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COMPETITORS' CORNER
ingrained into what we know as normal, into the way
we communicate. I never thought I'd be Zooming with
my family every weekend. I never thought we'd live in a
post-handshake world.
In April the NRA released the below statement
regarding the suspension of all sanctioned matches
until June 30.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the NRA is
unfortunately suspending all sanctioned matches
through June 30, 2020. Any requests for sanctioning of
new matches are also suspended until further notice.
As a result of this suspension, the NRA will no longer
accept match fees or scores. The NRA will continue to

This month's cover feature details a money Palma rifle
build by author Dennis Santiago. Prior to receiving the

monitor the situation and make additional statements

Gary Eliseo custom chassis treatment, this Remington

as the Covid-19 pandemic unfolds. Please contact the

700 short-action was customized with a .308 Win.

NRA Competitive Shooting Division at comphelp@

boldface one-piece bolt with a smaller 0.062-inch firing

nrahq.org or follow the NRA Competitive Shooting

pin hole, a 30-inch Obermeyer barrel with 1:11-inch

Facebook page at this link: https://www.facebook.com/

right-hand twist and a Palma chamber. Read all about it

nracompetitiveshooting.
I do hope things return to normal soon, but for now,

starting on page 28.

I'm dealing with these abnormal times the best I can

Ruger has been on a roll with great new products, and
its newest Ruger PC carbine model is no different. The

just like you. I'm not sure how much returning to things

new Ruger PC Carbine Chassis models feature the same

as we knew them before will actually happen, but one

operating action, controls, takedown mode and barrel

thing is certain-competitive shooters will find a way to

features as the original PC 9mm released in 2018. Check

bring themselves back to the firing line.
On a brighter note, the revamped NRA Women website

out Field Editor Chris Christian's review of Ruger's latest

launched last month and it's a real winner. Be sure to

in June's Product Focus, beginning on page 12.

check it out at www.nrawomen.com.

It takes something big, like Covid-19, to cancel the NRA
National Matches. In conjunction with noted National
Matches historian Hap Rocketto, I examined the previous

John Parker

instances the matches were canceled, going back to the

Executive Editor, Shooting Sports USA

early 20th century. Review our findings on page 18.

Reporters Welcome

Abnormal Times

In our efforts to recruit more reporters, we frequently

I'm not a big fan of the so-called "new normal."

hear the comment: "But I'm not a writer." What people

For starters, Zoom seems to be the preferred method
of communication, even above telephone and
email. Putting together a magazine over Zoom
has become a new "normal" for me, along with
phrases like "Sorry, I was on mute," and "Can

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overlook is that they are on the scene,

| COMING EVENTS

hearing and seeing the action first-hand.

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

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sharing draft reports and photographs from
national-level matches or interviews with

everyone see my screen?"

key people in the shooting sports, please

Virginia is now over two months into our
stay-at-home order, and I've been thinking
about how Covid-19 is much more than an
extended break from normal; it will forever be

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ALSO FEATURED:
■ IS NRA MATCH RIFLE
FOR YOU?
■ GLOCK G44 RIMFIRE
■

TOKYO OLYMPICS
UPDATE

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