Ecuadorian Ricardo López Tugendhat, three-time revolver world champion, has had to overcome a massive disadvantage in his shooting career compared to most international competitors. Ecuador is a small country where it is difficult to find a sponsor, and it is not a country where you can just go out and buy all the guns and ammo that you need. If you even want to practice at home, you must first make your own bullets and loads.
Yet even with these drawbacks Ricardo has still managed to claim his many championships with his favorite guns, especially the revolver. He has been crowned the 2008, 2011, and 2014 IPSC World Champion (Revolver Division).
These days, Ricardo dominates world revolver shooting. You need to go back over 10 years to the time when Ricardo came second behind the legendary Jerry Miculek at the 2005 IPSC World Shoot.
In this video you can see him show off his skill with various guns in different tournaments. In these clips, taken with his cap-mounted Tachyon GunCam, you can see Ricardo with the CZ Shadow 9mm, the STI .40 S&W, the S&W 625 45ACP, and the S&W 929 9mm.
If you are interested in contacting Ricardo, for sponsorship or any other reason, you may do so at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org