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Former Batavia PD lieutenant shares championship performance in shooting competition

By Howard B. Owens

Former Batavia PD lieutenant Eugene Jankwoski sent over this video from his participation in May in the 2013 New York State International Defensive Pistol Championship. Jankowski won the stock service pistol division, high law enforcement, high senior and overall match. The event was held at Pine City Sportsmen’s Club, near Pine City, and involved 104 competitors.

Jankowski's explanation of the event:

One hundred and four competitors shot 12 challenging stages of fire over three days. Jankowski is sponsored by Metal Spinning Targets, CMC Triggers, Wolf Gun Springs and Tactical Command Industries. IDPA is the use of practical equipment including full-charge service ammunition to solve simulated “real world” self-defense scenarios using practical handguns and holsters that are suitable for self-defense use. The main goal is to test the skill and ability of an individual. Competitors are required to wear a cover garment to simulate concealed carry and Stock Service Pistol firearms must conform closely to factory specifications.

Billie Owens

Knowing zilch about firearms and competitions such as this, I would like to know why a person trails the shooter at every turn. Seems like they would be in the way. I was waiting for them to bump elbows or something. Looks like they sound an alarm to signal shooting to begin, but is that the only way to do it?

Jul 12, 2013, 12:13pm Permalink
Rich Richmond

Congratulations on the championship, Gino!

We can always use another straight shooter like you on the Batavia City Council.

Jul 12, 2013, 1:16pm Permalink

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