Brian Hughes

PRO STATS

  • DOB: 09/09/1981
  • Height: 5' 8"
  • Hometown: Andover, KS
  • Residence: Lewisville, TX
  • Gun: Blaser F3
  • Ammunition: Bornaghi
  • Glasses: Pilla
  • Ear Plugs: Foam
  • Dominant Hand: R
  • Dominant Eye: R
  • Method: Pull Away
  • Years Shooting: 21
  • Profession: Shooting Coach
  • Company: Brian Hughes Shooting
  • Title: Coach

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 16 time NSCA All-American
  • 2013 Browning/Briley World Open: F.I.T.A.S.C. 3rd, Main Event Master 3rd, 5-Stand Master 3rd
  • 2013 World English Sporting Championships: Main Event Bronze (3rd), F.I.T.A.S.C. Master 7th
  • 2013 Oklahoma State Championships: Main Event Champion, Prelim Champion, Super Sporting Runner-up, F.I.T.A.S.C. Champion
  • 2013 Kansas State Championships: Main Event 3rd, 20 and 28 Gauge Champion, Sweetman Prelim Champion
  • 2012 Texas State F.I.T.A.S.C. Champion
  • 2012 Pan Am Sporting: F.I.T.A.S.C. and 5-Stand Champion
  • 2012 BearKat Open: Main Event Runner-Up, 5-Stand Runner-Up
  • 2011 National Championships: .410 bore Runner-Up, 28 gauge Master 3rd, Small gauge All-Around Master 3rd, Krieghoff Kup Master 4th
  • 2011 Targetline Cup: Master 3rd
  • 2011 Zone 5 Championships: Main Event champion, Oakley Cup champion
  • 2011 Summer Classic: Main Event Champion
  • 2011 Kansas State: Main Event champion, Prelim champion
  • 2011 US Open: Main Event Master 9th, .410 bore Runner-Up, Prelim Champion, 28 gauge F.I.T.A.S.C. Runner-Up
  • 2011 Zone 6 Championships: Main Event Champion
  • 2011 Competitive Edge Classic: Main Event Champion, Prelim champion, 5-stand champion
  • 2010 National Championships: 410. Bore 3rd, 28 gauge 3rd, Main Event Master 8th, F.I.T.A.S.C. Master 4th
  • 2010 Texas State F.I.T.A.S.C.: Main Event Sporting Champion, 5-Stand champion
  • 2010 Champions Cup: Main Event Runner-Up
  • 2010 Summer Classic: Main Event Champion, 5-Stand Champion
  • 2010 Texas State Championships: Main Event Champion, .410 bore Champion, 28 gauge Master 1st, F.I.T.A.S.C. Champion
  • 2010 Targetline Cup: Main Event Master 2nd
  • 2009 National Championships: Main Event Master 6th, .410 bore Master 2nd, 28 gauge Runner-up
  • 2009 Texas State Championships: Main Event Runner-Up
  • 2009 Oklahoma State Championships: Main Event Champion, 5-Stand Champion
  • 2009 US Open: Main Event Master 7th, 28 gauge champion, Prelim 3rd
  • 2009 Browning/Briley World Open: 28 gauge champion, Small Gauge Overall Runner-up
  • 2008 National Championships: 5-Stand Runner-Up, 20 gauge champion, 28 Gauge 3rd, Small Gauge Overall Champion
  • 2008 Oklahoma State Championships: Main Event Champion, Prelim Champion, 5-Stand Champion
  • 2008 US Open: Prelim Master 2nd, 5-Stand Master 1st
  • 2008 LearJet Classic: 5-Stand Champion, F.I.T.A.S.C. Master 3rd
  • 2008 Competitive Edge Classic: Main Event Runner-Up, 5-Stand Champion
  • 2008 Browning/Briley World Open: .410 Bore Champion, 28 gauge Champion, 20 Gauge Runner-up, Prelim Runner-up
  • 2007 National Championships: .410 bore 3rd, 28 gauge runner-up, Sub gauge Overall Champion
  • 2007 Oklahoma State Championships: Main Event Champion, 5-stand Champion, Prelim Runner-up
  • 2007 Arkansas State: 5i.-Stand Champion, Prelim runner-up, Main Event 3rd
  • 2007 LearJet Classic: F.I.T.A.S.C. Champion, Prelim Master 1st

SPONSORS

  • Blaser
  • Able Ammo - Bornaghi
  • Pilla
  • Stihl

Brian started hunting at age 7 and shooting skeet with his dad and a family friend at 9.

After a couple years of growing and skeet shooting, the squad decided to try a new game called sporting clays one weekend. The one time was all it took for him to know that his days left shooting skeet leagues were limited. The variety of targets interested him and being a competitive-natured person, there was nothing left but to see how good he could get.

In May of 1993 he became an NSCA member and shot his first registered tournament at Lynbrooke sporting clays, which is still open today. The next few years led him to many successes, including both a national and 2 world championships in junior divisions. After graduating from high school, he attended Fort Hays State University for a short time but just couldn't keep from shooting. He decided that the shooting industry was what he wanted to do so the natural thing was to go to work at a gun club. This created the need for a move to a bigger city with clubs that were larger than family-operated businesses around his area, so he hit the road to Dallas, Texas and a job at Elm Fork Shooting Park. After seeing the operation of a big public club, he wanted to see how the private clubs differed, leading him to a management position at the Dallas Gun Club. His tenure at DGC brought many requests for instruction by members and their guests and coaching eventually turned into a full-time job. All the while, he was still having great success with his personal shooting achievements.