One week remains in the challenge period of the National Open Indoor Rifle Championships. Although results are not yet final, some shooters might receive something a little extra depending on their preliminary scores.
USA Shooting is getting involved with the Indoor Championship by partnering with the NRA to help foster American shooting talent. Always on the lookout for the best shooters in the country, USA Shooting is offering free entry to their National Championships to the Indoor Rifle Championships' top shooters - as long as they meet a certain condition.
The top fifteen shooters in each of the international disciplines of both the Open and Junior championships will have their admission fees waived ... as long as they haven't received such an offer before. Considering this is the first year they made such an offer, none of the shooters should had a problem and all 60 available invitations were sent out.
The 19th Annual USA Shooting National Championships actually start today and run through June 11 at Fort Benning, Georgia. While the airgun range is air conditioned, smallbore shooters will soon get well acquainted with the hot and humid weather Georgia has to offer this time of year.
This generous USA Shooting offer is an excellent opportunity for recreational shooters interested in professional competitions.
The Smallbore Olympic Team Trails are also being held at Ft. Benning. The USA is going up against some tough opponents this summer in London and NRAblog will be covering the United States' quest for gold as they come across the wire.