Pompano Beach, Florida (June 15, 2022) – Kalashnikov USA’s (KUSA) sponsored shooter Alaina Hicks competed at the second annual AK Masters Competition held June 10-12th, 2022, at the Clinton House Plantation in South Carolina. Hicks placed 23rd in the Traditional 7.62×39 Open Division and took the High Lady Trophy Overall, by a comfortable margin, over her fellow female competitors.
“The AK Masters was a straightforward, run-and-gun style competition using both steel and paper targets at a variety of distances”, said Hicks. “It was a two-day match, ten stages in total with five stages on each day. The heat and humidity on Day Two made it particularly challenging but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the shooters. Everyone, including the range staff, had a great attitude and the Clinton House Plantation was a spectacular setting. I shot KUSA’s KR-103 7.62x39mm rifle with a Holosun 503G red dot optic (with the ACSS BDC reticle) and used KUSA’s new polymer magazines. The whole setup performed flawlessly, and the Wolf ammo did its part too. I’m also truly grateful to Kalashnikov-USA for their continued support.”
KUSA’s communications manager Caroline Davila accompanied Ms. Hicks and was impressed with her ability to adjust to a last-minute schedule change. “Alaina was originally scheduled to shoot at the USPSA 2 Gun National Championship in Colorado, but we nixed that because competitors would be liable if their magazines exceeded the state’s limitation on ammo capacity. Instead, we headed to South Carolina, where no such restrictions apply. We had a blast, and she did really well using a fairly stock KR-103 with a red dot.”
Alaina Hicks can be followed on KUSA’s Facebook page as well as on Facebook @THEOFFICIALBONNIEROTTEN or Instagram @officialbonnierotten. She will be competing next at the Long Island Steel Shootout scheduled for July 15-17th, 2022.
Media contact: Caroline Davila / [email protected]