Shooting Sports and Competitions
Here at Hogue we enjoy the shooting sports. Many of our products evolved from years of shooting both for fun and competition. If you like to shoot and haven't tried competing, you should! It is a fun and exciting activity for the whole family that gives a perfect excuse to travel and meet new friends that share your hobby. Most matches have stock gun categories and classes that allow you to compete against shooters of your skill level. You don't have to spend a fortune on equipment or be a great shot. Everybody has a great time!
I.P.S.C. (International Practical Shooting Confederation)
I.P.S.C. shooting demands the very best equipment. Many IPSC shooters use and praise Hogue for their practical and functional beauty. A fancy wood grip from Hogue is a custom option allowed on your limited pistol, converting it into a real showpiece. Fancy wood grips are an absolute must and complement even the most exotic unlimited race gun. Super thin panels are available for popular double stack guns such as Para-Ordnance and Caspian. Para-Ordnance owners know that grips for these guns require a small filler tab on the back of the grip. We were not satisfied with glued on wood fillers found on other makes so we designed and incorporate a precision injection molded tab that is keyed and bonded to the grip, providing the absolute highest quality and best fitting wood grip possible.
N.R.A Action/Bianchi Cup Shooting
Special shooting requires special equipment- that's part of the fun of shooting. The NRA Bianchi Cup is one of our favorite matches to shoot. Aaron, Patrick and Neil Hogue have shot it for several years. We won't say just how good or bad we shot, but we sure have fun! Many top Bianchi Cup shooters use Hogue in competition, in fact the official statistics for the Bianchi Cup show twice as many competitors using Hogue Grips than any other make. Prone shooting is an important part of this match. We make a special grip we call the "Big Butt" that has become very popular for this type of shooting.
I.C.O.R.E (International Confederation of Revolver Enthusiasts)
I.C.O.R.E (International Confederation of Revolver Enthusiasts) By combining elements of three major shooting disciplines and designing courses of fire with revolvers in mind, we have been successful in creating an exciting sport. From the Bianchi Cup (NRA Action Shooting) we drew our targets, an emphasis on accuracy and, occasionally, par times. From steel shooting (in particular, the Steel Challenge) we drew the concepts of quick target acquisition and multiple runs on a course of fire. From practical pistol competition (USPSA/IPSC) we adopted movement, reloading during the course of fire, and variable target positioning and distances. By combining these elements, often in the same course of fire, we are able to challenge shooters from the master to the beginner.
ICORE was formed after the second International Revolver Championship (IRC) in 1993. The basic concept was to provide a competition forum for shooters who enjoyed revolvers, but were at a disadvantage when it came too most other forms of practical pistol competition. Since the initial formation of ICORE, the IRC has been the premiere event for the organization.
For more information:
I.P.S.C. shooting - contact the U.S.P.S.A
N.R.A Action/Bianchi Cup Shooting - contact the N.R.A.
Cowboy Action Shooting - Contact the S.A.S.S.
International Confederation of Revolver Enthusiasts - contact the I.C.O.R.E.
Hogue is a supporter of the National Rifle Association.
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