Philip Hemphill of Brandon, MS is this year’s NRA National Pistol Champion. Finishing with a score of 2598-107X, Hemphill’s also won the Police and Senior Championships. Hemphill fired the championship utilizing Lapua CenterX ammunition.
Philip Hemphill won the 2016 NRA National Pistol Championship, as well as the Police and Senior Championships. Photo courtesy of Team Lapua U.S.
No stranger to the winners podium, Hemphill won his first NRA National Pistol Championship at Camp Perry in 2011. He is also a 10-time NRA National Police Champion. In 2007, NRA awarded Hemphill "NRA Law Enforcement Officer of the Year."
Finishing in second place was SFC Adam Sokolowski of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU) with a score of 2595-93X. Sokolowski also was the Regular Service Champion.
John Zurek of Alpine, AZ finished in third place with a score of 2595-89X. In addition, Zurek’s score also netted him the Civilian Championship.
Brenda Silva of Snowflake, AZ won the Womens Championship with a score of 2514-73X.
Christopher Miceli of Anchorage, AK was the Collegiate Champion, winning with a score of 2535-78X.
Glenn A. Zimmerman of Waterville, OH repeated last year’s win at Camp Perry as Junior Champion with a score of 2513-73X.
Editor's Note: The full results of the 2016 NRA National Pistol Championship will be published in a future edition of the digital monthly magazine.