
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