Albuquerque's Shooting Range Park sets the stage for NRA's Tactical Police Competition

Law Vegas Marksmanship Unit preps for a rifle competition at NRA Tactical in New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico - Day one of NRA's Tactical Police Competition at the Shooting Range Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico is done. With only half the scores in, it's still too early to make any predictions. So instead of breaking out the scores, we're going to go with a collection of photos from the day.

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Up to 200 law enforcement officers running 3-gun with duty pistols, rifles and shotguns

Shooter in NRA's New Mexico Tactical Police Competition hits water behind the targets at the Shooting Range Park

Albuquerque, New Mexico - Though the official start of NRA's National Police Shooting Championships is scheduled for Monday, the quasi-official running of the championships has already began. It starts as it does every year with a Tactical Police Competition.

Basically a 3-Gun course, the competition is different in one very significant way — the competitors.

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First time competitor flourishes at NRA's National Police Shooting Championship in New Mexico

Michelle Jochum of the Lincoln, Nebraska Police Department at NRA's NPSC in 2012
Michelle Jochum of the Lincoln PD in Nebraska takes aim during NRA's National Police Shooting Championships.

NRA's National Police Shooting Championships attracts a wide assortment of law enforcement marksmen from around the globe. Last year, we met one of those competitors — Officer Michelle Jochum from Lincoln, Nebraska ...

Albuquerque, New Mexico - Michelle Jochum as been on the job for five years. Just shy of five to be exact. A patrol officer for Nebraska's Lincoln Police Department, Jochum works the third shift in the downtown area known as the center team.

"Right smack dab in the center of the city," she said.

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Police Championships being September 16th at Shooting Range Park

Robert Vadasz shoots bullseyes at NRA National Police Shooting Championship 2012

Fairfax, Virginia - NRA's National Police Shooting Championships are only a couple of weeks away. A couple of weeks until almost 800 law enforcement officers from across the globe make camp in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There they'll spend three full days (four if you shoot teams, up to six if you take part in the tactical) trying to get as close to 6,200 as possible.

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Four donations go to NRA, Whittington Center and NRA's Law Enforcement Division

Executives from GLOCK along with Gunny R. Lee Ermey, NRA President David Keene, NRA General Operations Executive Director Kyle Weaver and NRA Law Enforcement Director Glen Hoyer during donation ceremony to NRA Law Enforcement at the NRA Annual Meeting

Houston, Texas - The NRA Annual Meeting officially opened for business at 9:00am local time inside the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston. Officially being the operative word. For not everything that happened at the Annual Meeting happened after the opening. There was the Antique Guns and Gold Showcase, the opening of the NRA Store, and GLOCK's six figure donation to the National Rifle Association.

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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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Winning four title in five years is Border Patrol's Robert Vadasz

Robert Vadasz at NRA National Police Shooting Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico Fairfax, Virginia - In four out of the last five years, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Robert Vadasz has departed from the Albuquerque International Airport to his home in Florida as a National Champion. This was one of those years.

Every year, during the third week of September, Law Enforcement Officers from around the globe come to the Shooting Range Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico for NRA's National Police Shooting Championship. It is there that Vadasz lays claim to those National Championship titles. There that he fights his way through hundreds of top marksmen. Local, state, federal ... they all came again to push him off the mountain top. And this year, only he succeeded.

After finishing first in the Open Class 3000 Pistol Championship, Vadasz powered through the remaining competitions to win the 2012 Grand Aggregate title by a whopping 16 points.

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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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Shot in 2011 Police Shooting Championship Open Revolver 1500

Robert Vadasz's .38 caliber PPC Bob Jones revolver
A .38 Caliber Bob Jones Revolver - owned by Border Patrol Agent Robert Vadasz

Albuquerque, New Mexico - Around this time last year, we were going over the guns used by U.S. Border Patrol Agent Robert Vadasz to win his third National Police Shooting Championship title in four years. Specifically, his Bob Jones .38 revolver.

To get the entire story, take a look at our post from 2011 as NRAblog Rewind brings back the Bob Jones PPC revolver.

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