Duncan McNaughton

January 16, 2015  |  SPONSORED ATHLETES
Duncan McNaughtonDuncan McNaughton

I competed in my 1st match at age 5 in a Georgia Ducks Unlimited fun match. Tom Knapp was even there showing off his tricks.   Up until then, I didn't really know much about competition shooting.  My Dad is a retired CSM, ever since I can remember, he would take me to the range & teach me the basic fundamentals.   It wasn't until I was 9 and we had moved to NH that I met some guys that came to practice IDPA at the range.  Having never seen that before, we were intrigued and watched.  After a short while they asked Dad if it was ok to run me through the course. They invited us to a local match and we got special permission for me to compete with my Walther P22(At that point my hands were still too small for a full size pistol). That pistol put me through my paces.  It was always malfunctioning, but it taught me so much about the patience and discipline needed for shooting.  Despite my frustration, I had caught the bug.  Dad and I practiced all winter and by the next spring, I was able to safely handle my dad's Sig 228, 9m.  

I was 11 when I first became sponsored by Sig Sauer Academy and ESS.   Since then I moved to USPSA and in 2014, I started competing nationally in 3Gun.  3Gun is definitely my favorite.  I really enjoy the constant movement and utilization of multiple firearms.

I enjoy being a Junior ambassador and helping other kids and families get into shooting sports.  Its the only sport I know that anyone no mater what a person's athletic ability is, they can participate.  Plus I have met some of the greatest people that I can now call friends.

In addition to shooting I raise money and awareness by participating in Ruck Marches with "Active Heroes" which helps soldiers suffering from PTSD.   In my free time I downhill mountain bike & Ski.

My hope is that once I finish High School I can join the US Army Marksman Unit.

Links:  facebook.com   fundraise.activeheroes.org    


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"Dear ESS, On deployment in 2012, my vehicle was struck with an IED while performing route clearance in Afghanistan. The IED flipped my vehicle, knocking me unconscious and launching my rifle into my face. My cheek, nose, and eye socket were shattered from the impact, but my eye was saved from the ESS Crossbow I was wearing. When I put a pair of Crossbows back on, you can clearly see where I would have lost my eye if I wasn't wearing them." SSG Pronzati