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Batavia's Eugene Jankowski earns top spots in Smith & Wesson Gun Nationals competition

By Billie Owens

Press release and submitted photo:

Eugene Jankowski Jr., of Batavia, won 1st Place Law Enforcement, 1st Place Senior and placed 17th overall out of 241 competitors at the 2015 Smith & Wesson, International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) Backup Gun Nationals.

Held Nov. 5-7 at the Smith & Wesson Employee Sports Center in Springfield, Mass. The theme for this year’s match focused on the “Roaring Twenties,” which challenged competitors with intricate props and shooting obstacles inspired from the decade as they raced through 14 stages of fire using small, concealed-carry-style handguns. Courses of fire required traditional two-handed shooting as well as shooting one-handed at fast moving targets.
A highlight video of the match can be found here
For complete match results

The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) is the governing body of a shooting sport that simulates self-defense scenarios and real life encounters. It was founded in 1996 as a response to the desires of shooters worldwide. The organization now boasts membership of more than 20,000, including members in 50 foreign countries.

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