Tyler’s Norris earns Steel Master title

By Maya Golden - bio | email

TYLER (KLTV)--Tyler's B.J. Norris is one of the fastest guns in the world.

Last week B.J. was crowned the Steel Master at the Smith and Wesson U.S. Steel Nationals in Florida. 

"Pretty much the whole super-squad, the top echelon of Steel Challenge shooters were there," B.J. explained, "so, it was a pretty big deal."

B.J. placed first in one event, and second in two others. He was a little dissappointed with the second place finishes, being just .07 and .08 seconds behind the leader.

"Keep in mind that most people take about .15 or .12 to blink," he said. "Steel challenge in particular, you have to be agressive because we are always shooting faster and faster trying to push the envelope."

Steel Master is just another fish in the barrell for B.J. He holds three of the eight world speed shooting records. Last summer, B.J and his Smith and Wesson teammates won gold at the International Practical Shooting Confederation's World Shoot in Bali, Indonesia.

A national title and world record and he's not even in his 20's.

"I'm still 19," B.J. laughed. "I turn 20 in June."

Now B.J. has his sight set on the bringing home the Steel Challenge World Speed shooting title in August.