Albuquerque, New Mexico - The final gun has sounded at the 2011 National Police Shooting Championships (NPSC) in Albuquerque. As you can see in the above shot, the Shooting Range Park's firing line, which was once filled with hundreds of competitors, has been abandoned to the sun, wind and sand.
This year's Championship saw another strong performance from the United States Border Patrol along with bright spots by the Los Angeles Police Department, the Tampa Police Department, the Hartford Patrol and Policia Judicial Venezuela. We also saw another enthusiastically attended New Mexico Challenge, even more challenging courses in the Tactical Police Competition and another visit by everyone's favorite Gunny.
By now, most of those who played a role in NPSC are on their way home. Whether traveling by plane, train or recreational vehicle, Albuquerque's population has fallen by a little more than six-hundred. But with NRA Law Enforcement Division's continued hard work, as well as the support of our competitors and the City of Albuquerque, we'll be back next year to see a bigger, brighter National Police Shooting Championship in 2012.