Today marks the final day of preparation for the 2011 NRA National Pistol Championships here at Camp Perry. Competitors are beginning to arrive to pick up there entry packets and volunteer training is also getting underway this morning.
Also on the agenda for today is the opening of the NRA Camp Perry Store which will be open for business at 10:00. We'll be bringing a preview later on of the great items that store guru John Parker has for sale, including some fantastic new pieces and great deals on pieces from previous years.
The NRA Junior Pistol Camp will be kicking off this morning over on Petraca Range, with young pistol shooters learning all about conventional pistol competition. Adults looking to learn more about pistol competition are taking part in the Small Arms Firing School conducted by the Army Marksmanship Unit.
Finally, the day will conclude with the First Shot Ceremony, held each year to celebrate the start of the National Rifle & Pistol Championships. Starting at 6:30, the First Shot Ceremony will be on Rodriguez Range and will feature the Under Secretary of the Army, the Honorable Joseph Westphalt, as the guest speaker and shooter.
We'll be bringing you more coverage of these events throughout the day, so check back for photos, news, and more from the 2011 NRA National Pistol Championships at Camp Perry!