By Kyle Jillson | March 18 2012 12:50

With all the shooting that has been going on recently, how about a chance to do some of your own? The NRA is hosting one of its annual events at the NRA Range this April and there's still time to get in on the action.

NRA Rifle Manager H.Q. Moody wrote us about the event:

The 17th, 2012 Ken Quandahl Memorial and Spring Fling Regional is scheduled to be contested April 21st and 22nd on the NRA Range.

This tournament is dedicated to a fine young man who was one of our local junior shooters. Ken moved on and attended the United States Naval Academy after graduating from High School and the Acorns JRC. He continued his love of competitive shooting and was the Naval Academy Rifle Team Captain; Ken graduated as a lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.

Just after he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant he contracted leukemia and passed away just a few years ago. This tournament is our way to keep Ken’s memory as a competitor alive.

This event has become the largest NRA Smallbore Rifle Regional shot in the United States. In 2011, we hosted 75 competitors and we had more than 150 coaches and family members come through the NRA Range during the two day event.

The Spring Fling is a wonderful opportunity to visit the NRA and to shoot on a fine facility.

Last year we had approximately 82% of junior shooters and new competitors from Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Many shooting families who have never been to the NRA, come to compete in the tournament and visit the National Firearms Museum.

Registration is being taken now for the Spring Fling. We already have over 60 competitors committed for this prestigious event. Normally, the match is full by the end of March and a waiting list is established for additional competitors. If you are interested in competiting in the Spring Fling call HQ Moody, 703-267-1475, and request a program and entry information.

The Spring Fling is 40 shots fired indoors at 50 yards, in each of the prone, standing, and kneeling positions, using any sights on the NRA conventional A-23 target.– an excellent event to get prepared for the coming outdoor season.

There is also a two-person “paper” team match using the scores from the individual championship to compute team scores.

Three relays are scheduled per day, starting at 8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Don't forget that registration for the Spring Fling is on a first-come, first-served basis. Call H.Q. to reserve your spot ASAP.

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