NRA Publications Executive Director Doug Hamlin said, “Shooting Sports USA is the world’s largest monthly publication dedicated to the shooting sports. We have a long history of covering the Bianchi Cup, and increasing our involvement by becoming a sponsor is the next logical step.”
The Practical Event is the long distance stage of the Bianchi Cup, where shooters fire at distances from 10 to 50 yards under varying time limits.
How the Practical Event works:
The competitor faces two targets, initially at 10 yards. From the holstered position, shooters have three seconds to engage both targets with one shot each. Rather than a horn or buzzer, the starting signal is the turning of the targets preceded by the verbal commands "READY" and "STAND BY."