Black Rifles & Tactical Guns

13 year-old phenom Katie Francis shoots with SWAT-team precision [VIDEO]

Mike Piccione
Editor, Guns & Gear

The fastest-growing shooting sports activity is known as a “3-gun’ competition,” in which participants use a rifle, shotgun and handgun to engage targets at various ranges while moving through a course. Winning the competition requires both speed and accuracy — and may just require shooting “like a girl.”

Meet Katelyn Francis, a 13-year old shooting phenom who tears up 3-gun courses with the precision of a S.W.A.T. team professional. Even the most seasoned shooter struggles with reloading on the move, but she tackles reloading her shotgun flawlessly in the video above. Katie shoots 17 well aimed shots in 36 seconds while negotiating the course. Using her pistol, Katie shoots 17 rounds in 17 seconds.

Congratulations on a job well done, young lady.