For Immediate Release
June 2, 2016
Team Safariland’s Doug Koenig Dominates at 2016 NRA Bianchi Cup
Koenig captured his 17th Bianchi Cup win
ONTARIO, Calif. – Safariland applauds Team Safariland member Doug Koenig following his
amazing performance at the 2016 NRA Bianchi Cup presented by MidwayUSA held near
Columbia, MO from May 24-28.
The most prestigious handgun tournament in the world, Koenig defeated 205 other competitors
across multiple divisions to claim his 17th NRA Bianchi Cup title! The aggregate points for
shooting the event through twice determined this year’s champion and Koenig secured a perfect
score (1920 x 2) in each utilizing his Safariland Model 014 Open Class Competition Holster and
customized Model 032 Equipment Locking System (ELS) belt.
Koenig deemed 2016 “The Year of the Athlete” to bring awareness to the training and fitness
standards of professional shooters such as himself. Accordingly, this year, Koenig and his
sports science coach enhanced his mental preparation, diet and training regimen to prepare for
the intensity of the competition.
“It is a rewarding privilege to maintain this winning tradition at the NRA Bianchi Cup as part of
Team Safariland,” said Koenig. “With all of my gear in perfect working performance, once the
‘shooters ready, stand by’ command rang out, the champion and athlete in me took over. I live
Also claiming impressive performances, Safariland’s Kyle Schmidt shot a perfect 1920 to join a
class of elite shooters! Congratulations also go to Kim Beckwith, becoming the Bianchi Cup
Senior Champion, and Tiffany Piper, the Bianchi Cup Ladies Open Champion. Like Koenig,
Beckwith and Piper donned Safariland Model 014 holsters with ELS rigs. The Safariland gear
used by these shooters allowed them to put their attention on the competition and not the
Team Safariland members are an integral part of the company’s product development process
by regularly testing Safariland materials and products to ensure design and development. This
collaboration ensures the best performance possible for law enforcement and military in the field
and Team Safariland at competitions.
For more information about Team Safariland and Safariland products, please visit
www.safariland.com or follow Safariland on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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 www.safariland.com/dutygear.
About The Safariland Group
The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a diverse 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®, ABA®, Second Chance®, Bianchi®, Break Free®, Protech® Tactical, Defense
Technology®, Hatch®, Monadnock®, Identicator®, NIK®, Mustang Survival® and Med-Eng®. 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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