ABOUT ROB LEATHAM

 Rob Leatham is a regular guy who grew up loving guns. His family spent many weekends in the Arizona desert camping  and shooting together. After high school, Rob started competing in pistol matches. It wasn’t long after that, he began winning National and World-Level events and caught the eye of several sponsors. And the rest, as they say, is history.  

Between all the practicing and winning, Rob has also developed a unique and time-tested training system, a system that he is honored to share with our most-elite and dedicated Military and LE Agencies. 

Rob is extremely fortunate to have been able to follow his life-long passion of shooting and to work in an industry with such diverse, innovative and committed individuals.

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INFO, TIPS AND QUIPS

SINGLE STACK DOMINATION

Rob’s favorite gun to shoot, by far, is the time-tested, iconic 1911 Single Stack Pistol.

Rob won 16 consecutive Springfield Armory 1911 Single Stack Classic / USPSA SS National Championship Titles
with the mighty 1911 before he was inevitably topped in 2011. #ironic

Rob turned 50 that year…  but it was not the last time he would win the event.  He won it in 2013 and again in 2020 at 59 years old!   

Photo by Paul Hyland

TGO TRIVIA

Who was the first person to beat Rob at the Single Stack National Championship?
The always-formidable Dave Sevigny.

Rob and Dave are actually good friends, but that wasn't a very caring 50th birthday present from him... 🙂

TGO’S TITLES

ROB’S MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES

Rob is highly regarded as one of — if not THE — most-winning Practical Pistol Competitor in history. His sheer number of National and World Shooting Trophies make him unique. 

Rob’s MAJOR U.S. and World Championship wins in USPSA, IDPA, IPSC, Steel Challenge and the NRA Bianchi Cup combine for a GRAND TOTAL of over 100 major championship titles!

In 2013, Rob became the first USPSA 6-Division Grand Master based on his
National Championship rankings. To date, he is a 7-Division Grand Master, having added Carry Optics to the list. 

In 2014, Rob joined Julie Golob as the ONLY 6-Division USPSA National
Champions! Rob was also the first Six-Division USPSA Overall National Champion. This was before Carry Optics and PCC were added as legal divisions. 

PROFESSIONAL SHOOTER

FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR

CAPTAIN OF TEAM SPRINGFIELD

TEAM SAFARILAND MEMBER SINCE 1986

8X

IPSC WORLD CHAMPION

33X

USPSA / IPSC NATIONAL CHAMPION
(Overall & Aggregate)

11X

NRA BIANCHI CUP 
ACTION PISTOL CHAMPION

8X

STEEL CHALLENGE
WORLD SPEED SHOOTING CHAMPION

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP & NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES

I never learned to “relax”
when nervous.

I just learned how to shoot
when nervous.  

~Rob Leatham

33-TIME USPSA / IPSC NATIONAL CHAMPION
(Overall and Aggregate)

11-TIME NRA BIANCHI CUP
ACTION PISTOL CHAMPION

8-TIME IPSC WORLD CHAMPION
4-TIME USPSA CLASSIC NATIONALS AGGREGATE CHAMPION

13-TIME USPSA / IPSC NATIONAL
“SENIOR” CHAMPION

10-TIME IPSC WORLD “TEAM” CHAMPIONS #TeamUSA

18-TIME SINGLE STACK CLASSIC CHAMPION

3-TIME AMERICAN HANDGUNNER
WORLD SHOOTOFF CHAMPION

8-TIME STEEL CHALLENGE
WORLD SPEED SHOOTING CHAMPION

7-TIME IDPA NATIONAL CHAMPION

2019 IDPA WORLD SENIOR CHAMPION
2006 ICORE INTERNATIONAL REVOLVER WORLD CHAMPION – LIMITED DIVISION

PAST RESULTS BY YEAR

ROB HAS BEEN COMPETING SINCE 1978

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2020 MATCH RESULTS

COVID-19 delayed and/or canceled many shooting events this year.  The Safariland USPSA Single Stack Classic Nationals in September was the first major shooting event of the year, and guess who won it?

