The 46th National Police Shooting Championships wrapped up in Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 25. Home to the NPSC for the past three years, Albuquerque is a "great location with close-to-perfect weather," according to Glen Hoyer, Director of the Law Enforcement Activities Division, pictured below with Cam Edwards of NRAnews.
Approximately 400 law enforcement personnel came out from all reaches of law enforcement in not only the United States, but the world as well. This year the NPSC incorporated new events into its schedule, appealing to the varying preferences of its competitors. In addition to the Police Pistol Combat a new event called the New Mexico Challenge, a duty handgun and equipment match for those new to shooting, was added, and a Tactical Police Competition was held in the days leading up to the NPSC.
This year's competition could not have been possible without the continual support from great sponsors, including Brownells, ProForce Law Enforcement, BlackHawk, Beretta USA, SIG Sauer, FNH USA, Colt, Smith & Wesson, DPMS Panther Arms, and Glock, among others.
More than $250,000 was given out in trophies and prizes during the awards ceremony on September 24th, presenting one of the finest prize tables in law enforcement competitive shooting.
"The 2008 NPSC was an outstanding success thanks to the competitors in the Police Pistol Combat, Tactical Police Competition, and the New Mexico Challenge," Hoyer remarked. "Next year will only be better, so come on back."
U.S. Border Patrol Agent Robert M. Vadasz, pictured above, masterfully shot his way to the title of champion of the 46th NPSC with a cumulative score of 2980-195x, adding the competition to a growing list of accomplishments. (See entire results here.) Earlier this year at the NRA Bianchi Cup in Columbus, Missouri, Agent Vadasz took home first place in the Metallic Sight championship. Vadaz has also won the Semi-Automatic Pistol Championship in last year's NPSC and placed third overall in 2006.
Held since 1962, the National Police Shooting Championship matches are just one of many programs directed by NRA's Law Enforcement Activities Division (LEAD). These programs are supported by the Davidson's Law Enforcement Endowment and the Law Enforcement Training Endowment of The NRA Foundation, including a generous $251,000 donation from Brownells, Inc., as well as donations from more than 100 other firearm and equipment manufacturers and businesses.
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