USPSA Announces dates for Nationals

From USPSA’s press release:

SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. – The U.S. Practical Shooting Association (USPSA), the national governing body for the sport of Practical Shooting in America, has announced the dates of their 2010 national championships. Divided into four events, the nationals are expected to draw more than 1,000 top-level shooters competing in a variety of divisions.

The USPSA National Championship dates are as follow:

April 28 – March 2 Single Stack Nationals

September 9 – 12 MultiGun Nationals

October 8 – 12 Open & Limited-10 Nationals

October 13 – 16 Limited, Production & Revolver Nationals

“The USPSA national championships are the pinnacle of the practical shooting season in the U.S. Not only do these matches draw the best American shooters, they also bring in several of the top international competitors,” said Dave Thomas, executive director for USPSA.

The first event on the calendar, the USPSA Single Stack Nationals, will take place April 28 through May 1 at the PASA Park ranges in Barry, Ill. In 2009 this event drew 270-plus devotees of the venerable 1911 pistol from which the match derives its name.

Next on the schedule is USPSA’s MultiGun Nationals which will take place in Las Vegas, Nev. at the Desert Sportsman’s Rifle & Pistol Club ranges September 9 through 12. The MultiGun championship draws close to 150 shooters and tests the competitor’s ability to engage multiple targets over a variety of field course stages all while utilizing the three firearm platforms: pistol, rifle and shotgun. The MultiGun Nationals will determine America’s best all-around shooters in the Open, Tactical, Limited and Heavy Metal divisions.

The USPSA championship season will wrap up with the back-to-back handgun championships which will also be held at the Desert Sportsman’s Rifle & Pistol Club ranges in Las Vegas. The Open and Limited-10 division matches will be held October 8 through 12 while the Limited, Production and Revolver division matches will take place October 13 through 16.

With over 600 shooters participating, the USPSA back-to-back handgun championships represent the largest gathering of shooters within the U.S. competing in the sport of Practical Shooting. The popularity of the match is such that nearly all of the 18,000+ USPSA members will battle for an invitation to the match. In addition to America’s top guns, the match will also draw some of the best shooters from South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim.

“The popularity of our national championships is due in part to the strong support we receive from the firearms industry,” explained Thomas. “Many of the biggest names in the industry partner with USPSA as sponsors, and any company looking for an avenue to effectively reach our membership and their estimated $50 million annual buying power can look no further than our nationals as the perfect shooter outreach opportunity.”

For more information on the USPSA National Championships and other major matches on the 2010 schedule, as well as the many sponsorship opportunities USPSA offers, please visit www.uspsa.org or call (360) 855-2245.

About USPSA: The United States Practical Shooting Association is a non-profit membership association and the national governing body for the sport of Practical Shooting in America. USPSA has over 18,000 members and more than 350 affiliated clubs which host weekly matches throughout the country providing recreational shooters with the opportunity to test and refine their shooting skills in a safe, competitive environment. USPSA is also the U.S. Region of the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC), which is comprised of approximately 67 nations. For more information, visit www.uspsa.org.

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