Official Website of Rob Leatham – Professional Shooter, Firearms Instructor and Captain of Team Springfield
Welcome to my website. I appreciate you checking it out. I’m Rob Leatham – a professional shooter. I am a lucky man; fortunate enough to shoot pistols, rifles and shotguns for a living. I know – it’s not a common occupation – and certainly one I do not take for granted.
My passion for guns and shooting became apparent at a young age. I grew up in a family that shot together almost every weekend. And I just happened to be in the right place at the right time as I began winning pistol competitions. That was in the early 1980s. Did I mention that I’m old?
Most of my near and dear accomplishments are with pistols. I’m an 8-time IPSC World Champion, an 11-time NRA Bianchi Cup Champion, a 17-time Single Stack National Champion and a 30-Time USPSA / IPSC National Champion. I’ve been around so long that I cannot tally the local, state and regional wins. Guess I should have kept track…
And It’s hard to believe, but as of 2016, I’m able to compete in the Senior category in both USPSA and IPSC. Yeah that’s painful – in more ways than one. However, since then, I’ve acquired 8 USPSA / IPSC National Senior Titles, and 2 IPSC Senior World Championship Titles, and I’m pretty happy with that.
In my spare time, I provide firearms instruction for the United States Military, various federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and civilian competitors. I’ve taught for over two decades. I have a great eye for detail – as I’ve seen it all. My approach is not traditional, but at the end of the day I’m always able to help my students make progress.
I’m employed by Springfield Armory and sponsored by Safariland Ltd. I could not do what I love – shoot guns for a living – without either of them. They have been with me since the early days of my long career, and I am forever grateful for their friendship and support.
2013 was a milestone year for me. I earned Grand Master ranking in the last of the 6 USPSA Divisions with a revolver, finishing a close 2nd to world-famous Jerry Miculek at the USPSA Revolver Nationals. In 2014, I returned to win the USPSA Revolver Nationals, and became the only man to win National Championship Titles in all of USPSA’s 6 Pistol Divisions. To my disappointment though, Jerry was not able to attend.
In October of 2014, I attended IPSC World Shoot XVII in Florida. I competed in the new “Classic” Division, which is similar to the USPSA Single Stack Division. I also holstered up as an IPSC “Senior” for the first time. I’m ecstatic to report that I won both the IPSC Classic World Championship overall, as well as the Senior Classic Title.
This can’t possibly go on forever, but I’m going to keep training and trying.
Enough about me.
What about you?
- If you’re already a shooter – Awesome! I hope to see you at a match, the range, or a demo sometime. Please come by and say hey or introduce yourself.
- If you’re new to guns and shooting, I really hope you’ll find something that will spark your interest. Gun ownership is something we cannot and should not take for granted and the shooting sports are a great way to stay connected to like-minded people.
Want to learn more about guns and the shooting sports? I urge you to take one of these first steps:
- Visit your local shooting range
- Take a firearm safety course
- Take a Concealed Carry Weapons course
- Join the NRA
- Check out NSSF, IDPA, ICORE, IPSC or USPSA’s website to find a shooting club near you
- Attend a shooting competition
- Buy a pistol from a local gun store and do ALL of the above
Be warned though, the shooting sports are extremely enjoyable and highly ADDICTIVE – Nobody can shoot just one!
Be SAFE first, foremost and always. See you on the range. D.V.C. ~Rob