Such a highly anticipated event will bring there from September 13th thru 19th some of the finest IPSC shotgun shooters from all around the world; this year, though, the prestige of the event is boosted by a great area sponsor: the Kalashnikov Concern.
Owned by the ROSTEC State Corporation, the Kalashnikov Concern is Russia's biggest manufacturer of firearms and other small arms systems for civilian and military operators alike, and not only will it support the event as a whole and the Russian participants, but will also take advantage of such an occasion to showcase to the public its newest IPSC-oriented shotgun.
« Development of shooting sport and safeguard principles to cultivate the safe use of firearms by persons of good character worldwide is an important priority for the Kalashnikov Concern as one of the world's largest arms manufacturer,» said Kalashnikov Concern CEO Alexey Krivoruchko.
« IPSC Shotgun World Championship is an important expert platform to promote our new civilian small arms, as well as maintain our collaboration with the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) to contribute to further cultivation of the safe use of firearms standards and popularization of shooting sports all over the world.»
Russia will be represented at the 2015 IPSC World Shotgun Championship by 50 sporstmen and 6 national teams, including Kalashnikov Concern’s female and male team members.
Overall, well over 600 shooters from many different Countries will take part to this top-tier competition shooting event.
More specifically, the practical shooting teams endorsed by the Kalashnikov Concern that will take part to the 2015 IPSC World Shotgun Championship will include Russian champions and national, European and World award winning shooters such as Vsevolod Illin, Andrey Kirisenko, Roman Khalitov, and Ramazan Mubarakov.
The members of the "Kalashnikov Ladies" team and current Russian national IPSC champions – Alyona Karelina, Maria Shwartz and Natalia Rumyantseva – will compete for individual classification.
The Kalashnikov Concern will also demonstrate of its new SAIGA-12 ISP.340 12-gauge, magazine-fed, semi-automatic shotgun developed in collaboration with the leading shooters of Russian Federation of Practical Shooting.
First introduced to the Russian and international retail market in 2015, the SAIGA-12 ISP.340 is advertised by the Company as a "unique" shotgun, absolutely reliable and completely ready for the competitions in practical shooting: the shooter would only need to find the appropriate sight picture.