CZ's World Record Attempt Plan Announced

In 2013 the world lost shooting legend Tom Knapp who had partnered with CZ-USA only 3 years prior. The newly announced CZ world record attempt is sure to build on the legacy that Tom left when he passed as well as bring some fresh faces into the record-breaking spotlight.

The record to be challenged is the most clay targets shot in a 12-hour period. In order to break the record, a 5-person team will need to break 4,602 targets. That means that the 5 person team will need to break more than 6 targets per minute in order to meet the lofty goal. (Thanks for the catching the error Kate!)

CZ-USA has named CZ Pro Shooter David Miller as the lead shooter and is seeking four more shooters 16-years or older at the time of the official Guinness World Record attempt on October 12, 2019.

If you are interested in learning more about the upcoming CZ world record attempt, visit the CZ-USA website.

More About The CZ World Record Attempt:

Youth Shooters - your help is needed to set a New World Record!
CZ-USA and David Miller, CZ-USA's Shotgun Product Manager and Pro Shooter, are going to attempt to set the new world record for most clay targets shot in a 12-hour period by a five-person team. Miller is the current Guinness World Record title holder for the most sporting clay targets shot in one hour. He needs four more shooters, two from the SCTP and two from the A.I.M. shooting programs to join him October 12, 2019, at Powder Creek Shooting Park in Lenexa, Kansas.
This is an Official Guinness World Records attempt. The current record for most clays shot by a five-person team in 12 hours is 4,602 targets.
"CZ-USA is once again very excited to provide opportunities to the youth shooting community," Miller said. "Our goal with this event is to provide a new experience for those young shooters who want to test their skills at the highest level. By supporting the SCTP & A.I.M shooting programs we are helping with the development of our youth. I am personally looking forward to meeting my new record-setting teammates!"
To Qualify for the shooting team:
  • Team members must be 16 years or older on Oct 12, 2019
  • Must be a current member of the SCTP or A.I.M. programs
  • Applicants will be required to shoot one of the 50 targets qualifier events which stands for 50% of the shooter score ( re-entry is allowed and the shooters highest score is recorded)
World record qualifiers events
  • SCTP Nationals held at the Cardinal Center in Marengo Ohio July 13-20, 2019
  • A.I.M. & Grand Championship held at the World Shooting Complex in Sparta Illinois July 29-Aug 4, 2019
  • Applicants must also send an essay explaining what shooting sports mean to them, and why they deserve to be on a World Record Team. This should be submitted electronically to, this essay must be 400 - 500 words in length and will be recorded as 50% of the shooter score
All team members will use the new CZ-USA 1012 shotgun. The CZ 1012 is CZ-USA's next evolution in their semi-auto shotgun line with the 1012's gas-less operating system. Instead of redirecting gas from the barrel to run the action, the 1012 uses a spring within the bolt to store energy during the shotgun's recoil and expends this energy a split second later to rotate and unlock the twin lugs from the barrel extension and to withdraw the spent shell.
CZ-USA is also Proud to announce the following companies as official word record partners:
        Aguila Ammunition
        White Flyer
        MEC Outdoors
        Powder Creek
        Risher Company
For more details on this world record attempt, visit
This Official Guinness World Record event is open to the public and entry is free and CZ-USA will be hosting a shotgun demo day as well.
Since 1997, CZ-USA has given American shooters and hunters the best firearms the Czech Republic has to offer. In 2019, we completed yet another milestone by producing CZ firearms here in the United States at CZ-USA's Kansas City, Kansas, facility. With our ever-increasing production capabilities stateside, CZ-USA will continue to improve, innovate, and add to the CZ-USA line-up of high-quality, affordable handguns, rifles, shotguns, and suppressors, plus custom-quality handguns from Dan Wesson.
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  1. I think your math is a little off. 4,602 / 12 / 60 = 6.39 targets PER MINUTE. Still, no small feat.

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