Sims wins marks­man­ship com­pe­ti­tion

Cherokee County Herald - - FRONT PAGE -

On May 20, Chero­kee County In­ves­ti­ga­tor Matt Sims com­peted in the Arkansas State In­ter­na­tional De­fen­sive Pis­tol As­so­ci­a­tion cham­pi­onships in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The In­ter­na­tional De­fen­sive Pis­tol As­so­ci­a­tion, ac­cord­ing to a press re-


lease from Chero­kee County Sher­iff Jeff Shaver, is a fast-paced ac­tion shoot­ing sport that sim­u­lates self-de­fense sce­nar­ios and real life en­coun­ters.

It was founded in 1996 as a re­sponse to the de­sires of shoot­ers world- wide. The or­ga­ni­za­tion now boasts mem­ber­ship of more than 20,000 peo­ple, in­clud­ing mem­bers in 50 for­eign coun­tries. Sims won the state cham­pi­onship in the cus­tom de­fense pis­tol divi­sion us­ing a Nighthawk Cus­tom 45 ACP, Shaver said.

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