ICE Agent explains why he competes and trains for NRA Tactical Police Competitions

ICE Agent Arlo Arcinas walking through one of NRA's Tactical Police Competition courses in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico - Standing approximately five feet six inches tall with a touch of gray scattered about his the black matted coiffure, you probably wouldn't think that Arlo Arcinas as a federal agent just by looking at him. He doesn't exactly fit the physical stereotype. But that's one of the things that makes him such a valuable asset. That and the skills that earned him a spot on the ICE National Pistol Team. He's been there so long, he was on the team before there even was an ICE.

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NRA Law Enforcement Division's Tactical Competition simulates injury during a gun fight

Fairfax, Virginia - You've all heard the phrase; traffic stop gone bad. A simple speeding or failure to signal stop can turn a law enforcement officer's good instincts into a potentially tragic event. What happens next can mean the difference between life and death.

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Final results for NRA Law Enforcement Competition in Virginia

Tactical Division Shotgun Shooter in the NRA's Virginia Tactical Police Competition

Fairfax, Virginia - Almost 130 competitors filed through the doors of NRA's Virginia Tactical Police Competition this weekend. Split evenly into Tactical and Patrol Divisions (Tactical allows for semi-auto shotguns and/or rifles with an optical sight), competitors engaged threats on six separate real-life stages created by NRA staff.

"Three days of well-spirited competition," said National Police Pistol Combat Competitions Manager Marc Lipp. "We had police officers here from as far as Texas, South Carolina and Connecticut."

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Officers display skills with rifle, pistols and shotguns used on the job

Shotgun course at NRA's Fairfax Tactical Police Competition, 2013

Fairfax, Virginia - Round three of NRA's Virginia Tactical Police Competition (TPC) started early this morning in Fairfax. A test of an officer's ability to run through real-life scenarios and engage targets with rifles, shotguns and pistols, NRA's TPCs are a favorite training tool for the competitors.

"The courses help develop your problem solving skills," said Mark, a police officer from Maryland. "You have to figure out how to get through the course, engage all the proper targets, and do so as quickly as possible. It's challenging."

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Opening day gitters come out in NRA's Virginia Tactical Police Competition

Russ Pearce of the Richmond Police Department on the Blind Stage of NRA's Virginia Tactical Police Competition

Fairfax, Virginia - It started early in Fairfax.

Tucked away in the outer regions of the Northern Virginia county, members of NRA's Law Enforcement Division assembled volunteers and Range Safety Officers for a first run at this year's Fairfax Tactical Police Competition (TPC). Right down the road from Headquarters, this event holds special meaning for NRA staff.

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Fairfax, Virginia - At the beginning of every year, NRA's Law Enforcement Division puts together a video touting their contribution to police departments and federal agencies throughout the nation. ... more on NRA's Law Enforcement Division ...

First time use of Remington 11-87 Police Shotgun keeps straight for the win

Left barrel view of Patrolman Charles Blohm's 11-87 Remington Police Shotgun

Albuquerque, New Mexico - The shotgun can be an intimidating firearm. When used by Law Enforcement, that's part of the point. When used at the National Police Shooting Championships at Albuquerque's Shooting Range Park, there better be a little bit of accuracy thrown in there too. If you want to win the Grand Championship that is.

That's why Patrolman Charles "Chase" Blohm, Jr. of the Shelby County Sheriff's Office in Memphis, Tennessee (who finished the 2012 National Police Shooting Championships ranked as the High Sheriff) went with a Remington 11-87.

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Tactical Police Competition provides training for Law Enforcement

Melisse Turner of the San Antonio Marksmanship Unit at an NRA Tactical Police Competition

When you're out on a Tactical Police Competition course, the only thing you're thinking about is time. Time to identify your target, time to fire on target and time to move onto the next one. Any mistakes are penalized with time and ultimately ... you're ranked by time.

Whenever I'm out on a Tactical Police Competition course, the only thing I'm thinking about is staying out of the way. That's because I'm just there to capture the moment. The only think I'm shooting are pictures and videos. To share the moment with those who read NRAblog.

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New grips and no practice on the High Sheriff's Smith & Wesson Model 66 revolver at the NRA Police Championships

Right profile of the High Sheriff's Smith & Wesson Model 66 .357 Magnum revolver at NRA's 2012 National Police Shooting Championships

Albuquerque, New Mexico - Before heading off to lunch, we return to the sands and sun of New Mexico for the Guns of the High Sheriff. A continuing series, the Guns of the High Sheriff takes a close up look at the firearms used by Detective Charles "Chase" Blohm of the Shelby County Sheriff's Office in Memphis, Tennessee to win the title of High Sheriff at the 2012 NRA Police Shooting Championships in New Mexico.

Now up — a 4-inch Smith & Wesson Model 66 Revolver.

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