The world’s best shooters are headed to Lake Charles LA to attend the first event in the Action Pistol Triple Cup Challenge! READ MORE
The Crawfish Cup presented by Midsouth Shooters is the first leg of the Action Pistol Triple Cup Challenge (now along with Flagler Cup and the Cameron Cup).
The Crawfish Cup will be held on April 12 & 13 near Lake Charles, LA. Online entry is now available at matchsignup.org.
Big names attending this year are Doug Koenig, Julie Golob, Tony Holmes, Bruce Piatt, Adam Sokolowski, and our sponsored shooter Kevin Angstadt. Doug, Bruce, and Kevin have all also won NRA’S Bianchi Cup in the past few years.
The course of fire consists of two moving targets, the falling plates, the barricade, and the practical.
Lake Charles is a warm and wonderful place! Fantastic food and very friendly folks make this an event the shooters and spectators really look forward to. Come on down if you can!
We’re excited to be heading back to Lake Charles, Louisiana for the 2017 Midsouth Shooters Crawfish Cup! Familiarize yourselves with this illustrious Action Pistol Championship with our previous articles by Clicking here, and here.
Last year, we saw Bruce Piatt take the cup in a dramatic finish to what was one of the most exciting Crawfish Cup competitions yet. Team Black Nitride took all three top spots with Tony Holmes, and Doug Koenig taking second and third, respectively. Midsouth Shooter, Kevin Angstadt took home the fourth place prize.
We also saw greats like Vera Koo, and Team Yackley compete hard, and take home honors of their own. Tim Yackley won the Junior Division, and Vera achieved Grand High Lady!
Every year, The Crawfish Cup becomes more than an NRA Action Pistol event. It’s a place where greats come to hone their skills before the Flagler and Bianchi Cup Championships, and it’s a place where amateurs and professionals can compete side-by-side. The undercurrent of the shoot is always one of friendly competition, and conversation. It’s a warm environment for every shooter involved, and it’s not just the oppressing humidity of a Louisiana late spring.
The 2016 Crawfish Cup has grown by leaps and bounds this year, and it’s all thanks for the sponsors who gave generously to the competition. Sponsors help make shooting sports possible through donations of products, money, or improvements to the range.
At the time of this article, there are 90 competitors, with 19 of those competitors shooting the Aggregate Match. You’ll be able to follow all the action with live updates at the Crawfish Cup’s website. Click Here to check it out!
Our event sponsors top our list:
Secure Firearm Products: Moving Targets Event
TK Custom: Practical Event
Lucas Oil: Falling Plates Event
Western Powders: Open Gun
Briley Custom: Barricade Event
The Special Categories:
“What-Ya-Say” Hearing Protection: Ladies Awards
Zero Bullet Company: Junior Category
Communications Provided by:
LRC Wireless (Louisiana Radio Communications)
Platinum Level Sponsors:
Montana Gold Bullets
Gold Level Sponsors:
Silver Level Sponsors:
NRA Competitive Shooting
Graf & Sons
Bronze Level Sponsor:
Boyd’s Hardwood Gunstocks
Finally, there’s just us, Midsouth Shooters Supply. All we wanted to do was see the event take off like it deserved. Not only is the event a great build-up to Bianchi Cup, but it’s a great match in and of itself. Further more, it’s ran by some of the best people you could meet in shooting sports. Come to Lake Charles, Louisiana and see for yourself. At least stay long enough to enjoy the crawfish boil.
Follow the action of the cup HERE. Enjoy the site, look at the pictures from matches past, and stay tuned for pictures from this year as we’ll be uploading those during the matches. Also, check out the competitor profiles here. There are some great contenders attending this year. Doug Koenig, Bruce Piatt, and Kevin Angstadt are all past champions, and will be in attendence. You’ll also see some relatively new faces like Tracie Rushing, and some legends in the sport, like Carl Bernosky!
We’ll have more to come soon. Thank to you, and thanks to the sponsors that make events like this possible.