CZ shooting team

Eric Grauffel

7 times world champion, 8 times European champion.

Interview and bio

Sport: IPSC

Firearm model: Shadow 2, Shadow 2 OR , CZ 75 TS Czechmate, CZ P-10 C

IPSC Division, category: Production, Overall

Nationality: FRA

Year of birth: 1979

City, State of residence: Quimper, France

Occupation: Business owner of a gun store, Shooting Instructor

Languages: French, English , Italian, (Some German, Spanish)

 

 

How and in what age did you started with sport shooting in general and how with IPSC?

Got involved into shooting at the age of 8 years old, and IPSC at just 10. Basically, my dad was a shooter, but also president of the club. Since I am the only child of the family, I was spending my weekends at the range.

What do you like best about IPSC?

The adrenaline. Speed, focus and the gun mechanic. It is not only the man, but also the “machine”, I mean the equipment. IPSC is for me the Formula 1 in car’s world

Why did you choose CZ?

To be part of a great team and factory. CZ is one of the strongest and reknown gun manufacturer in the world, but also involved a lot into the sport and development of it.

How and why did you join CZ Shooting team?

I don’t know if I chose CZ, or if CZ chose me, I think it is a bit of both. Even if we were competitors in the past years, we always had good friendly relations outside the competition worlds. We came up with an idea to create a shooting academy in Europe, and CZ saw in the project the tool to help sport develop as well as military and police trainings

How do you prepare for a competition?

 That’s not a simple question to answer. Try to shoot as much as I can, focus on the goal (hitting Alphas) and that’s it. Seriously, I don’t really prepare for a competition, as I tend to train all year long, only for a European or a world event, then I increase the volume the last couple of weeks prior to the event.  

What is a best advice you were ever given?

If you want to be a champion, you better work twice harder than actual champion.

What is your biggest success in IPSC?

Most people will say: Being world Champion, I would say that I have full support of the entire family for the sport, and it is probably the best success cause without that, wouldn’t be possible to achieve results.

How would you rate your weapon? (Handling, Accuracy etc.)

If I would not be confident of the guns I wouldn’t shoot them. So you can guess the rating!

Achievements and awards

Place Year Action name Description Location
1st
2019
IPSC European Handgun Championship 2019
Belgrade, Serbia
1st
2019
IPSC French Handgun Nationals
Châteauroux, France
1st
2019
IPSC Extreme Asia Euro Open
Yekaterinburg, Russia
1st
2019
IPSC Extreme Euro Open 2019
Znojmo, Czech republic
1st
2017
IPSC Handgun World Shoot 2017
Standart
Châteauroux, France
1st
2014
IPSC Handgun World Shoot 2014
Production
Frostproof, Florida, USA
1st
2011
IPSC Handgun World Shoot 2011
Open
Rhodes, Greece
1st
2008
IPSC Handgun World Shoot 2008
Open
Bali, Indonesia
1st
2005
IPSC Handgun World Shoot 2005
Open
Guayaquil, Ecuador
1st
2002
IPSC Handgun World Shoot 2002
Open
Pietersburg, South Africa
1st
1999
IPSC Handgun World Shoot 1999
Open
Cebu, Philippines
1st
1996
IPSC Handgun World Shoot 1996
Open Junior
Brasilia, Brazil

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