NEW FITASC WORLD SPORTING CHAMPION, DERRICK MEIN JOINS TEAM AGUILA
he Aguila Ammo shooting team just got bigger and better. The company is happy to announce the recent addition of Derrick Mein, newly titled FITASC World Sporting Champion, to Team Aguila.
Many would argue that FITASC, (Federation Internationale de Tir Aux Sportives de Chasse) based in Paris and known as an international form of Sporting Clays, is the ultimate challenge in clay target shooting. As part of the USA Sporting Clays team, becoming the FITASC World Champion is the biggest title Derrick Mein holds, but it’s not his first.
Mein began shooting sporting clays 22 years ago at the age of 8, and has been competing in the National Shooting Clays Association (NSCA) ever since. Aside from sporting clays, Mein has also won national titles and Team USA honors competing in international trap and helice. His list of accomplishments includes winning over a dozen Junior Championships, being named Kansas State Champion 11 times, NSCA All-American 8 times, selected for many Gold Medal Teams and the Sydney, Australia World Cup Team, USHA Helice National Champion, Krieghoff Kup Champion and Copa Aguila 2015 Champion, and first place at the Nad Al Sheba Desert Shooting Competition in Dubai to name a few.
“Derrick is a phenomenal shooter and all-around great person. He has an energy and focus about him when he’s behind his shotgun,” says Kristi Drawe, Director of Marketing for Aguila Ammunition. “We are honored to have the reigning World FITASC Champion become part of Team Aguila.”
“Joining Team Aguila couldn’t have come at a more perfect time,” says Mein. “I’ve had the fortune of bringing home titles I’ve only dreamt about earning. Aside from having support from my amazing friends and family, I couldn’t do what I do without great sponsors and the best products in the industry. I’ve been shooting shotshells for most of my life and Aguila shotshells are superior; they offer the power at the highest load, accuracy and the fastest velocity for shooters looking for a competitive edge.”
Derrick is an NSCA certified instructor in Kansas. He currently shoots Kolar Max Lite Sporting 32’’ and Aguila Ammunition 12 gauge competition in 7.5 shot load and 8 shot load. Mein joins current World Record holder Dave Miller, 9 year-old shooting phenom. Alexis Welch, the “Greatest Shooter of All Time” Jerry Miculek, and PSCA shooter Gary Fitzjarrell to round out Team Aguila.
About Aguila Ammunition
Aguila Ammunition, founded in 1961, is manufactured in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico by Industrias Tecnos, S.A. de C.V. As one of the largest rimfire manufacturers in the world, Aguila utilizes cutting-edge technology to manufacture quality rimfire, centerfire and shotshell ammunition. Aguila offers a complete range of products for the self-defense, sport shooting, hunting, law enforcement and military markets. Texas Armament & Technology is the exclusive North American distributor for Aguila Ammunition.
About Texas Armament & Technology
Texas Armament & Technology (TxAT) is a veteran-owned business, and is the exclusive distributor of Aguila Ammunition in the U.S. and Canadian markets. TxAT’s mission is to provide technical support and assist in selecting the best ammunition, equipment, and training for customer requirements – ranging from weapons to counterterrorism and national security. TxAT also provides training, consulting services and technical support for clients in the aerospace and defense industries.