By Lars Dalseide | June 1 2014 13:23

Log dragging and tourniquet application starts second stage at Michigan rifle Championships

Competitor applies a tourniquet at the National Patrol Rifle Competition in Michigan

Commerce Township, Michigan - In November of 2013, members of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department came under attack. The life of one officer was saved thanks to a simple device — a tourniquet. The fourth police officer shot in the attack, her comrades gave aid (saving her life) and returned fire.

This was the inspiration for Course #2 at the National Patrol Rifle Championships … Albuquerque Lesson.

“Not only is it an interesting change up from regular shooting stages but it also highlights a potential life saving asset every police office should know how to use,” said Jeff Felts, chairman of the National Patrol Rifle Competition.

Log dragging stage of the Albuquerque Lesson at the National Patrol Rifle Competition in Michigan

The competitor starts at the firing line. On go, he runs 10 yards to a 160 pound log and drags it to the firing line and back again — simulating a potential rescue on the streets. Once back to the log’s original location, the competitor applies as tourniquet to a waiting volunteer. After receiving an okay from officials, he returns to the firing line, loads, and fires.

From there he fires at the top of four targets 20 yards down range — top, second, third, forth and repeat until 24 rounds are spent.

Shot earlier today, here’s where competitors finished at the final bell.

Competitors fire during Albuquerque Lesson at the National Patrol Rifle Competition in Michigan


National Rifle Competition
Albuquerque Lesson

Place Name Score
1 Steven Toleos 333
2 Jerrod Baugh 320
3 Eric Perkins 309
4 Matthew Beckman 307
5 Robert Lamarche 302

Targets down range at the Albuquerque Lesson at the National Patrol Rifle Competition in Michigan

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