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Julie Golob Achieves NRA Action Pistol Distinguished Status


NRA Bianchi Cup Moving Target – Photo by Yamil Sued

DURANGO, Colo. -- Professional shooter and author Julie Golob has joined the elite ranks of National Rifle Association's Action Pistol Distinguished Badge holders. After winning her third NRA Bianchi Cup Women's Championship, Golob is one of just four women who have earned Distinguished status in the sport of Action Pistol.

Arguably one of the most challenging handgun shooting sports in the world, NRA Action Pistol competition consists of four courses, the Barricade, Practical, Moving Target and the Plates. Golob is no stranger to the winner's circle at the sport's premiere event, the NRA Bianchi Cup where she has set an NRA Action Pistol Women's National record on the Moving Target, earned Military and Women's Shoot Off Champion Titles four times each and has hoisted the coveted Women's Championship Title three times.

The NRA's Distinguished Badge is awarded to recognize excellence in NRA Action Pistol competition. The organization bases its selection on a point system and awards the Distinguished Badge to competitors who earn minimum qualifying scores in two State Championships, one Regional, and the Bianchi Cup National Championship in any calendar year.

"The Bianchi Cup has to be one of the most difficult matches I compete in. Not only is the event tough, but the path to Distinguished status is one that can take years," said Golob.

"Only the sport's most dedicated competitors earn it and it has been on my shooting bucket list since I began competing at the Cup. Receiving my Distinguished Badge and joining the ranks of incredibly talented shooters is an accomplishment I am extremely proud of."

Golob used ASYM Precision's 9mm Action Match 115 JHP at her most recent NRA Bianchi Cup and her performance gave her the final points needed to secure badge number 114. According to National Rifle Association statistics, she is among the first of one hundred to earn the badge in the Open Division and is just one of four women who have claimed it in the sport's history.

"We are extremely proud of Julie making Distinguished in NRA Action Pistol! It is the latest in a career of outstanding accomplishments, and is another testament to her shooting skill and commitment to the shooting sports," noted Stan Chen, President of Stan Chen Custom, maker of ASYM PRECISION Ammunition.

"Julie's Distinguished status is especially impressive given the super-demanding nature of the NRA Bianchi Cup. Extreme accuracy is required of both shooter and equipment. We are proud that our ASYM PRECISION 9mm Action Match 115 JHP ammunition delivered the accuracy, consistency, and reliability that Julie needed in order to make Distinguished. This load was purpose-built to be the most accurate, softest shooting and cleanest burning match grade 9mm ammunition available. In tuned match pistols, groups under 1.25" at 50 yards are possible with this ammunition. We are committed to making the very best ammunition, and are once again excited to have Julie show the world what she, and our ammo, can do."

For more information about the NRA Bianchi Cup please visit the NRA's Competition Division website.

About Julie Golob
Author Julie Golob is one of the most accomplished professional shooters in the world and is a member of Team Benelli as well as serving as Captain of Smith & Wesson's Shooting Team. She has won more than 120 championship titles in international, national and regional marksmanship competitions in seven different action shooting disciplines. A veteran of the elite U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, she was named both U.S. Army Female Athlete of the Year and AMU Athlete of the Year. Her list of titles include the prestigious Bianchi Cup, Steel Challenge, IDPA National Championships and the International Revolver Championships. Author of SHOOT: Your Guide to Shooting and Competition, Julie also offers up useful shooting tips and insight on shooting sports with her blog and JulieG Radio Podcast. Learn more about the champion, author, veteran and outdoor television personality at JulieGolob.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram and Google+.

About ASYM Precision Ammunition
ASYM PRECISION Ammunition is manufactured by Stan Chen Custom. Since 2001, Stan Chen has crafted some of the finest custom 1911 pistols in the world. He has built a solid reputation in the industry of innovation, skillful craftsmanship, and meticulous attention to detail. In 2010, Stan Chen took that attention to detail and drive for excellence into the manufacture of precision, match grade ammunition for tactical, defensive and competition purposes. Using the finest components in the industry, ASYM Precision Ammunition is purpose-built to deliver best-in-class performance. During quality control, each piece of loaded ammunition is hand inspected and chamber checked to ensure you're getting the highest quality rounds in each and every box. Competitive shooters, military and law enforcement personnel as well as hunters, can trust ASYM to perform consistently and accurately in every shooting situation. ASYM PRECISION Ammunition is available from top retailers such as Sinclair International, MidwayUSA, Ammotogo, Cabela's, Galati International, Brownells, and Tractus Arms. For more information about ASYM PRECISION Ammunition, please visit www.ASYM-AMMO.com.

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