Greg has been shooting airguns for more than 45 years and has become one of the most successful shooters on the Field Target scene today. His accomplishments are a testament to his shooting skill and his dedication to the sport.
Badgerland Air Gun Association (BAGA)
Essential Field Target Gear
You definitely need: gun and case (travel case if you fly to shoot), scope, air tank (if you shoot PCP), bum bag, pellets and lube (depends on gun, but I like the Napier Power Lube), crown saver cleaning kit, small shooting bag for spares, and chronograph to check velocity. You can go far beyond this list, but it will get you started.
My rig consists of a 12 ft lb LG100 Steyr modified by AZ. It has his knee riser, compensator, bedded barrel, tweaked ports and hammer spring. At the moment I have a custom Gary Cane forestock (with AZ knee riser), grip, and cheek piece. I use a Gemini butt hook with a Follow Wing on top. My scope is a March X 8-80. I use a “pigs ear” type eye cup, which isn’t made any more, but had a Dvorak eye cup before that. I shoot JSB 7.9’s at about 815 fps. I also have an 18 ft lb LG100 Steyr modified by AZ, my first gun. This is the gun I shot the perfect “50” in IFP with. I used Crosman CPH Die #2 pellets.
How did you get into the sport?
I always liked shooting, and got my first springer at age 11. I shot targets frequently through grade school and much of high school. I was also an avid hunter during those years. I had U.S. Army basic training with an AR15 and enjoyed shooting it. Later I shot in a trap league. At age 50 I inherited a Crosman pistol. This led to buying and trying 10 meter pistol, which brought me to BAGA for a 10 meter competition, where I was invited to try field target. I loved it, and since Allen Zasadny was a member of BAGA, I had him do a gun for me.
How hard was it to get started?
Getting started was relatively easy because I was at a club where everyone knew the sport and were very helpful and willing to loan equipment.
Advice to field target beginners
My main advice would be to go to a FT club. They will be happy to loan equipment and provide instruction to help you get started. The Field Target Forum has a list of the clubs in the U.S.
Where do you see the sport going in the next 5 to 10 years?
I see a growth in HFT and WFTF. I think we will always be a niche sport in the US because there is accessibility to firearms, but I think we can make inroads by exposing dedicated shooters to the joys and benefits of shooting air guns. 11 time High Power champ David Tubb does air gun training! “
Biggest change in the industry since starting
The biggest changes have been the addition of Hunter and the increase in popularity of WFTF.
2017 Crosman All American FT Championship 1st Place
2016 AAFTA Grand Prix WFTF 1st Place
2016 AAFTA National Championship WFTF 1st Place
2016 Pyramyd Air Cup Gunslynger Champion
2016 Pyramyd Air Cup WFTF 1st Place
2016 Crosman All American FT Championship WFTF 1st Place
2015 AAFTA Nationals WFTF 5th Place
2015 Pyramyd Air Cup WFTF 2nd Place
2015 Crosman All American FT Championship WFTF 3rd Place
2014 Cajuns WFTF 3rd place
2014 AAFTA U.S. National Champion WFTF and high overall match score
2014 Tied for 1st Place PCP, Pyramyd Shoot
2014 Crosman Northeast Regional Champ WFTF and high score overall
2014 Worlds top ten, 5th New Zealand
2014 Worlds 2nd place Veteran
2014 U.S. Grand Prix WFTF Champion
2013 Crosman NorthEast Regional Quigley Bucket Champion
2013 United States Field Target National Champion WFTF and overall high score
2013 First and only Perfect 50 in BAGA IFP league
2013 World Field Target Champ Veteran PCP (Germany)
2012 Crosman NorthEast Regional Champion PCP
2012 World Field Target Champ Veteran PCP (Norway) top 10 (8th) finish overall
2011 United States Field Target National Champion WFTF
2011 World Field Target Champ Veteran PCP (Italy)
2011 Canadian National Championship top score WFTF
2011 Crosman NorthEast Regional Champion PCP
2010 Canadian National Championship top score PCP
2009 United States National Championships 3rd place
2009 Canadian National Championship top score PCP
2008 Canadian National Championship top score PCP
2007 World Field Target Championships top ten (3rd) (USA)
2007 Canadian National Championship top score PCP
2007 United States National Championships 3rd place
2003 Badgerland Regionals Championships 1st place
2003 United Stated Field Target National Champion PCP
Many more local and regional awards