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The following is a press release from Taurus

Jessie Duff earned her 9th consecutive Ladies Steel Master at the 2016 Steel Challenge Nationals. The match was held at the Volusia County Hunt & Gun Club in New Smyrna Beach, Florida on March 18-20, 2016.

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Duff competed in the .22 Rimfire Open, Limited and Open Classes, making her eligible for the Steel Master. The Taurus Team Captain took 1st Place Ladies and 3rd overall in the .22 Open Class. In the Limited Division Jessie captured 1st place in the Ladies Iron Sights with an 8th place overall. The Open Class event found Jessie holding onto a 2nd place Ladies with a 10th place overall. The accumulation of classes and stages positioned Duff as the 1st Place Ladies Steel Master. The event hosted over 180 male and female competitors in its new location for 2016.

“Steel is the perfect type of match for showing the versatility of the Taurus 1911,” said Duff. “I love the challenge of finding the right balance between speed and accuracy. That is what the Steel Challenge is all about for me.”

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The Open and Limited pistols Duff competes with are built off the Taurus PT1911 platform in 9mm and are customized for the Steel Challenge. Duff’s next match is the USPSA Area 6 event at the South River Gun Club in Covington, Georgia on April 22-24, 2016. She will be competing in Single Stack with her Taurus 1911.

About Jessie Duff

Jessie Duff has taken her shooting career of a beginner, all the way to a top ranked professional, earning multiple World and National Champion shooting titles, in five different shooting disciplines. Among these are the prestigious Bianchi Cup and the World Speed Shooting Championships. Jessie has also ranked in numerous regional and state champion matches as well. Reaching this level of shooting performance in her career, defines a well-disciplined competitor and role model for the Taurus Shooting Team.

About Taurus Holdings, Inc.

Headquartered in Miami, Taurus Holdings, Inc. owns or represents some of the most recognized and valued brands worldwide, including Taurus®, Rossi®, and Heritage™. Known as an innovator within the firearms industry, Taurus Holdings is a leader offering quality and value-packed firearms to the United States and Canada. Taurus International services all Taurus brand firearms under the LIFETIME REPAIR POLICY™ as well. For additional information about Taurus, visit High-resolution images are available at

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