By his own admission, Nick Leghorn is a nerd. Which is a not very nice way of saying that Nick is very good at a lot of things. He’s an accomplished musician, cunning chess player, well-paid programmer, marathon blogger and skilled marksman. While Nick reckons he’s got all the social skills of Lewis Skolnick (a nerdy reference to Revenge of the Nerds) I’ve never found TTAG’s Testing and Reviews Editor to be anything less than unflaggingly polite and, well, fun. Granted, exchanging acerbic remarks whilst reloading expensive firearms is my idea of fun. As it is for Nick. And now, thanks to to his mad shooting skillz and FNH USA’s kind generosity, the Texas sharpshooter has a date with destiny (again) . . .
FNH USA has agreed to embed Mr. Leghorn in their world-class 3-gun team. As a competitor, no less. Nick will be blogging the beJesus out of team FNH USA’s entire 2013 season: the guns, the gear, the instruction, the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat, the human drama of multi-firearm ballistic competition.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank FNH USA for this unique — indeed groundbreaking — chance to provide Leghornian insight into the world of 3-gun. And I know (or at least suspect) that I speak for our 120k+ daily readers when I say to Nick: hey guy, let’s see if you’ve got what it takes to compete with the best or the best. Or, if you prefer, good luck with that. Watch this space. Official press release:
Team FNH USA and The Truth About Guns to Provide Exclusive,
Behind the Scenes Look at 3-Gun Competition
Gun Blogger Nick Leghorn to Join Team FNH USA for 2013 Season
(McLean, VA – February 5, 2013) FNH USA, LLC are pleased to announce a new addition to its professional shooting team: gun blogger and competitive shooter Nick Leghorn. Writing for The Truth About Guns, Nick will provide his readers with an in-depth, ongoing, behind-the-scenes look at Team FNH USA’s 2013 3-gun competition season.
“This is the first time a blogger has been embedded with a professional shooting team,“ said FNH USA Senior Vice President Ken Pfau. “By following Nick’s progress throughout the season readers will learn what it takes to become competitive in the sport of 3-gun, and gain real-world insight into FNH USA’s high quality firearms and accessories.”
“Team FNH USA is comprised of some of the best shooters in the world,” said Team FNH USA captain Larry Houck. “We’re delighted to help Nick learn the ropes to assist him in elevating his game to a higher level.”
“The Truth About Guns is the world’s most popular firearms blog,” Nick said. “FNH USA makes some of the world’s best firearms. Whatever happens, it won’t be dull.”
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FNH USA, LLC is a U.S. subsidiary of FN Herstal S.A., a global leader in the development and manufacturing of high-quality, reliable firearms for the military, law enforcement and commercial markets. A pioneer in innovative firearm technology since the days of John M. Browning, the company supplies a variety of products to customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. Based in McLean, VA, FNH USA is responsible for all U.S.-based sales and marketing efforts. FN Manufacturing in Columbia, SC is responsible for U.S. production activities.
Team FNH USA is the practical shooting team sponsored by FNH USA. The team is comprised of 13 world-class shooters who come from all walks of life – law enforcement, military, musicians, industry experts, etc. All have come together because of their love of shooting and their dedication to growing the professional sport of 3-gun competition. In addition to showcasing the latest in firearms technology and innovation, team members also serve as ambassadors for all shooting sports, promoting sportsmanship, integrity and respect in each and every match. For more information, please visit www.fnhusa.com/l/about/team-fnh-usa/ or follow them on Facebook.