Shooter Spotlight: Dave Smith

The purpose of the “Shooter Spotlight” is to help shooters get to know their fellow competitors a little bit better. We cover a wide range of shooters from “Marksman to Master.” This is the 74th interview in the series.

Dave Smith

Where do you call home?
West Chesterfield, New Hampshire

How long have you been shooting?

How did you get involved in shooting competitively?
I started with my grade school rifle club.

What is a little known fact about yourself that fellow competitors might not know about you?
I obtained a tax exemption for the Putney Gun Club.

What do you consider your finest shooting achievement?
In the days of when the Position Championship at Perry was four positions I was a member of the second place team. After 42 years of trying winning the Cheshire/Windham New Hampshire Individual League Championship

What is your favorite pre-match meal?
Ham and eggs

What is your favorite post-match beverage?
Diet Pepsi

Do you have a favorite shooting range?
The 300 yard Lyndeboro, New Hampshire range

Do you have any short term and/or long term goals?
To participate in the NRA Long Range Championships at Camp Perry

What shooting skills are you currently focusing your energy on?
Long range competition and vintage M1 matches

Thanks Dave  for sharing a little bit about yourself with the community!


About H

Dan started shooting competitive smallbore in 1986. During his Junior career, he earned two national junior team titles as well as local and regional wins. After a 10 year year hiatus to attend college and start a family, Dan returned to the sport and has added local, sectional and regional wins to his shooting resume. Dan is a Distinguished Rifleman, National Record Holder, U.S Dewar Team Member, Black Hawk Rifle Club Member, Digby Hand Schützenverein member, and is the founder of He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and 2 children.
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1 Response to Shooter Spotlight: Dave Smith

  1. Rick Johnson says:

    I love it! Started shooting with his Grade School rifle team.

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