Safariland / USPSA Single Stack Classic NATIONAL Champion

Safariland / USPSA Single Stack Classic Senior National Champion

Safariland / USPSA Revolver / L10 Classic Nationals – TBD



2019 MATCH RESULTS

Western States Revolver Champion

Western States Single Stack Senior Champion & 3rd Overall

NRA Bianchi Cup – 2nd Overall in Production Division

IDPA World Championship – Senior Champion & 4th OA

USPSA Lo-Cap Single Stack Nationals – 2nd Senior

2018 MATCH RESULTS

USPSA (Factory Gun Nationals) Single Stack National Senior Champion & 3rd Overall

USPSA (Optics Nationals) Carry Optics National Senior Champion & 6th Overall

NRA Bianchi Cup – 2nd Overall in Production Division

IDPA National Championship – 2nd Overall in CCP Division

Western States Revolver Senior Champion & 2nd Overall

Western States Single Stack Senior Champion & 3rd Overall

2017 MATCH RESULTS

NRA Bianchi Cup Production Division Champion

USPSA Open National Senior Champion & 10th Overall

USPSA Single Stack National Senior Champion & 9th Overall

USPSA Revolver National Senior Champion & 7th Overall

USPSA National “Series” Combined – 2nd Overall

*Member of Team USPSA / Gold Team USA for the IPSC World Shoot XVIII, Classic Division, Chateauroux, France

Western States Revolver Champion

Western States Revolver Senior Champion

Western States Single Stack Senior Champion & 3rd Overall

*Rob was hospitalized and unable to finish the 2017 IPSC World Shoot, so his score was not used for the 4-person team event. Fortunately, IPSC Team results are calculated based on the top 3 scores of the team, and the 2017 Classic Team earned GOLD in spite of Rob’s misfortune.

2016 MATCH RESULTS

Rob turned 55 years young and won the Senior Title at every USPSA championship event he shot:

USPSA Area-2, USPSA Single Stack & Revolver Nationals, USPSA Production & Carry Optics Nationals,
US IPSC Nationals, USPSA L10 & Limited Nationals, Western States Revolver & Single Stack Championship

 

Western States Revolver Champion

Western States Single Stack Champion

Western States Revolver Senior Champion

Western States Single Stack Senior Champion

USPSA Limited-10 Senior National Champion & 2nd Overall

USPSA Limited Senior National Champion & 13th Overall

US IPSC Classic National Champion

US IPSC Classic Senior National Champion

USPSA Carry Optics Senior National Champion & 4th Overall

USPSA Production Senior National Champion & 11th Overall

NRA Bianchi Cup / Action Shooting Championships – 3rd Overall in Production

USPSA Revolver National Champion

USPSA Revolver Senior National Champion

USPSA Single Stack Senior National Champion & 3rd Overall

Classic Nationals Aggregate Champion

USPSA Area-2 Carry Optics Champion

USPSA Area-2 Carry Optics Senior Champion

2015 RESULTS

USPSA Area-2 Championship – Single Stack Champion

USPSA Single Stack National Championship – 4th Overall

USPSA Revolver National Championship – 2nd Overall

NRA Bianchi Cup – Production Division – 3rd

NRA Bianchi Cup Shootoff Winner

USPSA Production National Championship – 7th Overall

USPSA Limited National Championship – 7th Overall

USPSA Limited-10 National Championship – 5th Overall

Western States Revolver Championship Champion

Western States Single Stack Championship Champion

2014 RESULTS

USPSA Single Stack National Championship – 2nd Overall

USPSA Revolver National Championship – Champion – This Championship Title made Rob the first overall 6-Division Champion in the history of USPSA!

