Rasmus Gyllenberg belongs to Polisen (the Swedish Police Force), where he works as a dog handler. Like most Northerners, Rasmus is a versatile shooter, a master with the pistol and in addition the assault rifle and the police-issue shotgun, which makes him a natural choice for 3-GUN Competitions.
Two years ago Danish shooter Lars Hagemann, the Captain of the Team CZ Shadow Scandinavia, recommended him as a shooter to Milan Trkulja, the Manager of the Česká zbrojovka shooting team, based on the fact that Hagemann wished to acquire him as a member of his team, CZ Shadow Scandinavia. Following an interview with Rasmus, Milan Trkulja approved this acquisition and Rasmus has since then become a very valuable participant in CZUB’s Scandinavian regional shooting programme. It did not take too long for this Swedish policeman to become the star-shooter of the Scandinavian team.
Primarily it is his results that speak for this Swedish shooter who uses the CZ 75 SP-01 Shadow produced in Uherský Brod. First he reigned over the Scandinavian and the Baltic competitions in both the Practical and the Police shooting disciplines; subsequently in the most recent World Championship in IPSC Shooting on the Greek island of Rhodes he reconfirmed his shooting ability by finishing in a great 11th position in the Production Division, from amongst almost 400 of the world's best shooters in this Division. According to Milan Trkulja, Rasmus’ shooting equals that of the other great shooters of Team CZ Shooting who are also members of the armed forces in their individual countries (Momčilovič, Znamenáček, Vyšný, Zapletal and Batki).
Rasmus confirmed his quality, when in summer 2011 he became the police world champion in shooting Police-Action Pistol at the World Police and Fire Games in New York. The World Police and Fire Games were held from 26th August to 5th September 2011. It was a shame that this excellent result of Rasmus Gyllenberga got overshadowed in connection with the preparations and actual conduct of the autumn World Cup in IPSC shooting on the Island of Rhodes, in Greece. And therefore this mini-profile of Rasmus is also a reminder and a celebration of this great success.