First event on the second day of the National Police Shooting Championships was the Open Class Semi-Automatic Pistol 1500. Semi-Auto is comprised of four matches at seven, fifteen, twenty-five, and fifty yards. Add them all up and you get 150 shots fired with the left and right hand at varying distances from the prone, kneeling, and standing positions.

That's a lot of brass.

Gunny R. Lee Ermey at Glen Hoyer at the National Police Shooting Championships in Albuquerque on NRAblog The door to headquarters swings open with a "Oooh Raah! Semper Fi! Carry On!" That can only mean one thing – the Gunny has arrived.

That's right, “Gunny” R. Lee Ermey is here in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the National Police Shooting Champions. He's made trip to New Mexico so often that it's practically an annual event.

"We love having Gunny come out to spend time with our shooters," said Glen Hoyer, Director of NRA's Law Enforcement Division. "He's been a fantastic supporter of our program and he delivers those gunny-style stories like no one else can."

After a tour of the vendors' hall, he'll make is way out to the scoring tents and the shooting line. All the time stopping for pictures and questions and more. We just hope that they can keep things quite on the range visit. Odds are competitors will be paying more attention to the Gunny then they will to their targets.

Range Director Roy Bergman at the NRA NPSC The high for the Albuquerque, New Mexico area is again in the upper 80s today, and the sun is beating down at the Shooting Range Park, home of the 2010 National Police Shooting Championships.

"Just a reminder to all our competitors and spectators to please bring and wear their sunscreen," Range Director Roy Bergman told NRAblog. He is pictured at right with his chosen brand in SPF 75.

This morning started in the low 60s with nearly 80% humidity. Tomorrow, the high is only 77, but rain is predicted.

"Have you ever been out here in the rain?" a competitor asked us. "The dust, mixed with rain … it's not ideal shooting conditions."

Today's matches begin with the Open Class Semi-Automatic Pistol 1500. All part of the individual championship race, shooters from the first relay have almost completed their turn on the firing line. Until then, here are the scores updates from yesterday's matches as well as some pictures from the Service Revolver Championship.

Service Revolver Championship - Preliminary Results
Name Dept/Location Results
Jerry Eason Sacramento County Sheriff's Dept. 479-37x
Robert Vadasz U.S. Border Patrol 479-35x
Michael Dowd Colorado State Parks 479-31x

The range at the NRA National Police Shooting ChampionshipsNRAblog has been reporting live on from the National Police Shooting Championships here in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico. All week, we're bringing you results in real time, along with features on competitors, volunteers, sponsors, and more.

Senior Border Patrol Agent and 2008 champ Robert Vadasz leads the pack going into Day Two. (Just for fun: read about last year's first day.)

What's on the agenda for Day Two?

  • First, participants take their turn in the Open Class Semi-Automatic Pistol 1500 Championship. This match entails shooting from 7, 15, and 25 yards from the standing, kneeling, sitting, and prone positions.
  • Next is the Distinguished Semi-Automatic Pistol Championship.
  • Rounding out the day is the Stock Semi-Automatic Pistol Championship.

The Law Enforcement Equipment Exposition continues from 10 am to 4 pm, and NRAnews will be broadcasting live!

NRA Law Enforcement Director Glen Hoyer says things are going well. "We're pleased to see some great scores," he said. "It isn't over until it's over, and we have some fierce competition out on the line."

Vadasz leading Distinguished Revolver at the National Police Shooting Championships on NRAblog The second event at the National Police Shooting Championships from Albuquerque is Distinguished Revolver. As previously mentioned, that's four stages of fire at seven, twenty-five, fifty, and twenty-five yards.

While the Border Patrol makes another strong showing, Eason from Sacremento County continues to make a case for the title. Again, these are only preliminary results. Official scores will be posted once the protest period expires.

Distinguished Revolver Championships
Name Dept/Location Results
Robert Vadasz  U.S. Border Patrol597-37x
Jerry EasonSacramento County592-34x
Enoch Smith U.S. Border Patrol 590-39x
Steven Voight Kennewick, WA 588-31x
Doug Goff U.S. Border Patrol 588-28x

Distinguished Revolver is a 60-round National Police course of fire. That translates into four stages of double action (with a single action option at stage three) at seven, twenty-five, fifty, and twenty-five yards. Here's the breakdown:

  • 7 yards - twelve shots standing without support in twenty seconds.
  • 25 yards - six shots kneeling, six shots standing with support left handed & six shots standing with support right handed in ninety seconds.
  • 50 yards - six shots sitting, six shots prone, six shots standing with left hand from behind barricade & six shots standing with right hand from behind barricade in 165 seconds.
  • 25 yards - six shots standing without support in twelve seconds.

Vadasz shooting at NPSC The first set of preliminary numbers have finally rolled in for the National Police Shooting Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Looks like the U.S. Border is making a real push to claim the title.

As we said, these are only preliminary results – nothing is official until the protest period is over.

Open Class Revolver 1500 Championships
Name Department Results
Robert VadaszU.S. Border Patrol1489-115x
Doug GoffU.S. Border Patrol1487-98x
Jerry EasonSacramento County Sheriff's Dept.1485-103x
Kevin WorrellU.S. Border Patrol1484-93x
John PooleU.S. Border Patrol1483-112x


Ting Sun of the McKinney Police Department was kind enough to wear NRAblog's new shooting glasses while running through Course #2 (Lets Clear Some Rooms) at the New Mexico Tactical Police Competition yesterday. Sixteen targets, six areas of fire, one patrol rifle, and one heck of a shooter.

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