Michael O. Humphries took the opportunity to sit down with noted competitive shooter Dave Sevigny for the December 2014 issue of COMBAT HANDGUNS and find out how this champion of the shooting ranks got his start. Also included in the conversation were Sevigny’s preferences for handguns and competitive loads.

“I was able to try various semi-auto pistols and revolvers at outdoor sports fairs in Connecticut at age 18, which sparked my interest,” said Sevigny when asked about firing his first handgun.” It wasn’t until later that I was able to really learn handguns. At age 20
 I worked with a .357 Magnum revolver. A friend of mine owned it, and I became very interested in learning how to shoot pistols. Not long after this, I bought my own semi-auto .22, a semi-auto .40 and a .357 Magnum revolver to get the full effect.”

When asked about which pistols he prefers during match use, Sevigny stood by various FN models. “Over the past few years I’ve grown to like single-stack 1911s most. The pistol I compete with in USPSA Single Stack is a .45 ACP using 230-grain FMJ ammo,” noted Sevigny. “A close second is the FNH FNS series. I’ve had a lot of success with the ‘L’ models over the past few years in Steel Challenge, Action Pistol, USPSA and Pro-Am competition. Plus with the 5-inch ‘L’ models and standard 4-inch FNS pistols there are options for carry, target shooting and law enforcement use. The FNS pistols are tough, reliable and easy to shoot.”

The topic of what calibers returns the best results for Sevigny in competition brought this reply from the champion shooter: “I like 9mm for high-volume practices, but I shoot several of the popular calibers depending on the sport and division—9mm, .38 Super Comp, .40, .45 ACP.”

To read the full article, check out the December 2014 issue of COMBAT HANDGUNS, available on newsstands September 16, 2014. To subscribe, go to

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