Robert Vogel

Competition Shooter / United States Shooting Team



Robert Vogel is a professional marksman and competitive shooter from Ohio. Vogel is a 2-time world champion and 17-time national champion across 3 different categories of shooting. His most recent first place finish was in the 2017 IDPA Indoor National Championship. When he is not shooting, Robert is a full- time police officer and part-time SWAT Officer.

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October 7, 1981 (age 36)


6 ft 0 in (183 cm)


205 lb (93 kg; 14 stone 9 lb)


United States Shooting Team


Competition Shooter

2011 IPSC World Shoot

Gold Medalist

Panteo Productions Make Ready with Bob Vogel Stage Tactics of Practical Shooting DVD

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Make Ready with Bob Vogel Building World Class Pistol Skills

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Robert Vogel's Biggest Accomplishment

Robert Vogel’s greatest accomplishment as a professional shooter was winning the 2011 IPS World Shoot. For shooters, the IPS is more significant than the Olympics, and only occurs once every three

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What Skills Do Competitive Shooters Need?

Robert Vogel shoots in timed competitions. Due to the high-paced nature of his sport, Vogel stresses the importance of being explosive, quick and flexible in order to move throughout the course in

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Robert Vogel's Career Evolution

Growing up on a farm, Robert Vogel began shooting guns at a young age. By the age of six, he was already hunting and shooting guns regularly. However, it wasn’t until after high school when he was

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Robert Vogel's Experience on Top Shot

Robert Vogel has appeared on Top Shot as both a guest shooter, and a potential contestant. While being a guest shooter was a positive experience, trying out as a contestant opened Vogel’s eyes to t

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What Will Robert Vogel Do in Retirement?

In the last five years, Robert Vogel has been shooting in fewer matches. Although he still loves to compete, he chooses to focus only on the “big” events. Instead, he spends most of his time traini

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Why Does Robert Vogel Compete?

Since a young age, Robert Vogel has always been an extremely competitive person. As a shooter, he always wanted to prove that he was the best, and the only way to do so was to enter competitions. H

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Robert Vogel 2016 Michigan Ryan Rocks

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Robert Vogel's Hobbies

Robert Vogel is an outdoorsman and loves spending his free time hunting, kayaking and canoeing. All of his competitive shooting is done with handguns, so he enjoys getting to shoot shotguns and rif

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Why Robert Vogel Chose to Become a Police Officer

In addition to being a professional shooter, Robert Vogel is a police officer. Vogel has always admired the “warrior culture”, and respects people who are able to protect themselves and others. Fro

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Robert Vogel's Favorite Food

Robert Vogel’s favorite food is an Arby’s Roast Beef Sandwich.

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