Law Enforcement battles weather and nerves at Long Range Alley
Range officers trudging through the rain and mud while scoring the NRA TPC in Louisiana.
Grand Cane, Louisiana -"The rain was coming down pretty hard."
That's what NRA Manager of Law Enforcement Competitions Marc Lipp said when asked about last weekend's Tactical Police Competition (TPC) at the Long Range Alley Gun Club in Grand Cane, Louisiana. According to reports, there was little sight of warmth and sun for this match. Competitors were instead treated to a deluge of wind, mud and rain that put the actual match in jeopardy.
"I wouldn't have been surprised if the weather scared some people away," said Lipp. "As it turned out, we ended up at just four competitors under capacity."
Louisiana Tactical Police Competition Awards handed out at the NRA TPC.
Out of the 96 competitors who braved the soggy settings, 56 registered for the Tactical Division (rifles with scopes and semi-auto shotguns) while the remaining 40 headed for the Patrol (iron sights and pump action shotguns).
After everything was said and done, here's how the top five finished up in each category:
|2012 Louisiana TPC Patrol Division
||Fairfax County PD
||Dorchester Co. Sheriff's
|2012 Louisiana TPC Tactical Division
||Louisiana State Police
||Round Rock PD
||Kansas City Missouri PD
A competitor braving the mud and discarded shotgun shells at last weekend's NRA Louisiana TPC.