The White House released Saturday a photo of President Obama firing a shotgun at Camp David, Md. on Aug. 4, 2012.
The CEO of Browning, Travis Hall, told The Washington Times in an email that, “I am fairly sure it is a Browning Citori. Cannot tell the model from the pic but a sporting clays version.”
As the president is left handed, it could be the 12 gauge Citori 625 Sporting Golden Clays, adjustable comb, left hand. It features a gold engraving of a game bird transforming into a clay target on the receiver and retails for $4,799.
Mr. Obama told New Republic this month that, “Up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time.”
While skeet sends the clays high into the air from positions to the left and right, the White House photo shows Mr. Obama angling the firearm directly level.
Earlier in the day on Aug. 4, Mr. Obama played a round of golf at Andrews Air Force Base.
Emily Miller is senior editor of the opinion pages at The Washington Times. Her “Emily Gets Her Gun” series on the District’s gun laws won the 2012 Clark Mollenhoff Award for Investigative Reporting from the Institute on Political Journalism. Click to follow her on Twitter and Facebook.