Over 150 youth shooters learn rifle, pistol and shotgun basics and more with help from Friends of NRA

Friends of NRA grant funds 16th Annual Ohio 4-H Shooting Education Camp

Ohio experienced more shooting excitement this July than just Camp Perry. As a matter of fact, NRA Event Support Coordinator Peter Lawless has the scoop on a great 4-H camp last month that saw more than one hundred fifty young shooters turn out.

165 Teenagers Attend Ohio 4-H Shooting Camp

Jackson, Ohio - During the week of July 21-26, The 16th Annual Ohio 4-H Shooting Education Camp brought in 165 teenage campers and instilled them with a deeper appreciation for the shooting sports. Held at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp in Jackson, Ohio, students learned how to shoot rifles, pistols, shotguns, bows and muzzleloaders over the course of its packed six-day schedule. The camp used approximately 37,800 rounds of .22 LR, 34,500 rounds of assorted pistol ammunition, 35,200 shotgun shells and 30,500 clay targets throughout the week.

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Brian "Gunny" Zins receives his 12th title at NRA National Pistol Championships award ceremony

Top Shot on History Channel star Brian Zins wins 12th NRA National Pistol Championship at Camp Perry, Ohio

Port Clinton, Ohio - Late last night at Camp Perry, Ohio's Hough Theater, Brian Zins joined the third and second place shooters already on stage, stepped atop the podium and raised the coveted Harrison Trophy above his head to the cheers of the crowd. He had just won his 12th NRA National Pistol Championship, twice as many as any other shooter in the National Matches' history.

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Top Shot star Brian Zins adds to winningest resume at NRA National Pistol Championships

Top Shot on History Channel star Brian Zins wins 12th NRA National Pistol Championship at Camp Perry, Ohio

Port Clinton, Ohio - "The wind got to everybody except Brian," professional shooter, and Cabot Guns teammate Andy Moody said of Brian Zins, who claimed his 12th NRA National Pistol Championship this afternoon at the Remington/NRA National Rifle & Pistol Championships.

After three long days of shooting 270 shots for record, attaining a 2634 out of a possible 2700, Zins could relax. It hadn't been easy, but it never is. Thanks to the unpredictable and unrelenting weather on the shores of Lake Erie, where Camp Perry has hosted the National Matches for 106 years, shooters are subjected to high winds, heavy rains and intense heat - often all in the same day.

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History Channel sharp shooter takes two out of three NRA pistol titles

Brian Zins at the 2012 NRA National Pistol Championships - photo by Lindsey Morgan

Port Clinton, Ohio - After finishing the first day of competition at the 2013 NRA National Pistol Championships a good ten points behind, Top Shot runner-up Brian Zins rallied for the second day in a row to win the .45 Caliber Pistol Championships.

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Eleven-time champion Brian Zins bounces back from tough Thursday to lead 2013 championship race

2013 NRA National Pistol Championships at Camp Perry, Ohio

Port Clinton, Ohio - Friday at the 2013 NRA National Pistol Championships saw competitors put 90 more shots downrange as they fired the Centerfire Championship presented by Cabot Guns. As you might guess, the Centerfire Championship is shot entirely with centerfire ammunition - as opposed to rimfire.

As firearms history goes, rimfire is the older primer technology by a few decades. Centerfire is a little more complex, but more reliable and can provide greater precision accuracy in the right hands. It just so happens that a few hundred of those right hands happen to be at Camp Perry, eager to hit x-rings.

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Day two of Pistol Champions at the NRA Nationals in Camp Perry

Officials look over a target during the Center fire Stage of the NRA Pistol Championships in Camp Perry

Port Clinton, Ohio - The 2013 NRA National Pistol Championships started Tuesday, July 9th at the Ohio National Guard Base known as Camp Perry. In the books are the .22 and prelim stages of the title chase. Sitting at the top of that pyramid was Chad Ranton. Today they moved on to the Cabot Guns Center Fire Championship.

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World's top pistol shooters compete for NRA national title at Camp Perry, Ohio

2013 NRA National Pistol Championships at Camp Perry, Ohio

Port Clinton, Ohio - NRA Competitive Shooting's big event of the year, the National Matches, is finally here. Colloquially called Camp Perry for the National Guard facility that has hosted the matches for 106 years, the Remington/NRA National Rifle & Pistol Matches are considered the World Series of the shooting sports. Here you will find the top pistol, smallbore and high power rifle shooters not just in the United States, but the entire world.

The six NRA championships, Pistol, Smallbore Position, Smallbore Prone, High Power Rifle, High Power Rifle Mid-Range, and High Power Rifle Long Rangeare broken up into five legs with HP and HP MR held simultaneously.

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.22 Pistol makes first mark for NRA's National Pistol Championships

Pistol Shooters at the 2013 NRA Pistol Championships in Camp Perry, Ohio

Port Clinton, Ohio - It wasn't an easy start.

Dodging water spouts, high winds and down pours, the opening shots at the 2013 NRA Pistol Championships in Camp Perry, Ohio have left nothing to imagination. The toughest conditions in the world at one of the most challenging competitions in the world. And it isn't going to get any easier from here.

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Remington joins National Rifle Association in presenting annual World Series of Shooting Sports

2013 Remington/NRA National Rifle & Pistol Matches

Fairfax, Virginia - This year's National Rifle Association National Rifle & Pistol Matches will be presented by Remington. Held for over a century at Camp Perry, Ohio, the matches have come to be known as America’s “World Series of Shooting Sports.”

“Remington has been a longtime supporter of the National Matches and we are elated to be working with one of the finest names in the firearms industry,” said Dennis Willing, Director of NRA’s Competitive Shooting Division. “We welcome and appreciate their increased involvement as title sponsor of the National Matches and the opportunity to make our events bigger and better than ever.”

Camp Perry, which has traditionally hosted five championships, will introduce a new, sixth, phase during this year's Remington/NRA National Matches - Mid-Range High Power. Held alongside the High Power Championships, Mid-Range High Power will be shot in the style of F-Class, allowing competitors to use scope sights and artificial support (e.g. bipods and slings). A tradition every serious shooter tries to make at least once, Camp Perry's competitors represent a vast array of experience levels, including novice shooters, Olympic medalists, law enforcement officers, military personnel, and international competitors.

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