Up to 200 competitors expected at Patrol Rifle Competition in Detroit
Novi, Michigan - In less than a week, almost 200 competitors from across the nation will gather at Multi-Lakes Conservation Association for the 2014 National Patrol Rifle Competition. While the competition promises to unleash the same rugged courses of fire as before, there is a new element to the mix — the NRA.
Thanks to the work of NRA-ILA Law Enforcement and Military Liaison Jeff Overcash, the National Rifle Association has signed on as an official sponsor of the Competition and Conference. And he's bringing a few extra hands along ... including me.
So this weekend, on the outskirts of Detroit Rock City, NRAblog will report live from the Patrol Rifle Championships with a play-by-play update on all the action. See the shots, share the stories and get feel for how they do things in the Wolverine State.
"My mission with NRA-ILA is to reach out to the law enforcement community," said Overcash. "We've been talking to a number of groups, visiting a lot of events, and letting the everyday sheriffs, constables, patrolmen and officers know that we have their back."
Starting bright an early with registration at 8:00am, Operations Manager Sgt. Brian Wojcik (Ret) expects the crowd to be the biggest in years.
"Having the NRA take part in the Conference and Competition has been a big help," said Wojcik. "Hopefully this is the beginning of a long relationship."
First held in 2000, the championship has seen winners from Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. But this year expectations are even bigger.
"The way things are going now, the sky is the limit."
Find out more about the National Patrol Rifle Conference and Competition here.