By Lars Dalseide | June 28 2012 17:21

Blades of the Benchmade Knives for the 2012 NRA Smallbore Champions

Fairfax, Virginia - A little more than a week away from First Shot at NRA's National Pistol and Rifle Championships in Camp Perry and the goodies are still rolling in. One of the latest arrives from Oregon care of the Benchmade Knife Company.

"Benchmade is a Silver Sponsor with the Smallbore Matches," explained NRA Senior Marketing Coordinator Woody Arenas. "They gave us two knives for our Smallbore Champions, 3-Position and Prone. They also sent along knives that will go to those who finish in second, third as well as the winners of a few of the subcategories. "

For the champions, they will receive a 581 Barrage. Constructed out of M390 Super Steel, the 60-62 rated hardness blade has a length of 3.6 inches and relies on the handy AXIS-Assist locking mechanism. But the other knives are nothing to sneeze at either.

The runner-ups will be awarded one of ten 551 Griptilian knives. Also with the AXIS® locking mechanism, the Griptilians come standard with dual thumb-stud openers, a 3.45 inch blade Collection of Benchmade Knives for the NRA 2012 Smallbore Champions along with a Noryl GTX grip. And the prizes don't stop with the knives.

"There will also be a pair of Benelli shotguns for the winners," said Arenas. "Each Champion, 3-Position and Prone, will receive a Benelli shotgun as part of their awards package. I don't have the model number, but it's a Benelli ... how could they be anything but great?"

The National Rifle & Pistol Championships kick off at Camp Perry, Ohio on July 9th with the traditional First Shot Ceremony. Stay tuned to NRAblog for live coverage of the event.

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