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Calling All Young Guns for Guinness World Record Attempt

Reasons for World Record Attempt

  • Provide a stage to showcase four talented upcoming youth shooters within their sport(s)
  • Promote youth shooting programs in the USA
  • Establish brand recognition with the youth shooter population and their families in USA
  • Help launch / promote our respective products in 2019-2020 and beyond

Location for Guinness World Record Attempt   

Date for World Record Attempt

  • October 12th, 2019  

Current Record

  • 4602 targets shot in 12 hours by a team of 5 shooters

Shooters / Requirements 

  • One Female shooter & one Male shooter 16 years of age or older on Oct 12st, 2019 from the SCTP program sssfonline.org
  • One Female shooter & one Male shooter 16 years of age or older on Oct 12st, 2019 from the AIM / ATA program aim4ata.com
  • Dave Miller of CZ-USA and current Guinness World Record holder makes the 5th shooter

Qualification process for student athletes

  • Shooters will sign up and participate in a 50-target special qualification shoot held at the 2019 SCTP Nationals and or the 2019 A.I.M / Grand American. It will cost the athlete $20 for each round they choose to shoot and/or submit for the qualifier as re-entries are allowed. These two very special events provide a unique clay shooting challenge that is equal to 50% of the individuals score (max score at qualifier is 50/50). Shooters will be judged on the following:
    • Score at qualifier (50% of total application score)
    • Written essay explaining what shooting sports means to them, and why they deserve to be on a World Record Team. (Submitted electronically to fieldsports@cz-usa.com ). Essay must be 400-500 words in length on a single page (50% of total application score)
  • Conduct reviewed at qualifier (Reminder this is a professional, televised event with global coverage) and will be considered when reviewing final scores.

Qualifying at SCTP and/or AIM- Grand American

  • SCTP Qualifier: July 13-20, 2019 (Pre-register at sssfonline.org) 10:00am-4:00pm each day
  • AIM/ATA Qualifier: July 29-August 4, 2019 (Pre-register at aim4ata.com) 10:00am-4:00pm each day
  • Waivers must be signed at the event.
  • 50 targets ( 25 pairs )
  • Chandelle / Teal type presentations at 30 meters
  • Scores will be kept and calculated with the remaining application processes
  • Athletes will compete with their own guns at qualifiers, but winners will receive and shoot the new CZ 1012 semi-auto at the World Record attempt.
  • Athletes must not use any shot shell loads greater than 1 1/8 ounce of 7.5 shot at the qualifiers. Athletes must bring their own ammo.

Guinness World Record Attempt Winners

  • Winners chosen based on combined score from application process and qualifiers. One female and one male will be chosen from each SCTP and AIM.
  • Must be willing to travel to the Lenexa Kansas on October 10-13, 2019
  • 100% travel expenses covered for athlete plus one guardian (travel and lodging only). Food and other expenses are not covered.
  • Winners should understand that this is a 12-hour record event. This extremely physical process consists of standing and shooting.
  • Winners will receive a CZ 1012 Semi-automatic shotgun courtesy of AIM and SCTP that they will shoot with during the Record Attempt.
  • Winners to receive a World Record Shooting Vest and World Record Shirt to wear during the attempt.
  • Ammo and targets provided
  • If current record is broken, each winner will receive his or her own Guinness World Record Certificate.
  • Winners to be part of the World Record Special to air on TV a later date.
  • Winners to be part of the media and other press coverage from all around the world, and will undergo multiple interviews.

Links

Questions?

Email:  fieldsports@cz-usa.com

CZ-USA’s Dave Miller Attempting Guinness Record

Exhibition shooter Dave Miller of CZ-USA has his sights on setting a Guinness World Record and promoting youth shooting education on May 16, as he attempts to shoot the most clay targets ever shot in one hour.

Dave Miller
Dave Miller performing his shotgunning exhibition at the 2014 SSSF National Championships
Miller represented CZ-USA at SSSF’s 2014 National Championships in Sparta, Illinois last July, putting on shotgunning exhibitions in which he shot various targets from unusual positions and at high speed. That speed will be essential in his world-record attempt, as he will need to shoot almost one target per second to reach his goal.

According to the Democrat Missourian newspaper, Miller will need to break 3001 clay targets in an hour to set the Guinness record, although his goal is 3500. Since there was previously no category for this feat, Guinness arrived at the number of 3001 to declare a record after consulting with the clay target governing associations.

The record attempt on May 16 will be a fundraiser for Pheasants Forever to promote youth shooting education through the No Child Left Indoors program. A team of volunteers will help Miller in his attempt by loading guns and having them standing by for his use.

Good luck, Dave Miller! We’ll be watching!

You can read more about Dave Miller’s Guinness World Record attempt at the Democrat Missourian.

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