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COMPETITORS' CORNER
National Championships were fired for the seventh
time. The match saw competitors facing tough winds
for both the Mid-Range and Long-Range portions.
Author Larry Bartholome says in his article "the wind
conditions were some of the most difficult I've seen
after four decades competing at the NRA Whittington
Center." Read how the F-Class shooters fared this
year in New Mexico, starting on page 30.
SIG Sauer has had some big optics releases the
last few seasons, and 2019 was no different with
the Romeo1 Pro and Romeo3 Max red dots earlier
this year. Both are great choices for action shooters,
which led to this feature by Chris Christian on how
This month's cover story is on the first annual
Southwestern Trap Championships that took place
in September at the NRA Whittington Center in

SIG's newest electro-optics are gamechangers for
competitive shooters. See his story on page 36.
Finally, I would like to extend thanks to all of our

New Mexico. This is the first Amateur Trapshooting

contributors for helping to make Shooting Sports USA

Association-NRA sponsored shoot in the past

the world's greatest competitive shooting publication.

40 years, making it a true milestone for the NRA

The stories you read here every month are lovingly

Whittington Center. The new match is the culmination

crafted by some of the most passionate writers

of years of NRA efforts, recognizing the immense

in the industry, like Field Editors Art Merrill and

popularity of the shotgun sports. Thus, NRA is

Chris Christian. Without their valuable contributions,

partnering with major trapshooting groups like the

as well as those from all of our writers, this entire

ATA to help bring the excitement of clay shooting to

endeavour wouldn't amount to very much. If you see

more people. For example, in 2018 the Whittington

them on the range, be sure to say hello.

Center expanded its shotgun program, increasing

I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday season,

the total number of traps to 16. The following year,

with lots of quality time spent with friends and

NRA signed a contract with the New Mexico State

familiy. See you on the range in January.

Trapshooting Association to host the state trap
shoot until 2031. The NRA's expansion of the
Shotgun Center has brought many new competitors
to the Whittington Center, which is looking to the

John Parker
Managing Editor, Shooting Sports USA

future for many more events like the Southwestern
Trap Championships.
With Ruger's professional shooting team garnering
trophies at major matches, the company continues to

Reporters Welcome
In our efforts to recruit more reporters, we frequently
hear the comment: "But I'm not a writer." What people

provide them with high-quality guns to help

overlook is that they are on the scene,

keep the wins coming in. One of the latest, the

hearing and seeing the action first-hand.

full-size SR1911 Competition Pistol .45 ACP with

Editing and completing the article is our

a 5-inch barrel, should live up to this winning

job, so if you'd like to try your hand at

pedigree. Read Chris Christian's review in this

sharing draft reports and photographs from

month's Product Focus on page 14.
Conducted in September at the NRA
Whittington Center, the 2019 NRA F-Class

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national-level matches or interviews with
key people in the shooting sports, please
email us at shootingsportsusa@nrahq.org.


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