MISSY GILLILAND Competitive Shooter

Missy Gilliland

Name:Missy Gilliland
Hometown:Double Springs, Alabama
Shooting Since:I grew up around firearms all my life. I started shooting at a young age with a BB gun and .22.
Shoot:I shoot in the Precision Rifle Series with my GA Precision 6mmCreedmoor bolt action rifle.
Favorite Shooting Memory:I actually have several, but most of them consist of just the comraderie of hanging out with all the competitors.
How did you get into competing?I tagged along with my Husband Jim to one of his first competitions. I saw another female shooting and thought "I could do this" After the first "Ting" at 800 yrds on steel, I was hooked!
How do you prepare for a competition?Since we not only shoot in prone position, I also practice a lot of positional shots (think hood/trunk of cars/trucks, barricades, tires, ladders, etc.). For me it's also important to keep a routine of going to the gym and having that upper body strength since I am running and gunning a lot!
What’s your longest shot?1 mile.

Favorite Hoppe’s Product:
Field Kit and Gun Medic. "If you ever see me at a match, these 2 products are ALWAYS in my range bag! The field kit is compact with everything you are going to need in an emergency situation. It has cleaner, lube, cleaning patches, cleaning rod, etc. I can't tell you how many times a competitor had a case separation and grabbed my kit and quickly put together the cleaning rod to help knock the case separation out. The Gun Medic is great for every situation!"
Hoppe's Universal Field Kit
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Top Accomplishments:

  • Qualifying as one of the Top 3 Females in Precision Rifle Series in both 2015 and 2016 Seasons
  • Co-Host Seasons 2-9 Trigger Time TV
  • Numerous Precision Rifle Top Female awards
  • Placed in the Top 10 several times at one day precision rifle competitions