SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. – With the start of the 2011 USPSA Area 1 Regional Handgun Championship, Presented by Springfield Armory, just days away, the U.S. Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) announced two premier sponsors, Brownells and Montana Gold Bullet, as well as eight division sponsors.

“Both Brownells and Montana Gold Bullet have been a strong presence in the shooting sports and we are pleased to have these two industry leaders associated with our championship as premier sponsors,” said Chuck Anderson, the USPSA Area 1 director.

The 2011 USPSA Area 1 Regional Handgun Championship, Presented by Springfield Armory takes place June 22-26 at Albany Rifle and Pistol Club, Shedd, Ore. and is the third of eight regional pistol championships on the USPSA calendar. Match officials expect to draw more than 300 top pistol shooters from around the country as well as Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming, the states that make up the Area 1 region.

In addition to Brownells and Montana Gold Bullet, and the previously announced sponsors Springfield Armory, MGM Targets, Cheaper Than Dirt!, Crimson Trace and Warne Scope Mounts, match organizers announced division sponsors Cameron’s Custom Guns and Hornady Manufacturing (Open div.), CR Speed (Limited div.), CZ-USA and Sig Sauer (Production div.), ESP Electronic Hearing Protection, Hogue Grips (Revolver div.) and Starlight Cases (Single Stack div.).

A few slots are still available for the match and those interested in competing can visit to download the match registration form.

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