World Shooting Championship to Crown Undisputed World Shooting Champion

The 1st Annual Trijicon / NRA World Shooting Championship will be held at the Peacemaker National Training Center in Glengary, WV and will crown “The World Shooting Champion“.

The NRA’s Competitive Shooting Division will manage and score the match with the assistance of the Peacemaker National Training Center match staff. The overall objective of this match is to assemble the top 400 shooters from around the world to include existing and previous champion shooters from virtually every organized shooting sport worldwide and crown one competitor, The Undisputed World Shooting Champion, a distinction never been bestowed upon any shooter in history.

All shooters will compete over the course of four days in twelve equally weighted, officially sanctioned disciplines from various shooting sports. All firearms and ammunition will be provided for each event thus shooters will compete with common firearms and ammunition. This will level the playing field, as specialized equipment for each discipline will be provided for all competitors. This will also alleviate the need for new equipment to be purchased for unfamiliar events; and assist with international and domestic travel for all competitors.

Match Information & Key Dates:
Match Dates: September 10-13 2014
Location: Peacemaker National Training Center Glengary WV
Contact: info@peacemakernational.com, 304-229-GUNS (4867)

Match Rules:
Scoring is commonized so that all stages have the same overall value. Official rules available soon.

Match Stages:
Segment has three stages. Shooters may or may not shoot all stages of the match. Not shooting a certain stage will decrease the overall match score but NOT PROHIBIT a shooter from winning individual stages or a segment or segments.

Firearms & Ammunition Are Provided:
Shooters will not bring or use their firearms in this match. All firearms and ammunition are appropriate for the courses of fire and will be provided.

Registration Requirements:
Initial invitations to champion shooters around the world were sent out February 26 2014. By mid March open registration will be available. 400 shooters total will compete. For consideration for a champion invitation send championships won & outline of shooting credentials to: info@peacemakernational.com

Match Director: Larry Houck – PNTC
Match Executive & Coordinator: Cole McCulloch – PNTC
Match Administrator: Tom Pohuski – PNTC
Trijicon Match Executive: Jeff Eby – Trijicon
Rifle Segment Director: Sheri Judd – NRA
Pistol Segment Director: Damien Orsinger – NRA
Shotgun Segment Director: To Be Announced – NRA
Combined Segment Director: Nathan Judd – NRA

Awards:

First Place: $50,000
Lady Champion: $5,000
Pistol Segment Winner: $5,000
Rifle Segment Winner: $5,000
Shotgun Segment Winner: $5,000
Combined Firearms Segment Winner: $5,000
Second Place Overall: $3,000
Third Place Overall: $2,000
Fourth Place Overall: $1,000
Stage Winner $2,000
Side Match Winner: $1,000
Over $150,000 In Prize Table Awards

Match Segments & Stages:

Pistol Segment: Overall three stage winner (World Pistol Champion Trophy & 5K Cash)

Stage One: NRA Action Pistol Bianchi Cup Mover
Stage Two: USPSA
Stage Three: NRA Conventional Pistol Bullseye

Side Match One: IDPA Challenge
Side Match Two: SASS Bullseye

Rifle Segment: Overall three stage winner (World Rifle Champion Trophy & 5K Cash)

Stage Four: NRA National Defense Match
Stage Five: F-Class 600 Yards
Stage Six: NRA Smallbore Standing

Side Match Three: NRA Bianchi Plate Rack
Side Match Four: AR X Ring Bullseye

Shotgun Segment: Overall three stage winner (World Shotgun Champion Trophy & 5K Cash)

Stage Seven: NSCA Sporting Clays – 5 Stand
Stage Eight: ATA Trap
Stage Nine: NRA Law Enforcement Shotgun

Side Match Five: Tactical Shotgun
Side Match Six: Turkey Shoot

Combined Segment: Overall three stage winner (World Combined Sport Champion Trophy & 5K Cash)

Stage Ten: 3Gun
Stage Eleven: SASS 3Gun
Stage Twelve: PNTC Long Range 2Gun

Side Match Seven: Top Of The World Long Range Challenge
Side Match Eight: Long Range Pistol Challenge

Media & Press Contact
Please direct all media inquiries to
Mr. Jeremy Green
NRA Director of Media Relations
11250 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 267-1000
JGreene@nrahq.org

Match and/or Sponorship Information
Alisha Redding
PNTC WSC Coordinator
1624 Brannons Ford Rd
Gerrardstown WV 25420
alisha@peacemakernational.com

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Army Reserve Shooter Selected for World Cup

The top-three athletes in each of the five pistol events contested at the USA Shooting Pistol Selection Match held at the Olympic Shooting Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. assured a spot on the World Cup USA roster. Fort Benning will host Part I of a two-part selection process March 27-April 4 to determine the USA Shooting Team that will compete at the upcoming International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championships in September. The final half of the World Championship, CAT and remaining World Cup selection will take place May 9-22 in Fort Benning.

