The match’s Executive Director, Glen Hoyer, and his boss, Kayne Robinson, checked in with NRANews' Cam & Company last night. Watch the episode in the NRA News archives. What did they gave to say about the 2010 National Police Shooting Championships?
“Things are going very well, and Albuquerque Police Department is going out of their way to make things work,” Hoyer said. “Mayor Berry is a great guy and very behind both NRA and NPSC.”
Hoyer emphasized the importance of offering the nearly 400 law enforcement and military marksmen an environment in which to reinforce their training.
“We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again – competition is an extension of training,” he said. “And hearing from people who have been coming for several years, and hearing how this match affects their departments in positive ways, is what it’s really all about.
Robinson arrived at the Championships shortly after their start and has been talking to as many competitors as possible. A former 8-time state champion himself, Robinson says he always enjoys meeting “as many of these guys as possible.”
“This is the place to be,” Robinson told Cam. “I spent 34 years as a cop, so being here with all kinds of police shooters is phenomenal.”
In addition to offering participants competition and friendship, Robinson was quick to point out an important aspect of the Championship.
“They exchange information – what’s working good for their training, whats not, how they handle certain situations,” Robinson said. “It’s a whole smorgasboard of activity here.”