The Team Safariland legend surpassed 178 contenders to win the Single Stack competition and finished second overall and high senior in the L-10 match
ONTARIO, California – The Safariland Group (“Safariland”), a leading global provider of safety products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, congratulates Team Safarilandmember Rob Leatham for winning the Single Stack event at the 2020 USPSA Classic Nationals at the CMP Marksmanship Park in Talladega, Alabama, September 4 - 6, 2020. Safariland sponsored the match which featured Single Stack, Revolver and L-10 competitions.
Celebrating its 25th year, the USPSA Single Stack Classic Nationals is the championship event of the season for enthusiasts of the classic 1911 pistol design. Leatham has competed in every match and enjoyed his 18th overall win this year, beating 178 contenders by scoring 1349.85 points in 183.35 seconds.
“To battle in top-tier events decades after I began my career drives home the point that this kind of shooting is accessible to anyone,” said Leatham. “At age 59, no one expected me to be able to ‘run with the young guns’, but my time-tested, supremely reliable equipment – my Safariland ELS rig and Springfield Custom Shop 1911 – led me across the finish line in first place. Today, guns are more reliable, holster rigs are faster, ammo is better, and having the finest gear, including the support of companies like Safariland, dedicated to shooting sports is immeasurable.”
“Rob is a consistent competitor and has been an invaluable member of Team Safariland for more than 35 years,” said Bobby McGee, vice president, engineering and Team Safariland manager at Safariland. “It does not look like he plans to slow down anytime soon. He is an excellent example of what it takes to be a champion.”
Other Team Safariland competitors also fared well. Notably, Keith Garcia was the first Law Enforcement winner and Scott Carnahan, former Safariland Duty Gear vice president and co-founder of Team Safariland, was fourth Senior in the Single Stack division. In the L-10 competition, Leatham was the second Overall and first Senior; Garcia was the first Law Enforcement and Carnahan was the third Senior. 2020 marked the final event for Carnahan who Leatham described as a “long-time mentor, supporter and good friend, who will leave an impact on the entire firearms industry.”
About Safariland Duty Gear
Established in 1964, the Safariland® holster brand has earned worldwide renown and a leadership position in the industry for its technologically advanced holsters and other gear to the law enforcement, military, concealment and competitive sporting markets. Safariland holsters, belts and accessories provide users with high-quality tools to perform their jobs safely and effectively. Safariland is credited for developing the first Level III Retention™ holster for the uniformed duty market. With a reputation for INNOVATION NOT IMITATION®, the Safariland brand continues its position as the worldwide leader in retention holsters. Safariland is a part of The Safariland Group family of brands. For more information, visit www.safariland.com/dutygear.
About The Safariland Group
The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a broad range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland® Armor, Duty Gear and Communications, Bianchi®, Break Free®, Hatch®, Med-Eng®, Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group's mission, “Together, We Save Lives®”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.
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