By Danielle Sturgis | March 16 2010 07:05

The following is excerpted from the Competitive Shooting Division's E-Newsletter:

Action Pistol News

The 32nd Annual NRA Bianchi Cup will take place in Columbia, MO from May 26-29, 2010. In addition to having the finest pistol shooters in the world, the NRA Competitive Shooting Division have added a few exciting additions to this historic Championship.

On Saturday, May 29, the Competition Division will hold a Celebrity Pro-Am Event. We will be joined by four celebrity shooters: two members of the country music industry, Mark Wills & Michael Peterson; actor Marshall Teague; and a four-time world champion mounted cowboy action shooter, Kenda Lenseigne.

This event will also be shot by the top pistol shooters in the world, as well as industry, & press shooters. This event will have local & national TV & media coverage. The Championship & the Celebrity Pro-Am are open to the public and is always free of charge for spectators.

There will be two side events ongoing during the championship – The Ray Chapman Speed Star Event, sponsored by Secure Firearm Products, and the Ruger Rim Fire Event, sponsored by Ruger, showcasing their fine selection of .22 Caliber firearms. The Ruger Rim Fire Event is free for all, and firearms will be awarded! The conclusion of the match will be highlighted by the Awards Dinner on Saturday, May 29. The NRA will be proud to Award Championship Cups to the High Women, Junior, Senior, Metallic, Production and the World's famous Bianchi Cup to the High Overall Champion.

Hundreds of competitors from all over the globe shoot and practice NRA Action Pistol with the intent to compete in the NRA Bianchi Cup and the NRA World Action Pistol Championship.

The NRA and the Competitions Division would like to thank all of our sponsors for the generosity and our competitors and volunteers for their undying determination and support of NRA Action Pistol and all the NRA shooting sports. We are all looking forward to having a great 32nd Championship, and watching NRA Action Pistol grow bigger and better than ever.

Are you interested in sponsoring the NRA Bianchi Cup? Please contact Damien Orsinger (dorsinger@nrahq.org) or Woody Arenas (warenas@nrahq.org) to get more information. There is still time to support this exclusive event! See also www.nrasportsponsors.com.

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