Shooting Sports USA rummages through the range bag of one of the shooting world's greats

Bruce Piatt at the 2012 Midway & NRA Bianchi Cup

Fairfax, Virginia - Between NRA Action, Tactical 3-Gun, Sportsman Team Challenge and Masters, professional shooter Bruce Piatt is a busy guy. Barb Baird from Women's Outdoor News recently caught up with the five-time Bianchi Cup champion to glean some insight from this shooting genius, specifically: What's in his range bag?

Bruce Piatt will be the first to tell you that he is living the dream. As a sponsored professional shooter, he routinely takes the lead or immediately challenges the leader.

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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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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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Fairfax, Virginia - Tom and Damien from NRA's Pistol Department are back with another Bianchi Cup video before this year's 35th annual championship.

In this video the two discuss the brand new MidwayUSA Bianchi Cup Scholarship Program. Introduced this year by MidwayUSA, the scholarship program brings first time college-age shooters to the MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup with all expenses paid.

What a way to get someone interested in the sport.

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New Zealand native Tiffany Piper with Larry and Brenda Potterfield

From Leupold & Stevens - Leupold® to Sponsor Bianchi Cup Junior Champ Tiffany Piper

Beaverton, Oregon – Leupold & Stevens, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Tiffany Piper to the company’s stable of competitive shooters.

A regular atop the Bianchi Cup junior division, the 19-year-old New Zealand native is looking to pick up her first women’s title at the famed match this year. En route to her third junior title, Piper also finished third in the chase for the overall women’s title in 2012.

Beginning with air pistol as a 10-year-old, Piper moved up to a .22 rimfire by age 11 and .38 Super by age 12. Piper competed in her first Bianchi Cup when she was just 13. An accomplished action pistol shooter, Piper won four consecutive New Zealand national titles, four consecutive national junior titles and was part of the 2008 World Cup champion ladies team.

“It’s great to be a part of the Leupold family of shooters,” Piper said. “I’m looking forward to this year’s Bianchi Cup and shooting against the world’s best action pistol shooters.”

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NRA's Pistol Department highlights what's new in the lead up to this year's MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup

Fairfax, Virginia - The top pistol shooters in the world will be converging on Columbia, Missouri one month from now - May 22-25 - to compete in the 35th Annual MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup National Championship.

Above is the first episode on this year's Bianchi Cup Preview Show. In it, Tom Hughes & Damien Orsinger of NRA's Pistol Department outline what's new with the Bianchi Cup in 2013.

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From The Safariland Group - Introducing the Bianchi® Cowboy Wild Clearwater Rig For Colt 1911-Style Pistols

The Bianchi® Cowboy Wild Clearwater Rig For Colt 1911-Style Pistols Ontario, California – Bianchi® announced today the release of the Wild Clearwater™ holster and belt rig specifically designed for Colt 1911-style pistols. A new edition to the Bianchi Cowboy line, the Wild Clearwater Rig is handcrafted of premium-grade, vegetable-tanned full-grain leather. The holster is lined with full-grain leather for a smooth and rapid draw, while the belt is suede-lined to maintain holster position on the waist.

“The Colt 1911 pistol is quickly becoming more popular in the cowboy shooting community,” said James Dawson, Category Director for the Bianchi Brand. “Bianchi recognizes this growing market and developed the rapid-draw Clearwater rig to meet this demand”.

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MidwayUSA Bianchi Cup Scholarship competitors to stand out more ways than one

Jersey for 2013 MidwayUSA Bianchi Cup Scholarship shooters

Fairfax, Virginia - Think you shoot in style? Check out these jerseys that just came in for the NRA Bianchi Cup Scholarship Program.

Introduced this year by MidwayUSA, the scholarship program brings first time college-age shooters to the MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup with all expenses paid.

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Gear up for this year's MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup - it's coming

2013 MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup poster

Fairfax, Virginia - Due to a scheduling conflict I didn't attend the 2012 MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup, but my experience at the 2011 championship - surprisingly - seems fresh in my mind. The crew upstairs at NRA Competitive Shooting have been hard at work to have everything ready for the end of May.

Amid hammering out sponsors, booking celebrity guests, and adding the new MidwayUSA Bianchi Cup Scholarship Program and the Pro-Clinic, they sent me this year's edition of the famed Bianchi Cup poster.

To those of you unfamiliar with the Bianchi Cup, you're probably wondering what the big deal is. It's just a poster, right? Well yes and no. The Bianchi Cup poster is steeped in tradition and allows everyone to be a part of the prestigious pistol tournament's history. During registration, staff, volunteers, and competitors are asked to sign their names on Bianchi posters with silver markers.

But there's a catch. Anyone who has won the coveted Bianchi Cup signs their name in black. The handful of names scattered among the silver show just how accomplished the previous winners are. Here's a look at the 2013 MidwayUSA & Bianchi Cup poster, featuring the cup in all its glory.

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