Celebrity sharpshooters

There’s definitely no doubt how talented they are in their chosen crafts. As artists, they are expected to mesmerize us with their captivating splendor, but to captivate us, most importantly, with the skills they possess – may it be singing, acting, dancing, or playing musical instruments, or even a combination of these.

While we are amazed with their great prowess as performers, we bet that you’ll surely get extra surprised once you find out that there are local celebrities who are adept in handling firearms responsibly, just like the ones listed in this Kapamilya Snaps feature.

Being the lead star of the long-running action-drama series FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, it’s definitely a no-brainer that Coco Martin is skilled when it comes to handling guns. The same goes for Gerald Anderson who took his soldier roles in the 2020 series A Soldier’s Heart.

Enrolling and completing their immersive military reservist training course have seemingly sparked the interest and honed the skills of Matteo Guidicelli and JM de Guzman in gun-handling. Matteo became a 2nd Lieutenant in the Philippine Army reserve force, while JM is now certified reservist of the Philippine Air Force.

From being just a hobby and way of bonding with his gorgeous and adventure-junkie wife Sarah Lahbati, actor Richard Gutierrez is now able to utilize and further refine his shooting prowess now that he’s one of the antagonists in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano. OPM Rock icon Chito Miranda also does target shooting whenever he’s not busy with his family and other endeavors, or not not rocking the stage as the frontman of Parokya ni Edgar.

As her on-screen roles get more mature in every teleserye she does, Julia Montes is not only known as a dramatic actress, but a promising action star as well. After seeing her action flair in the 2018 soap opera Asintado, she went on to amaze us with her skills in executing fight scenes and using various weapons.

Seasoned actress-host Angel Locsin also had to undergo extensive training for stunts and gun-handling for her starring role in the 2019 teleserye The General’s Daughter.

Meanwhile, Bubbles Paraiso, Sunshine Dizon, and Yassi Pressman regard shooting as their stress reliever. Bubbles imparted that some of her friends are also gun enthusiasts, so they often hang out at firing ranges. Yassi picked shooting as a way of bonding with her late British father. Marry Me, Marry You star Sunshine, on the other hand started target shooting as a hobby in 2020 and quickly fell in love with the sport.

Whether it’s for work, leisure, or self-defense, gun owners and users should have proper entertaining and practice discipline at all times in order to protect not just themselves, but the people around them as well.