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.odcmp.com/3p/AirRifleChampionship.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
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:
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
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030-9400
(703) 267-1479 or 877-672-2000 ext 1479