From the Civilian Marksmanship Program - Top Winners and Individuals Named in 2014-2015 JROTC Postal Competition

Precision rifle winners at the JROTC Postal Match

Port Clinton, Ohio - A total of 11,515 young marksmen participated in the 2014-2015 JROTC Postal match, with the top shooters and teams in each branch earning an invitation to the JROTC Regional Service Championships, to be held in Phoenix, AZ; Anniston, AL; and Camp Perry, OH.

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NRA's largest competitive match of the year begins January 1 and you can compete at your home range

NRA National Indoor Rifle & Pistol Championships

Fairfax, Virginia - Are you looking to do some competitive shooting this winter? The 2015 NRA National Indoor Rifle & Pistol Championships start January 1 and they're the NRA's biggest match of the year. Unlike NRA's Bianchi Cup or National Matches at Camp Perry, the Indoor Championships are shot as a postal match, through multiple sectional tournaments all across the country. This means you can join the action from the comfort of your local range. There's no need to travel half way across the country!

Results are sent to the NRA where they're compared to everyone else's and winners are determined. It's a fun way to compete with many other shooters and it's easy to get involved.

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Camp Perry regular shines on international stage

TCU's Katie Bridges takes bronze medal at World's Junior Women’s 50m Prone Granada, Spain - It's day nine at the 2014 International Shooting Sport Federation World Championships. Though today's schedule includes rifle, shotgun and air gun rounds, it's yesterday's Junior Women’s 50m Prone match that caught our attention.

Here's a snippet from a press release with an update from the ISSF championships from USA Shooting:

... Katie Bridges (Kingsland, Texas) came through with a bronze medal as well in the Junior Women’s 50m Prone match highlighting a strong performance with two of the three American women besting their previous high marks. Lorelie Stanfield (Fairbanks, Alaska) finished .9 behind Bridges in fourth while also shooting the best score she’d ever shot. Bridges, Stanfield and the 45th-place finish from Lauren Phillips (Seabeck, Washington) earned the team fourth place overall.

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From USA Shooting - Aim For Spain: The Team Behind The Team For The 2014 ISSF World Championship

Smallbore Rifle shooter Reya Kempley at the NRA National Championships in Camp Perry, Ohio

Colorado Springs, Colorado - Any shooter competing in a major competition understands the amount of preparation required before he or she finally steps up to the line: The countless hours training, the workouts, gun tweaks, visits to the physio, the sports psychologist…all of the hard work that it takes. What many may not know, however, is the level of work that goes on behind the scenes to make sure that athlete can actually make it to the line.

Meet just a couple members of our “Team behind the Team,” Reya Kempley and Morgan Wallizer. The pair not only train as rifle and pistol athletes respectively, but also work on a part-time basis for USA Shooting as Operations Assistants and have both competed on World Championship teams (Kempley will also be shooting as a member of this year’s World Championship team)... more on the team behind the ISSF World Championship Team ...

Postal Match team from the United States led by TCU's Katie Bridges

Junior Shooters at the NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championships

Bristol, Indiana - Every year at the NRA Smallbore Championships, the top 10 junior shooters are brought together for a special match; the Drew Cup.

Brought to life back in 2003 thanks to the British National Smallbore Rifle Association (NSRA), the Drew Cup is named for British Smallborer William Drew. It is a postal match where each team shoots a the specified course of fire at their home ranges and send the results in to be scored against other teams ... that would be teams from Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States.

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Lapua shooter captures another NRA crown with mastery of prone rifle

2014 NRA Smallbore Prone Rifle Champ Kevin Nevius

Bristol, Indiana - It's not the first time Kevin Nevius won the NRA Smallbore Prone Rifle crown. In fact, it's not even the second time he's won an NRA National championship. A surprising notion given his late start in the sport of competitive shooting. One he grabbed hold of with both hands.

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Top scores at NRA Rifle Championships separated by 12 bullseye shots

Shooter adjusts her sights at NRA Smallbore Prone Rifle Championships in Bristol, IN

Bristol, Indiana - Over the past three days, the NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championships have been focusing on prone. For the uninitiated, prone is a fancy word for laying on your belly. Legs out, elbows in, rifle to your cheek with the target downrange.

With almost 200 competitors shuffling through two elongated relays - trading morning shoots for afternoon shoots on odd days - this phase of the Smallbore Championships has seen the leaderboard skip to and fro.

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Buchanan's win is first of many for NRA Smallbore in Bristol, Indiana

Competitors stepping up at the NRA Smallbore 3-Position rifle championships in Indiana

Bristol, Indiana - For the first time in decades, NRA’s Smallbore 3-Positions Championships have departed the wind and shores of Camp Perry for the peaceful pines of the Wa Ke' De range. With 100 shooting points, permanent cover, and a considerable asphalt firing line, the Wa Ke’ De is a gem amongst ranges.

“It’s a beautiful location,” said Smallbore Match Director Howard “H.Q.” Moody. “The community is receptive and our competitors are having a whale of a time.”

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The National Smallbore Rifle Outdoor Conventional Three Position Championship Day One

The Metallic Sight Championship

George Norton on the U.S. Army Marskmanship Unit takes first in Metallic Sights Smallbore

Veteran competitor and shooting sports writer Hap Rocketto sat down with NRA Board Member Walt Walter to put together this report from Day One of the NRA's Conventional 3-Postition Smallbore Championship

Bristol, Indiana - The first day of the National Smallbore Rifle Outdoor Conventional Three Position Championship easily reminded of one of the penultimate scene of the Warner Brothers 1942 classic Casablanca. Nazi Major Heinrich Strasser is shot by Humphrey Bogart's character, Rick Blaine. Corrupt Police Inspector Louis Renault was a witness to the shooting but saves Rick's life by telling the investigating police to "round up the usual suspects". It seems that all of the usual suspects were present at Bristol and ready to shoot.

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