International Shooting Competition
The 4th edition of the Air Force Cup Cologne took place from 24 to 27 August 2017. This year, 88 competitors ( 22 teams of 4) from 9 different countries participated. For the first time, Canada had its own team, made up of the 4 members of the OS HUB ( E). In fact, one of them was MCpl Desgagné, a member of the 3rd Esc Bagotville Logistics Division. This competition gives the military of the invited countries a chance to familiarize themselves with foreign weapons. Rifle, submachine gun and pistol were the types of weapons that the participants had to handle in different events. The competition took place over 2 days. Friday was a day of familiarization with weapons. The next day, the real competition took place. In total, the shooters had to complete 6 exercises requiring skill, precision, speed and very high concentration. The Canadian team was able to stand out in one of them, that is, shooting with the G3 without telescope. The test consisted of a 5bullet shooting in the prone position and 5 others on the kneeling position, all at a distance of 150 meters. In addition, 25% of the target gave no points, which made the task particularly difficult. Our Team ranked 5th out of 22, notably thanks to the performance of MCpl Desgagné with a score of 76/ 100 and a grouping of 3 bullets within 5cm when zeroing.