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2018. Why the change?

Cool new things happening in the Kruse Household. New year, new products and some really cool fun changes. I was blessed to have picked up two new sponsors for 2018, Laporte Target Machines and Aguila Ammunition.

Why the change?

Laporte has a strong push in the US market and has invited me to be part of their new “Dream Team”. I'm honored to be part of it and teammates with some of my best friends and competitors such as Anthony Matarese, Gebben Miles, Mike Wilgus, Bill McGuire, Bobby Fowler, Brad Kidd, Diane Sorantino and Katie Fox. Extremely strong team of ambassadors, sportsmen and outright wonderful people.

Laporte has always been a strong name in the shooting industry and I'm very thankful to be included in this list. So why the change from MEC? It had nothing to do with the quality or performance of the equipment, I have always believed in both products and still do, I simply just felt it was the best decision to make for my family in the long run.

The other exciting change was to be part of the Aguila Ammunition Team. Aguila is based out of my home town, Conroe, Texas! Actually Willis is my home town, but Conroe is the neighboring city. Aguila has a strong business team including my good, long time buddy Patrick Thomas and the wonderfully, talented marketing executive, Ms. Kristy Drawe and who couldn't love Patty Cuellar?! Aguila is a very strong brand name that provides quality ammunition and support to sportsmen and shooters all around. I chose to shoot the 1oz 1275 fps Competition Target load. It's soft and smooth recoil hammers targets giving me the target breaks and comfort I need to stay at the top of my game. Im also honored to be part of another strong team of competitors such as the dominating force known as Derrick Mein and the Guinness World Record Holder David Miller. Why change ammo from Fiocchi? Again, No performance issues, it was just the right choice for me to make. Sometimes changing things up allows a new fire to be lit inside you. Changing your equipment can bring back that inner desire to prove something to yourself and keep things interesting rather than becoming stagnant.

I'm really excited about these changes and its already made a difference in my shooting and my desire to “get good again”. I'm extremely thankful to Laporte and Aguila for allowing me to represent their brands. I look forward to a successful year with my new Team Mates and wish everyone the best of luck in all their endeavors for the upcoming season!

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