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ACADEMI Instructor Chris Fleming to Compete in Midwest 3-Gun Match
ACADEMI Instructors Engage in Competitions Across the Country
May 15, 2012 – Arlington, Va. – ACADEMI, a leading, privately-held training and security solutions provider serving government and commercial customers worldwide, today announced that ACADEMI instructor Chris Fleming will compete May 18-20 at the CMMG Midwest 3-Gun (M3G) competition in Boonville, Mo.
Today, M3G is a proving ground for some of the country’s top shooters, including the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, established at the direction of President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956 to raise the standards of marksmanship throughout the U.S. Army.
“I appreciate every opportunity I have to compete, and 3-gun competitions are particularly good training tools,” said Fleming. “I’ve found that I can take the lessons I learn during competition and bring them back with me to ACADEMI for the betterment of myself and my students. I’m grateful to ACADEMI for sponsoring my participation in these competitions.”
A typical 3-gun match involves a range of stages – the M3G course has 10 – in which the competitor must engage various targets while changing positions and firearms as he progresses through each stage. Typically, the competitor is equipped with a pistol, long rifle and shotgun.
Fleming, a former Marine, has worked with ACADEMI as an instructor since February 2011. Previously he worked as an independent contractor in Afghanistan, where he lost both legs below the knee as the result of an improvised explosives device detonation. He last competed in March at the Superstition Mountain Mystery 3-Gun match in Mesa, Ariz., which was broadcast on the Versus Network’s “3-Gun Nation.”
ACADEMI instructors often participate in a variety of shooting and other competitions across the country to hone their skills for professional training and development.
Bill Go, director of ACADEMI Southwest in San Diego, Calif., recently participated in the Arizona State International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) competition in Phoenix, Ariz., April 28. Unlike 3-gun matches, IDPA matches are geared towards the tactical, precision use of stock guns and equipment. Go placed third in the stock service pistol category out of 42 competitors.