Not many pro shooters can come back from a nearly two-year hiatus to win (and win big) on the range, but if anyone can, it's Julie Golob! A touchstone for women who shoot, Golob proudly represents Smith & Wesson, Safariland, Federal Premium and Trijicon on the pro-shooter circuit. A Second Amendment ambassador, hunter, coach and overall the nicest person you'll meet, Julie Golob's return to the shooting scene was every bit the triumph you'd expect.
Golob won First Place in the women’s division at the Flagler Cup, an NRA Action Pistol regional match held at the Pioneer Gun Club in Bates City, Missouri. The Flager Cup is an Action Pistol match held annually, the weekend before the NRA Bianchi Cup, and draws top competitors including members of the US Army Marksmanship Unit, Department of Homeland Security, US Border Patrol, industry teams and professional shooters.
The Flagler Cup has four events, each requiring 48 shots. The events—Barricade, Plates, Practical and Moving Target—are shot from 10 yards to 50 yards, and all with a handgun. A perfect score would be 1920. Golob's final score of 1906, 153x cinched her the High Lady title. What gear did she use? As you'd expect, Golob's triumph was garnered with her Smith & Wesson 9mm 1911, Trijicon MRO, Safariland ELS Belt with Model 014 holster and 776 pouch with Federal Premium ammunition components and Caldwell, Tipton and Wheeler gear.
"It’s so great to be back on the shooting circuit after my last match in 2019,” Golob said. “Pioneer Gun Club has an incredible Action Pistol facility, and this match serves as an excellent warm up for the Bianchi Cup. I love the back-to-back format of being able to compete in a regional event right before the nationals."
“The Mover is such a challenging event. It’s also one of my favorites,” she added. “With a target moving across the range at 10 feet per second, your trigger control needs to sync perfectly with tracking the target. I was extremely pleased to have just one shot outside the 10-ring."
Welcome back, Julie, and congratulations!