California Rifle & Pistol Association Team Scores In Top 10 At National Pistol Comp

CA state association team also wins President’s Hundred Medal at historic Camp Perry.

California Rifle and Pistol Association
California Rifle and Pistol Association

Sacramento, CA –-( For the first time in many years, the California Rifle and Pistol Association fielded a State Pistol Team at the National Pistol Championship Matches, held July 7-13 at historic Camp Perry, Ohio.

The Team was comprised of two Master Class shooters, one Sharpshooter, and one Marksman: Captain and Coach Steve Killingsworth, CDR, USNR (Ret) of Coronado; Roy Sasai of Union City; Reid Thompson of Guinda; and Eugene Berman of Foster City, respectively.

There were notable individual accomplishments among the California State Pistol Team members. Eugene Berman, with 9th-, 8th-, 5th-, and two 2nd-place finishes in individual matches, finished an impressive Ninth Place out of 87 shooters in Marksman Class (Civilian), taking home a staggering 49 NRA award points. Roy Sasai enjoyed a simpler victory, with the 1911 .45 Service Pistol and, for the first time, put all 10 shots in each stage of fire in the scoring rings, firing a very respectable score in the National Trophy Individual Match.

Reid Thompson turned in excellent .22 scores shooting his Beretta .22 conversion kit mated to a match-grade Beretta M9 Service Pistol frame. Team Captain Steve Killingsworth shot his 1911 .45 Service Pistol well, earning his fifth President’s Hundred medal and certificate as one of the nation’s top 100 Service Pistol shooters, placing 63rd out of 487 competitors in windy conditions in the tough President’s Pistol Match.

The 2014 State Pistol Team was selected based on the match results of the CRPA- and NRA-sponsored State and Regional Championship held at Sloughhouse in Sacramento County in May earlier this year.

The National Matches at Camp Perry are a great, over 110-year-old tradition and have been held at Camp Perry since 1907. The Camp is named for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, who in 1813 sailed from these shores to engage and ultimately defeat a superior British naval force in the hard-fought and decisive Battle of Lake Erie just a few miles

The National Matches are conducted by the NRA and the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) and hosted and supported by the Ohio National Guard.

CRPA (founded in 1875) and The CRPA Foundation are organizations of sportsmen committed to the preservation of our American heritage, dedicated to protecting firearm freedoms and promoting shooting sports in California.

The California Rifle and Pistol Association “CRPA,” founded in 1875, is dedicated to defending the rights of law-abiding citizens to responsibly use firearms for self-defense and the defense of their loved ones, for sport, and for all other legal activities. CRPA is the official state association of the National Rifle Association. A California non-profit association, CRPA is independently directed by its own Board of Directors. CRPA’s members include law enforcement officers, prosecutors, professionals, firearm experts, the general public, and loving parents. CRPA has always worked to reduce the criminal misuse of firearms and firearms accidents, while actively promoting and organizing the competitive shooting sports and Olympic training programs in California. We are proud to say that many CRPA competitors are among the best in the world. Visit: