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    Team CapArms

CLINT GERNER

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Clint Gerner retired from the U.S. Marine Corps’ 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion as a Sergeant after surviving a landmine blast in Fallujah, Iraq during Operation Phantom Fury. An avid outdoorsman, he has a passion for hunting as well as 3Gun & USPSA shooting competitions. He has been shooting competitively since 2012. He has been building and fixing firearms since age 12. Clint is also the founder and current Chief Executive of CapArms.

Accomplishments:

  • US Amateur 3Gun – B Class Champion, TacOptics
  • 2013 3 Gun Nation Amateur Series – 7th Overall
  • 2013 USPSA MN Section C Class – 1st Place
  • Burnsville Pistol League, Limited Class –  2nd Place
  • Numerous top 5 finishes in the MN 3Gun Group Series

JAKE LATOLA

Formerly a competitive tournament golfer during the short Minnesota summers, Jake Latola changed gears and made a commitment to action shooting in 2013 after a back injury forced him to set his clubs aside. After dabbling in a couple USPSA pistol matches and a single 3-gun match with borrowed gear, Jake was hooked and made the jump into the competitive action shooting community. After cutting his teeth at local 3-gun, tactical shotgun, and USPSA pistol matches, Jake began looking to test his skills at major matches. After two years of hard work, 2015 could be considered Jake’s breakout year after earning a chance to compete on the 3-Gun Nation Pro Series, as well as earning his first major match win in the Tactical Division at the Nordic Components Tactical Shotgun Championship. The year rounded out with several Top 10 and Top 15 finishes in prominent 3-gun matches across the country. The hot streak has continued into 2016 with podium finishes in several major matches, including an impressive TacOps win in Texas at the Vortex presents Shooters Source 3-Gun Championship.

Outside of shooting, Jake is employed as an Engineer for a large, Minnesota-based conglomerate, often traveling around the country supporting manufacturing operations and equipment. Beyond that, you can likely find him spending time with his family while enjoying a number of outdoor activities.

Major Match Accomplishments

2016

  • 1 st Place TacOps – Vortex-Shooters Source 3-Gun Championship
  • 2 nd Place TacOps – Nordic-Vortex Tri-Gun Championship
  • 2 nd Place TacOps – Missouri 3-Gun Championship
  • 2 nd Place Match TacOps – Jeff Kirkwold Memorial Shootoff Match
  • 3 rd Place TacOps – 3-Gun Nation Southern Regional Championship
  • 9 th Place TacOps – Generation III Gun Championship
  • 9 th Place TacOps – Blue Ridge Mountain 3-Gun Championship
  • 1 st Place TacOps – MN 3-Gun Group 3-Gun League Series (Local MN season-long league champion.)

2015

  • 3-Gun Nation Pro Series Competitor (New Elimination Format)
  • 1 st Place Tactical – Nordic Components Tactical Shotgun Championship
  • 1 st Place Match & Shootoff Champion – Jeff Kirkwold Memorial Shootoff Match
  • 7 th Place TacOps – 3-Gun Nation Eastern Regional Championship
  • 7 th Place TacOps – Missouri 3-Gun Championship
  • 9 th Place TacOps – 3-Gun Nation Southern Regional Championship
  • 10 th Place TacOps – 3-Gun Nation Pro Series Qualifier
  • 12 th Place TacOps – Blue Ridge Mountain 3-Gun Championship
  • 15 th Place TacOps – Generation III Gun Championship
  • 26 th Place TacOps – 3-Gun Nation Nationals
  • 1 st Place TacOps – MN 3-Gun Group 3-Gun League Series (Local MN season-long league champion.)

2014

  • 2 nd Place Match – Jeff Kirkwold Memorial Shootoff Match
  • 5 th Place Tactical – Nordic Components Tactical Shotgun Championship
  • 8 th Place TacOps – 3-Gun Nation Midwest Regional Championship
  • 33 rd Place TacOps – Task Force Dagger 3-Gun Championship

2013

  • 6 th Place Tactical – Nordic Components Tactical Shotgun Championship
  • 36 th Place TacOps – Blue Ridge Mountain 3-Gun Championship

Miscellaneous Exposure, Contributions, and Outreach

2016

  • Guest on The 3-Gun Show podcast Episode #69
  • Instructor – MN 3-Gun Group Intro to 3-Gun Class
  • Instructor – MN 3-Gun Group Advanced Pistol Skills Builder
  • Volunteer Coach & Mentor – University of Minnesota 3-Gun Team
  • Stage Design & Match Director contributions at local 3-gun and tactical shotgun matches.

2015

  • Appeared on televised 3-Gun Nation Pro Series match.
  • Invited to be the subject of a short 3-gun video project by a local production professional.
  • Instructor – MN 3-Gun Group Intro to 3-Gun Class (2 classes)
  • Dryfire Instructor – Competitive Edge Shooting Expo
  • Volunteer Coach & Mentor – University of Minnesota 3-Gun Team
  • Stage Design & Match Director contributions at local 3-gun and tactical shotgun matches.

2014

  • Instructor – MN 3-Gun Group Intro to 3-Gun Class