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Vincent Hancock is Golden for Team USA and Beretta

August 4, 2012
Vincent Hancock is Golden for Team USA and Beretta

Lea L. Ramthun
301-283-2191, Ext. 1219

Carlton Nether
301-283-2191, Ext. 1253
ACCOKEEK, MD (August 2, 2012)  Beretta USA congratulates 2-time Olympic gold medalist Sgt. Vincent Hancock on his historic win in Men’s Skeet at the 2012 Olympic games in London.  As a member of Team USA and Team Beretta, Vincent’s triumphant win has the men and women of the firearms industry standing proud, and none more so than the employees of Beretta USA in Accokeek, Maryland.  Cheers and high-fives echoed throughout the factory Tuesday morning as the final shot echoed from Hancock’s trusted DT-10 and he pumped his fist in victory.

Obliterating 148 out of a possible 150 targets, including a perfect 25 in the final round and a new Olympic record, Hancock and his Beretta DT-10 brought home the gold medal for Team USA.  Hancock’s defense of his 2008 Olympic gold medal at these 2012 London games has certainly earned his faithful over/under an early retirement, while Beretta and the world anxiously await the 2016 games in Rio when Vincent will once again defend his title with his new trusty over/under—the DT11.   

Beretta, established in 1526, is the oldest industrial dynasty in the world tracing its roots through 16 generations of continuous family ownership. Firearms bearing the Beretta name have been sold for almost 500 years.  Beretta USA Corp. was founded in 1977 and supplies the standard sidearm to the U.S. Armed Forces.  Today, Beretta manufactures, distributes and markets a complete line of firearms, accessories and apparel.  Beretta also owns and operates six retail Beretta Gallery stores worldwide. For additional information, visit

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