By Lars Dalseide | September 22 2012 12:21

Gunny makes the rounds during NRA's National Police Shooting Competition in New Mexico

Gunny R. Lee Ermey poses with Jerry Tuscano after the NRA Tactical Police Competition in Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico - There were dozens of highlights at this year's National Police Shooting Championships at Albuquerque's Shooting Range Park. Robert Vadasz won his 4th Overall Championship, Queensland's Robert Pierce made a second straight appearance, and the arrival of Gunnery Sergeant R. Lee Ermey.

Gunny R. Lee Ermey receives a walk through of an NRA Tactical Police Competition course in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Gunny was first sighted at the Shooting Range Park during the final stages of NRA's Tactical Police Competition (TPC). As he appeared on the field, things took a sudden turn. For no longer were the competitors concentrating on the course. They were concentrating on Ermey.

Gunny R. Lee Ermey speaking to the crowd during the National Police Shooting Championships Awards Banquet in Albuquerque, New Mexico

In addition to visits to the TPC and NPSC matches, Gunny was also good enough to stand for pictures with the competitors and address the crowd during Wednesday night's Awards Ceremony.

"When I leave here I'm headed to the Gunny Challenge down in Georgia," said Ermey. "I didn't want to shoot (here at the National Police Shooting Championships) because when I use somebody else's gun to shoot, low and behold I'll miss that black and my confidence level will drop. Can't have that going into my match."

Gunny R. Lee Ermey posing with team winners during the NRA Tactical Police Competition awards ceremony in Albuquerque

"This is always a highlight for me," said a shooter for the DHS/ICE team. "Having Gunny come out is, it's just great."

And if schedules allow, it'll be just as great next year.

Gunny R. Lee Ermey posing with a competitor during the NRA Tactical Police Competition in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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