Over the week prior to Memorial Day, Taurus USA stepped up to sponsor one of the most historic matches in the shooting sports: The Bianchi Cup. Now run by the Civilian Marksmanship Program, the 2023 Bianchi Cup continues the tradition of this historic match, which first began in 1979.
This is the first year that the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has acted as the sanctioning body for the famous Bianchi Cup, and with their participation new sponsors stepped up to join the match. One of those sponsors is Taurus USA, headquartered in Bainbridge, GA. With a wide variety of firearms suitable for the match’s Production division, this is a natural match for Taurus.
As the official Production Division sponsor, Taurus USA sent pistols for each of the top 3 finishers, included a Taurus Judge Executive Grade for the Production Champion, valued at $949.99. Additionally, the Brand Manager for Taurus USA, Caleb Giddings, was in attendance not just as a sponsor, but as a competitor.
“I’m thrilled to be able to put Taurus’ support behind the Bianchi Cup. This is one of the most historic and important matches in the shooting sports, and I’m excited to partner with the CMP and grow both the match itself and especially the Production division,” said Caleb.
The CMP Action Pistol Production division is designed for off-the-shelf handguns with minimal modifications. Taurus USA makes several guns legal for Bianchi Cup’s Production division, including the venerable Taurus 92, the TH9, and the fullsize G3. Additionally, the Taurus 66 revolver in 357 Magnum would be an excellent choice for Production for the diehard revolver shooters.
Taurus USA’s commitment to the shooting sports doesn’t stop with Bianchi Cup. They’re also sponsoring the 2023 IDPA World Championship, USPSA Iron Sight Nationals, and the World Revolver Shoot; along with several other state and area matches across the shooting sports.