U.S. IPSC Nationals: Walther Arms Performance Division’s Jay Beal Secures Production Optics Runner-Up Title

Walther Performance Division team member Jay Beal finishes in second place at 2023 U.S. IPSC Nationals in Florida.

posted on November 24, 2023
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Walther Performance Division team member Jay Beal landed a second-place finish in Production Optics division at the 2023 U.S. IPSC Nationals.

Walther Arms Performance Division team member Jay Beal walked away from the 2023 U.S. IPSC Nationals with the runner-up title in the Production Optics division. The match was held at Volusia County Gun and Hunt Club in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, November 16-19.

In the Production Optics division, Beal secured second place in the field of 149 competitors with a final time of 216.71 seconds, which was 18.67 seconds behind the division champion Jacob Hetherington. In addition, Beal was ranked 18th in the 2023 U.S. IPSC Nationals overall leaderboard among the 469 total participants at the 18-stage match.

After joining the Walther Arms Performance Division team in 2022, Beal continues to shoot a Walther PDP five-inch full size polymer frame pistol with a Trijicon SRO optic.

“I’m extremely happy to take second at the 2023 U.S. IPSC Nationals,” Beal said. “I’ve been shooting the PDP for almost two years now and enjoying every bit of it. Not only has it been great to shoot, but the reliability is unmatched.”

More about IPSC: “The International Practical Shooting Confederation was established to promote, maintain, improve and advance the sport of practical shooting, to safeguard its principles and to regulate its conduct worldwide for the safe, recreational use of firearms by persons of good character.”

Beal’s two best performances at the 2023 U.S. IPSC Nationals were at Stages 15 and 18, with a 9.58-second time at the former and 17.51-second time for the latter. His times for both stages led all Production Optics division shooters.

“We couldn’t be happier with Jay’s top finish during last weekend’s IPSC national tournament,” Jens Krogh, vice president of marketing and product development for Walther Arms, Inc., said. “Our performance division team has been hand selected from some of the best shooters out there, as can be seen from Jay taking second place. We pride ourselves on consistently providing them with excellent, accurate and dependable handguns, like the PDP, so they can continue to hone their craft and have even more success when they’re competing.”

See the full results of the 2023 U.S. IPSC Nationals at the Practiscore website.

Learn more about Walther at waltherarms.com.


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