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The list of professional shooters who have withstood the test of time, and continue to perform at a championship level is rather short. Doug Koenig is that once in a generation talent, redefining what it takes to be a World Champion Professional Shooter, Athlete, and lifelong hunter. With nearly three decades of professional shooting experience, Doug attributes the incredible success he’s experienced by incorporating a strong work ethic into his range practice sessions and always being prepared, focused and disciplined.
Koenig was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and began shooting competitively at the age of 17 winning both regional and national competitions. In 1990, Doug turned Pro as a competitive shooter and the decision paid off scoring an unprecedented 1920x at the NRA Bianchi Cup. Since that day, his list of accomplishments and championship wins continues and may never be surpassed. His potent combination of speed, accuracy and shooting skills has produced wins in various multi-disciplined competitions; with more than 70 National and 10 World titles including an unprecedented 18 times as a Bianchi Cup Champion.
Doug Koenig, is a lifelong hunter and hosts his own TV Show “Doug Koenig’s Championship Season.” Each week, the show features Doug competing, while demonstrating the discipline, commitment and hard work it takes to become a World Champion Professional Shooter to maintain that competitive edge. Promoting an outdoor lifestyle for families and sharing his hunting and shooting tips to ensure your day in the field is memorable, are just a few of Doug’s passions.
- Winning more than 70 National Championships
- 10-time World Champion
- 18-time Bianchi Cup winner
- 2016 NRA World Shooting Champion
- 5 European Bianchi Cup wins
- 20-time Masters International Championship winner
- 22-time Sportsman’s Team Challenge Open Champion
- 6-time World Action Pistol Championship winner
- Achieved more Perfect Score’s (1920) than anyone in NRA Action Pistol history
- 3-time World Speed Shooting Champion/Steel Challenge
Doug Koenig, regarded as a once in a generation talent, redefines what it takes to be a World Champion Professional Shooter, Athlete and lifelong hunter. Koenig began shooting competitively at the age of 17 winning both regional and national competitions. In 1990, Doug turned Pro as a competitor and the decision paid off scoring an unprecedented 1920x at the NRA Bianchi Cup. His list of accomplishments and championship wins continues and may never be surpassed as he approaches his 28th year of competing, winning more than 70 National and 10 World titles. Doug hosts his own TV Show “Doug Koenig’s Championship Season.” Promoting an outdoor lifestyle for families, and sharing his hunting and shooting tips to ensure your day in the field is memorable, are just a few of Doug’s passions.
Doug Koenig, a lifelong hunter and World Champion Professional Shooter is the host of "Doug Koenig's Championship Season." Each week, the show features Doug competing, while demonstrating the discipline and commitment it takes to become a World Champion Professional Shooter. Promoting an outdoor lifestyle for families and sharing his hunting and shooting tips to ensure your day in the field is memorable, are just a few of Doug’s passions.
Bruce Piatt’s interest in the shooting sports began as a youngster admiring his grandfather’s firearm collection. With encouragement from his father, Bruce enrolled in the NRA 50ft. Small Bore Junior’s Program at a local indoor range and the seed was planted as he rose through the ranks. By the mid-80’s Bruce competed at his first IPSC pistol match, which led to others on the east coast competition circuit. In 1986 Bruce graduated from the NJ State Police Academy, becoming a police officer in his hometown. The flexible work schedule permitted Bruce to travel the country competing at every match he could attend. His shooting disciplines include Action Pistol, Tactical 3-Gun, USPSA/IPSC, Steel Challenge and the Sportsman’s Team Challenge. A highlight of Bruce’s competition career was getting married in 1993 and spending his honeymoon competing at and winning his first Bianchi Cup in Columbia, Missouri.
Now retired from a stellar 32 year Law Enforcement career, Bruce is a speaker, shooting instructor and the founder of Bruce Piatt Training Concepts, LLC. While maintaining a multi-discipline competition schedule, Bruce is a R&D consultant to outdoor industry manufacturers, he’s an influential industry spokesperson and Shooting Sports Ambassador. Bruce is available to offer Custom 1911 Gunsmith classes across the country.
2 Time FNH 3-Gun Champion (Heavy Metal Scope Division)
2015 NRA World Shooting Champion
5 Time Bianchi Cup National Champion
2006 Bianchi Cup World Champion
8 Time NRA Action Pistol Open/Metallic Aggregate National Champion
5 Time SOF Tactical 3-Gun World Champion
9 Time Sportsman’s Team Challenge National Champion – 2 Man & 3 Man Team
3 Time USPSA Multi-Gun National Champion – (Open, Limited, Heavy Metal Division)
20 Time USPSA Law Enforcement Division National Champion
Throughout Tony’s professional competitive shooting career, he consistently proves himself as a top competitor in a variety of shooting disciplines, which includes IPSC, Action Pistol and Long-Range Silhouette Rifle. But its 3-Gun that remains his favorite shooting discipline. Excelling in these multi-disciplines ensures Tony’s sponsors will receive high profile exposure and media coverage for their productsTony uses.
