Federal Ammunition’s Casey Reed has his sights firmly on target. By day, the engineer helps design and refine our latest ammunition. Off the clock, he’s a brand ambassador who spends countless hours honing his shooting skills to compete against the country’s top practical handgun shooters.

He grew up hunting whitetails and upland birds in Minnesota. Blessed with an analytical mind, he gravitated toward technical pursuits academically, and studied mechanical engineering at St. Cloud State University. He landed an internship with Federal Ammunition after his freshman year, and the company brought him on full-time after graduation.

Today, he’s a USPSA Grand Master who savors the thrill of competition. Reed credits much of his success to an exhaustive training schedule that includes 15 to 20 hours per week of fine-tuning the skills he needs to continue improving his game. His weekly regimen includes firing 500 live rounds at local ranges and thousands of dry-fires at home, “As an engineer, I’m very detail oriented,” he says, explaining that this perspective extends to shooting. “I analyze my shooting and how to train more efficiently.”

Casey Reed