TFB has been running our very special Photo Of The Day for years, sharing great photos from around the world and the world of firearms. The subject of today’s photos is the German TopShot Competition Shooting Team and the Haenel CR223s they use for IPSC shooting competition. The sight above is made by Steiner Optics.
I don’t know if it’s true or not, but I was told that IPSC shooting is one of the fastest growing hobbies in Europe despite the European gun ban and the European Union Guns for All-Out Lead Ammunition Ban.
From C.G. Haenel’s Facebook, machine-translated from German:
The TopShot Competition Shooting Team is now shooting the Haenel CR223 at IPSC sports competitions: Steven Kummer, Arne Lentz, Jörg haben and Nils Nothnagel will in future use the sport version of the semi-automatic rifle from Suhl in dynamic shooting.
Apart from the model CR223, Haenel also have the CR300, CR6,5 and the CR308 semi-automatic rifles. If you prefer a bolt-action rifle there are the RS8 and the RS9.
For more information, please check Haenel’s website page dedicated to sports shooting: https://www.cg-haenel.de/expertise/sportschiessen/
You can see TFB shooting the CR223 in this article: C.G. Haenel MK556 Wins German Army Tender To Replace G36.
Photo and caption source: C.G. Haenel Germany