On July 18 and 19 the Atlanta Conservation Club will be hosting the Hoosier State Regional Classic XVIII in Atlanta, Ind. Though this event is not unique within the national realm of Glock pistol events, it will provide residents of the northern Indiana area and beyond the opportunity to participate in what is a growing series of activities and events meant to foster an appreciation and understanding of Glock pistols.
Gordon Nash of the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department is one such individual who has developed a level of affection for the events. He plans to return to Atlanta in July, and believes the events are good for individuals of all ability levels. “This gets people out and involved, and for fun, because most people just buy a gun for protection, a box of bullets and then they are done, ” stated Nash, before continuing, “Whether you are an experienced shooter or a new shooter, it kind of puts everyone on an even plane as far as how they run the matches. There are three divisions”
Nash explained the Glock Sport Shooting Foundation has set up the series of events in the hopes of fostering education, “You can’t just put it in a drawer and think you are trained to use it. This was Glock’s idea to get people out and trained to a certain extent.” Nash stated that though the event is open to all ability levels, that does not mean the experts choose not to come, “I have experience as a shooter being a member of the force and all, but went down there and got my butt kicked.”
Nash is part of the camp that appreciates Glock’s efforts to foster education and understanding through events like the Hoosier State Regional Classic, especially with the company’s competitors having yet to do so. “You don’t see Colt doing this, You don’t see Smith doing this, it’s just a good thing that Glock is doing,” said Nash.
For more information on the Glock Sport Shooting Foundation and the other events occurring in neighboring states, visit gssf.com.