Laura Torres-Reyes

January 15, 2015  |  SPONSORED ATHLETES
Laura Torres-Reyes

I first became familiar with shooting in 2004, when I had to prepare for a deployment with the U.S. Air Force. I was a medical commander responsible for protecting my patients, and I knew I needed to overcome my fear of handguns. Upon return my brother-in-law, a retired Marine, introduced to the sport of competitive shooting in the United States Practical Pistol Association (USPSA) and International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA). I was subsequently selected as a member of Team Smith & Wesson from 2008-2011, and have since been with Team International Training Incorporated (ITI), and Team Lucas Oil since 2015.  It has been so rewarding to see the growth of ladies in competition shooting. I take every opportunity to speak to the women sitting on the side lines with words of encouragement for them to join the fun. I am currently an SSP Expert in IDPA, and Production B in USPSA. My first 3-gun competition was the Brownell’s Lady 3-Gun Pro-Am in October 2014 and I am now hooked! As a combat veteran and physician I am so honored to represent ESS, who has been instrumental in providing quality eye protection to our troops.  Please say hello when you see me on the range!




State/Regional Championship Titles: High Lady


2014: Florida IDPA Championship, Ohio Buckeye USPSA Championship, Illinois IDPA Championship, Western Pennsylvania USPSA Championship


2013: Illinois IDPA Championship, Western Pennsylvania Sectional USPSA Championship, SNS Castings Indiana USPSA Championship


2012: Puerto Rico National IDPA Championship, Triple Crown Florida IDPA Championship, Indiana USPSA Production Championship


2011: IDPA Colorado Championship, IDPA Coastal Bend Florida Challenge, Mountaineer Classic IDPA Championship, Music City Cup Tennessee Championship, Patriot Pennsylvania Championship


2010: IDPA Blackwater Shootout, IDPA Coastal Bend Florida Challenge, South Mountain Showdown, Connecticut IDPA Championship,


2009: VA/MD Sectional USPSA Production, Connecticut IDPA, Tri-State Regional IDPA Championship, Texas IDPA Championship, New England Regional IDPA Championship, Independence Pennsylvania Match IDPA, Texas Multi-Club Regional IDPA, Maryland IDPA Championship, Virginia Indoor Regional IDPA


2008: New England Regional IDPA Championship, Independence IDPA Championship, Maryland IDPA Championship, New Jersey IDPA Championship, Virginia Indoor Regional Championship, Frozen Penguin Pennsylvania IDPA Championship


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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