EXPERIENCE: 4 YEARS SHOOTING.
CURRENT LOCATION: Southwest Missouri.
SPORTS: IDPA, 3-gun and long range tactical rifle.
COMPETITION FIREARMS: M&P9 pistol, Customized AR15 by Tactical Armz of Missouri, and a Predator Tactical Shotgun by Matt Burkett.
Home Ranges: Big Piney Sportsman Club, Houston, Mo. and Sound of Freedom Indoor Range, Ozark, Mo.
Tim Quirarte started thinking about competitive shooting five years ago after a chance meeting with Champion Pistol Shooter and Border Patrol Agent Robert Vadasz in Columbia, Mo.
“It was just great meeting Robert,” Tim said. “At first, I didn’t know who he was in terms of shooting, but he did give me the idea of shooting competitively.”
Since then, Tim has gone on to participate in outlaw 3-gun matches and IDPA.
The shooting sports are just plain fun, and the people are friendly and helpful, Tim said.
The Kansas native plans on progressing with his shooting skills and getting more major matches under his belt in 2017.
He is also an avid Whitetail Deer hunter and is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.