Shannon Smith – The Match Manager

My guest this week is Shannon Smith.  Shannon just got back from the 2017 World Shoot in France.  The IPSC World Shoot takes place every three years and it’s comparable to the Olympics of the action shooting world.  Shannon is a grand master shooter in USPSA (United States Practical Shooting Association) shooting both open division (that’s the race guns with red dots on them) and limited division.

Shannon is a National Champion in USPSA, a US Steel National Champion and Pro Am Champion. In addition he is a 8 time Florida State Champion, and finished 3rd in the world in 2008 and 12th this year.

He is a professional shooter and works as the match director at the Universal Shooting Academy in Frostproof, FL.

Before he ventured into competitive shooting, Shannon was in the Army in Special Operations as a Ranger.  There he was involved in small unit tactics, firearms training and attended several major schools.

In this podcast we learn what it means to manage a match when shooting a competition.  What you should shoot the match your NOT ready for.  And, what’s more important to be a champion, skills or a mental game.

I’m excited to get this podcast out, so without further adieu, here is my interview with Shannon Smith…

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