The Gould Brothers -- America's Hottest New Exhibition Shooting Team.
The Gould Brothers offer an insider look
at what it takes
to be an exhibition shooter.
"When we started to take this seriously, we went out and found the most reliable, best shotgun out there in the market. And that happened to be the Winchester SX3." Aaron Gould
The sport of exhibition shooting has a very long history with Winchester Repeating Arms. Some of the greatest shooters of all time used Winchesters. And certainly -- if you are old enough -- the names of the Fabulous Topperwiens and Herb Parsons (photo at right) come to mind when the history of exhibition shooting is recalled. Exhibition shooting differs from competitive shooting in one main way: exhibition shooting must entertain. And the great exhibition shooters of Winchesters history could do that in a way that cemented their memory in the hearts and minds of millions of people around the world.
Today's exhibition shooter endures a level of scrutiny that did not exist in the past. Shooters like Steve and Aaron not only do live shows, but their routines are also part of videos shown again and again on the internet. So they must hold up under careful examination. They are constantly compared with others and especially with newcomers. We think they will do just fine -- the proof is in the shooting. Plus, their unique brotherly exchanges show teamwork and affection, spiced with a bit of competitive spirit.
Starting this spring if they are in your area doing an exhibition make sure you don't miss it.
The Gould Brothers have very different personalities, but are extremely passionate about similar things. Their equipment and gear are the some of the things they are most passionate about. They promotes hunting & shooting sports, conservation, gun safety, freedom, and living with a purpose. And they are proud to support their sponsors. As one of their several sponsors Winchester Repeating Arms helps contribute to their success by providing the best firearms to do the job. Coupled with Winchester ammunition, it is a winning combination.
The Gould Brothers main focus is performing live exhibition shooting shows across the country and creating online content for people across the globe.
Aaron developed a love for the outdoors and shooting sports at a young age from an uncle who would take him on walks in the woods and shooting on the family farm. It was squirrel hunting where Aaron first started to learn his skills as a marksmen and outdoorsman. As time progressed he learned how to shoot and hunt with compound bows, muzzle loaders, and of course, shotguns. The time he has spent with family and friends afield and at the range is special. Aaron says “I work and shoot with my brother every week; you cannot put a price tag on opportunities like that."
Steve's story is a little different than most professional shooters. Steve did not grow up shooting and hunting. In-fact, it wasn't until a re-dedication of faith in college when Steve's passion for shooting and hunting began. After that point every possible opportunity was spent in the field or on the range. Through hard work and determination Steve has risen to his current level of professional shooting. Steve says "My story goes to show that even if you didn't grow up hunting and shooting it's not too late to start. Many kids are growing up with out the opportunities to hunt or shoot and therefore they never become interested and slowly our heritage dies. One of our goals it to spark that interest in kids and adults to help ensure that the heritage continues."
Copyright Winchester Repeating Arms 2013 -- Biographical information used with permission of Aaron and Steve Gould.