Personal Thomas Schilling
Trained industrial management assistant, 1 child
Hobbies: sport shooting, motorcycling
My life as a sport shooter began in 1992 on the classical way in the DSB over air pressure weapons and small caliber shooting. However, I quickly became active in other associations and also became club chairman as early as 1994 and have held this position without interruption to this day.
As a sport shooter my passion was and still is the dynamic disciplines and therefore I also became an IPSC shooter in 1995. I shoot almost all offered disciplines with handguns, rifles and shotguns in the standard program as well as in IPSC.
Over the years, I have won more than 220 titles as national and German champion with correspondingly many other placements on the 2nd and 3rd places of many championships. In IPSC alone, I have completed over 3000 matches as a shooter to date.
As an association official, I have been active for over 20 years in the functions of National IPSC Sports Director and Training Director for the BDS. This includes taking the IPSC license exams with over 2,000 examinees to date. In the field of IPSC I have the rank of national range master.
Professionally, I completed an apprenticeship as an industrial management assistant and then worked in various areas of a large corporation, most recently as Service Manager Germany for the dental sector.
In 1995, I started my own business as a merchant and then, together with my friend and partner Wolfgang Schröder, I successfully passed the specialist examination for the arms trade in 1999.
Since the year 2000 we are then together in the weapon trade active. In the field of security we also offer services and for this reason I am also a weapons carrier since 2001. My current professional profile is completed by the activity as a shooting instructor and as a state-approved expert examiner.