Collegiate shooters race through fun shoot obstacle course before NRA championship

Columbus, Georgia - We've already covered the fun shoot from this past spring's NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships at Fort Benning, Georgia, but we thought you might like to see it in action. Above you can watch a couple two-person teams run through the four stage course.

For a quick refresh, the fun shoot's four stages were:

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Top Air Rifles and Air Pistols Available at NRA Convention's 10-Meter Air Gun Range

Pyramyd Air Gun Range at the NRA convention in Houston

Houston, Texas - Regardless of your age, one of the most fun activities at an NRA Annual Meeting is the Pyramyd Air Gun Range. Located on the third floor in room 310, the range provides the perfect opportunity to plink a few shots off. (And rest your weary legs.)

Sporting the latest and greatest in air rifles and air pistols, this convention center room has been converted to a 10-meter air gun range with over a dozen lanes. Does that sound like fun? Of course it does.

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Try the latest air pistols, air rifles during this year's NRA Annual Meeting in Houston

Fairfax, Virginia - In just four days more than 70,000 people are expected to converge on Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center for the 142nd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits. We're expecting a record-setting crowd of Second Amendment supporters to come out and and enjoy a fun weekend catching up with us - a lot has happened since last year's convention in St. Louis.

With so much to see and do, having fun at the NRA convention can get downright tiring. There are plenty of places throughout the convention center to take a seat and rest your weary legs, but only one where you can do it with an air gun.

Welcome to the Pyramyd Air Range.

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NRA recognizes best collegiate rifle shooters following NCAA Rifle Championship

2013 NRA Collegiate All-American First Team Smallbore Rifle

Columbus, Ohio - After West Virginia University finished celebrating their school's historic 15th national title in the NCAA Rifle Championships - or more likely took a break from celebrating - the NRA held its 2013 All-American awards banquet.

Shedding their shooting jackets for a dressier attire, the top collegiate rifle shooters in the country returned to the Ohio State University campus to find out who was this season's best of the best.

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Everyone from this year's NRA Intercollegiate Championships in one place

Collegiate shooters at the NRA Club Championships in Ft. Benning, Georgia

Columbus, Georgia - At some point during each of the NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships and NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships, held earlier this month, staff wrangled every shooter and coach together for a group photo.

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Shooters put their John Hancocks on posters before heading home

2013 NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships poster

Columbus, Georgia - Last week's NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships and NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships at Fort Benning, Georgia brought over 150 young shooters together from every corner of the United States.

Aside from the memories they'd take home in the form of photographs and (for some) trophies, Match Director Tori Croft had another great memory-creator to add to the mix - posters.

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A great tradition at the NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships

Bouncing ping poing balls at the NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Fun Shoot

Columbus, Georgia - Think you can toss a kneeling roll into a trash bin from 20 feet away? How about bouncing a couple ping pong balls into a cup? Identify the correct member of the Shooting Hall of Fame? Or shoot a target the size of a golf ball from 20 feet?

What if you did all of these in a row... while being timed... competing against dozens of others.

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University of Akron's Matthew Chezem awarded high shooter title

2013 NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Team Champions the University of Michigan

Columbus, Ohio - Absent and unable to defend their national title, the void left by Michigan State University ensured both team and individual champions would be brand new at this year's NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships

But though there were more than enough volunteers to step up and wear the crowns, only a select few shooters out of the dozens present would get the chance.

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Liu's perfect finish pulls Wolverines ahead of Clemson University

University of Michigan's Ying Yi Liu at the 2013 NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships

Columbus, Georgia - Today's Air Rifle title at the NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships started out like any other. After their preparation period, 54 shooters looked ten meters down range at their targets and began the 60-shot match. A match that would determine both the team and individual champion.

Competitors received an hour and forty-five minutes to shoot their pellets in six strings of ten shots. Some finished quickly, others took their time.

Clemson University, winners of the 2010 and 2011 Air Rifle titles, posted a 2201 out of 2400 and appeared to be on their way to a third victory, but the match was not quite over.

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