18 March 2019

Česká zbrojovka and Eric Grauffel present a joint project

In the 2019 shooting season, the CZ Shooting Team will welcome Eric Grauffel, who will compete in the colours of Česká zbrojovka a.s. in the Production division with the CZ SHADOW 2 ORANGE pistol. Eric is considered the best pistol shooter of all time. Eight IPSC World Champion titles are clear evidence of this –…

In the 2019 shooting season, the CZ Shooting Team will welcome Eric Grauffel, who will compete in the colours of Česká zbrojovka a.s. in the Production division with the CZ SHADOW 2 ORANGE pistol. Eric is considered the best pistol shooter of all time.

Eight IPSC World Champion titles are clear evidence of this – the first was in 1996 in the Open Junior division, then five times in the Open division, which was followed by a victory in the Production division and, on the last World Shoot, Eric dominated the Standard division.

At the same time, a joint project of Česká zbrojovka and Eric Grauffel named EG-CZ Academy is being launched. The result will be a worldwide network of training centres that should set a new standard in this field. The city of Quimper in Brittany in the north-west of France, where Eric has been living since his birth, was chosen as the headquarters. For this purpose, a brand new multifunctional indoor shooting range with the possibility of shooting in all angles is being built here, which will be usable both for sporting purposes and for highly effective realistic training of military and law enforcement personnel. The completion of this EG-CZ Academy centre is scheduled for mid-2020.

Already in 2019, the EG-CZ Academy promo tour will take place in various countries around the world, especially those that have a strong base of IPSC shooting sport and where big competitions are organized. Instructors will be members of the CZ Shooting Team, who are among the best shooters of the planet. In addition to Eric Grauffel, the project will include, for example, Ljubisa Momiclovic (a long-time member of the CZ Shooting Team, excellent shooter and instructor of military and law enforcement), or Czech shooter star Robin Šebo.

More detailed information on the activities of EG-CZ Academy is available on the official website http://www.eg-czacademy.com/, where applicants can enrol in individual courses. We believe it will be a truly global project that will benefit the entire shooting community.