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Schedule Announced for Inaugural NRA National Defense Matches

Schedule Announced for Inaugural NRA National Defense Matches

On Oct. 12-13, 2013, Peacemaker National Training Center, in Gerrardstown, W. Va., will host three NRA National Defense Matches (see NDM video below), all centered on defensive rifle skills with general-purpose rifles such as the AR-15. World-class shooters and manufacturers will be on site throughout the day on Saturday to conduct demonstrations. The events will be filmed and reported on by NRA’s American Rifleman TV, which airs Wednesday evenings at 10 p.m. on the Outdoor Channel.

On Saturday, a basic-level match will familiarize newcomers to action-oriented shooting sports, and help acquaint new AR-15 owners with their rifles and organized group shooting events. Also on Saturday, there will be an advanced-level match for experienced action-oriented shooting sports competitors. On Sunday, an advanced match allows shooters to engage targets along trails in a wooded area in difficult terrain, and challenge themselves with steel targets out to several hundred yards. Demonstrators on hand for the weekend will include:

Jerry Miculek - World-class 3-gun competitor and exhibition shooter

Jack Leuba - Former Marine who played a key role in the creation and implementation of the Marine Corps’ Combat Marksmanship Program and its Foreign Weapon Instructor Course. Founder of the weapons training company, F2S Consulting.

Colt Firearms – Colt introduced the AR-15 in 1963 and will showcase its latest offerings in the AR-15 platform.

Advanced Armament Corporation – Manufacturer of top quality rifle suppressors, permitted for use in the weekend's matches.

To sign up for a match and to see the demonstrations, please visit the following links TODAY!

Saturday, October 12th – Basic level match

Saturday, October 12th – Advanced level match

Sunday, October 13th – Championship level match

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