Randi Rogers, aka Holy Terror
Q: Where are you from?
A: I was born and raised in Durango, CO, but I now call Houston, TX home.
Q: Tell us about your home club.
A: I am honored to travel and shoot so many great places it seems like my home club is everywhere!
Q: Tell us about you, where were you born, where did you grow up, when/how did you start shooting and with whom.
A: I was born in Durango, CO. I am the oldest of 6 children. I started shooting when I was 11 years old. I went to visit my grandparents for the summer; Evil Roy and Wicked Felina. At the time my grandfather was training to go shoot the World Championships and he didn't have a babysitter so he took me to the range with him. He broke out his Ruger .22 bearcat to let me shoot a little bit and from there it just snowballed. I really enjoyed the shooting and never looked back. I have been shooting more than half my life and have gotten to do some really amazing things because of it. I thank my lucky stars for a lack of babysitters.
Q: Please tell us a little bit about your practice and training regimen.
A: Over the years my practice regimen has changed, but I try to keep 4 types of practice in mind. 1) Live Fire- Live fire is an important part of my practice regimen. I try to live fire at least twice a week. This is usually about 300 rounds pistol/rifle and 100 rounds shotgun. 2) Dry Fire- dry fire practice is as important if not more important than live fire practice. Evil Roy always says that dry fire practice is perfect practice because you get to see perfect sights with no distracting recoil. 3) Match practice- I don't like to set up stages to practice because it takes a long time and it is harder to know where you are improving. However, matches are different than practice; there are no mulligans, there is more pressure, and more skills involved. It is important to get match practice by attending local matches and smaller annual matches. 4) Physical health- A big part of why I starting doing well as a kid was when I started building muscle to move the guns around. Now, part of my practice is to make sure that I get regular exercise so I can lift the guns, control recoil and have the stamina to stay out on the range all day.
Q: Please tell us about your preferred match/competition firearms, including pistols, rifle, and shotgun. Also mention any modifications (ie: short stroke kits, etc.) that may have been performed on your competition guns.
A: Pistols- For pistols I have been using Cimarron Evil Roy Pistols in .38 for the past 8 or 9 years. They have the action job that they came with, which is performed by Ken Grinner out of Farmington, NM.
Rifle- I use a Cimarron 1873 in .38. This rifle has been worked on by several Gunsmiths but Cowboys and Indians has done most of it including the short stroke.
Shotgun- I have always used an 1897. It has been worked on by Cowboys and Indians as well.
Q: Please tell us about your preferred match ammunition.
A: For match ammo I have always used hand loads.
Q: Please list your shooting accomplishments/titles in addition to the World Championship Title.
A: I am a 10 Time Ladies World Champion. I have won multiple titles at SASS National Championships as well as state and regionals. I was the first woman to ever shoot in the top 20 shoot off overall and I have been 2nd overall at End of Trail twice.
Q: Please tell us about any other interests you may have.
A: Getting started in Cowboy Action Shooting has lead me to compete in many additional shooting sports. I am a World and National Champion in 6 different shooting disciplines including USPSA, IDPA, IPSC, ProAm, Steel Challenge Shooting Association and NRA Bianchi Cup.
Q: Please tell us what you love about SASS/Cowboy Action Shooting.
A: For me, SASS is always about coming home. SASS is where I spent the most important years of my childhood as well as my teenage years. The lessons I learned while shooting Cowboy Action Shooting shaped me as a person and made me who I am today. I am so honored and blessed to be part of the organization- a place I call home.