If you are into shooting, you are probably familiar with the name Julie Golob. She is a highly accomplished professional shooter with a number of titles. She has appeared on a number of televised shooting programs, which most recently include Top Shot, Top Guns, and Shooting USA.
What you may not know about Julie Golob (or perhaps you do if you’ve been listening to my Shooting The Breeze Podcasts – Episode 34 | Episode 25 | Episode 19 | Episode 17 | Episode 16 – Wow, after typing up that list I feel like such a fanboi) is that she recently wrote a book entitled SHOOT: Your Guide to Shooting and Competition.
During the winter months, when local USPSA Shooting was on hiatus, I had the pleasure of reading Julie’s book. After reading SHOOT, I recommended it on my podcast and to a couple of personal friends. The few people that told me that they purchased the book, seemed to enjoy it as well.
Fast-forward a few months. I was recently thinking that it would be cool to do a series of contests to help promote the Walt In PA blog and my Shooting The Breeze Podcast. My thought was to run a month long contest, every month for a year. This left me needing an affordable prize that would appeal to a wide range of gun enthusiasts. SHOOT by Julie Golob was the first item that came to mind.
Wanting to do a little cross promotion, I reached out to my good friend Jerry Cruz from Stogie Review to see if he had any interest in sponsoring the prizes (Jerry and I being co-founders of Stogie Review certainly didn’t hurt) and he was on-board with the idea. A few days later I placed an order for a dozen copies of SHOOT by Julie Golob.
When I was in the process of finalizing the prize, I made mention of my plans on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, and got a message from Julie that she would be happy to sign a book plate for each winner. I was happy to take her up on her offer and add a nice personal touch to the already enjoyable read.
As of August 1, 2012, a winner was randomly selected, and successfully contacted, for the month of July. With three successful contests under our belts, lets move right along to the fourth of twelve monthly contests.
How to Enter:
Over the last couple of months, contest entries have been kept simple. In April, you were asked to answer the question What Shooting means to you? In May, you told us about the last gun related item that made it onto your list of things you just had to have. In June, you told us what ammunition you use most frequently. And finally, in July you told us what you did in guns today.
This month we are going to keep it simple but I’m also going to require you to hit the range. What I would like to you to is print out THIS TARGET and post it at your range. Measure off 7 Yards (or pace off the distance – we are using the honor system) and shoot it up with a handgun of your choosing. To be entered into the contest, you’ll need to place 1 shot inside each ring (If all you have are rifles, make it 50 Yards) to form a happy face of bullet holes. You may not miss your mark. In the event that you do, hang a new target and try again.
You’ll then need to take a photo of your target and share it with us. To do that, upload the photo to your favorite picture sharing service and copy/paste the link into the comment section below. If you aren’t able to do that, simply email me the photo at Walt@WaltInPA.com and I will post it for you.
Do me a favor and write your Name or Internet Handle on the target as well as the model of gun used before snapping the photo. Below is an example of what your photo might look like. Please note that there are no grease rings around the holes because they were made with a pencil (I can’t make it to the range today to get you the real thing).
- All entries must be in by 11:59 PM EST on Saturday, September 30, 2012.
- A winner will be randomly selected and contacted via email before the end of the week.
- The winner has 7 days to claim their prize. After 7 days another winner will be randomly selected.
- One entry per person
- I’ll be shipping this prize out-of-pocket, so USA and Canada only, please.
Support those that Support Me:
Please take a minute to thank Stogie Review for providing these prizes. You can do that by visiting the Stogie Review Website, ‘Liking’ the Stogie Review Facebook Page, or by sending a quick thank you via Twitter.