2017 Gadsden Shotgun Championship

Match Director and former MOARNG Marksmanship team coordinator Chad Francis hosted an outstanding 12 stage action shotgun match in Iberia, MO on May 6th. The 12 courses of fire tested competitors’ skills moving, shooting and pushing the limits of accuracy and speed with birdshot, buckshot, and slugs.


Major Luke Gosnell (AGR), Operations Officer for 2100 MI Group, of the Military Intelligence Readiness Command placed 7th in this Championship. He began competing for the US Army Reserve Marksmanship Training and Competitive Program (USAR-CMP) in December 2015 as the first team first action/practical shooting competitor.

The USAR-CMP represents the forefront of small arms skill in the Reserves and are the only formally proven and acknowledged experts on the proper use and training of small arms across the force. These shooter-instructors are some of the world’s best trained small arms marksmen, conducting small arms training, hosting marksmanship events and competing at major venues throughout the United States and abroad. Army Regulation 140–1, Chapter 7 directs small arms programs and competition within the US Army Reserve.


Current TPU and AGR Soldiers interested in joining the U.S. Army Reserve Combat Marksmanship Program are encouraged to find out more online at https://www.facebook.com/USARCMP This is an additional duty and your current command must approve of participation.

Photo Credit: Pathum Karunaratne Photography

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