Taka Kuwata

I was born in Vancouver and grew up in Burnaby, British Columbia. I was 8 years old when my father introduced me to hunting and fishing. I learned to shoot with a .22LR and I was constantly looking for every excuse and opportunity to shoot paper targets and pop cans. At the age of 16, like most teenagers, I took a hiatus from hunting and shooting.

The moment my father was diagnosed with cancer, I always knew he wanted another opportunity for a father and son hunting trip. We drove up to Quesnel, BC, this is where my love for the sport rekindled and we annually plan our fall hunting trips.

One day my brother-in-law started to plant seeds into my head with his IDPA stories and introduced me to a YouTube video of a 3 Gun Promo. I knew this was something I wanted to try. My first match experience was the Action Rifle League which lead to the Black Rifle match, Dynamic Shooting Sports and eventually making my debut to the Maverik’s Multigun matches. Today I toggle between local matches and 3 Gun Nation matches in Washington.

I’m very honoured to be part of the Vortex Pro Staff family! Before I came on board with Vortex, I have owned several Vortex Optics products, because of their clear glass, VIP Warranty, craftsmanship and durability to handle the rough conditions of 3 Gun. Most importantly their company philosophy, PEOPLE + PRODUCTS + PROMISES, regardless of who you are or where you come from, you can always count on Vortex Optics.

If you see me in your squad and if you have any questions about Vortex Optics or would like to try my gear, please don’t hesitate to ask.

See you at the matches!

Burnaby, BC


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