Hand gun hopes right on target

South Western Times
At just 15, Cordell Anderson is quickly becoming a strong competitor in the sport of action pistol shooting.
Camera IconAt just 15, Cordell Anderson is quickly becoming a strong competitor in the sport of action pistol shooting.

State honours could await Cordell Anderson, who is hoping to represent WA at the 2018 International Practical Shooting Confederation Australian National Championships in April.

The 15-year-old joined the Leschenault Hand Gun Club five years ago and has gone from strength to strength, competing at State and national levels.

Cordell won gold in the Open Junior Event and Open C Grade division at the IPSC WA State Titles last month, competing over two days in 12 stages.

The Newton Moore Senior High School student hopes to be picked to compete for WA in Victoria as well as the Australian team at the World Shoot in the Philippines in 2019.

Cordell said he began shooting after a friend of the family introduced him to the sport. He trains twice a week and competes most weekends.

“My ultimate goal is to go around the world competing,” he said.

Cordell’s short-term goal is to perform well in B-Grade before advancing to the Master Grade.

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