The NRA National Pistol Championships always featured team matches, however, these events have typically been four person events will all competitors shooting the same type of handgun. The 3-Member Preliminary Team Event is different because all three members fire a different pistol, side by side, at the same time. As one team member shoots .22 caliber, another shoots center fire, and the last shoots .45.
RA National Pistol Manager Tom Hughes said it was created because, “the competitions division wanted to turn it up a notch. So before, there was a .22 Team Championship, Center Fire Team Championship and .45 Team Championship; this time we put them all together.”
The US Army Reserve Service Pistol Team won the event in 2014.
Congratulations to SPC Nick Mowrer, MSG Rob Mango, and SSG Jon Rosene for winning the 3-Member Preliminary Team Event.
SPC Nick Mowrer, MSG Rob Mango, and SSG Jon Rosene