WILEY X® SPONSORED SHOOTER PATRICK FLANIGAN BREAKS OWN WORLD RECORD Young Top Gun Shoots From the Hip and Breaks Seven Hand Thrown Targets
Wiley X® Eyewear is proud to announce that one of its top sponsored shooting superstars has just surpassed his own incredible world record. Xtreme Shooting virtuoso Patrick Flanigan raised the bar he himself set, during the recent filming of Shooting USA’s “Impossible Shots” TV show, with a new world record: a mind blowing 7 hand thrown clay targets from the hip with a pump shotgun.
The 31 year-old Flanigan had the shooting world’s collective jaws dropping when he originally did what they thought couldn’t be done, breaking six hand thrown clays in a row, but now seven is the number to beat, and he’s probably the shooter who will eventually make it eight. But in the meantime, he and his sponsored eyewear team at Wiley X are thrilled with the amazing victory.
“The record I broke is for throwing seven clays by hand and shooting each with a separate shot from the hip with a pump shotgun,” said Flanigan. He also plans on breaking several more world records over the next few months and attributes much of his success to his advanced equipment. “My Wiley X Black Ops Revolvr glasses help me see with the kind of clarity and consistency I absolutely rely on to set records in any conditions. Trusting my sight to anything but the best is not an option.” Thanks to Wiley X, shooters are no longer limited to traditional shield style shooting glasses as Wiley X is the only premium sunglass manufacturer that certifies all of its products to exceed ANSI Z87.1-2003 high velocity and high mass impact standards and surpass strict OSHA safety ratings. Not to mention, all Wiley X Changeable Series lens models stand up to the much more stringent United States military VO ballistic standards as combat protective equipment, so shooters know they have the right High Velocity Protection™ (HVP™) eyewear tailored for extreme safety and style.
Flanigan is no stranger to the extreme — extreme achievement in shooting sports during extreme conditions, and pushing himself to the extreme in other sports. During his incredible career he has broken eight Xtreme Shooting World records, including shooting 12 shotgun rounds in 1.42 seconds. When he’s not breaking targets and world records, he “relaxes” as a black belt in karate and setting Guinness Book of World Records feats in drumming.
“Patrick is an incredibly versatile athlete, and personifies the spirit of high performance and high excitement that we create our glasses to honor,” says Myles Freeman Jr., President of Sales for Wiley X. “He pushes the limits of what’s humanly possible, and he’s not slowing down for anything. We’re proud to be a part of his amazing career and are excited to see what else he will achieve in changing the face of the shooting sports world.”
To learn more about the new Wiley X sponsored shooter Patrick Flanigan — or the company’s full line of high performance eyewear — contact Wiley X Eyewear at 7800 Patterson Pass Road, Livermore, CA 94550 • Telephone: (800) 776-7842 • Or visit online at www.wileyx.com. For updates on Wiley X pro athletes and events, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wileyxeyewear.
(Photos courtesy of Patrick Flanigan’s Outdoors LLC)