Team Beretta’s JJ Racaza has repeatedly ranked as one of the top 5 for USPSA and IPSC shooters, JJ holds and has broken multiple world speeding shooting records. As a former DHS Federal Agent, he held positions as a Lead Firearms Instructor, Field Training Officer, and Law Enforcement Academy Instructor.
Now that we've discussed some general ideas on how to prepare for a match, we took some time to sit down with one of Beretta's team shooters to find out how she prepares for a match, and pick her brain about her competition gun, the Beretta 92X Performance.
As we continue to prep for our next pistol match, we’re talking to Team Beretta’s Jessica Hook to find out her top three tips for competition shooting. Jessica is a 2-time USPSA PCC National Championship medalist and a 3-time Bay Area Rifle Championship Ladies Champion that is certified as a Master Class Shooter and NRA Pistol Instructor.
Getting ready for your first or your 100th major action shooting match can be a daunting proposition. For first-time and in-experienced shooters, they haven’t yet established a pre-match ritual for performing all their necessary checks of gear, self, and whatever else they might need. This guide will give you a step-by-step plan on what to look for, what to check, and how to get ready for a major action shooting match.
170,000 rounds without any issues. That’s how hardcore the original MR73s were tested, and with red-hot European .357 Magnum ammo at that. Until 2021, new manufactured MR73s were extremely rare, and their owners tended to treat them like museum pieces, instead of fighting handguns. When we set out to review the MR73, the goal wasn’t to tell you how accurate it is, or how beautifully it’s put together, but rather to run it hard and see what happens. Shoot fast, reload fast, slam metal into metal chasing sub 0.20 splits.
The Manurhin line of revolvers, and specifically the MR73 have a legendary reputation. Their association with the elite counter-terrorist unit GIGN and incredible durability are the main driving factors for that status; which was enhanced by their relative scarcity in the United States. Now, with new manufactured Manurhin MR73 revolvers available in greater quantities than ever before in the US market, we have the opportunity to explore what goes into Making the Manurhin, and how the materials and manufacturing process combine to create what is widely regarded as the greatest double-action revolver of all time.