World Cup USA selections are made by adding qualification points together over two courses of fire along with the points earned from a competitor’s respective finals placement, with the first-place finisher earning eight additional points to their qualification score for the day. In Rapid Fire, top finisher gets six additional points added to his qualification score with just six finalists in the event.

In Rapid Fire, the owners of the podium spots at the 2013 USA Shooting National Championships: Emil Milev (Temple Terrace, Fla.), two-time Olympian and Army Reserve Team Shooter SFC Keith Sanderson (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Brad Balsley (USAMU/Uniontown, Pa.) will represent the United States at World Cup USA later in March.

In the 25 meter Rapid Fire event, the centers of the five targets are 75cm (~29.25″) apart, and the 10 score zone has a diameter of 10cm (~3.9″). In the finals, shooters must score a 9.7 or higher on each of the five targets in the 4-second allotted time to shoot.

SFC Sanderson leads USA Shooting Selection Match

Olympian and Army Reserve Shooting Team member SFC Keith Sanderson leads the Rapid Fire Pistol at the USA Shooting Selection Match in Colorado Springs. Brad Balsley of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit finished in second and World Cup Finals Champion Emil Milev finished in third.

In 25m Rapid Fire the centers of the five targets are 75cm (~29.25″) apart, and the 10 score zone has a diameter of 10cm (~3.9″). In the finals, shooters must score a 9.7 or higher on each of the 5 targets in the 4-second allotted time to shoot.

New Conventional Pistol Rules

NRA Competitions Division has released new rules, creating specific equipment categories of Open, Metallic, and Production. This is optional, not mandatory, and the Match Bulletin can specify which categories will be used, and which ones may be combined as desired by the club running the match.

Nothing prohibits running a match just like we have for years with all competitors shooting against each other within their respective classifications.

Current Bullseye pistols will be Open, with iron sights and ball guns comprising Metallic. Rack grade pistols are Production. Shooters can carry Classifications specifying Open, Metallic and/or Production, in that order of importance.

http://competitions.nra.org/documents/pdf/compete/rules/rul_conv_pistol_14.pdf

ARMP Soldiers Dominate All Army 2014

The training value extracted from marksmanship competitions is invaluable to the missions required of Soldiers and the experience gained through competitions is invaluable to increasing readiness. The teams of shooter-instructors in the Army Reserve Marksmanship Program represent the best skilled Soldiers in the Reserve and their participation at the 2014 All Army Small Arms Championships proves that.

“At the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, we use the phrase ‘competition to combat’ to describe the experience of taking lessons learned through competition to enhance the capability and lethality of the soldier in combat,” said Lt. Col. Don King Jr., commander of the USAMU and host of the event. All Army is an advanced combat live-fire training event. Training and skill exercises are applicable to all military small arms firing disciplines.

With the championship comprising 213 competitors from all walks of the Active, National Guard and Reserve components, ARMP team shooters dominated every aggregate of the entire competition.

Starting with the combat rifle event, a NATO-style combat match fired on silhouetted targets from 25 to 500 yards, ARMP Service Rifle shooter Cpt. Samuel K. Freeman won the individual Rifle Championship aggregate. Freeman, a champion Across The Course and Long Range competitor with a string of legendary wins commented, “I’m just here to shoot X’s and deliver the news.” All Army was Cpt. Freeman’s first big combat-type match.

Sgt. 1st Class John Buol, assigned to the ARMP Service Pistol and Combat rosters and former Service Pistol NCOIC, took both the Pistol and Combined Arms Championship aggregates. Buol, a USPSA competitor recruited to the ARMP, found that his new experience with Service Pistol greatly enhanced his accuracy and helped secure his wins.

The overall Championship, a grand aggregate of the three individual aggregates, was won by ARMP Combat Team shooter Master Sgt. Russell Moore. Master Sgt. Moore has displayed an uncanny level of consistent skill that championship-level shooting requires. At the 2014 All Army, Moore was in the top three of individual aggregates. Even in those events he didn’t win, he was very close to the top.

Master Sgt. Moore received a Secretary of the Army Trophy Rifle, a picture plaque of the US Army Small Army Championship Trophy, which will be displayed at the USMAU Headquarters and a Secretary of the Army coin.


ARMP Team shooter Sgt. Major James Mauer, 3rd Battalion Army Reserve Careers Division, earned his last needed “leg” points and was awarded the Distinguished Rifleman Badge through Excellence in Competition (EIC). The Excellence In Competition program was created in 1894 and a total of 3,304 Soldiers have received the Distinguished Rifleman badge since. “Going Distinguished” is a rite of passage for all ARMP Team shooters and Sgt. Major Mauer is warmly welcomed to the club.

Results and photos of the event:

http://www.usaac.army.mil/amu/competitions/2014/2014%20allarmyresults.asp