Today, Tony’s yearly competition schedule includes matches around the country and throughout the world all while working a full-time job. Whether Tony’s competing, hunting or representing himself as an industry ambassador for his sponsors and his country abroad, he always takes time to introduce newcomers to the sport. It has become a lifestyle Tony doesn’t take for granted and he enjoys sharing his knowledge. Simply put . . . Tony lives for the next upcoming competition, training hard at the range and fine-tuning his equipment.
2017 5th NRA World Shooting Championship
2017 3rd place Superstition Mystery Mtn. 3-Gun
2016 2nd place Midsouth Shooters Crawfish Cup
2015 4th place Trijicon World Challenge
2015 2nd place Fallen Brethren 3-Gun
2014 3rd place 3-Gun World Championship Open
2014 Overall Champion Superstition Mystery Mtn. 3-Gun
2012, 2011, 2010 3-Gun Nation shoot-off finalist
2011, 2006 2nd place Bianchi Cup Open/Metallic Aggregate
2011 4th place Bianchi Cup Overall/1920 Club.
2017, 2010, 2001, 1997, 1996 Bianchi Cup Team Action Pistol National Champion
2009 Submachine Gun National Champion
2008, 2006 DPMS 3-Gun Champion
2006 2nd place World Action Pistol Team (Australia) Set Record for Falling Plates Score of 177
2003 Soldier of Fortune 3-Gun World Champion
2016, 2010, 2006 NRA Action Pistol US Gold Team
2 Time Masters International Long Range Rifle Champion 1997, 1994
4 Time Masters International Action Rifle Champion 1994, 1993, 1991, 1990
2 Time Second Chance Revolver Champion 1987, 1985
6 Time ICORE Midwest Revolver Champion
16 Time Indiana State Action Pistol Overall Champion
10 Time Indiana State USPSA/IPSC Sectional Champion
2 Time Ohio Action Pistol State Overall Champion
3 Time Illinois Action Pistol State Overall Champion
Photo Credit Patrick E. Kelley
Professional Competition Shooter
Master Class BPCR Silhouette Competitor, World Renowned Writer “Guns of the Old West” Expert and Author of the Book “Shooting World War II Small Arms.”
2 Time IPSC World Champion
9 Time USPSA Open National Champion
11 Time USPSA 3-Gun National Champion
5 Time Steel Challenge Champion
5 Time Handgunner World Shoot Off Champion
Steve "Deuce" Stevens
Steven “Deuce” Stevens age 36 lives in Grand Rapids Michigan with his wife Kendra and two children, daughter Elsie Mae 2 and son Mason 6. Deuce began cowboy action shooting and joined SASS in early 2002. Deuce has had a life long love of the old west and everything cowboy since he could walk so SASS was a natural fit for him. Deuce credits SASS and the sport of Cowboy Action shooting as helping shape him into the man he is today. While he enjoys and excels in the competitive aspect of the game his true love is for the people that play the game and helping give back and educating along the way.
His non shooting accomplishments within the sport include:
Michigan SASS State Championship match director 2008 to present.SASS Regulator
SASS Range Officers Committee member (youngest to ever serve)
SASS Range Officer Instructor
Current SASS End Of Trail Co Match Director
Deuce has also enjoyed much success on the range. His shooting accomplishment include:
2017 Overall National Champion Winter Range
2015 Cowboy World Champion
2010 Overall National Champion Winter Range
2008 Traditional National Champion
MI State Champ 10',12',13',14',15',16'
MN State Overall Champ 08',09',10',11',12',
GA State Overall Champ 10',12'
FL State Overall Champ 09',10'
OH State Overall Champ 08',09',11',15'
KY State Overall Champ 09'
IN State Overall Champ 13',16'
SASS US Open Overall Champ 09'
SASS Great Nor' Easter 12' Overall Champ
SASS OH State BP Pale Rider Gunfighter Champ 13'
SASS Gunsmoke Midwest Regional Overall 13',14',15',16'
SASS GOA Mideast Regional Overall Champ 14'
SASS International BP Overall Champ 16'
Current World Record holder in speed rifle and speed pistol