NRA America’s Rifle Challenge at Peacemaker National Training Center

NRA America's Rifle Challenge at Peacemaker National Training Center
NRA America's Rifle Challenge at Peacemaker National Training Center

U.S.A.-( NRA America's Rifle Challenge is coming to Peacemaker National Training Center in Gerrardstown, West Virginia, on April 27, 2019.

There will be three matches. Level 1 is designed for entry-level shooters out to 100 yards, and Level 2 is for everyone else. Both levels have been designed by Marines and the NRA Competitive Shooting Division to measure accuracy, speed, positional skills, and movement.

NRA America's Rifle Challenge (ARC) is a recreational shooting program designed to encourage rifle owners to do more than just target practice at the range; it lets rifle owners of all skill levels have a fun, exhilarating introduction to the action shooting sports. ARC allows you to compete against yourself or your friends on timed, pre-designed courses. To learn more, watch this video about the ARC program.

Register now! Pick the match that fits your schedule. Matches are $40 for PNTC members and $45 for non-members of PNTC.

  • 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM Level 1 ARC Match
  • 8:00 AM – Noon Level 2 ARC Match
  • 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM Level 2 ARC Match


  • Stock Class – Rifle may have one iron or red dot/holographic sight (non magnified) and a backup iron sight if desired.
  • Limited Class – Rifle may have one fixed or vairable magnification optic of no greater than 8 power, and a backup iron sight if desired. A rifle with a red dot/holographic sight and a magnifier will be placed in this class.
  • Open Class – Rifle may have one fixed or variable magnification optic of no greater than 18 power, and a backup iron sight or a red dot/holographic sight installed.
    • Bipods are permitted but will remain in the stowed/folded position unless authorized for use on a particular stage. Bipods if used will remain on the rifle for the entirety of the match.

About NRA

Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. 5.5 million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit

About Peacemaker National Training Centerpeacemaker national training center

Peacemaker National Training Center is a DCJS approved facility and is also the most dynamic shooting sports complex on the east coast. PNTC’s mission is to provide the responsible law abiding citizen with a world-class place to safely learn and practice the various legal disciplines of the shooting sports. PNTC typically holds more shooting competitions than any other facility which includes the NRA World Shooting Championship. Additionally PNTC holds training classes and clinics for beginning shooters to professional competitors, as well as military and law enforcement agencies. PNTC is also a proud sponsor of HAVA, the Fisher House Foundation, Wreathes Across America, and Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (MCSF).

  • 6 thoughts on “NRA America’s Rifle Challenge at Peacemaker National Training Center

    1. Other than the police and the military , a military style infantry weapon designed for warfare and the killing of numerous enemy combatants who is it that the Second Amendment says should have this weapon?? I mea, its great business but the death toll is enormous.

      1. Enormous death toll? It’s apparent you’ve never read any of the FBI National Crime statistics. More people are killed with knives or clubs every year than rifles! The AR-15 was never designed for the military or killing “numerous enemy combatants.” It’s lethality or lack thereof has been questioned since it was adopted by the AF and then the Army. You should troll somewhere else orch.

      2. The answer is Every male of gun bearing age, although in this day and age, that would include females as well. By the numbers, 10 y.o. to “toss dirt in my face”. Read the Constitution and answer my question about your name. Military style means diddly squat. It’s not even a real poodle popper.

      3. @och will, During the 1960’s, our university professors nationwide encouraged our youth to drop out, do drugs, and to live the free lifestyle. Our Nation has skidded downward daily since then. Those same people, such as yourself, who have campaigned against firearms that might appear similar to those military, still to this day want to ignore the drug epidemic in our society, especially the tide of drug flow across our Southern borders. Anyone who has served in infantry mode, knows full well how to describe a battle rifle, and an AR-15 is not one of those. Any individual lawful citizen of this Nation, who is capable of maintaining, training with, and understands the safety issues of the AR-15 rifle, should have the right to protect themselves against those who want to infringe on their liberties.

      4. Och, the 2A states, the “people” have the RKBA, not “should have the right”, nor does it mention firearms, but “arms”. Tell the dictionary definition of “arms”. I don’t believe full-auto aren’t part of that description. So, if you want to abide by and believe in our Constitution, you would not attempt to deny us our rights that even Jefferson stated we have even without the 2A.

        The death toll is enormous? 8,500 by firearms, of which only about 400 are by all rifles and shotguns; 250,000 deaths by doctor error. Which is more deadly? Many of the firearm-related deaths are criminals other criminals, the 250,000 doctors kill each year are all innocent lives.

      5. @ OchWill Bla,bla,bla you are just trying to gain some attention to yourself. You should know better than what you post. But then again, I’m not sure your elevator goes all the way to the top floor.If it’s attention you crave, get yourself a good dog.

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