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The National Police Shooting Championship

September 18-20, 2017

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, NPSC Banquet and Awards Ceremony.

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 16 and is a free event.

NPSC onsite competitor check-in and the NPSC Shotgun Championship will begin on Sunday, September 17. The NPSC Handgun Range will also be open on Sunday for zeroing and practice relays.

The 2017 Daily Match Schedule will be the same as in 2016 and continue to follow the 2016 NPSC Task Force Recommendations.

Monday, September 18

  • Open Class Revolver Championship Matches 1 thru 7
  • Distinguished Revolver Championship Match 17
  • Stock Service Revolver Championship Match 7
  • NPSC Law Enforcement Shotgun Championship Match 20 Day 2

Tuesday, September 19

  • Open Class Semi-Automatic Pistol Championship Matches 8 thru 13
  • Distinguished Semi-Automatic Pistol Championship Match 18
  • Distinguished Production Championship Match 24
  • Stock Service Semi-Automatic Pistol Match 14 & Production Semi-Automatic Pistol Match 23
  • NPSC Law Enforcement Shotgun Championship Match 20 Day 3

Wednesday, September 20

  • Off Duty Sidearm Championship Match 15
  • Open Class Revolver
  • Championship Team Matches 30 and 31
  • Open Class Semi-Automatic Pistol
  • Championship Team Matches 32 and 33
  • Stock Semi-Automatic Pistol Championship Matches 36 and 37
  • Production Semi-Automatic Pistol Championship Matches 38 and 39
  • NPSC Law Enforcement Shotgun Championship Match 20 Day 4
  • NPSC Banquet & Awards Ceremony

New to NPSC this Year

Open Class Optic Matches

There are special Invitational Matches requested by the NPSC Task Force using Open Class Revolvers and Open Class Semi-Automatic Pistols. The Task Force asked that competitors be allowed to take a Rule approved Open Class Revolver or Open Class Semi-Automatic Pistol and add an optical sight to the handgun. The Task Force feels that this may attract past competitors who have challenges using iron sights out to fifty yards and encourage current competitors facing this issue to continue attending NPSC. There are no limitations on the type of optic the competitor wishes to use but all other PPC Rule specifications must be met, including holster and safety requirements.

These matches are an alternative to firing the Championship Open Class Matches. As such, competitors cannot fire both regular Championship Open Class Division Matches and the Open Class Optic Invitational Matches. Since these are is Invitational Matches and the handguns will not be compliant with Police Pistol Combat Rules these are not Championship Matches and are not part of Match 6, Match 13 or Match 22, the Open Class 3000 Aggregate. Optic shooters will fire on the regular Open Class Division Relays.

Distinguished Production Match

The Championships will also include the new Production Distinguished Match approved by the NRA Board of Directors in January, with competitors able to fire all three Distinguished Program Matches at NPSC. The Production Distinguished Match uses the NRA National Police Course, the same used for the other Distinguished Matches but using an approved Production Semi-Automatic Pistol. Production competitors need to remember that your Production Pistol must be on the approved list and that no modifications can be made from the stock pistol. The Production Distinguished Match will not be part of the President’s Match Aggregate this year.

So, start getting your guns and gear together, and check out the NPSC Registration, Host Hotel information, Practice Day Ticket Order Form, Tuition-Free Courses, and the New Mexico Challenge. Check out the Albuquerque Police Pistol Combat Regional before the NPSC for even more shooting time.

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.