Team Kolar Junior

Melissa Taylor

Melissa first shot a shotgun in late fall of 2015, and hasn’t looked back since.  She got her Kolar shotgun in November of that same year.  Just two months later, she attended her very first shooting competition, and two months after that, in March of 2016, Melissa won Ladies HOA at the Black Gold Open in Bakersfield, CA.  The following year, in March of  2017, Melissa had to take medical leave from college, as she was diagnosed with a rare brain disorder.  This setback didn’t stop her from doing what she loves- shooting.  That same year, Melissa attended the Junior World Championships, where she shot several personal best scores, and won the 28g Collegiate Lady division. 

            2018 was a year for the books for Melissa.  In addition to making podium in almost every major shoot she attended, Melissa shot her first 100 straight at the Elite Shotguns Classic, and was also the only lady named to the 2018 California State Open Team.  Melissa attended the World Championships for the third year in a row, but this time she made Lady podium in three different events, after shooting her first 200×200 in the Mini World Championships.  

“But I do not count my life of any value to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the good news of God’s grace.”  Acts 20:24

Major Accomplishments:


  • Zone 7 Teams: Rookie & Junior
  • CA State Teams: Rookie, Junior, and Lady
  • Lady 12g CA State Champion, third
  • 28g Collegiate Lady World Champion


  • All American, Collegiate Second
  • Zone 7 Teams, Lady & Collegiate
  • CA State Teams: Open, Lady, Collegiate, Triple Sub
  • CA State Lady Gun Champion, 28g
  • CA State Lady HOA Champion, RU
  • Stockton Open Lady Doubles Champion
  • Stockton Open Lady Gun Champion, 12g
  • Stockton Open HOA Lady Champion, RU
  • Western Open Lady 12g Gun Champion, RU
  • Western Open Lady 20g Gun Champion, RU
  • Got Doubles Lady Champion
  • Mini World Championships 12g Lady Third
  • Mini World Championships 28g Lady Third
  • Main World Championships 20g Lady Champion RU


  • All American, Lady Honorable Mention
  • NSSA Lady Honor Squad
  • CA State Teams: Lady, Triple Sub, Collegiate
  • Zone 7 All Star Teams: Lady, Collegiate
  • CA State Lady Doubles Champion
  • CA State Lady Gun Champion: 20g, 28g, .410 bore
  • CA State Lady Gun Champion RU: 12g
  • CA State Lady HOA Champion
  • Western Open HOA Lady Third
  • US Open 12g Lady RU
  • US Open 20g Lady Third
  • Main World Championships 28g A- Class RU

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