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Team Ruger Captain Doug Koenig Wins 20th Career Bianchi Cup Title

Posted on: May 28, 2024

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to congratulate Team Ruger Captain Doug Koenig on winning The Bianchi Cup – NRA's Action Pistol Championship – for the unprecedented 20th time in his career. Each year, the Bianchi Cup is held at the Green Valley Rifle & Pistol Club located in Hallsville, Missouri. This year, Koenig secured the top spot in the Open Division and claimed the overall title with a final aggregate score of 1920-183 shooting his Ruger Custom Shop® SR1911® Competition pistol.

The Custom Shop SR1911 Competition pistol was designed in collaboration with Doug Koenig, and is the ideal 1911 for competitive shooting, leaving nothing to chance. This SR1911 features the precision-machined Koenig Shooting Sports low-mass hammer and competition sear. When combined with the custom flat-faced trigger shoe, precision-machined disconnector and hand-tuned sear spring, you can expect a match-grade, crisp and clean break with every trigger pull.

Koenig achieved perfect scores of 480 in each of the four events that make up the Bianchi Cup - Practical, Barricade, Moving Target and Falling Plates – resulting in an aggregate score of 1920. He completed the match with a total X-ring hit count of 183.

"After 36 years of shooting this competition, it is still exhilarating to get out here and compete alongside these other great shooters," said Koenig. "Winning my 20th Bianchi Cup is special, but it is even more special to win my 2nd title with Team Ruger."

"Doug is the greatest of all time at this event, and he is an even more impactful contributor to Team Ruger," commented Vice President of Marketing, Rob Werkmeister. "From mentoring young shooters to helping develop great new products, Doug provides wins for Ruger every day. We are delighted to celebrate this milestone for Doug and proud to have him on our team."