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Testimonials by Professional Shooters

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Doug Koenig

Doug Koenig
"To do your best, you must use the best equipment. That's why I use Starline Brass."

Doug Koenig, a lifelong hunter and professional competitive shooter is the host of "Doug Koenig's Championship Season" each week, the show captures Doug competing at a high stakes match while demonstrating the discipline it takes to be a world-class professional champion. As he travels the world for big game, Doug promotes the outdoor lifestyle for families to enjoy and shares his hunting tips to ensure your day in the field is memorable.


Doug Koenig, regarded as the best all-around competitive shooter in the world, is also an avid and well-respected hunter. His list of achievements and championship wins continues to be daunting as he approaches his 25th year of competing. Koenig began shooting competitively at 17, winning both regional and national competitions. In 1990, Doug turned Pro as a competitor and the decision paid off scoring an unprecedented 1920x in the NRA’s Bianchi Cup. Doug hosts his TV Show “Doug Koenig’s Championship Season,” promoting an outdoor lifestyle for families, provides hunting and shooting tips and demonstrates what it takes to become a world-class professional champion.


10-time World Champion
17-time Bianchi Cup winner
2016 NRA World Shooting Champion
5 European Bianchi Cup wins
21-time Masters International Championship winner
6-time World Action Pistol Championship winner

Bruce Piatt

Bruce Piatt
"It doesn't matter if I'm at the Bianchi Cup or the USPSA Open Nationals, it's the superior consistency of Starline's .38 Super and the flawless functioning of the 'Super Comp's' that keeps me a Starline Brass believer."

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

Tony Holmes

Tony Holmes
"I demand quality & consistency to produce the best reloads possible, I look no further than Starline for my brass needs. Starline has been my proven winner!"

Tony started competing in 1974 at the age of 13 in NRA High-Power and Small-bore Rifle matches. Coached as a youngster by his father, a law enforcement officer and competitive shooter himself, he introduced Tony into handgun shooting. Encouraging his son with many long hours of practice on the range, led to Tony competing at many local and state matches. Tony's first out of state match was in 1983 at the Second Chance Bowling Pin Shoot in Central Lake MI. Finishing in the top 10 of the revolver event Tony won his first gun. This win was the catalyst to what has now become not only Tony’s passion to compete in the shooting sports, but an ongoing love for the    shooting sports.

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

Eddie Garcia

Eddie Garcia
“When tenths of seconds can mean the difference between winning and losing, you need reliable equipment that you can count on. That’s why I choose Starline Brass”

Professional Competition Shooter

Mike Venturino

Mike Venturino

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.”

Kay Clark-Miculek

Kay Clark-Miculek
"I insist on feeding my competition guns the best ammunition I can produce . To produce top quality reloads, you must start with top quality components. All of my match reloads begin with Starline brass."

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

Evil Roy

Evil Roy

National and World Champion in Cowboy Action and Wild Bunch matches
SASS Hall of Fame
Designer and marketer of firearms, leather and other products incorporating improvements to make Cowboy Action Shooting safer, faster and more fun.