By Lars Dalseide | September 29 2013 12:44

Revolvers, semi-automatics and a little bit of luck wins National Police Shooting title

LAPD's Stephanie Diaz at NRA's 2013 National Police Shooting Championships

Albuquerque, New Mexico - Stephanie Diaz is a veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department. A detective no less. Obviously armed with many a skill to earn such a rank, the one that comes in handy every September when she makes her way out to Albuquerque for the National Police Shooting Championships (NPSC) is ambidextrousness.

"I shoot revolver right handed and semi-automatic left," she asserted.

How useful is such a skill? Useful enough for her to win five High Woman titles at NPSC.

"It's a handy skill," Diaz said with no pun intended.

It was this year that Diaz won her fifth title. With a score of 6085-306x (the X stands for bullseye), she slipped by U.S. Border Patrol's Gina Hernandez by a mere 6Xs. Talk about the skin of your teeth.

To accomplish such a feat, Diaz relied on a few things; training, natural ability and her guns.

Over the next few weeks, we'll take a closer look at the guns of Stephanie Diaz. Six to be exact. The 1500 Revolver, the Distinguished Revolver, the Service Revolver, the 1500 and Distinguished Semi-Automatic, the Stock Semi-Automatic and the Off-Duty Semi-Automatic. For it's not enough to just know about the person when it comes to winning at the highest of levels. Sometimes you have to know about the equipment too.

Revolvers and pistols used by Stephanie Diaz at the 2013 National Police Shooting Championships

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