Follow the Bianchi Cup Competition at

Follow the Bianchi Cup Competition at

FAIRFAX, VA – -( The 2009 30th Anniversary NRA National Action Pistol Championship will take place in Columbia, Missouri, May 18-23, and will be there! Check in with for results, photos, and features on Bianchi Cup competitors.

The Championship, also known as the NRA Bianchi Cup, will offer an Open, Metallic Division, and (new for 2009) Production Division.

This event draws shooters from all over the world. In 2008, competitors haled from Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, and the United States.

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In addition to the Bianchi Cup, reports live from events including the National Rifle and Pistol Championships at Camp Perry, the NRA Annual Meeting, the National Police Shooting Championships, several popular industry shows, and a variety of state competitions and clinics. The site offers exclusive interviews with NRA officials and Board members, as well as world-class competitive shooters and industry leaders. offers readers a calendar of upcoming events, the chance to submit photos of local NRA events, and the opportunity to learn about NRA programs.

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