The ATA Grand American is the world’s most renown trap shoot. The Grand American is held in Sparta, Illinois at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex. Shooters travel from all over the world to compete for a grand total of $1,000,000 in prizes and over 400 coveted trophies. While attending The Grand you will meet people from Brazil, South Africa, Saskatchewan, and anywhere in between. Almost every shotgun manufacturer, ammo manufacturer, and major retailer in the sport of trap shooting will be present. It truly is a world class event.
Graco Corporation products will be on display on countless shotguns of various brands at the Grand American. The best shooters in the world have chosen Graco products for years and continue to use them to this day. This year (2023) Mason Malin, a Gracoil user, posted some big scores and took home some hardware. He was able to achieve runner up in the Champion of Champions singles event as well as a 4th place finish in the Champion of Champions doubles. Mason has been using the same Gracoil unit on his gun for 8 years. He has done virtually no maintenance on his unit and has kept it adjusted to his liking for the entire 8-year period. This is a true testament to the adjustability and durability of the Gracoil unit. The Gracoil adjusts simply and permanently. No issues with movement or wear and tear from use. As well as adjustments that can be made quickly on the fly after familiarizing yourself with the product.
The Grand American is highly competitive. A shooter and their gun must withstand a week straight of at least 300 rounds a day in order to have a chance to win the high overall award. Breakdowns and equipment malfunctions are common, unless you use Graco products. In order to be perfectly in tune with your firearm and compete at the highest level several thousand rounds must be put down range without equipment failure. This is because hitting one more target out of 2,000 will separate you and the next competitor. This level of consistency can only be achieved with products that work as well, or better than you do, Graco products will. Great shooters with great products get the best possible results.