Showing posts with label pan american games. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pan american games. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Testing ELEY ammunition in Canada

Last month I visited Korth Group to do some ELEY batch testing at their test range! The experience is pretty cool! I was given a tour of their facility and ranges and then they got everything ready to test. We went through 15 different ELEY lots and a couple competitor ammo which I brought in that I had been using in training and competition.

ELEY tenex for shooting 10x's!
We went through several rounds of testing over several hours until we found the one that was the most consistent with my Pardini SP RF barrel. Ultimately I ended up with some ELEY Tenex (not pistol version) that worked best. The non-pistol Tenex has a higher velocity and grouped better.

ELEY testing at 25m distance

So fun! :)

Next up for me is the 2019 Pan Am Games team selection match this weekend in Cookstown, Ontario. I will also be visiting Target Sports Canada range to meet up and shoot! Come by May 20th @ 2pm!

Monday, November 5, 2018

Pan Am Games quota spot acquired for Canada!

At the Championship of the Americas in Guadalajara, Mexico I won the first shooting quota spot for Canada to attend the 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru this July!

First quota spot for Canada won!

Me shooting at the 2018 CAT Games in Mexico 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Pan Am Games!

I've had an incredible time at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. It's incredibly cool to be at a major games on home soil. The volunteers here are amazing! A huge thank you to all of them for helping!

I arrived on July 7th a few days before the Games opened so that I could get some training time at the new shooting venue. Our new venue at Toronto International Trap and Skeet will eventually be used to host training camps, competitions, and be our National Team training centre.

Below is a YouTube video I made with my GoPro chest harness of what it was like to walk in to the opening ceremonies with Team Canada.

The only other venue I have been able to get to is beach volleyball due to how our bus schedule works to get from our satellite village at the Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston, ON. We only have one bus to the main village and one back in the afternoon so there isn't a lot of time to get around to see other events.

Watching Team Canada defeat Puerto Rico! Go Canada!
I wasn't able to get out of the qualification round in my event but I do feel that my training and changes that I've made with my coaches and vision team the last two months are starting to really work. Essentially, we've taken apart my shot routine and made some minor adjustments which help with consistency. I was able to shoot 16 x's and the leader had 18 x's so my bullseye hits are deep in the 10 ring which is exactly where I want to be putting them. The next thing will be to tighten up the overall group and minimize the 'flyers'.

Me taking the very first official shot of open training at the Pan Am Games

My teammate Lynda Kiejko won two gold medals in the 10m and 25m events. Along with the shiny gold medals is an Olympic Games quota spot for Canada for Rio 2016!

Lynda Kiejko with her two gold medals! Nice!
My next competition will be the Canadian National Pistol Championships in Camrose, Alberta next month! Registration info can be found on the pistolcanada website.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

At the 2015 Pan American Games!

I'll get some more updates out soon! I know I've been slow on getting them out but it just means it's because I've been out at the range training! ;)

Getting ready for opening ceremonies with Team Canada

I'm competing at 9am tomorrow morning and will get back to doing a bit of blogging from the Pan Am Games after the competition is over.

Get lots of other updates from the Pan Am Games from my Instagram (alharding), Twitter (alharding), and Facebook (

Monday, May 2, 2011

Photos of the 2011 Pan American 10M Venue

Last month I was fortunate enough to be in Guadalajara, Mexico and was able to check out the Paradero Sports Complex. It's a nice location with various venues constructed for the Pan American Games which will be held there in October 2011. Paradero Sports Complex consists of a number of buildings including the Pan American Velodrome, the Weightlifting Forum, and the Pan American Shooting Polygon.

I was able to go inside the Shooting Polygon venue and take a look. The capacity for the venue is 456 and when I was there they had 50 positions setup even though the venue website lists 40 positions. All of the scoring is electronic with monitors at each position and they're all linked up to scoreboards way above the athletes for spectators to see.

One of the most unique stadiums I saw was the volcano inspired Omnilife Stadium where my favourite Mexican soccer team, the Chivas play. The opening and closing ceremonies will be there.

I'm in San Francisco next week and then will be back to training for BC Provincials.