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CZs Angus Hobdell Wins USPSA Area 1 Production Shooting Title ^ | 29 June, 2011 | USPSA

Posted on 06/30/2011 6:17:35 AM PDT by marktwain

SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. --( Angus Hobdell, the Team CZ shooter from Tempe, Ariz., won the Production division title this past weekend at the 2011 USPSA Area 1 Regional Handgun Championship, Presented by Springfield Armory.

Hobdell, who started the match in third place, behind the early leader Cody McKenna of Mesa, Ariz., moved into the lead with the first of his five stage wins on the fourth stage of the match.

After moving to first place Hobdell never looked back and finished the match with a division winning score of 1159.9220 points.

“Angus has long been among the top Production division shooters in USPSA so it is no surprise to see him claim the division title at this year’s Area 1 Regional Handgun Championship,” said Chuck Anderson, the USPSA Area 1 director.

McKenna, who held the lead through the first two stages, fell to third before moving up on stage six into second place where he finished the match with two stage wins and a final score of 1114.7971 points.

Rounding out the top five were Brad Engmann of San Francisco, Calif. who won one stage and finished with 1050.9002 to take third, defending champion Mike Hughes of Maple Falls, Wash. in fourth with one stage win and 1040.2744 points, and Doug Newquist of Albany, Ore. in fifth with a final score of 1030.4580.

Elsewhere in the Production division, Sara Dunivin of Phoenix, Ariz., the 2011 USPSA Women’s Single Stack National Champion, finished the match in 12th place overall with a final score of 934.0416 points to claim the Women’s Production division title. Trystan Burkhardt of Boise, Idaho finished as the top junior with 693.0680. Among the seniors, Bill Garland, Sr. of Prineville, Ore. won the Senior title with 785.3332 points, while Ben Smith of Philipsburg, Mont. won the Super Senior title with 730.9980.


USPSA is a non-profit membership association. Most of the more than 20,000 individual members belong to and regularly compete at one of the nearly 375 affiliated clubs and sections (groups of clubs banded together for mutual benefit) located across the United States. USPSA is affiliated with the International Practical Shooting Confederation (I.P.S.C.), which is comprised of approximately 67 nations. USPSA is the American region of IPSC. Visit:

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I shot pistol competition at the University of Wisconsin in the 1970's. What these people can do with a pistol is awsome.
1 posted on 06/30/2011 6:17:40 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Speaking of, I’m thinking of getting a CZ Rami in .40cal . . . anyone know anything about those?

2 posted on 06/30/2011 6:20:23 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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It would have been helpful if they had seen fit to name the pistol, caliber and ammo that was used to win.

3 posted on 06/30/2011 6:23:11 AM PDT by TxDas (This above all, to thine ownself be true.)
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To: marktwain

Angus Hobdell is part of, a great place to get a CZ built for competition by people who know what it’s like to compete.

4 posted on 06/30/2011 6:24:10 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: 1rudeboy
I've long been an advocate of CZ on this forum and elsewhere (like the range ;-) I've owned a number of CZ75, 75B and BD variants, and have concluded that CZ's primary purpose in the gun world is to make SIG owners realize they paid way too much for their weapons.

I've never owned a RAMI, but have fired the 9mm version a lady friend of mine owns. Like all CZ products, I would heartily endorse it. I'm not particularly recoil sensitive, but if you are, you may want to try out the 9mm in lieu of the .40.

5 posted on 06/30/2011 6:27:07 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: TxDas
I'm not sure what model CZ he was using, but it definitely was a CZ. As for ammo, in USPSA power factor is important so I would guess he used .40 and he loads it all. I would be curious about his load data and with enough googling it might be possible to find it.

In Steel challenge he was shooting 9mm, with both Open and Limited CZ pistols. I'm not sure he competes in Steel Challenge anymore.

6 posted on 06/30/2011 6:52:22 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Joe 6-pack

When I was in Germany back in the late 80s and early 90s, I had a CZ75 and it was a great gun. The inversed rails were crazy to me at the time, and the interior milling looked like it was hand-crafted with a linolium knife, but it was a hell of a gun. Still a SIG and Glock fan, though.

CZ has come a looooong way from those days and the current offerings are nothing short of astounding.

7 posted on 06/30/2011 7:30:26 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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When Jeff Cooper was concocting his ultimate combat pistol, the Bren Ten, he used the CZ75 as the basis for the design. In the 90's, the talk is that when the SAS was looking to replace their Hi-Powers, the rank and file wanted to go with the CZ75, but political considerations led to the adoption of the SIG.

Jeff Cooper and the SAS are pretty hefty endorsements for any sidearm.

8 posted on 06/30/2011 7:51:10 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I remembe that.
Even before the Bren Ten, Cooper caused a rush on CZ75 pistols when he raved over them. My roommate brough home a dozen from Germany and sold them for $1500 a pop in 1989.

The SIG P226 is an outstanding pistol, so I don’t know that it would take much for anybody to adopt it. SEALS, cops, et al have picked the P226 repeatedly.

Cooper was wrong on a lot, too, and his annyoing “we” and “krunchenticker” bullshit did not enamor him to a lot of folks. He wasn’t the combat pistolero that he made himself out to be.

9 posted on 06/30/2011 8:02:09 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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