United States Army Reserve (USAR) Combat Marksmanship Team member 1LT Curtis Brotherston competed in the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) Colorado State Sectional Championship this past weekend winning high overall in the provisional pistol caliber carbine division and high military honors. Click here for video of his match performance.
Curtis started his competition shooting adventure after his release from active duty in 2008 and while attending ROTC. For the past 9 years he has shot over 100 sanctioned state or larger practical shooting matches to include helping organize two sectional level matches a year as the Assistant Match Director. He currently holds a rank of Grand Master in USPSA, and he has had held rank of Master class in IDPA. Curtis is the lead telehealth clinical technician in Eastern Colorado Health Care Systems as a civilian and as a reservist, his is duty is the Assistant Battalion Intelligence (A-S2) Officer in the 440th Civil Affairs Battalion at Ft. Carson.
Shooting fast and accurate under the pressures of competition and the timer translate into real-world practical training. Within the action shooting sports there are various gun-handling skills woven into scenarios such as shooting on the move, reloading, weak-hand/strong-hand shooting, transition from one shooting position to another, and engaging threat targets from cover to name a few.
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