by NRABlog Staff - Saturday, May 2, 2015
We're happy to announce that MidwayUSA, a leading retailer for shooting sports goods with just about everything, will be title sponsor of the 2015 National Action Pistol Championship for the seventh consecutive year. Known commonly as the MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup for its world famous silver trophy, this major action pistol match will be held May 20-23, 2015 in Columbia, Missouri. Sign up to compete at bianchicup.nra.org/bianchiregistration.
“The Bianchi Cup is the richest and most prestigious pistol tournament in the world and the competition for the coveted silver trophy get fiercer each year,” said Executive Director of NRA General Operations, Kyle Weaver. “We would like to thank MidwayUSA, an industry leader, for its pivotal role in helping the event grow these past seven years.”
Founded in 1979 by former police officer and holster maker John Bianchi, the 192-shot MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup attracts the world’s best pistols shooters. This year’s championship will feature competitors from Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, the United States, and several other countries.
Competition categories are determined by age, gender, and the number of modifications a shooter makes to their pistol to increase speed and accuracy.
“Brenda and I look forward to the Bianchi Cup each year. We have a strong passion for the shooting sports and it’s an exciting opportunity to watch some of the best competitive shooters in the world practice both discipline and marksmanship,” said Larry Potterfield, founder and CEO of MidwayUSA. “MidwayUSA is pleased to return as a key supporter of the 2015 Bianchi Cup and we welcome first time and returning shooters to our home town of Columbia, Missouri.”