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:
As in 2013, the Progressive Position Pistol National Championship program is a dual venue National Championship in 2014 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 25-27 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/2014-ppp-national-championships
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.
Air Gun Coordinator
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030-9400
FAX -(703) 267-3941