The first of the Bianchi Cup's four core events is the Blade Tech Practical Event

Bianchi Cup Practical Event shooter

Columbia, Missouri - The Bianchi Cup isn't your regular pistol championship. It's an action pistol championship. Shooters need to be a little more mobile than in more classic "stand and shoot" competitions.

The tournament for the silver cup trophy is comprised of four different matches: Practical, Barricade, Falling Plate and Moving Target. Over the years, however, new courses of fire have been added around the core matches like the Colt Speed Event, Celebrity Pro-Am and FNH 3-Gun Challenge.

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Shooters ready! The 35th Annual Bianchi Cup action pistol championship has begun

MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup defending champion Doug Koenig at the Practical Event

Columbia, Missouri - 14-time Bianchi Cup Champion Doug Koenig has graced the pages of NRAblog many a times. And if he keeps up the pace during his campaign for number 15, you're going to see even more of him. That's the way the tournament and coverage begins.

The MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup is back in Columbia, Missouri. The Green Valley Rifle and Pistol Club is bustling with controlled chaos as a record 268 shooters run through the four historic stages.

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The NRA Bianchi Cup, sponsored by MidwayUSA, officially kicks off Wednesday

Competitors greeted with lessons from today's top pro shooters

Rob Leatham joins in a welcoming hug during a recent Bianchi Cup Championship

Columbia, Missouri - The easiest part about participating in the Bianchi Cup is the travel. About 1,000 miles from the East Coast, 1,700 from the West Coast, it's about as close to middle of the country as an NRA National Championship gets. If you decide to go by way of plane, and have all your TSA documentation in line, there's still a two hour drive once you reach the nearest commercial airport. That's the easy part. The hard part is mustering the gumption to enter.

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Columbia, Missouri - The MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup is a championship like no other. The richest, most prestigious action pistol tournament in the world. Three days of speed and accuracy you won't see anywhere else.

Top shooters from around the world trek to Columbia, Missouri every year to see who'll come out on top. But go there and you'll find more than the competitors. You'll find sponsors, fans and a whole lot of media.

In fact, it promises to a veritable who's who of shooting media showing up to the Green Valley Rifle & Pistol Club next week. A few will even step from behind the camera to throw a few shots down range.

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2012 MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup champions appear on giant flags thanks to sponsor Action Target

2012 MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup Champions

Fairfax, Virginia - Last year's MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup winners are going to have a little more to brag about when the 2013 match starts next week.

Thanks to sponsor Action Target, the winner of each major category in 2012 now has a giant, 15-foot banner with their photo and winning score. These banners will be on display throughout Columbia, Missouri's Green Valley Rifle & Pistol Club to remind other shooters who they're going up against . . . and the returning champions of the expectations they're pressured to meet.

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New Bianchi Cup preview video highlights the people making this year's tournament possible

Fairfax, Virginia - We have another MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup preview with Tom and Damien from the NRA's Pistol Department.

In this episode, the two break down the 35th annual tournament's title and Platinum Sponsors. Aside from MidwayUSA, which you probably picked up on in the name, this year's Platinum Sponsors are the generous industry folks who make the championships' events possible.

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From the Missouri Department of Conservation - Team Henges Trapshooting Club nabs top honors at three competitions

Team Henges Trapshooting Club wins in three competitions

High Ridge, Missouri — Team Henges Trapshooting Club, comprised of youth from all over the St. Louis-area and representing the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Jay Henges Shooting Range, took multiple top honors at three recent trapshooting competitions.

Most recently, the team competed with 878 other shooters at the Paul Larsen Memorial High School Shoot in Linn Creek. Despite difficult weather conditions – rain and cold – the team left with multiple awards, including:

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Find out what's going on at this year's MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup

Fairfax, Virginia - This year's 35th Annual MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup is a little over two weeks away.

Coming to MidwayUSA's hometown of Columbia, Missouri, the tournament's electrifying four days will test the world's top pistol shooters on their speed and accuracy.

Are you going? Are you interested in going in the future? The Bianchi Cup's program is chock full of information about the championship's history, four events - Practical, Falling Plate, Barricade, Moving Target - and special happenings like the Pro Shooter Clinic and the Bianchi Cup Scholarship Program.

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From Brownells - Brownells, Newest Sponsor of the 8th Annual CMMG Midwest 3-Gun Championships

Top Shot alum Maggie Reese competes in a 3-Gun Championship Brownells – The World's Largest Supplier of Firearms Accessories, Ammunition and Gunsmithing Tools™ – is proud to join DPMS/Panther Arms and CMMG as a match sponsor of the upcoming 8th Annual CMMG Midwest 3-Gun Championships being held May 17 – 19, 2013, at CMMG's Fire for Effect Range near Fayette, Missouri.

The prestigious three-day event is expected to draw more than 200 of the most talented competitors from across the country, plus a host of amateur shooters.

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