THE PROFESSIONAL SHOOTER’S LIFE: A SHARED JOURNEY
Imagine going to work every day to do the thing you love most. Sounds pretty good, right? It gets better. Imagine you also get to enjoy your dream job with someone you love.
Maggie Reese and Mike Voigt share a remarkable life as partners and professional shooters. “We have a little joke between us where we say, ‘A bad day at the range is better than a good day at the office,’” says Maggie. “We’re pretty fortunate with our jobs.” And when they have time off? You guessed it, they like to go to the range and enjoy themselves.
Their chosen life is one they embrace every single day, and have worked hard to attain over many years of dedication to competition shooting. As individuals, they’ve both earned their stripes and have an impressive list of titles and accolades to their names.
Maggie is a 3-time National Champion in USPSA Multi-Gun (rifles, shotguns, and pistols). She has also won multiple champion titles at Superstition Mountain Mystery 3 Gun, MGM IronMan 3 Gun, and Rocky Mountain 3 Gun. While well known as a multi-gun competitor, Maggie is also a top handgun competitor in USPSA and Bianchi Cup shooting both Open (which allows optics) and Iron-Sighted divisions. She is the 2016 Ladies Champion in Classic Division at the US – IPSC Handgun Nationals.
“The only thing that I have is my own personal motivation and my own personal drive to be better, to compete at a higher level, to get that next championship,” says Maggie. “It takes a lot of personal self-determination and a lot of focus to just go out there and do it again and do it again and keep on striving for something better.”
Mike has been one of the top action shooters in the world for the past 30 years. His titles include: 2013 and 14 time USPSA® Multigun National Champion, Pan American and Australasian IPSC Shotgun Champion, 7 time IPSC World Shoot Gold Metal, 6 time International Tactical Precision Rifle Champion, President of USPSA® for 12 years, 2009 Superstition Mountain Mystery 3 Gun Open Champion, 2009 NRA Bianchi Cup High Master Open Champion, 2009 USPSA Single Stack Nationals runner up, 1999 IPSC World Champion and more.
“I love the idea of launching a bullet through the air and hitting a target a mile away,” says Mike. “It’s a power, and it means you’ve done so many little things correctly, and to me, that’s fantastic.”