The 10th Central-European Shotgun Open match was really interesting. It consisted of 24 stages with 250 birdshot rounds, 10 slugs and 10 buckshot. All the stages were challenging, and they tested many skills of the shooters.

There were a total of 324 shooters from all over the world who participated in this match. The atmosphere during the match was warm and friendly.

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I am happy to win one new important practical shotgun competition – Ukraine Shotgun Open. 12 stages (2 slug stages, 1 buckshot and 9 birdshot), 147 shots in total. My Remington 870 modified for Dynamic Shooting Sport worked perfectly!

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Just came back from the France where I took part in Practical Shotgun World Championship. I finished 10th out of 130 shooters from around the world. I’m so happy to be in Top-10 Shotgunners of the World! :)

Vitaly Pedchenko, Shotgun World Shoot, 2018
Vitaly Pedchenko, Shotgun World Shoot, 2018

My Remington 870 performed great during all 5 days and 30 stages (birdshot, slugs, buckshot). Everything was smooth and without any problems. I met so many good shooters and made new friends from around the world.

Now I have more time for blog and reviews!

I am in France, Chateauroux at the 3rd IPSC World Shotgun Championship. There will be 5 days of shooting, 30 stages and hundreds of shooters from all over the world. I’ve already met my friends from USA, France, Italy, Finland, Germany and many other countries.

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Vitaly Pedchenko on Central European Shotgun Open
Vitaly Pedchenko on Central European Shotgun Open

Silver medal on Central-European Shotgun Open 2018! That was a really big dream for me. Shooters from all over the Europe gather in Hungary to compete and this year I succeeded. My Remington 870 worked perfectly and enabled me to shoot fast during 24 stages.

World Shotgun Championship in just 10 days, so I have some time to train more.

You can read my article about modification for dynamic shooting here:
Remington 870 for Practical Shooting (IPSC, 3-Gun) – Modifications to Improve Reliabliliy, Feeding, Extraction and Ejection

I have won one of the important matches in Ukraine – the first stage of the Ukrainian Shotgun Cup.

Vitaly Pedchenko, winner, Shotgun Cup Ukraine
Vitaly Pedchenko, winner, Shotgun Cup Ukraine

Videos from stages inside:

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Just returned from French Shotgun Nationals, 2018. Shotgun competition which was held in Chateauroux. 24 stages, 44 slugs, 29 bucks, 272 of birdshot. I couldn’t get my own Remington 870 so had to shoot with shotgun which I have borrowed from French shooter, Cristophe. Thanks a lot to him for this! That shotgun had some limitations, so I was just 11th out of 40 shooters. But I am coming for the Shotgun World Shoot with my own shotgun, so it will be much easier for me to compete.

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Remington 870 is a very reliable and flexible shotgun. This year I am using it in practical shooting competitions. Here is video with 10 stages from recent IPSC competition.

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Just returned from Hungary. I visit Central European Shotgun Open competition each year since the 2012. The shooting range where this competition is held is near Debrecen. It is fun to compete with shooters from all over the world. Shotgun shooters are very friendly and it is easy to make friends.

It was a pleasure to meet my friends from Hungary, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia.

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As you may know from the About section, I live in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine.

We had a Kyiv Shotgun Open, 2016, Practical shooting shotgun competition recently. I have won it and this victory means a lot to me. I was shooting in a pre-match day (because I worked as Range Officer during the main match) and it was raining for 6 hours and such conditions were very unusual to me. But I did my best and won gold!

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