From USA Shooting - Six Set to Compete at World Cup Finals in Munich

Colorado Springs, Colorado - When the U.S. team departed for the ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Cup Finals in Munich, Germany yesterday, they welcomed back a member to the competition ranks and said goodbye to another.

2012 Olympic gold medalist Jamie Gray (Lebanon, Pa., pictured right) will make her competition return in the Three-Position Rifle event. Gray, who has been recovering from a back injury since the Olympics, automatically secured a berth in these World Cup Finals as a reigning Olympic champion.

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Mike, Joachim and Andreas Kruger of Germany's Kruger Targets at the 2013 SHOT Show in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada - A number of international players took to the field in Las Vegas during the 2013 SHOT Show. E.M.G. from Italy, Armament Technology from Nova Scotia and Kruger Premium Targets from Germany.

After a successful first run at the 2012 NRA National Rifle & Pistol Championships in Camp Perry, Ohio, the call for Kruger targets has been picking up steam.

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The NRA World Bianchi Cup came down to the wire between two top shooters

Doug Koenig won his fifth NRA World Bianchi Cup title in Philippsburg, Germany this past September

Back in September the world's top pistol shooters converged on a small range in Philippsburg, Germany for the eighth World Action Pistol Championship. Within that group of top shooters the United States often has the best and it was no different this year when Doug Koenig, 14-time MidwayUSA/NRA Bianchi Cup Champion, was going for his fifth World Bianchi Cup.

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American shooters face off against opponents 4,000 miles away in real-time

Junior air rifle shooters at Ole Mill Range in Griffin, Georgia

Griffin, Georgia - A week and a half ago junior air rifle shooters from Georgia faced off against counterparts in Germany during an "internet match" that allowed both teams to keep track of their opponents scores in real-time.

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Move over postal matches, it's time for the "internet match"

shooters at the ole mill range in griffin, georgia

Griffin, Georgia - You've heard of a postal match, right? Well in 2012 it's the age of the "internet match." A week and a half ago junior air rifle athletes in Georgia shot a match against opponents over 4,000 miles away in Germany. Despite a six hour time difference, the two groups shot simultaneously at their respective ranges with monitors set up to keep track of each other's scores live.

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United States takes three of four NRA World Action Pistol team championships in Germany

Team USA at the NRA World Action Pistol Championship in Germany

Team USA had a very impressive showing at last month's 8th NRA World Action Pistol Championship. Shot every other year, Philippsburg, Germany hosted the matches this go around and graciously accommodated all the international competitors.

The championship is also known as the World Bianchi Cup since it is nearly identical in structure to the MidwayUSA/NRA Bianchi Cup held annually in Columbia, Missouri. Nearly identical, that is, because the world championship incorporates a team aspect that the national championship does not.

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The 14-time NRA Bianchi Cup champion wins big in Germany

From left to right: Julie Golob, Randi Rogers and Jesse Duff at the NRA World Action Pistol Championship

Two weeks ago the eighth NRA World Action Pistol Championship was hosted in Philippsburg, Germany. While NRAblog was - very unfortunately - not on hand to cover the event, Pistol Manager Tom Hughes made it to the fatherland and will have plenty of photos and stories when he returns... next week.

But that doesn't mean results aren't out. Doug Koenig, fresh off his 14th Bianchi Cup win, took this year's overall title with a 1916-184x out of a possible 1920. And we're pleased to say Friends of NRA host Jesse Duff won the Women's Championship with a 1900-151x.

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NRA prepares for Germany and the 8th Annual World Action Pistol Championship

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Joachim Seibold Krüger Sales Manager visits Camp Perry

Port Clinton, Ohio - Krüger targets are being used for the first time at the 2012 NRA National Rifle and Pistol Championships. Krüger Premium Paper Target Company, based out of Germany, signed a contract agreement last year with the National Rifle Association. Krüger Sales Manager Joachim Seibold, pictured above, traveled all the way from Germany to see the targets in use and to receive feedback from competitors and NRA employees.

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