NRA law enforcement matches begin in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico - Not only were competitors ready to shoot this morning at the opening of NRA's 50th National Police Shooting Championships', they needed to shoot. After all, there are a number of matches on today's agenda with little room for delays. Following Deputy Chief Steve Warfield's welcome to the crowd, the first relay was called to the line.
The range soon filled with the familiar noise of a hundred pistols firing simultaneously. Twenty seconds to get off twelve shots? No problem for these guys - and girls. Law enforcement officers from around the world are here right next to our competitors. This year's championships even has representatives from New Zealand, Germany, Venezuela and more.
Now, it's much too early to begin speculating on first day scores, but rumor has it three-time champion Robert Vadasz had at least one 300 in the morning's relays. We'll soon see how the rest of the line fared.