Gabriela (Gabby) Franco exudes energy and confidence as she travels the country teaching firearms courses and competing in USPSA matches. A former pistol competitor on the Venezuelan Olympic team, she moved to the U.S. in 2002 after claiming three gold medals in the South American Games. Many know her from Season 4 of History Channel’s “Top Shot” series.
The most basic skill set required of action pistol competitors is the one that will begin over 80 percent of all courses of fire—facing the first target in the array, then drawing and engaging it with two rounds when the buzzer sounds.
Competitors were challenged at a USPSA match last November in Talladega, the sixth USPSA Match held at the park since it opened last year.
Industry Legends Julie Golob, Doug Koenig and Jerry Miculek take the lead for Team Smith & Wesson in 2016.