World Champion Pistol Shooter, Rob Leatham, Talks About Pistol Shooting

While at IWA, I had a chance to interview world champion pistol shooter Rob Leatham. Mr. Leatham has won the IPSC World Championship 5 times and the USPSA National Championship an incredible 24 times, among many other prestigious victories. He’s been described by Brian Enos as “the finest and most accomplished shot on the planet.”

Despite his busy schedule, he had no problem stopping to talk to me on several occasions, and posed for photographs with fans whenever asked. He’s a great example of someone who has accomplished very much in his life, yet is still down-to-earth.

I asked him about some of the basic components of pistol shooting, and his insights were extremely valuable. We discussed what he thought was most important, as well as a few things that he believes people focus too much on.

Rob Leatham on Pistol Shooting

Andrew Tuohy

Andrew Tuohy was a Navy Corpsman with the 5th Marine Regiment. He makes a living by producing written and visual content within the firearm industry, and he also teaches carbine courses. He prefers elegant weapons for a more civilized age, and regularly posts at Vuurwapen Blog.


  • MibZ

    Thank you for that! I found it very informative.

  • hacedeca

    Very interesting! Much appreciated.

  • The interesting thing is that TGO won his first IPSC World Shoot in 1983 while wearing a leg brace and on crutches. He had tweaked his knee during Nationals (which he won), and completely trashed it while vaulting a fence during an assault course at the World Shoot. For the next few years, he was still wearing the leg brace -and- continued to win.

  • Rob is great! He recently made some training videos highlighting some of his different training techniques, giving plenty of tips for shooters of all abilities. Both videos focus specificly on how to increase shooting speed, without comprimising accuracy. You can watch the videos at and or read more about the production of these videos at