Biography: Dave Sevigny


Over 200 Major Championship Titles, 1999-current, including… DSC_0057

- 11-Time USPSA National Champion
- 9-Time IDPA National Champion
- 7-Time IDPA Winter/Indoor National Champion
- 4-Time Steel Challenge Rimfire National Champion
- 4-Time Steel Challenge Iron Sight National Champion
- 2-Time Steel Challenge Iron Sight World Champion
- 3-Time Steel Challenge Steel Master National Champion
- 2-Time Tactical Shooting Association National Champion
- 2-Time Winchester World Challenge Champion
- 2-Time Pro-Am Limited and Open Champion
- 2-Time Steel Challenge IDPA World Champion
- Steel Challenge Steel Master World Champion
- Steel Challenge Rimfire World Champion
- Light & Laser Invitational Champion
- Bianchi Cup Production National Champion
- IPSC Production World & Pan American Champion

As blue collar employee in the machine trade with a passion for playing ice hockey, Dave began pistol shooting in his early 20’s.  Spending time on the range soon turned into a life changing passion as Dave discovered competition shooting.

Armed only with recreational shooting experience, one pistol and commitment to be the best Dave began competing in 1997 and 1998.  It was in 1999 where he competed in his first matches in “stock” and “production” divisions; placing and winning club and state level tournaments.  Using his explosive movement and rising skill, Dave won his first National Championship in defensive pistol sports in 2000.  In 2001, he won another defensive pistol National Championship along with his first USPSA National Championship.  In 2002, Dave won a Steel Challenge World title and the IPSC World Shoot XIII Production Championship.  To “Perform” is Dave’s goal and he’s proven it time and again, everywhere he has set foot in the competition arena.  No matter what pistol is used or division entered, he wins or regularly places in the Top 5 overall.  In 2013, Dave’s 15th season, he won the Steel Challenge Nationals Iron Sight and Steel Master Championship, along with several Area and State level tournaments in Steel Challenge and USPSA. Not only is Dave a skilled competitor with iron sights, but he has proven to be competitive in Open divisions; winning the Pro-Am Open Championship in 2010 and 2011 along with consistent Top 5 finishes in Open division Steel Challenge National and World level tournaments.

In fifteen seasons from 1999-2013, Dave won more than 200 major championships with the high overall score in defensive pistol, International Practical Shooting Confederation, NRA Action Pistol, Steel Challenge and United States Practical Shooting Association.  Dave is a five-division USPSA Grand Master class competitor and is the most accomplished USPSA National Champion in Production and Limited-10 division.  He is the only person to finish in the Top 3 overall at 95% or better in every USPSA Production Nationals from 2001-2011; winning six championships in the same time frame.  During his time in defensive pistol, Dave won more National championships than any other competitor from 2000-2010.  Dave is the only person to finish in 1st or 2nd place overall in the Iron Sight and Steel Master divisions at the Steel Challenge Nationals from 2007-2011.  In 2011, Dave became an 11-Time USPSA National Champion and is the only person to win a USPSA National Championship in nine consecutive seasons spanning 2003-2011.

After the 2013 season ended, it was announced by USPSA that Dave is one of four shooters selected to represent the USA Standard division team at the triennial IPSC World Championship. The competition will be held in Frostproof, Florida October 2014. IPSC and USPSA National match results during the 2012 and 2013 season determined the team rankings where Dave’s wins and consistent top finishes earned him the #1 spot.

Dave Sevigny is a world champion and household name in shooting sports yet he continues to conduct himself as a “regular guy”, right where he began.  Polite, humble and committed to sharing his experience you will find Dave mixing in with local shooters at club level shooting events.  On the local scene he sponsors matches with product and provides financial aid toward cancer fighting research.  Off the range, Dave continues to stay active his life-long passion playing ice hockey as a Forward.

Dave is employed with FNH USA and is a member of the FNH Pro Shooting Team.

You can follow Dave through his articles with shooting tips in Harris Publications Combat Handguns. You can also join Dave on Facebook!