04.11.2016 | Press release

2016 European Handgun Championship: Reload Swiss RS shooters take top slots

Seven gold, one silver, three bronze – the Reload Swiss RS shooters once again triumphed at the 2016 European Handgun Championship! The results also underscored how strongly this brand of Nitrochemie Wimmis AG for high-performance propellants has been adopted by top European shooters. The Reload Swiss RS medal-winners came from six nations.

Team Germany Classic – Gregory Midgley, Marijan Loch, Patrick Kummer and Steven Kummer – took first place in the Team Classic division. These four shooters use the Reload Swiss products RS12 and FS24.

Spanish shooter Jorge Ballestros depends on RS24 as well. Ballestros won a gold medal in the Team Open division and another in the Open Overall category.

Heribert “Betze” Bettermann was pleased with his first-place finish in the Production Super Seniors division and a bronze medal in the Team Production Seniors category. He puts his faith in RS12.

The same is true for Austrian contender Gerald Reiter. He took first place both in the Team Revolver division as a member of the AUT Revolver team and in Revolver Overall as an individual shooter. Sascha Back, another RS12 shooter, won the silver medal in Revolver Overall.

Michel Nestolat from France won the bronze medal in the category Classic Seniors. Nestolat uses RS12 as well.

In the Standard Ladies category, Christine Burkhalter from Switzerland placed first, with Denmark’s Norah Josephsen finishing in third place – both using RS12.

“We’re proud of the excellent results from this challenging IPSC competition,” declared Martin Wenger, Reload Swiss RS Programme Manager. “And we’re also pleased that so many shooters in Europe have already come to rely on our products, our load data and our service. That’s a huge incentive for our team to continue to strive for uncompromising innovation and quality.”


About Reload Swiss RS

Whether for sport shooters or hunters, handguns or long guns and whatever the discipline or use – Reload Swiss RS offers the right propellant for all custom handloads. Uniform quality and burn performance enable precise, highly repeatable hits – under the most varied weather conditions.

Internationally acclaimed Nitrochemie Wimmis AG is a joint venture of Rheinmetall and RUAG that specialises in propellants. This company devotes its 100 years of experience with high-performance propellants to the development and manufacture of Reload Swiss RS products. The state-of-the-art production equipment meets demanding standards for the safety of people and the environment. Constant quality assurance from production to packaging ensures uniform fabrication quality for the most demanding shooters. Altogether, the result is excellent value for money and extreme accuracy.

A high-performance distribution network throughout Europe makes for reliable availability. Reload Swiss RS products have already earned the confidence of some of the world’s top competitive marksmen. Swiss top shooters Dominic Meier and Christine Burkhalter, Peter Heller, Sascha Back, Reinhard “Hardy Lang” and Nils Nothnagel of Germany and Austrian contender Gerald Reiter are just some of the prominent shooters who depend on Reload Swiss RS. Renowned English long-range marksman Nigel Cole-Hawkins is also a member of the top shooters team. Additionally, the German company teams from Heckler&Koch and the Korth team have recently begun competing using Reload Swiss RS, as has the ZMA team from Denmark.

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