Madison, NC –-(Ammoland.com)- Remington Arms Company, LLC. (“Remington”), is proud to support the National Rifle Association (NRA) 2012 National Police Shooting Championships held at the Shooting Range in Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 16-20, 2012.
“Remington Law Enforcement is proud to be a part of the 50th annual National Police Shooting Championships. We know that the law enforcement community strongly supports Remington Law Enforcement arms and ammunition and we want to give back to those officers and support the law enforcement competitive shooting community as much as possible,” said Rick Johnson, Director of Law Enforcement Sales for Remington.
“We also know that programs like the police shooting championships and the NRA law enforcement division help build the skills to keep officers safe – that’s the bottom line, keeping our police officers safe.”
“Law enforcement competition is more important today than it has ever been. With law enforcement budgets for training shrinking, it is imperative that law enforcement officers train on their own and competition is an extension of training,” said Glen Hoyer, Director of the Law Enforcement Division for the NRA.
“Our National Police Shooting Championships are reflecting this as we had the highest number of competitors we have seen in 10 years. Remington Law Enforcement is a great partner and their support of the championships, especially the New Mexico Challenge and the Championship Shotgun Match, is critical to our continued growth.”
First held in 1962, the National Police Shooting Championship (NPSC) is just one of many programs directed by NRA’s Law Enforcement Division.
The NPSC utilizes real law enforcement shooting skills. Competitors start with guns holstered and fire timed-matches with both revolvers and semi-automatic pistols from varying distances and positions. The aggregate scores from the shotgun, revolver and semi-automatic pistol matches are used to determine the National Grand Champion.
Nearly 600 officers from federal, state, municipal and private agencies, as well as four foreign countries, competed at the 2012 NRA National Police Shooting Championships. This year, Agent Robert Vadasz of the United States Border Patrol was the Overall Champion and Judith Ragsdale of the Tampa Police Department was named Women's Champion.
About Remington Arms Company, LLC
Remington Arms Company, LLC, (“Remington”) headquartered in Madison, N.C., designs, produces and sells sporting goods products for the hunting and shooting sports markets, as well as solutions to the military, government and law enforcement markets. Founded in 1816 in upstate New York, the Company is one of the nation's oldest continuously operating manufacturers. Remington is the only U.S. manufacturer of both firearms and ammunition products and one of the largest domestic producers of shotguns and rifles. The Company distributes its products throughout the U.S. and in over 55 foreign countries. More information about the Company can be found at www.remington.com.