NRA Bianchi Cup – Production Division Champion

Western States Revolver Championship Champion

Western States Single Stack Championship – 2nd Overall

PAST FINISHES BY EVENT

ROB HAS BEEN WINNING MAJOR EVENTS SINCE 1983

8-TIME IPSC WORLD CHAMPION

2021 – World Shoot XIX – Pattaya, Thailand – Postponed due to COVID-19

2017 – World Shoot XVIII – Châteauroux, France – Rob was unable to finish the match due to an illness.  🙁

2014 – World Shoot XVII – Florida, USA
Classic Division World Champion

2014 – World Shoot XVII Florida, USA
Classic Division Senior World Champion

2011 – World Shoot XVI – Rhodes, Greece
Modified Division Senior World Champion

2008 – World Shoot XV – Bali, Indonesia – Rob did not attend

2005 – World Shoot XIV – Guayaquil, Ecuador
Standard Division World Champion

2002 – World Shoot XIII – Pietersburg, South Africa
Standard Division World Champion

1999 – World Shoot XII – Cebu, Philippines – 9th Overall

1996 – World Shoot XI – Brasilia, Brazil – 3rd Overall – Bronze Medalist

1993 – World Shoot X – Bisley, England – 5th Overall

1990 – World Shoot IX – Adelaide, Australia – 3rd Overall – Bronze Medalist

1988 – World Shoot VIII – Caracas, Venezuela
World Champion

1986 – World Shoot VII – Florida, USA
World Champion

1983 – World Shoot VI – Virginia, USA
World Champion

IPSC World Shoot – Shoot Off Winner
(This is in progress, as Rob can’t remember the years he won – No fake news here!)

2014 – Classic Shoot Off Winner

2011 – Modified Shoot Off Winner

MEMBER OF  “GOLD TEAM USA” CHAMPIONS

10-Time IPSC World Shoot Team Champions

2017 in Chateauroux, France – Classic Team*

2014 in Frostproof, FL, USA – Classic Team

2011 in Rhodes, Greece – Modified Team

2008 in Bali, Indonesia – Rob did not attend

2005 in Guayaquil, Ecuador – Rob was not a member of the team, but won the championship overall!

2002 in Pietersburg, South Africa – Standard Team

1999 in Cebu, Philippines – Team USA placed 2nd to the National Hosting Team.

1996 in Brasilia, Brazil

1993 in Bisley, England

1990 in Adelaide, Australia

1988 in Caracas, Venezuela

1986 in Florida, USA

1983 in Virginia, USA

*Rob was hospitalized and unable to finish the 2017 IPSC World Shoot, so his score was not used for the 4-person team event. Fortunately, IPSC Team results are calculated based on the top 3 member’s scores, and the 2017 Classic Team earned gold in spite of Rob’s misfortune.

33-TIME USPSA / IPSC NATIONAL CHAMPION

2020 Single Stack Classic National Champion

2016 US IPSC Classic National Champion

2016 Revolver National Champion

2016 Classic Nationals Aggregate Champion

2015 Classic Nationals Aggregate Champion

2014 Revolver National Champion

2014 Classic Nationals Aggregate Champion

2013 Single Stack National Champion

2013 Classic Nationals Aggregate Champion

2010 Single Stack National Champion

2009 Single Stack National Champion

2008 Single Stack National Champion

2007 Limited National Champion

2007 Limited-10 National Champion

2007 Single Stack National Champion

2006 Production National Champion

2006 Single Stack National Champion

2005 Limited National Champion

2004 Limited National Champion

2003 Limited National Champion

2002 Limited National Champion

2002 Limited-10 National Champion

2001 Limited National Champion

2000 Limited National Champion

1998 Limited National Champion

1995 Open National Champion

1994 Limited National Champion

From 1977 to 1992, there were NO divisions in USPSA. There was only ONE USPSA National Championship a year, and it was one hard-fought battle.

