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The National Police Shooting Championships

September 24-26, 2018

Join us in Albuquerque, New Mexico for shooting challenges, lots of fun, and a chance to meet and shoot with law enforcement professionals from all over the United States and the world.

The Championships are open to public and private law enforcement members and select law enforcement members of the U.S. military. This is not an invitation-only match, it is not a Point Series, there are no lottery slots you have to try for, and no club slot you have to be selected for. Everyone is welcome to come to the National Police Shooting Championships, whether you just shoot one Championship match and come just for a day or shoot all of the Championship matches and join us for the entire event.

You don't have to be a High Master shooter to attend or do well at the Championships. In fact, High Masters and Masters make up the smallest group of shooters who attend the Championships. Like all Police Pistol Combat Tournaments, you compete against shooters in your own skill Classification level. You can even shoot as an Unclassified Shooter if you have never fired in a NRA Police Pistol Combat Tournament or hold no PPC Classification.

As part of the National Police Shooting Championships program, we will once again host the New Mexico Challenge for officers who work for New Mexico law enforcement agencies and have never fired in a PPC Match before, as well as for alumni shooters of the New Mexico Challenge from years past. This event exposes new shooters to the NRA Police Pistol Combat Program and gives them a chance to run through the Stock Service Match in a relaxed atmosphere and get shooting tips from experienced shooters. The Challenge will take place on Saturday, September 22, and it is a free event.

New Mexico Challenge Registration

Invitational Add-On Matches

Invitational Optic Matches

In addition to the Invitational Open Class Optic Match we did last year, we will have a Production Duty Optic Invitational Match. These matches are an alternative to firing the corresponding Championship matches. As such, competitors must elect to fire the regular Championship matches or in the Invitational Optic Match.

In the Open Class Optic Match, competitors can mount any type optic on their otherwise PPC Rule Complaint Open Class Division gun and fire in Match 6 and/or Match 13.

For the Production Duty Optic Match, the handgun must be an unaltered Production Pistol listed on the Approved Production Pistol List in PPC Bulletin 16-1 and can be equipped with one of the following approved Duty Handgun Optics:

  • Leupold DeltaPoint Pro
  • SIG Romeo 1
  • Trijicon RMR
  • Vortex Venom

No alteration or modifications of any kind can be made to the handgun to mount the optic.

Invitational Duty Rifle Match

A side Invitational Duty Rifle Match will be conducted on Monday after the day's regular NPSC Championship Matches for semi-automatic law enforcement rifles. The 50-round course will have firing from 50 yards to 7 yards and will be published on these pages later.

Duty Rifle specifications will be very liberal with the minimum trigger pull and reset pull weight at 3.5 pounds. There will be three Divisions: Duty Rifle Iron, Duty Rifle Dot Optic, and Duty Rifle Magnified Optic.

Invitational Team Matches

Invitational Team matches will be offered again this year and will include; Open Class Revolver Two Officer Pick-Up Team Match 91, Open Class Semi-Automatic Pistol Two Officer Pick-Up Team Match 93, Stock Service Semi-Automatic Pistol Two Officer Pick-Up Team Match 97 or Production Semi-Automatic Pistol Two Officer Pick-Up Team Match 99.

Training Opportunities

Thanks to our supporting partners, we will be offering full-day Tuition-Free Armorer Courses again this year. This training is free, and registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Currently, Glock, SIG Sauer, and Smith & Wesson will offer courses on Saturday, September 22.

NPSC Armorer Schools Information

NPSC Host Hotel

The Championships Host Hotel will once again be the Embassy Suites Albuquerque Hotel & Spa, with rooms starting at $91 per night + tax, complimentary breakfast and evening reception, and other great amenities. Make your reservations now to guarantee a room at the NPSC rate.

Host Hotel Reservation Details

NPSC General Schedule

Sunday, September 23

  • Competitor Check-In
  • NPSC Shotgun Championship Relays Begin
  • Zeroing and Practice relays

Monday, September 24

  • Open Class Semi-Automatic Matches
  • Distinguished Semi-Automatic Pistol Match
  • Distinguished Production Pistol Match
  • Stock Service Semi-Automatic Pistol or Production Semi-Automatic Pistol Match
  • NPSC Law Enforcement Shotgun Relays Continue
  • Invitational Duty Rifle Match

Tuesday, September 25

  • Open Class Revolver Matches
  • Distinguished Revolver Match
  • Stock Service Revolver Match
  • NPSC Law Enforcement Shotgun Relays Continue
  • Competitor Meeting

Wednesday, September 26

  • Off-Duty Sidearm Match
  • Open Class Revolver Team Matches
  • Open Class Semi-Automatic Pistol Team Matches
  • Stock Semi-Automatic Pistol Team or Production Pistol Team Matches
  • NPSC Law Enforcement Shotgun Match Conclusion
  • NPSC Banquet & Awards Ceremony

Practice Day & Zeroing Relays

Match 4, Match 5, and Zeroing Relays will be conducted on Sunday, September 23 on the NPSC Handgun Range, and one Duty Rifle Zeroing Relay will take place at the end of the day. Practice Day Tickets can be purchased in advance to guarantee slots or purchased on site at the NPSC Store beginning on Saturday, September 22.

Practice Day Ticket Order Form

NPSC Reduced Rate Early Registration

A special reduced rate registration is available until August 27, along with several different Package and Individual Match Options.

Early Registration - Register Now

So, start getting your guns and gear together for the 2018 National Police Shooting Championships, make your Host Hotel Reservation, and order your Practice Day Tickets.

Check out past results from the National Police Shooting Championship 


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Want To Know More

For more information about the Law Enforcement Division, call us at (703) 267-1632 or email


Law Enforcement Firearm Competitions

The NRA Law Enforcement Division offers a complete police shooting program to police departments and law enforcement agencies to encourage patrol officers to gain more experience, training and time on the range using their duty firearms.