Cranberry Lake pistol shooter takes 3rd in Northeast regional
Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 7:04 pm

Tim Nargi of Cranberry Lake took third in the revolver division at the recent U.S. Practical Shooting Association’s (USPSA) Area 7 Regional Handgun Championship at the Pathfinder Fish and Game Club in Fulton.

Nargi finished with a final score of 609.4962, putting him more than 294 points behind the division winner, Team Smith & Wesson shooter Josh Lentz of Walnutport, Pa.

Area 7 is one of the eight USPSA shooting regions in the country and is made up of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

However, the match drew shooters from Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Canada – a testament to the growing popularity of practical shooting.

The run-and-gun sport of practical shooting was formally established in 1976 but traces its roots back to the 1950’s and the quick draw “leather slap” competitions that grew out of America's love affair with the TV westerns of that era.

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