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Wichita's Dakota Hauserman, 25, won a championship at the 2014 World Action Pistol Championship at Park City, Ky two weeks ago.
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Dakota Hauserman practices at a family range near Wichita. Though shooters start the process standing, they often drop into the prone position for better accuracy.
Speed can be almost as important as accuracy for action pistol competitions so timers are an important part of practice. In some cases shooters have had to hit six different targets in four seconds or less.
At the world competition, Dakota Hauserman had to shoot falling plates, left, from behind barricades, center, and at moving targets, right.
Shooting from behind barricades up to 50 yards from a target is one of the challenges in action pistol shooting.
Dakota Hauserman practices at a moving target that covers 60 feet in a few seconds. She needs to hit the target six times.
Dakota Hauserman's pistol included a scope, a device that adjusted the scope for moving targets and braces to be put against solid barricades for better accuracy.
Daniel Houserman also won a world championship in Kentucky last month.
Dakota Hauserman practices her favorite event, shooting falling metal plates.
Daniel Hauserman and his niece, Dakota Hauserman, won world championships in action pistol shooting two weeks ago in Kentucky.
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As well as a world-champion action pistol shooter, Dakota Hauserman is an avid hunter, along with her dog, Hans.
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