Precision Rifle Series: Meet the Instructors!

Precision Rifle Series 2019: Meet the Instructors

We’re looking forward to the introductory event of our six-course Precision Rifle Long-Range Experience Series on Saturday, April 20, from 10am-5pm at Highlands Firearms Training Academy in Cascade, WI. 

For this series, we’ve partnered with a great group of subject matter experts and rifle component manufacturers to provide a comprehensive experience centered on the precision rifle. The series offers something for everyone, from beginners to more experienced shooters. 

Our six-course Value Package offers savings that you won’t want to miss. Register for the complete six-course package for only $450.00 and save $20. If you’re unable to attend all six courses, simply register for those courses that fit your schedule. Either way, you’ll gain knowledge and experience that will make you a better marksman. 

Meet the Instructors

Our Precision Rifle series instructors bring a broad depth of knowledge and expertise to these courses. Josh, Mitch, and Ken are all accomplished marksmen, and they’re looking forward to sharing their knowledge with you. 

Josh Buege

Josh is the Founder and CEO of Precision Rifle Components, the manufacturer of the DOPE Roller elevation data turret and precision rifle content aggregator. Josh has worked extensively with various firearms manufacturers and distributors, and specializes in precision rifle component sales, marketing, and product development. He currently competes in CMP Games and in the Wisconsin Precision Rifle Steel Challenge series.

Josh proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps as an 0311 Rifleman during deployments to Iraq and Africa. His military experience and his background in competitive shooting have provided in-depth experience with many different rifle platforms. 

Mitch McNeil

Mitch is a southern Arizona transplant, settling in Wisconsin after honorably serving his country in the United States Marine Corps as a Combat Marksmanship Coach, moving up to a Primary Marksmanship Instructor (PMI). He currently works as a machinist for Criterion Barrels, Inc., manufacturing precision rifle barrels. 

Mitch is an avid long-range marksman and competes throughout the country in a variety of competitions ranging from United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) matches to Precision Rifle Series (PRS) matches.  

Mitch developed is love for the shooting sports as a sprightly two-year-old, learning the basics from family members. When he was 17, he joined the Marine Corps in 1st Battalion 5th Marines in Blackfoot Company 3rd Platoon Outlaws. Mitch served four years in the Infantry as a 0311 Rifleman/0316 Raider Coxswain where he trained in close quarters combat, amphibious assault, riot control, and mountain warfare. He also qualified at expert level rifle seven times, and expert level pistol three times. 

During his last two years of service, Mitch taught rifle and combat pistol marksmanship to incoming recruits, Marines, and civilians. As a Primary Marksmanship Instructor (PMI), Mitch had the highest qualifying rate at 99.98%, an expert average of 80%, and was recognized as PMI of the Quarter for three consecutive quarters. He was also awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal by the Battalion Commander.

Mitch was accepted onto the Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) shooting team where he won the Gunners Trophy (two-gun), Pistol Team Trophy, a Bronze Medal for Pistol at USMC Division Matches (similar to USPSA) and a Bronze Medal in Rifle at Western Championships (EIC Service Rifle).

WFTC is proud to be among Mitch’s sponsorship teams for the 2019 season, and we’re looking forward to following his accomplishments.

Ken Wheeler

Ken is an Engineering Manager at UNISIG Deep Hole Drilling & Gundrilling Systems in Menomonee Falls, WI. When Ken was introduced to rifle shooting sports by a long-time friend and Army sniper in 2009, he was hooked. Ken competed in his first precision rifle competition in 2016, and expanded his involvement by taking on additional match responsibilities. 

In 2018, Ken accepted the leadership role in the Wisconsin Precision Rifle Steel Challenge (WPRSC). Ken has worked diligently to expand the WPRSC to include additional Wisconsin matches and a Michigan match series. For 2019, WPRSC is scheduled to include Border Wars and PRS points series matches, making WPRSC the primary precision rifle match venue in Wisconsin. 

We hope to see you at Highland Firearms Training Academy for the introductory event on Saturday, April 20. Register for one or more of these events on our website here.

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