The 2018 NRA National Pistol Championships

PORT CLINTON, Ohio -( The National Rifle Association proudly announces the sponsors for the 2018 NRA National Pistol Championships, scheduled July 9-13 at historic Camp Perry in Port Clinton, Ohio. This year’s sponsors include Lapua, SK, Ruger, Mossberg, Champion’s Choice, FN America, Lauer Custom Weaponry and Otis Technology.

The National Pistol Championships, part of the historic National Matches, is a precision pistol, or “bullseye” competition, and is considered to be the pinnacle of competitive pistol shooting because it is entirely based on accuracy instead of speed. Competitors attempt to hit a 1.7-inch bullseye target at distances of 25 and 50 yards, one-handed. Each competitor makes 270 shots over the duration of the match, where a bullseye (a shot scored within the 10-ring) counts for 10 points and shots that land in concentric larger circle receive less.

The National Matches, considered America's “World Series of the Shooting Sports,” have been a tradition at Camp Perry since 1907. Each summer, the nation's finest civilian and military marksmen and women square off for competition shooting in a variety of formats and events.

For more information about the NRA National Pistol Championships, click here.

About the NRA

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