The Mayleigh Challenge is an annual international .22 caliber pistol competition with American competitors selected at the National Matches based on their .22 Pistol Match scores. Competition is open to English speaking countries by invitation from the National Rifle Association of America. Participating countries include Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Jamaica, Rhodesia, South Africa, and the United States.
This year USAR Service Pistol Team members SPC Nick Mowrer and MSG Rob Mango were selected to compete in this event.
SPC Nick Mowrer and MSG Rob Mango
SFC Keith Sanderson also was selected for the Mayleigh Challenge but was not available for photos.
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
Shooting course from the US Army Marksmanship Unit
The public has sung loud and long. The M9 must go! 9x19mm is a poor pistol cartridge! Our Soldiers and Marines are being hampered by an inferior handgun and cartridge.
As is typical of arguments posted online by random, anonymous people, the truth is deeper than they realize.
Interviews with participants of the Small Arms Firing School: Pistol at Camp Perry during the 2014 NRA and CMP National Matches.