Team Stag Arms inaugural year was a successful first year with great potential for growth in the sport of 3-Gun in the future. Team members Kalani Laker and Jesse Tischauser consistently placed in the top ten at matches and finished the year with Kalani ranked 35th and Jesse 48th overall, and in their division (Tactical Optics) Kalani finished 12th and Jesse 20th.
At the final match of the season, the FNH 3-Gun Championship in Glengary, WV; Kalani Laker finished well in the Tactical Optics division with a 6th place finish and two overall stage wins. The stage wins were the talk of the town at the awards banquet. Jesse Tischauser finished 9th in the Open division, impressive for his first time competing the Open division where some of the best shooters compete.
At the 3-Gun Nation Championships, Kalani was able to make the top 16 shoot-off again this year out of the most talented group of shooters ever assembled. Jesse just barely missed the cut, but weather had a lot to do with it as it was very cold and windy in the morning when he got drawn for his starting time slot.
Unfortunately, in the shoot-off, Kalani couldn’t make it past the first round like he did at the Ozark 3-Gun match. However Kalani is healing well from an injury earlier this year and it has shown in the past few matches. It is evident that Team Stag Arms will be a common fixture in the shoot-offs and division rankings for some time.
Jesse and Kalani are on a phenomenal roll. They have amassed a remarkable amount of top ten finishes and shoot-off appearances as a team, only surpassed by the US Army Marksmanship Unit. The best part of the final match, perhaps a good indication of Team Stag Arms’ influence the past few months, were the remarks by a few top tier shooters saying they were contemplating using the Stag Arms Model 3G in competition next year. They wanted to know want ammunition to use for the best results. That is a huge compliment!