Competitors were fired up to return out to the fast and furious format of the second Safariland Expedition Multi-Gun Match: A Tribute to Michael Voigt, in Boulder City, Nevada. Despite the hot temperatures more than 200 shooters lined up to take on the shooter’s choice match. This year’s match was extra special as we also honored legendary shooter and Safariland Team Member Michael Voigt, who this year’s match is dedicated to.
This year, Safariland Expedition brought a new challenge to the stages—biometric readings. At specific stages we had our team out there with a biometric bracelet. The bracelet recorded shooters’ heart rate and body temperature while they were running through the course. This allowed us to show the shooters how their bodies were handling the stress of running the stage. We asked a couple shooters what they thought about bringing this new technology to the event this year, see their thoughts below.
“Using biometrics can take a shooter’s training to the next level! Are you staying calm? Too calm? Amped up? Too amped up? Biometrics can tell you!” -Maggie Reese Voigt, Team Safariland
“The use of biometrics in the shooting sports is revolutionary. It records live data which I can use for training in the future to be a better athlete.” -Bobby McGee, Team Safariland
Thank you to everyone who came out this year who helped make this a huge success. Pete Rensing, thank you for creating such a challenging, fast-paced course. And to the Pro Gun Club for hosting the event, and a very big thank you to all our sponsors!
Springfield Armory, Streamlight Inc., MGM Targets, Surefire, Vortex Optics, STI, Multicam, Magpul, Savage Arms, Liberty Lubricants, Titan Ballistics, Sierra Bullets, 5.11 Tactical, Glock, Heckler & Koch, Lucas Oil, XS Sights, Tactical Tailor, and Girls with Guns Clothing.