From NRA Tactical Police Competition's San Antonio match

Competitor and Range Safety Officer running through Course #5 at NRA's Tactical Police Competition in San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas - The fifth stage at NRA's Tactical Police Shooting Championships at the Blackhawk Range is titled Hallway Runner. And you can take it from me … there's a whole lot of running involved. Here's the scenario:

You're called to a Doctor's office where a male suspect has become violent and is demanding drugs. Staff and patients have escaped, the but the suspect and his cohorts are still inside.

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Sheriffs, State Police and Federal Agents gather for San Antonio Tactical Police Competition at Blackhawk Shooting Range

Running a Zombie Target at NRA's San Antonio Tactical Police Competition

San Antonio, Texas - It's morning here in Texas. The lazy rays of sunshine peer through the covering clouds as gunfire echoes off the berms. Not to worry — that's a good sign. That means that the 2012 San Antonio Tactical Police Competition is under way.

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Gates to the 2011 San Antonio Tactical Police Competition

Ever taken part in an NRA Police Tactical Competition? Or maybe you just want to see one in action? Well if you're in the San Antonio, Texas area, then you're in luck.

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Smith & Wesson PPC 9 six-inch at NRA's Police Championships

View of Smith & Wesson Model PPC 9 semi-automatic pistol from the right

Albuquerque, New Mexico - A couple of weeks ago, we began a review of guns. The guns used by Chase Blohm to win High Sheriff at NRA's 2012 National Police Shooting Championships in Albuquerque. Since last time we looked at a revolver, I thought now was the time for a semi-automatic. Presenting the Smith & Wesson PPC 9 six inch.

"About four years ago I purchased this PPC 9," said Blohm. "Originally I shot a five inch and just worked my way up. When I made the change, my points jumped up at least ten."

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Epping, New Hampshire - There's only one Tactical Police Competition left on the NRA's schedule this year. That will take place next weekend at the Blackhawk Shooting Range just outside of San Antonio, Texas.

For an idea of what you're going to see next weekend in Texas, take a look at what happened last weekend at the SIG SAUER Academy in New Hampshire.

For more on NRA's Tactical Police Competitions, check out their section of the NRA Law Enforcement website

Additional material from the NRA's National Police Shooting Championships & Tactical Police Competition to come

Shotgun course at NRA's New Mexico Tactical Police Competition

Albuquerque, New Mexico - A few days back from the National Police Shooting Championships and everyone is asking for pictures. But why do you need pictures when we've posted all the good stuff here on NRAblog? Well, maybe we haven't. Just look at the shot from the Tactical Police Competition's shotgun course above.

A quick review suggests that we've only begun to scratch the surface of all the videos and photographs we took last week while out in New Mexico. Our lap tops and portable hard drives are bulging at the seams with more and more and more.

So keep your eyes open. Soon enough, course descriptions, photo layouts, competitor interviews and videos will be popping up here on NRAblog.

Shield Up one of NRA's toughest Tactical Course in New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico - As we said last week, the blind course from NRA's Tactical Police Competition in New Mexico was a doozy. All they knew was that there twelve targets and 180 seconds to get them in.

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Gunny makes the rounds during NRA's National Police Shooting Competition in New Mexico

Gunny R. Lee Ermey poses with Jerry Tuscano after the NRA Tactical Police Competition in Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico - There were dozens of highlights at this year's National Police Shooting Championships at Albuquerque's Shooting Range Park. Robert Vadasz won his 4th Overall Championship, Queensland's Robert Pierce made a second straight appearance, and the arrival of Gunnery Sergeant R. Lee Ermey.

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First time at the National Police Shooting Championships for Texas Sheriff's Team

Tom Curran from the Williamson County Sheriff's Office in Texas smiles during a break at the National Police Shooting Championships Albuquerque, New Mexico - If you walk the line here at NRA's National Police Shooting Championships in Albuquerque, you'll find a good mixture of seasoned and novice competitors. Law Enforcement officers from near and far that have traveled a few hours or a few days just for a chance at the title. Or, if you're like Tom Curran of the Williamson County Sheriff's Office, you're here for the experience.

"Our Sheriff, James Wilson, was a big shooter for many years," explained Curran. "He thought we could learn a few things and decided to send us."

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