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Between 27th August and 3rd September 2017, the IPSC championship Handgun World Shoot XVIII took place in Châteauroux, France. This eagerly awaited contest of the best shooters in the world saw the participation of the CZ factory team as well. The most successful was Maria Gushchina who became the world champion with her CZ Shadow 2 pistol in the Lady Production division. A well-deserved commendation also goes to the Czech national team for their bronze medals in the populous Production division.

This World Shoot was a culmination of three years of hard work and preparation. In cooperation with the French Shooting Federation, the organizers prepared 30 challenging situations for the shooters. The competition was very dynamic, at some stages the targets were placed at a distance of up to 50 metres with many of them being moving targets. The fact that virtually not one participant has managed to shoot without making any mistakes shows how tough this year’s championships was.

At the end of August and beginning of September, members of the Czech national team and the CZ Shooting Team spent several days at a beautiful shooting range in the French town of Châteauroux, where they were able to measure their skill and strengths against the best shooters in the world. This year, there were a total of 1,418 participants from 75 countries. What is more, the French sports minister, Laura Flessel, made an appearance to show support to France’s representative Eric Grauffel, which meant that in the host country, this Championships was perceived very favourably indeed.