Join the NRA's largest shooting competition and have fun indoors this winter
Fairfax, Virginia - All signed up for the 2014 National Matches? If only it weren't the dead of winter... What if you could find some competitive shooting action now? The answer: the NRA Indoor Rifle & Pistol Championships.
Compiled from sectional tournaments held all over the United States, the Indoor Championships involve thousands of shooters and are the NRA's biggest competition of the year. And between smallbore, air rifle, BB gun light rifle, pistol and air pistol, competitors have a lot of options.
Because the championships are shot postal match-style with all the sectionals, there is a large window for shooters to compete. The Open championship runs from 1/1 - 3/18 and the Junior championship from 1/1 - 4/15.
Results are sent to the NRA where they're compiled and pitted against everyone else's. When the winners are determined, final scores are released and prizes mailed out. It's a great way to compete with many other shooters in a fun championship that's easy to get involved with and shouldn't require much travel.
Sound like something you'd want to do this winter? It's not too late to get involved. The championships are open to anyone and everyone in the country, so there isn't much excuse to be left out.
If you'd like to learn more about finding a sectional near you or hosting one of your own in the future, give the NRA a call:
- Rifle: Dian Bullock, (703) 267-1482
- Pistol: Ann Boyd, (703) 267-1452
- Collegiate: Tori Croft, (703) 267-1473
You can also e-mail the Rifle Department at firstname.lastname@example.org and find out how to get in on the action.