I would like to take this opportunity and share few words about Bobby Holik. We both have our roots in Czech Republic, we both grew up behind the iron curtain and we both share deep appreciation for the opportunities that life in the United States has presented us with. Bobby is one of the most successful hockey players of the Czech origin, he has played 18 seasons in NHL and won two Stanley Cups in his career. I was very honored when he approached CZ-USA with an offer for cooperation.
Bobby has always enjoyed all outdoor activities including shooting . After he retired from hockey he started to spend more time at the shooting ranges. He has had two CZ firearms in his collection (CZ 75 B and CZ 455) and he was very happy with the accuracy and the feel of CZ firearms. Friend of Bobby’s owns a shooting range and shooting school in WY and he has put him in touch with me and I have offered Bobby the position of celebrity spokesperson for CZ-USA. One of Bobby’s first appearances in CZ colors was during the Buffalo Bill Invitation Shootout in Cody, WY that benefits the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, very important monument to the American history and to the Spirit of the American West.
I have spent a week in October at Dismal River Ranch in Nebraska with Bobby shooting various CZ firearms (pistols, long range rifles, shotguns) and talking about CZ products, his life and hockey. During these few days Bobby has hit a target of the size of a number plate at 1000 yards with CZ 550 HET – high energy tactical rifle in .338 Lapua, he was consistently shooting CZ 550 American in .308 Win at 400 yards and he has harvested his first big game animal with CZ 550 American in .270 Win, a corsican sheep. We have shot over 1000 rounds with CZ pistols and I was laughing at the trap house when only hand full of the clay targets made it to the ground.
I am very proud to have Bobby on CZ-USA shooting team, not only as a celebrity, but as a person and a true sportsman.