Albuquerque's Shooting Range Park sets the stage for NRA's Tactical Police Competition
Albuquerque, New Mexico - Day one of NRA's Tactical Police Competition at the Shooting Range Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico is done. With only half the scores in, it's still too early to make any predictions. So instead of breaking out the scores, we're going to go with a collection of photos from the day.
Starting off with the marksmanship unit from Las Vegas, Nevada, we see three members of the team prepping for the day's final stage. Shooting in the sun, the shade and the rain, they had to be exhausted when that last buzzer rang.
Kirkland Air Force Base is just a few miles down the road. With such a large collection of potential competitors out there, it's always good to see a few members of the military making their way to the Shooting Range Park for a little trigger time and training.
Though the U.S. Border Patrol gets all the glory when it comes to the National Police Shooting Championships, it's teams like this one from Customs and Border Protection that usually takes the tactical prize. Some fast, some slow, the primary focus is to get on target ... exactly what this agent was doing here.
Competitors come from all over the United States to take part in the National Matches. Above we see Russ Pearce of the Richmond Police Department in Virginia working on one of the rain soaked stages.
As we stated earlier, some of our officials decided it would be fun to add a little levity to today's match. That's where the rubber duckies come into play.
Bobbing about in a variety of puddles (make that lakes), the duckies provided a touch of merriment to what usually is a trying, taxing day.
Tomorrow we'll have more from NRA's New Mexico Tactical Police Competition. Scores, pictures and the people who make it possible. Until then ...
For more on NRA's National Police Shooting Championships, visit their website at npsc.nra.org