Top collegiate shotgun shooters named NRA All Americans at ACUI Clay Target Championships in San Antonio

2014 NRA Collegiate All-American Shotgun First Team

San Antonio, Texas - The 46th Annual ACUI Clay Target Championships were a hard-fought five days that saw competitors go through couple hundred thousand clays and shotgun shells. When the dust settled at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, perennial favorite Lindenwood University had won their 11th consecutive national title.

Among the awards handed out that evening were the announcements of the 2014 NRA Collegiate All-American Shotgun teams.

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Student athletes finish championships with America's oldest shotgun sport

2014 ACUI American Trap Championship in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas - The final day of the 2014 ACUI Clay Target Championship ends with probably the first shotgun sport people encounter - American Trap. Easy to learn and very forgiving on new shooters, American Trap is the championships' most popular match. It featured a total of 597 of the 633 shooters who showed up this year.

In American Trap, clays are thrown in steady, smooth arcs contrasting the harder to hit International Trap clays which are thrown faster, further, and with the zero to three second delay. Competitors rotate five stations, taking five shots at each for a maximum of 25 points per round. Without needing to change stations after every shot, a group of American Trap shooters work themselves up a smooth cadence, working through a round very quickly.

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Shooters move to American shotgun disciplines in skeet and trap as ACUI Clay Target Championships continue

2014 ACUI Clay Target Championships in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas - It's a bright and sunny day at the NSSA-NSCA National Shooting Complex, where hundreds of collegiate shotgun shooters have descended to compete in the ACUI Clay Target Championships. The days are long, but fun, as the students go through round after round on the fields and scramble to finish their homework here and there.

Now that the International events are finished, competitors have moved on to the American variants of trap and skeet. Today the action is at the complex's lower fields, where shooters are engaging in American Skeet.

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More than 600 collegiate shotgun shooters descend on Texas for shooting sports title chase

2014 ACUI Clay Target Championships in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas - San Antonio's population of college students increased by a few hundred this week, and it isn't because of spring break. No, they're here for the 46th Annual Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Clay Target Championships.

Representing 75 colleges and universities from around the United States, these 600 shooters will be breaking - or at least taking shots at - more than 280,000 clay pigeons as they compete in the International and American varieties of skeet and trap, along with Five Stand and Sporting Clays.

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From Blaser-USA - Bockdrilling BD14: THe Awesome Trinity>

Blaser's BOCKDRILLING BD 14

New lockup, new barrel adjustment, new elegance. Blaser redefines the concept of a “Bockdrilling”

San Antonio, Texas - The innovative design of the thermostable barrels makes the BD 14 a state-of-the-art masterpiece: a skillful combination of tradition and technology.

The “Bockdrilling” is, put simply, an O/U Rifle-shotgun combination with a smaller caliber rifle-barrel that blends in harmonically on the side. The barrel arrangement has been perfected by Blaser allowing for an extremely slender receiver and making the BD 14 exceptionally huntable.

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From Smith & Wesson - San Antonio Police Department Converts to Smith & Wesson® M&P® Pistols

Smith & Wesson M&P 40 pistol in .40 S&W Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: SWHC), a leader in firearm manufacturing and design, announced that it has been awarded a firearms contract from the San Antonio Police Department for duty side arms from the company’s M&P Pistol Series. The San Antonio Police Department has selected the M&P40 as its new service firearm and has begun to convert officers to the new handgun platform.

As one of the state’s largest police forces with over 2,100 sworn officers, San Antonio joins the ranks of agencies that have converted to the Smith & Wesson M&P pistol. The full-department conversion calls for 2,600 M&P40 pistols chambered in .40 S&W to be delivered to the department. The recent order represents Smith & Wesson’s largest contract to date to an agency in the state of Texas.

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Lindenwood Lions miss sweep of events by one point on road to history in San Antonio

Lindenwood University shooters hold up 'X' for their tenth consecutive ACUI shotgun championship

San Antonio, Texas – For the tenth year in a row Lindenwood University was called to the podium as the first place Division I team of the Association of College Unions International Clay Target Championships. Granted, it's not like they can even fit atop it. Lindenwood has as strong a presence in attendance as it does on the scoreboard. The picture above displays roughly half of their team.

With an overall team score of 2249 out of 2350, Lindenwood University held 50 points over second place Texas A&M University and 121 on third place Bethel University.

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Country's best collegiate shotgun shooters receive high honor from NRA

First Team 2013 NRA All-Americans in shotgun

San Antonio, Texas - After there were no more clays to break at the 45th Annual Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Clay Target Championships at San Antonio's National Shooting Complex, the NRA announced this year's rosters of All-Americans in shotgun for the 2012-2013 season.

The All-American award has recognized the top collegiate shooting sports competitors in the rifle, pistol and shotgun disciplines since its creation in 1936.

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Collegiate shotgunners square off in American Trap tiebreakers

Men's American Trap winner Matt Perkins gets a hug from his coach

San Antonio, Texas - There is no final round in American Trap. No last gathering of top shooters for one final opportunity to snag the brass ring. That's saved for the International Championships. With American Trap, the shooter with the high score at the end of the round wins. Simple as that.

That's not to say there's never a situation that calls for another round. There is. If, for example, there's a tie for high score (or any of the top three spots) then it must be resolved. And ties happen. A lot. Just ask Southeastern Illinois' Matt Perkins (pictured above).

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