by John Parker -
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
This week marks the 2019 NRA Pistol Nationals at Camp Perry, OH, which are being fired for the last time at this historic military base.
Jonathan Shue will be seeking to defend his title at Camp Perry after winning back-to-back championships in 2017 and 2018.
Here are 26 key facts and figures to know about this year’s NRA National Pistol Championships:
1 -- There is one competitive shooter from Delaware this year.
2 -- The number of shooters from Louisiana in the field this week.
4 -- There are four shooters that traveled from Maine to compete.
5 -- The number of shooters that flew in from Hawaii to Camp Perry.
10 -- Ten shooters are here from Minnesota.
13 -- The total number of collegiate pistol shooters in the field this year.
14 -- The number of Service shooters that boast a High Master classification this year.
15 -- There are 15 active-duty Army shooters at the Pistol Nationals.
20 -- The total number of Junior competitors at the championship.
31 -- There are 31 High Master Civilian shooters at Camp Perry this year.
48 -- The total number of shooters hailing from New Jersey.
50 -- The .22 Caliber-Only Championship (2700) has 50 firing competitors.
51 -- The number of shooters from Camp Perry's home state of Ohio.
51 -- The number of shooters from the neighboring state of Michigan.
64 -- There are 64 competitors signed up in the Women's category.
78 -- This is the total number of Civilian Marksman shooters entered this year.
87 -- The number of entries in the Metallic Sights division.
177 -- There are 177 Civilian Expert class competitors at Camp Perry for Pistol Nationals this year.
180 -- The total number of shooters signed up for the Military Veteran special award category.
212 -- The total number of Expert class shooters at this year's Pistol Nationals.
217 -- There are 217 competitors that fired the 2019 Distinguished Revolver Match.
227 -- The number of shooters that competed in the Harry Reeves Memorial Revolver Match.
530 -- The total number of Civilian competitors at the 2019 NRA National Pistol Championships, regardless of classification.
640 -- Camp Perry is a 640-acre military reservation, with one of the largest outdoor ranges in the country.
664 -- The total number of entries for this year's NRA National Pistol Championships.
1906 -- This is the year the land that became Camp Perry was purchased.
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