ACCOKEEK, MD- – Benelli USA is pleased to announce the addition of Tony Holmes to its roster of 3-gun top shots. Holmes specializes in the Open Class of 3-gun matches. He especially enjoys shooting his Benelli M2 with an XRAIL magazine extension system attached, which permits him to employ 21 rounds in a rotating magazine configuration.

Competing in the shooting sports since 1974, Holmes has proven himself to be a top competitor in a variety of shooting disciplines, including pistol, rifle and shotgun. Coached as a youngster by his police officer father who was a serious competitor in Practical Pistol Competitions (PPC), Homes began competing in NRA High-power, Small-bore Rifle matches and later in PPC. His first national match was a Second Chance Bowling Pin Shoot in 1983, and he’s never looked back.

In the late 1980s Holmes began shooting in 3-gun matches, which he liked for the inclusion of three different types of guns. Although Homes shoots in a variety of competitive disciplines, including ISPCA, Masters, Bullseye, PPC, Action Pistol and Long-Range Silhouette Rifle, 3-gun remains his favorite.

Among his distinctions, Holmes is the 2003 World 3-Gun Champion and 2-time US National Combat Shotgun Champion just to name a few from a long list of competitive achievements.

“I attend many matches all around the country, and I live, breathe, eat & sleep thinking about my next match.” Holmes said. “And as such, I rely heavily on the flawless performance of my Benelli M2, which has become my primary “go-to” shotgun.”

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