Revolvers, semi-automatics and a little bit of luck wins National Police Shooting title

LAPD's Stephanie Diaz at NRA's 2013 National Police Shooting Championships

Albuquerque, New Mexico - Stephanie Diaz is a veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department. A detective no less. Obviously armed with many a skill to earn such a rank, the one that comes in handy every September when she makes her way out to Albuquerque for the National Police Shooting Championships (NPSC) is ambidextrousness.

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Top NRA honors go to the U.S. Border Patrol and the Los Angeles Police Department

Texas lawmen Brent Smith and Lee Biegert enjoying the NRA National Police Shooting Championships Awards Ceremony

Albuquerque, New Mexico - A few hundred competitors, spouses, sponsors and officials crammed into the Crowne Plaza's main ballroom in Albuquerque this week for the NRA's National Police Shooting Championship's (NPSC) Awards Banquet. A celebration of the individual accomplishments achieved at the Shooting Range Park, it was a time for all to forget the pressure of the week and let loose.

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Most powerful firearm in a law enforcement officer's toolbox is often underused

Competitor from the Fairfax County Police Department takes part in NRA Police Championships in New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico - "It's the most powerful but the least trained on gun."

That's what Mark Fricke had to say when asked how competitors were doing on the shotgun stage of NRA's National Police Shooting Championships. A 28-year law enforcement veteran and owner of American Firearms Training and Tactics (AFTT) in Prescott Valley, AZ, he's a man that knows a thing or two about how to handle a shotgun.

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Senior Border Patrol Agent wins 5th career NRA Police Championship

Robert Vadasz jokes with competitors during NRA National Police Shooting Championships in Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico - For the fifth time in six years, Robert Vadasz of the U.S. Border Patrol has won the NRA's National Police Shooting Championships. With a final score of 6149-413x, Vadasz finished the three-day event five points ahead of his nearest competitor.

"I felt a little more confident and a little more controlled while shooting. I'm driving the gun better and not wondering what's going to happen. Instead, I know what's going to happen."

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South Carolina and New Mexico law enforcement takes top titles at NRA Nationals

Heath Clevenger wins the Tactical Division at NRA's Tactical Police Shooting Championships in New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico - After two days of sloshing through the puddles and crawling through mud, the NRA broke down the numbers for their Tactical Police Competition at Albuquerque's Shooting Range Park to name the winners. With totals of 400.41 seconds and 435.00, Heath Clevenger and Ferman Ortega won the Tactical and Patrol Division titles.

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4 points puts Border Patrol Agent Vadasz in prime position to win 5th NPSC title

Robert Vadasz on the range for the Pistol portion of the NRA National Police Shooting Championships

Albuquerque, New Mexico - The Revolver Championships.

150 shots taken at 3, 7, 15, 25 and 50 yards from the standing, sitting, prone, and supported positions. It's half of the Open Class 3000 and a quarter of the Grand Championship. Win here and you're sitting pretty when the final bell sounds. So guess who is sitting pretty here?

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Florida based Border Patrol Agent wins the Semi-Auto 1500 by seven

Robert Vadasz shooting from 25 yards at NRA's National Police Shooting Championships

Albuquerque, New Mexico - Day One at NRA's National Police Shooting Championships came to a close with a familiar name at the top of the list — U.S. Border Patrol's Robert Vadasz. A four-time winner of the NRA Police Championships, Vadasz appears to have to returned in prime shooting shape … at least when it comes to semi-autos.

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Opening Ceremonies to NRA Police Championships at Albuquerque's Shooting Range Park

Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry welcomes competitors to NRA National Police Shooting Championships

Albuquerque, New Mexico - Hundreds of competitors and fans gathered at Albuquerque's Shooting Range Park for the NRA National Police Shooting Championship's opening ceremonies. Headlined by Mayor Richard Berry, Monday's opening marked the seventh consecutive time the championships kicked off in Albuquerque.

Along side Albuquerque Police Chief Allan Banks and members of the NRA Board of Directors, Berry expressed thanks and good luck for those who made the trip out to America's Land of Enchantment. Below is a portion of his opening address:

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Downpours in Albuquerque provides another level of difficulty for Law Enforcement shooters

Front loader dumps gravel on NRA Tactical Police Competition course at Albuquerque's Shooting Range Park

Albuquerque, New Mexico - Flash flood warnings are the norm in New Mexico this week. With record rainfalls and a continuous deluge, the campgrounds, streets, bridges and local landmarks are experiencing what some refer to as a once in a lifetime flood. Those taking part in NRA's National Police Shooting Championships at Albuquerque's Shooting Range Park are feeling the affects as well.

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