What is Fast?

I’ve been shooting a lot over the Holidays and am trying to figure out, “What is fast?”. I think the best way for me to describe shooting fast is as follows: When I am operating at a pace that would not allow for time to fix a potential problem that I see with a shot before I fire. When I am shooting well, I can shoot fast with no problems. When I shoot terrible, it is not always ...[Read More]

Rob’s Story – Special People in My Life

“It would be impossible for me to note everyone who has helped me over the  many decades.  Many people have made my journey feasible.  I will always remember and be thankful for your generous support!  However, here are a few special individuals that I must mention … in no particular order.”  Rob Leatham Dave Reese – “At the time I began action shooting, the weapon of ...[Read More]

Rob’s Story – Brian’s Perspective

Everyone needs that one friend – the friend who will always be there; the friend with whom you’ve shared both the good times and bad; the friend who helps and pushes you to be better; the friend who picks up with you like you never left off … even if it’s been a while.  For me, that friend is Brian Enos. What can I say about Big Daddy? Most old-timers in this sport know our ...[Read More]

Rob’s Story – Shooting History

Rob shot his first competition in either 1978 or 79, he doesn’t remember for sure now.  It was at the Mesa Police Department range and it was a night shoot.  He shot a Smith & Wesson M-27 revolver with a 6-inch barrel loaded with 200-grain round-nose bullets he bought from the Mini-Gun shop and loaded himself.  The custom holster was made by a local leather worker, Jess Bird, who had bui ...[Read More]

Rob’s Story – Personal History

Robert Jennings Leatham was born to Nyle and Carol Leatham on January 27, 1961, at the Southside Hospital in Mesa, Arizona.  It was a cold, rainy afternoon when Carol went into labor (she thought she just had a stomach ache), yet the warmth that filled her hospital room later that night when Rob was born was overwhelming. “When I brought Rob home from the hospital, Rob’s older brother, ...[Read More]