Shooting Sports USA - January 2011 - (Page 18)

FEATURE // STAFF SHOOTERS Story by Chip Lohman, Managing Editor Photos by Lloyd Hill and those donated by each staff member NRA STAFF COMPETITIVE SHOOTERS As you’re about to discover, many of the NRA headquarters staff are competitive shooters just like you, where coat and tie are traded-in for a holster or shooting jacket. Jim Land Our NRA Secretary, “Major” Jim Land, began his competitive shooting career in the Marine Corps, competing on the USMC shooting team while stationed at Fleet Marine Force, Pacific Command. From there he went on to the Marine Corps Marksmanship Unit, Quantico, VA, where he Distinguished with the rifle and pistol and set seven national records. On his own initiative, Land worked with CWO Arthur Terry to found the Corps’ first modern sniper course in 1961. Land left the Marine Corps in 1977 and later became the NRA Secretary in 1994. During his early NRA service, he became very involved in muzzleloading, shooting with the Fifth Virginia Cavalry and competed with the U.S. International Muzzleloading Team. He was an active NRA instructor throughout most of his career and is the president of the Marine Corps Distinguished Shooters Association where he emphasizes to its members the need to give back to the sport from which they received so much. 18 SSUSA JANUARY 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Shooting Sports USA - January 2011

Shooting Sports USA - January 2011
Competitors’ Corner
Shooter’s News
Range Bag
Score Sheet
Black Hills Ammunition
Nancy Tompkins Interview
NRA Headquarters Shooters
Match Versus Service Rifle
A Page From History
Coming Events
Member Info./Classified Ads

Shooting Sports USA - January 2011