Reloading revolvers on the fly at Police Shooting Championship
Albuquerque, New Mexico - Tuesday's matches at the National Police Shooting Championships center around revolvers. Open Class, Distinguished and Stock are the official titles. Each category calls for a few different specifications as to caliber, barrel length and ammunition — we'll save that for later. For the one thing that each match has in common is the dropping of brass.
Save one stage in each category, competitors are required to reload and continue firing. That means opening the cylinder, ejecting and throwing in a new set of rounds. Our contenders are practically coordinated in a synchronized swimming-esque motion of dropping their brass.
Some pick up the casing after every segment and some leave it for the volunteers to collect later. Either action is acceptable. No matter what their decision on that front, the falling brass provides a touch of action in a competition that requires a perpetual state of steadiness.
Scores for the Revolver 1500 are coming soon.