Rob won the USPSA National Championships OUTRIGHT in:

1989

1988

1986

1985

1984

1983

13-TIME USPSA SENIOR NATIONAL CHAMPION

2020 Single Stack Classic Senior National Champion

2018 Single Stack Senior National Champion

2018 Carry Optics Senior National Champion

2017 Open Senior National Champion 

2017 Single Stack Senior National Champion 

2017 Revolver Senior National Champion 

2016 Limited-10 Senior National Champion 

2016 Limited Senior National Champion 

2016 US IPSC Classic Senior National Champion

2016 Carry Optics Senior National Champion

2016 Production Senior National Champion 

2016 Revolver Senior National Champion

2016 Single Stack Senior National Champion 

4-TIME USPSA CLASSIC NATIONALS AGGREGATE CHAMPION

2016 Classic Nationals Aggregate Champion

2015 Classic Nationals Aggregate Champion

2014 Classic Nationals Aggregate Champion

2013 Classic Nationals Aggregate Champion

17-TIME SPRINGFIELD ARMORY 1911 SINGLE STACK CLASSIC CHAMPION

Rob has won it 18 of the years since its inception in 1995!

The 1911 SSC Match united with Springfield Armory in 2004 and with USPSA in 2006.

2020

2013

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

1998

1997

1996

1995

11-TIME NRA BIANCHI CUP CHAMPION

As of 2020, Rob is the only person to have won “The Cup” in all 3 divisions:

Open, Metallic & Production!

2017 – Production Division

2014 – Production Division

2011

2009

2007

2006

2005

2004

2002

2000

1985 – Open Division

 


NRA BIANCHI CUP SHOOT-OFF CHAMPION

2015

 

8-TIME STEEL CHALLENGE WORLD SPEED SHOOTING CHAMPION

2011  – IDPA ESP

2009 – Production

2002 – Limited

2002 – Open

2001

1998

1997

1985

7-TIME IDPA NATIONAL CHAMPION

1-TIME IDPA WORLD SENIOR CHAMPION

2019 IDPA World Championship – Senior Champion &  4th OA

6-TIME IDPA CDP NATIONAL CHAMPION

2004

2002

2001

2000

1998

1997

IDPA ESP NATIONAL INDOOR CHAMPION

2008

3-TIME AMERICAN HANDGUNNER®
WORLD SHOOTOFF® CHAMPION

2004

2003

1996

2013 CAMP PERRY

Rob earned The President’s Hundred Brassard,
 awarded by the Civilian Marksmanship Program!  

He actually finished in 100th place.  🙂 

6-DIVISION USPSA NATIONAL CHAMPION

In 2014, Rob won the USPSA Revolver Nationals and became the first overall 6-Division Champion in the history of USPSA.  He joined Julie Golob as a USPSA 6-Division Champion!

7-DIVISION USPSA GRAND MASTER – BASED ON MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP PLACEMENTS

 Rob received his GM ranking in Revolver Division after finishing 2nd to Jerry Miculek at the 2013 USPSA Revolver National Championship. At this point, he became a 6-Division GM.

In 2016, Rob won the USPSA Area-2 Carry Optics Division, giving him his 7-Division GM Classification.

2011 IPSC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

October 9, 2011 – Rhodes, Greece

At the IPSC World Shoot XVI, Rob and Jerry Miculek were honored by the International Practical Shooting Confederation with IPSC Lifetime Achievement Awards. 

“The IPSC Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed upon individuals who, through their passionate and enduring dedication as an outstanding competitor, official or administrator, have made a significant contribution to the furtherance of IPSC excellence.” ~IPSC President, Nick Alexakos

1985 TRIPLE CROWN OF SHOOTING WINNER

Rob won the Bianchi Cup, Steel Challenge,
and the IPSC/USPSA Nationals in 1985.

As of 2020, Rob is the only person to EVER do this in the same year!

ICORE INTERNATIONAL REVOLVER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

2006 – Limited Division World Champion

“If You Ain’t First,

You’re Last!”

~Ricky Bobby 

CLASSES WITH ROB

OUR TRAINING

 MILITARY & LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING

Rob has been training our Nation's finest since the late 1980s. He is available on a limited basis for group training at your facility or in the Phoenix area.

COMPETITION & DEFENSIVE
TRAINING

In early 1990, Rob began training competitors to be the best they could be. Contact us to bring Rob to your range for an intermediate or advanced competition class.

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