I am a blue-collar worker who lives in Northampton, Pennsylvania. In 2003 my Dad and I went to a local gun club that is known for hosting competitions in a variety of shooting sports. I was instantly hooked. It wasn’t long before that I found a passion for revolver shooting; the challenge and the fun was like nothing else I had ever done before. I am not the kind of person who shies away from hard work, so I started practicing hard. I enjoy the sport, which is what makes me put in the hours to constantly improve.

In the past I was an ICORE, IDPA Range Officer but as I got more serious in competing I strayed away from it. This does not mean that I am unwilling to help out at matches. I still like to help out at my local gun club, usually helping them to run matches. Many times at these matches I run the timer and help score targets. This allows me to help a newer competitor because I can show them how to have better gun handling skills, and possibly how to shoot the stage more efficiently.

Between dry firing and live firing, I squeeze the trigger about 8,000 times per week. Even with a full time job, I have the same drive that I have had since the beginning.

 

Josh Lentz

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National and world champion handgun shooting champion specializing in revolvers in the action shooting sport

 

Regional Champion

55 Championship titles in regional competitions in Internationals Confederation of Revolver Enthusiasts (ICORE), International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) and United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA)

 

National Champion

4 IDPA National Championship Titles in the Stock Service Pistol Division

 

World Champion

5 ICORE World Championship Titles in Classic and Six Shooter Divisions

 

 

Classifications

 

IDPA – Enhanced Service Revolver Division Master and Stock Service Revolver Division Distinguished Master

 

USPSA – Revolver Division Grandmaster

 

ICORE – Limited Division Grandmaster, Classic Division Grandmaster, Open Division Master