SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 25, 2016) – Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced that Team Smith & Wesson member Doug Koenig has won the Carry Optics Division of the 2016 Florida Open. The USPSA Match was held February 18-21, 2016 at the Universal Shooting Academy in Frostproof, Florida.
Champion Doug Koenig finished First Place in the Carry Optics Division. Competing with his Smith & Wesson Performance Center® M&P® C.O.R.E™ pistol, Koenig finished the match with an overall 1700 (100%), placing first in all 11 stages of the two-day match. Throughout the courses of fire, competitors were required to engage paper and steel targets at distances ranging from 2 to 35 yards while shooting from both standing and seated positions.
“This was my first Carry Optics match as well as the kickoff match for the new competitive season. It’s always good to get out and knock the rust off. This match was really fun and challenging and it will definitely be on my schedule next year,” Koenig stated.
Shaun Phelan, Director of Sales and Marketing Operations for Smith & Wesson, said, “Doug’s First Place finish in the Carry Optics Division is a tremendous way to begin the new shooting season. His winning record is legendary and we are thrilled to have him on Team Smith & Wesson. We look forward to the upcoming year of exciting match performances we know Doug will deliver.”
Coming up next for Doug is the US Steel Nationals, March 18-20 in Florida, where he will compete in all three divisions: Rimfire, Limited and Open.
About Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC) is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality firearms, related products, and training to the global military, law enforcement, and consumer markets. The company’s firearm division brands include Smith & Wesson®, M&P®, and Thompson/Center Arms™. As an industry leading provider of shooting, reloading, gunsmithing and gun cleaning supplies, the company’s accessories division produces innovative, top quality products under Battenfeld Technologies, Inc., including Caldwell® Shooting Supplies, Wheeler® Engineering, Tipton® Gun Cleaning Supplies, Frankford Arsenal® Reloading Tools, Lockdown® Vault Accessories, and Hooyman® Premium Tree Saws. Smith & Wesson facilities are located in Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, and Missouri. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.