World premiere: special kind of shooting festival
The Kremser traditional rifle corps of the former Infantry Regiment No. 84 was able to hold its autumn championship on Saturday, October 5th. For this, the shooting range in Mistelbach was rented by the 84ers. In bright weather hundreds of participants could compete in 15 different categories of shooting. Visitors from Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia and Hungary made the competition international. This allowed one to measure his performance in an internationally represented environment.
It was started with small caliber and large caliber, more than 100 years old orderly rifles, modern semi-automatic and with revolver and pistol. As an absolute highlight, the IR84 was able to organize a test shoot of two weapons companies: The company Norlite from Nuremberg provided its new weapon system USK-G. This new, revolutionary system was first presented to a selected trade audience for trial shooting on 27th September. On October 5, the USK-G had its world premiere at IR84 in a shooting competition and was available to the public two months before the sale as a loan weapon.
Enthusiastic visitors could convince themselves of the perfectly processed quality personally in the shooting range. The rush was hard to cope with. More than 100 shooters have given the new Norlite a special endurance test, with more than 3,500 rounds fired during the day. There was not a single inhibition and the hit picture could be seen even on 100 meters: Scattering of less than 50mm with the 9mm Luger pistol cartridge surprised many testers. How sturdy the new device is, underlines the fact that only after every 1,000 firing shots did the Weapon Master easily wipe the seal with a dry cloth and allow the weapon a few drops of oil.
The second company to win Red Rock was an international company that specializes in the marketing and distribution of high quality products and accessories in tactics, camping, hunting and sports. Red Rock has selected a number of manufacturers, each of which is a leader in its field. All producers are official suppliers of government agencies and security forces, including special forces. At the 84er Fall Championship, Red Rock introduced CAA’s MCK shank system to a specially built booth. This latest stem system for Glock and other pistols came out new this year in the US, there are still many people in Europe who do not know these models.
Again, there was a wave of enthusiasm, the new CAA products have improved significantly compared to their predecessors. The IR84 had a special guest of honor at its event in order to be able to test these shaft systems befittingly: the most successful visitor to the event was the successful internet blogger and well-known model Danielle Valkyrie. It was a special pleasure for the 84ers to welcome Danielle for the second time in one of their competitions. As a special feature Danielle Valkyrie was able to take along the newly released X-Targets targets. These discs represent a hostage rescue scenario and Danielle personally modeled the motif. All participants in the category “Pistolenkarabiner” could shoot at a hostel signed by Danielle and then take this disc home as a souvenir. After intensive preparations by the 84er the competition ran at full speed.
The Russian defense attache Colonel Mihail Egorkin, together with the top marksman Mjr iTR Dominik Scholz and rifleman StFw iTR Rüdiger Gruber presented the trophies at the festive award ceremony. The cups are custom-made and bear the coat of arms of the organizing traditional rifle corps.
Colonel Egorkin thanked clubs such as the IR84 for organizing well-organized and internationally-attended competitions. As a token of appreciation, Dominik Scholz and Rüdiger Gruber were honored as event organizers with gifts from Russia. The perfect course of this event underlines the quality of the organizer and contributes to international understanding and cross-border friendship through its international presence. On the part of the city of Mistelbach, the event was honored by the vice-mayor Christian Balon with his visit. The largest foreign team provided the reservist comradeship Hesborn, which arrived with 6 men over 900 kilometers. The longest journey was made by the delegation of the Kyffhäuserbund e.V. from Erndtebrück.
In addition, a raffle with high-quality prizes made for great joy in the lucky winners who had the right lot. As an “angel of good fortune” Danielle Valkyrie was allowed to draw the lots and hand over the high-quality prizes to the brilliant winners. The main prize, a semi-automatic rifle in caliber 22 went to Rudolf Loisel from Upper Austria.