By Kyle Jillson | March 14 2013 17:58

Revisiting The Citadel's big day as South Carolina's military college comes out on top

A standard pistol on the range at NRA's 2013 Intercollegiate Pistol Championships in Georgia

Columbus, Georgia - Yesterday's Standard Pistol Championship saw The Citadel, the military college of South Carolina, make a strong bid to grab this year's Team Aggregate Championship belt.

By winning Standard Pistol with a score of 2132, The Citadel bested West Point by eighteen points and the Naval Academy by thirty. If they follow up that performance with a similar showing in Open Ait Pistol, there's every chance The Citadel will be known as the NRA's 2013's overall champ.

The match is shot with standard pistols (also known as sport pistols) in .22 LR (Long Rifle). Restrictions on these pistols include a minimum capacity of five rounds, open sights and restrictions on grip design.

Standard Pistol Championship competitors come to the line and shoot three rapid fire 20-shot stages from 25 meters. Each stage is further broken down into four series of five shots.

The whole thing is run on timers, so shooters have added pressure to get their shots off in a certain amount of time. Starting off easy, the first stage's series have 150 second time limits. After that it gets a little tougher. Competitors only have 20 seconds per series in the second stage. Finally the third stage's series must each be shot within 10 seconds.

A standard pistol takes aim at NRA's 2013 Intercollegiate Pistol Championships in Ft. Benning, Georgia

There are no finals in Standard Pistol, so your placement after the 60 shots is final.

Below are some photos from the match and the top scores between teams and individual shooters.

2013 NRA Standard Pistol Individual Championship
Place Competitor School Score
1 Joe Totts Ohio St 548
2 Ethan Morrison Oregon St
 547
3 Heather Deppe USMA 546
4 Czerda Frank USNA 544
5 Stephen Bowden Citadel 542
6 Shane Greene USMA 541
7 Derek Park Yale
537
8 Joseph Savo USNA 535

2013 NRA Standard Pistol Team Championship
Place School Score
1 The Citadel
2132
2 United States Military Academy
2114
3 United States Naval Academy 2102

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