Ever dream of training with an Olympic gold medalist? How about an Olympic skeet shooter? Wonderful news: The USCCA can make that fantasy become a reality with the Train Like an Olympian Experience.

The USCCA will be selecting one winner (and a guest) to train with Vincent Hancock, arguably the best skeet shooter in the world. The 31-year-old Olympic shooter started competing at the age of 11. At 16, he won the World Championship title in Men’s Skeet. He is a two-time Olympic champion (Beijing 2008 and London 2012), four-time World Champion (2005, 2009, 2015 and 2018), 16-time World Cup medalist and five-time World Cup Finals medalist. He is the first person to win four World Titles in Men’s Skeet. Besides his Olympic achievements, Hancock is an Army veteran awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the Distinguished International Shooter Badge.

What to Expect

The winner and guest will be flown to Anoka, Minnesota, in October. On day one, the winner and his or her guest will arrive in Minneapolis and be shuttled to the hotel. They will have the evening free to explore Minneapolis. The USCCA will provide them with a $2,960 travel, hotel, food and entertainment allowance during their stay.

On day two, both will be shuttled to Federal Premium Ammunition’s headquarters in Anoka to tour the facility. Federal is the official shotshell ammunition sponsor and supplier of USA Shooting, which prepares athletes for the Olympics. After lunch, both will visit the Federal Custom Shop and receive Ammo 101 Education and have the opportunity to create custom ammo. Each individual will receive 10 boxes of centerfire ammo (two cases) from the shop and 10 boxes (two cases) of official Olympic loads. Five boxes (one case) will be used to train with Vincent Hancock. The other five boxes (one case) will be signed by the Olympian and shipped home. That evening, winner and guest will join Hancock for dinner.

On day three, the winner and his or her guest will arrive at the skeet range in the morning and go over shotgun and skeet shooting fundamentals with Hancock. After lunch, they will put what they learned to the test on the range. After dinner, the rest of the evening will be left open. The final day, the winner and guest will be free to explore Minneapolis before flying home.


Of course, it wouldn’t be a USCCA experience if we didn’t load you up with a bunch of cool gear.

Each guest will receive these guns and equipment:

  • Beretta 694
  • Beretta 92X
  • Pilla Eyewear
  • Pelican Storm Case iM3300