We’re Proud to Sponsor Disabled Veteran Trevor Baucom
Blackhawk Pilot Trevor Baucom Joins Team Smith & Wesson®
Atlanta Arms & Ammo is a proud sponsor of Texas native Trevor Baucom, a former United States Army Chief Warrant Officer #3 (CW3) and Blackhawk helicopter pilot. Trevor joined the ranks of Team Smith & Wesson as the Company’s first disabled veteran shooter.
With a distinguished service record of 13 years in the United States Army, Baucom received a medical discharge after he was injured in a helicopter crash while serving in Afghanistan during his fourth deployment. The injury, which occurred during a nighttime assault mission, left the Blackhawk command pilot paralyzed from the waist down. With the help of industry partners Smith & Wesson and Atlanta Arms & Ammo, the 31-year-old began training with the goal of taking on the courses of fire at the 2011 NRA National Action Pistol Championship, heads-up against able-bodied competitors.
Trevor Baucom with Danny Wisner
Trevor at the Steel Challenge
“We couldn’t be more pleased to have the opportunity to affiliate ourselves with Trevor,” says Atlanta Arms & Ammo owner, Danny Wisner. “I admire his desire to take on new challenges and most of all honor his service to our country. It’s a privilege to work with such a fine young man.”
“It’s hard to put into words just how phenomenal this whole experience has been,” said Baucom. “The support from the industry has been overwhelming and at times I find myself still trying to grasp it all.”
“For me, this is all about breaking down barriers,” said Baucom. “I have never been one to sit still for very long and this opportunity presents a unique challenge for me to push my abilities. I hope that my participation will lead to other wounded warriors taking an interest in competitive shooting and that more matches will take a look at how they can open up spots for other disabled shooters.”