Robert Vogel Earns F.A.S.T. Coin #11

23-May-13 – 01:26 by ToddG


As mentioned briefly last week, umpteen-time USPSA and IDPA national champion Robert Vogel earned F.A.S.T. Challenge Coin #11 on Saturday. Robert was the first person to get a coin shooting on the updated Q-PT target. Much more impressive, though, Robert was the first shooter to earn a F.A.S.T. coin on his first official attempt.

It’s all the more impressive, in fact, because Robert shot the test with a borrowed cover garment set up differently than the one he uses (and practices with), shooting from a holster and mag pouches that ordinarily never get paired up with concealment in the first place.

Vogel’s first run was under 5 seconds but — thanks to the first concealment vest he borrowed — the draw was fumbled resulting in a first shot to the 3×5 landing a fraction of an inch low.

The second run, with a 5.11-style vest, turned in a clean 4.85 even though the slide failed to lock back requiring Robert to rack the gun before the body shots:

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The final run was an impressive 4.39 (1.73, .41 / 1.60 / .23, .20, .22) clean of course:

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Congratulations, Robert, and thanks for being a great sport about running the drill without your normal gear.

Train hard & stay safe! ToddG


  1. 5 Responses to “Robert Vogel Earns F.A.S.T. Coin #11”

  2. Interesting to compare his coin run with some of your most recent practice runs with similar times – his draw was slower, even on the 4.39 run, but his reload and splits were much faster.

    By ford.304 on May 23, 2013

  3. ford — Robert specifically said he was taking his time to guarantee the head shots. In my experience that’s a big part of what separates people who are shooting it for a coin vs someone just posting a 1-time “best” result. You also have to keep in mind that his gear really was pretty sub-optimal.

    By ToddG on May 23, 2013

  4. It amazes me how fast folks can do this drill. Robert is a beast in his own right and to do it with borrowed equipment speaks volumes.

    Good job Vogel!

    By KeeFus on May 23, 2013

  5. And he didn’t even twitch waiting for the timer!
    Nicely done

    By Rob E on May 23, 2013

  6. Hats off to him, he is an amazing talent. To bad he couldn’t enter all three IOPA Pistol Divisions at the US Nationals at the same time. He would likely win them all.

    By Bob B on May 24, 2013

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