By Kyle Jillson | May 30 2010 15:10

From Universal Coin & Bullion:

Universal Coin sponsors Bianchi Cup Practical on NRAblog COLUMBIA, MO – Universal Coin & Bullion (UCB) has expanded their NRA sponsorship by becoming a major sponsor of the NRA National Action Pistol Championship, also known as the NRA Bianchi Cup. UCB will also be the sponsor of the 2010 NRA National Pistol Championships at Camp Perry.

Universal Coin & Bullion sponsored the Practical Event of the NRA Bianchi Cup and provided up to $15,000 in cash and prizes. UCB’s VP of Marketing Paul Stein, attended the Championship, said, “As the Official Bullion & Rare Coin Dealer of the NRA, our commitment to Competitive Shooting is an exciting opportunity.  Locally and nationally, the Bianchi Cup and Camp Perry are tangible events designed to engage all ages in shooting sports, both as a competitor and as a spectator. We’re proud that the NRA asked us to be a part of these world-acclaimed events!”

Since its inception in 1979, the NRA Bianchi Cup has retained its original course of fire, consisting of four events: Practical, Barricade, Moving Target and Falling Plates. Speed and accuracy are the key to winning the Championship. Each event is timed and worth 480 points, equaling a total of 1920 possible points. Action pistol competitors are permitted to use a two-handed grip, and competitors must start with their guns holstered. This dynamic type of competition makes the match more appealing to spectators.

Universal Coin & Bullion is a leading provider of Precious Metal IRAs, Bullion and Rare Coins to NRA members and clients nationwide The Beaumont, Texas, based investment company is known internationally for their knowledge of investing in collectable coins and serves as the Market Maker in certified United States coins, such as Type II and Type III Liberty Double Eagles and the renowned Indian Head and $3.00 Princess designs of early 1900, as well as key date numismatic treasure in the gold, platinum and silver American Eagle family of coins. Award-winning UCB President Mike Fuljenz provides every client with vital publications, newsletters, and other educational material on coin collecting and equips clients to understand coins, how to collect, and how best to buy and sell gold and rare coins.

“The NRA Competitive Shooting Division is pleased to welcome Universal Coin & Bullion as a sponsor of the 2010 NRA Bianchi Cup,” said Mike Krei, Director of NRA’s Competitive Shooting Division. “We are excited to have Mike Fuljenz and UCB sponsor another NRA Competitive Shooting championship and appreciate their dedication to our championships, competitive shooting sports and generous support to the 2010 NRA Bianchi Cup.”

For more information on the 2010 NRA Bianchi Cup, or the NRA Action Shooting Program, contact Tom Hughes at 703-267-1451, or by email, For more information on NRA Competitive Shooting Sponsorships, please visit or contact Woody Arenas in the NRA Competitive Shooting Division at 703-267-1469 or by email, To learn more about the Official Bullion and Rare Coin Dealer of the NRA, visit

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