Competitor at the NRA's 2011 National Police Shooting Championships (NPSC) demonstrates to officials that his firearm is unloaded. NPSC is shot in Albuquerque during the 3rd week of September every year.
Albuquerque, New Mexico - Yesterday was strictly revolver, but today's competition at the 2011 National Police Shooting Championships is all about semi-auto. Competitors start the day by shooting Open Class Semi-Automatic Pistol, which is comprised of Matches 8-12, shot consecutively. The aggregate of these matches is Match 13, or the Open Class Semi-Automatic Pistol 1500 Championship, won last year by U.S. Border Patrol's Rob Vadasz with a score of 1492-106x. Paired with the results of yesterday's Match 6(Open Class Revolver 1500 Championship), the results of Match 13 will determine the winner of the Open Class 3000 Championship, which also went to Vadasz after shooting at 2981-221x.
Later today, competitors will shoot the Stock Semi-Auto and Distinguished Semi-Auto Championships, both of which will go towards the aggregate score that determines the Service Pistol Championship.
We'll have more photos and results for you throughout the day, but in the meantime, checkout photos from Matches 8-12.