Lou Smith | 2019 XLR Pro Shooter

XLR Pro Shooter Lou Smith

Hometown: Aurora, CO

Facebook: Lou Smith IV

Instagram: @chipperzs

About: 
Lou grew up in Albuquerque, NM chasing snakes and lizards with his bb-gun. He started shooting at a young age, competing in .22 rifle competitions and shooting ATA competitions with a 12ga shotgun when he was 14. Lou is an Aerospace Engineer and has worked on lots of interesting projects ranging from UAVs, Commercial airplane, military airplanes & helicopters, and most recently rockets with ULA.  Lou's home range is at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs where he shoots with the Pikes Peak Precision Rifle Club.

It wasn't until he helped RO a VPRC match in 2014 that he caught the Precision Rifle Bug. After building a 7mm Rem Mag and competing with it for a short time while living in LA, Lou moved back to Colorado where he went to high school and started competing with his twin (double daughters) GA Precision rifles in XLR carbon chassis. He's made several modifications to his chassis including swapping the 1" recoil pad for the 1/2 recoil pad and adding weight with a tungsten rod in the stock buffer tube. If one rifle get's it so does the other.

Lou joined the Black Flag Precision Rifle Team last year and made it to the PRS finale in taking 2nd in the Tactical Division. This year he has his sights set on shooting NRL matches and making it to the 2019 finale.

2018 Top Finishes:

  • 2nd Place-PRS Finale (Tactical Division)
  • 25th Place-Rocky Mountain Regional Finale (PRS)
  • 1st Place-Defy the Distance (Tactical Division) (PRS)
  • 1st Place-Lights Out (Tactical Division) (PRS)
  • 1st Place-Gunwerks (Tactical Division) (PRS)
  • 38th Place-Q Creek ELR (PRS)
  • 2nd Place-SD Steel Classic (Tactical Division) (PRS)
  • 2nd Place-Spearpoint Shootout (Tactical Division) (PRS)
  • 35th Place-Rocky Mountain Mayhem (PRS)
    Competition Rifle Configuration:
    XLR Carbon Chassis System
    GA Precision Tempest
    HS Precision Barrels
    American Precision Arms & Area 419 Brake
    Nightforce 7-35 ATACR Optic
    Hawkins Precision scope mounts
    6 Dasher, 6.5x47, 308 & 7SAUM
    Bix'n Andy Triggers
    CKYE Bipod
    Really Right Stuff Tripod
    WieBad & Armageddon Bags