NRA Action Pistol fans, mark your calendar: Midsouth Shooters Supply has been announced as Title Sponsor of the 2016 Crawfish Cup NRA Action Pistol Regional Championship.
This is a big deal for NRA Action Pistol Regional Championships. If other Regional Championships gain sponsorship such as the Crawfish Cup, it would be a major boom for competitive shooting in general.
The Southwest Louisiana Rifle and Pistol Club has hosted NRA Action Pistol tournaments since 1987, and has worked continuously to improve the range. Action Pistol fans have noticed, because in the last few years attendance has doubled. Last year's Crawfish Cup had 75 competitors.
“The club has worked hard to duplicate the equipment and conditions found at the Bianchi Cup,” said Crawfish Cup Match Coordinator George Mowbray. “After the winter break, many of the top shooters like to come shoot a quality match prior to heading to Missouri, so by design, the timing of the tournament is approximately one month prior to the Bianchi Cup. We are anticipating an even larger turnout in 2016, and with the help of Midsouth Shooters, we are increasing the range capacity with the addition of a second moving target along with other improvements.”
The Crawfish Cup has been host to some of NRA Action Pistol's finest shooters. Past Bianchi Cup champions Doug Koenig, Bruce Piatt, Vera Koo, Rob Vadasz, SFC Patrick Franks and Kevin Angstadt compete next to amateurs and fellow pro shooters from around the country. The event has even attracted top international talent such as Tiffany Piper of New Zealand and Craig Ginger of Australia.
It's been stated that the road to the MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup runs through the Crawfish Cup. This Louisiana match is considered by many NRA Action Pistol shooters the perfect trial and warm-up for the Bianchi Cup.
“We're proud to help the Southwest Louisiana Rifle and Pistol Club achieve their goal to raise this match to the level that the Bianchi Cup is today,” says Jere Jordan, Midsouth Shooters Supply General Manager. “The Crawfish Cup has helped to develop and improve some of the finest shooters competing today, and the Southwest Louisiana Rifle and Pistol Club takes great pride in providing shooters with a world class competition.”
The Midsouth Shooters Supply 2016 Crawfish Cup NRA Action Pistol Regional Championship will be held April 22-23, 2016 at the Southwest Louisiana Rifle and Pistol Club just outside of Lake Charles, Louisiana.