Team Safariland Member Robert Vogel Wins 2017 USPSA Ohio State Championship

For Immediate Release

June 2, 2017

Team Safariland Member Robert Vogel Wins 2017 USPSA Ohio State Championship
Ohio native cleared a Limited Division win with 149.78 time

ONTARIO, California – Safariland®, a brand of The Safariland Group, praises Team Safariland member Robert Vogel on his Limited Division win at the 2017 USPSA Ohio State Championship, May 26-28 at Briar Rabbit Sporting in Zanesville, Ohio. Vogel beat 81 competitors, receiving a 100 percent score, beating the second place contender by more than 10 percent.

The USPSA Ohio State Championship consisted of 12 stages plus chrono, with an estimated round count of 350. From his aggressive positioning to his deliberate momentum, Vogel dominated with a clean match with no penalties and finished with an overall 149.78 time.

“It is always a good feeling to win in my home state,” said Vogel. “I was one of three grandmasters, and having reliable gear from Safariland definitely enabled me to shoot with precision and accuracy. It is one less thing I have to worry about when I am in the middle of a competition.”

“Robert is an elite level competitive shooter,” said Scott Carnahan, vice president of the equipment category at Safariland. “Having worked as a full-time police officer and SWAT team member, this experience gives him unique insight into the shooting world. We are honored to support him.”

Robert Vogel is a professional marksman, competition shooter, and National/World champion. He is the only law enforcement officer ever to win World and National Championships in the Practical Pistol Disciplines of IPSC, IDPA and USPSA. Vogel competed with the Safariland 032 ELS Belt, Model 5198 Holster and 773 Mag Pouches. His next competition is the USPSA Ryan Rocks Charity Blast, July 8-9 at the Livingston Gun Club in Brighton, Mich.

About Safariland
Established in 1964, Safariland® 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

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®, Med-Eng®, ABA®, Second Chance®, VIEVU®, Mustang Survival®, Bianchi®, Break Free®, Protech® Tactical, Defense Technology®, Hatch®, Monadnock®, 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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