Indiana First Lady Opens NRA National Matches

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posted on October 5, 2021
Janet Holcomb

Janet Holcomb, the First Lady of Indiana, kicked off the 2021 NRA National Matches at Camp Atterbury, Ind., marking the first time that the NRA National Championships for Precision Pistol, Smallbore Rifle and High Power Rifle have reunified at a single facility since 2017. For the First Shot Ceremony, the First Lady fired a Walther KK300 rifle chambered in .22 Long Rifle and used SK’s Standard Plus ammunition.

“Indiana is proud to be home to the NRA National Matches,” Holcomb said. “In the competitive-shooting world, no other event carries the legacy, prestige and history of the NRA National Matches.” A staunch Second Amendment advocate, the First Lady is a certified NRA pistol instructor and a multi-discipline shooter who has led training classes across the state of Indiana. Both she and her husband, Gov. Eric Holcomb, are NRA Life members.

First Lady Holcomb’s remarks echo a long-standing collaborative effort between NRA, the state of Indiana and the Indiana State Rifle and Pistol Ass’n. NRA’s High Power Rifle matches moved to Camp Atterbury, an Indiana National Guard base, in 2017. The Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center is administered by the Indiana National Guard, and has just under 35,000 acres of training and maneuver space. The facility recently completed construction of a 100-point covered range to accommodate more competition shooters.

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