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Trevor Baucom earned a coveted spot on Team Smith & Wesson in 2011.

He is the first disabled veteran to join a lineup of team captain Julie Golob, Doug Koenig, and Jerry Miculek. They are among the world’s most elite shooters that are joined by a full team of talented men, women, and juniors using Smith & Wesson firearms.

Baucom’s first match was the 2011 National Rifle Association (NRA) Bianchi Cup. The competition is widely viewed as the sport’s most prestigious pistol match. He has shot in the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) Indoor Nationals. Other matches on his schedule include the NRA’s National Championship Bullseye Pistol match at Camp Perry, and the Steel Challenge Shooting Associaiton (SCSA) Pistol Tournament Championships at the Universal Shooting Academy.

Jim Scoutten, executive producer of Shooting USA on Outdoor Channel, laid the groundwork for Baucom to provide invaluable input to the NRA and IDPA in making the shooting sports more accessible to disabled shooters.

Grounded in that vision is Baucom’s commitment to compete heads-up with able-bodied shooters. In doing so he does not view his disability as a handicap but instead an opportunity to promote the sport to all disabled shooters.

The Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) organization provides Baucom with the stage to promote the sport to wounded warriors and others like him. He travels the country to range day events on behalf of Smith & Wesson and his sponsors.

Baucom competes in production matches using a Smith & Wesson Pro Series 9mm semi-automatic pistol.