NRA National Police Shooting Championships At Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Academy

by
posted on August 27, 2019
2019-npsc-5.jpg (1)

The 2019 NRA National Police Shooting Championships (NPSC) will begin Monday, September 23 in Pearl, MS.

The three-day competition, conducted by the NRA and hosted by the Mississippi Highway Patrol/Mississippi Department of Public Safety, will test the marksmanship skills of law enforcement professionals drawn from local, state and federal agencies across the U.S. and the globe, as well as select members of the military. A prime example is the U.S. Border Patrol National Pistol Team, a group that has seen much success at NPSC over the years. Shooting skills are realistically evaluated as competitors start with guns holstered in timed matches from multiple positions and distances.

Rob Vadasz | 2015 NPSC
U.S. Border Patrol Senior Agent Robert Vadasz (c.) has 10 total NPSC Open Class 3000 aggregate wins, most recently in 2018 in Albuquerque. Here is Vadasz at the 2015 NPSC Awards Ceremony, flanked by NRA Law Enforcement Division Director Glen Hoyer (l.) and Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre.


“These law enforcement officers are some of the best marksmen in the country and we’re excited they’re coming to Mississippi to test their skills,” said Gov. Phil Bryant. “Our top-notch shooting facility is the perfect location for this competition and we welcome all to visit our state and enjoy all that Mississippi has to offer.”

The championships moved to the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer’s Training Academy (MLEOTA) this year from the previous venue in Albuquerque, NM. Hundreds of competitors and many spectators are expected to journey to Pearl for the competition. Last year’s competition in New Mexico brought in about $425,000, and the same is expected for the local economy in Pearl next month.

“This is the premier shooting competition for law enforcement members across the globe who dedicate their lives to ensuring our safety every day,” said Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the NRA. “We are grateful to Gov. Bryant for bringing this competition back to Mississippi and we can’t wait for the start of this great tradition.”

The MLEOTA facility sits on 243 acres and boasts a world-class range. And, NRA and the NPSC are no stranger to hosting events in Mississippi. In fact, the match was held in Pearl from 1969 to 1980, and also in Jackson, MS, for a 15-year stretch from 1989 to 2004.

For more information about the 2019 NRA National Police Shooting Championships, click here.

To learn more about the NRA Law Enforcement Division, visit le.nra.org or call 703-267-1640.

For the latest updates from the Mississippi Highway Patrol and Mississippi Department of Public Safety, go to www.dps.state.ms.us.

Photos by Peter Fountain.

Latest

2 Usashotgunmen Suhl
2 Usashotgunmen Suhl

Team USA Junior Shotgun Athletes Secure 6 Medals At ISSF World Cup Germany

USA Shooting junior shotgun athletes secure six medals at 2022 ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany

Read Our Free Commemorative Magazine About The 2021 NRA National Matches At Camp Atterbury

This special edition magazine chronicles and celebrates the 2021 NRA National Championships

New: Luth-AR MCA-22 Rimfire Chassis

This modular chassis assembly will fit Ruger 10/22 and similar semi-automatic .22 LR rimfire actions and barrels

Back-To-Back Dragons Cup Open Titles For KC Eusebio

Team Bushnell's KC Eusebio repeats as Open Champion at 2022 Dragons Cup

BRG9 Elite: More Features For Less Money

Buffalo Cartridge Company’s BRG9 Elite is a solid beginner pistol for action games and is also suitable for self-defense purposes

5 Problem Sporting Clays Targets And How To Break Them

In sporting clays, it can pay dividends to know multiple techniques for taking down problem bird presentations

Interests



Get the best of Shooting Sports USA delivered to your inbox.