These matches are qualifying national championships for sporter and precision air rifle competitors. This year, the National 3P Air Gun Championships are being run jointly by the NRA, CMP and USA Shooting. The championships will be held 6-9 July, Sporter and 11-14 July, Precision at Anniston, AL. For more information on these new and exciting national championships, visit www.thecmp.org/3p/3pNational.htm.
Did you know you could earn a Distinguished badge in Sporter and/or Precision Air Rifle? This prestigious award can be earned by placing in the top 10% at the Indoor National Championships and the National Junior Air Gun Championship. You must be an NRA member and you can only earn two steps per calendar year. Start working towards this award today! Check out the guidelines at Sporter Air Rifle Position or Precision Air Rifle Position
Looking for scoring gauges? There are now two sources for these:
New for 2013, the Progressive Position Pistol National Championship program is a dual venue National Championship in 2013 that will incorporate two of the premier shooting facilities in the country with the Colorado Springs Olympic Shooting Center and the U.S. Army's Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) in Ft. Benning, Ga., being utilized as concurrent venues of competition.
The PPP National Championships will take place July 24-25 at these two prime locations. The Colorado Springs Olympic Shooting Center will serve as the Western venue and Ft. Benning will be the Eastern venue. Registration for the PPP National Championships has begun via this link: www.usashooting.org/membership/youth-programs/youthpistol/2013-ppp-national-championships-registration.
The PPP rule book can be found at www.usashooting.org/downloads/2010_ppp_rules2.pdf.
The PPP match competition is a precision pistol event. Multi-shot pistols may be used, but only a single pellet may be loaded at any given moment. The pistols must be .177 caliber (4.5 mm), and use compressed air or compressed, non-flammable gas (such as CO2) for propellant.
There are three categories of competitors in the Progressive Position Pistol Program, defined by the shooting position used by the competitor. They include basic supported; standing supported and international (one-handed) standing.
For directions on how to build a T-stand (to be used in the Basic Supported Position and/or in the Standing Supported Position), check out www.usashooting.org/library/Youth_Development/Z_PPP_Counterbalance_T_Stand.pdf.
To sanction a match, visit www.usashooting.org and download the form from Resources-Downloads tab, then under the Competitions section.
Rifle Department/Air Gun
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Fairfax, VA 22030-9400
(703) 267-1479 or 877-672-2000 ext 1479