Spain has plenty of Law enforcement agencies, some of which are citizen volunteers who work part time(part time of the year) - Guardia Civil(civil guard). It common for citizens to serve part time there. I shot a couple of L.III matches in Spain back in the day - and they explained some of this to me. That's what I remember at least, maybe I'm not being accurate.
Unlike what the majority of shooters think, and as mentioned previously in this thread - Pro Shooters have a hard life, and aren't making a lot of money in this profession. They live off sponsorship for equipment and ammo, and may get a salary from one brand or another - they rely on overseeing training and courses to people and organizations. Hence, seeing one pro shooter moving between 2 famous manufacturers, (BTW Another recent big and surprising announcement by another great shooter and big brand), or giving endorsements to accessories.
Although I fly a lot for a living, I couldn't imagine myself physically overseeing training or competing in multiple matches every several days in different parts of the world. It's hard enough as it is to change planes and fly between continents, so adding more to the physical factor...
I also remember that's Jorge's family used to import SV and STI to Spain as the official distributors - correct me if I'm wrong?
*Great guy btw.