The IPSC World Shoot Shotgun 2018 has ended and I hope all competitors are back home safe now.
The location was Chateauroux, France, where the French have built an excellent National Shooting Center for all sorts of shooting sports.
The Firearm Blog was there of course and below you can see a variety of pictures from the Opening to the Closing of the World Shoot.
The top photo is taken by Chris Jonkers, Studio BoJo.
All the World Shoots I’ve been to have been very social. Competitors from all over the World meet and greet, and compete! May the best win!
And some seem to come there to look for people to work for them!
The French Foreign Legion was there to inform and possibly recruit people. Luckily I was to old!
If you’re interested, just remember that the duration of the initial contract with the Foreign Legion is 5 years (non-negotiable).
Neck Glock is a new to me.
There were a lot of people from Thailand. A few Swedes and other nationalities seem to hide in there too.
The Swedish Team with front figure Pia Clerté.
The clay shooting arena was absolutely massive.
American team folding the American flag after the opening ceremony.
“Sporty and fast shooting” – IPSC in French.
It’s all about making friends around the World!
One of the German competitors shooting a stage in area 2.
We will of course get back with more on this new shotgun. Ryan Hickey (USA) is holding it.
Some of the more famous American ladies together with Thais shooters.
United States entering.
Peace Love and Shotguns
Stage 25 – the best solution to success? A shooter maps his plans. MOVE!!!
One of the best shooters in the World. Raine Peltokoski from Finland. Here seen on the practice bay.
Steel Popper down!
One of the slug stages. 8 IPSC targets in 8 places and maximum distance up to about 50 yards.
One of the stages with buck shots. Don’t hit the red targets!
Another slug stage. Notice the guillotine.
Inside the arena there were TVs showing pictures of the shooters.
I call this “When you’re supposed to shoot weak hand, but do it with your strong hand…”
Tricky stage with three areas and two bridges. Don’t break 90 degrees as you run backwards.
Range Officers with Thai shooters.
Smile, be happy.
Close-up, including a Swedish Open team. Full Metal Jacket (1987) and R. Lee Ermey (RIP) as Gny. Sgt. Hartman.
One of the Brazilian ladies in the jungle.
Tactical Eye Patch – when you’re left handed but must shoot right handed.
One of the Swedish squads, all shooting Open division. Note: there’s 8 people in the picture.
Again, don’t get the red steel, it’s a No Shoot. The second clay was very tight from the shooting position. Better know your chokes.
Yes, I’m sure the IPSC World Shoot for rifle should work in France too. They have several bays like this.
Flower Power in an UTAS Shotgun.
One of many Swedish competitors, but the only one from Laos, changing jerseys
American and Russian ladies Open Teams.
I noticed more and more Shield Sights on the shotguns this year, including my own.
Open Division Senior Teams.
Barn find where I stayed.
When in France, once the World Shoot is over, time for Magnum loads.
The French National Shooting center is really well equipped. Here you can see a very wide bay for .22LR shooting.
Shoot-off price awards.
US ladies did well in the shoot off, as usual.
The Finns aren’t too bad at shoot offs either. Here Kim Leppänen from King Competition.
Very Finnish Problems presents – we all got a price. The bronce winner doesn’t look too happy.
Russian ladies prepareing for shoot off.
USA vs. Russia in Open Ladies.
Lena Miculek, Diana Muller and Dakota Overland oon the podium in Ladies Standard. Well done!
Johan Hansen from Sweden wins Open Senior, JoJo Vidandes from USA second and Luciano Todisco Italy third.
Alëna Karelina from Russia wins Ladies Open.
USA Ladies Team.
Most of the pictures are from the author and some are from Chris Jonkers from Studio BoJo.
That’s all folks!
We will be back soon with an exclusive TFB interview with the winner in Open division Josh Froelich (USA).