Shooters from across the county demonstrated their skills this past weekend at the 2013 Remington Defense, United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) Multi-Gun National Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada.

More than 230 of the country’s best shooters came to Las Vegas to compete in the match, which included 12 challenging courses of fire to test the shooters’ skills with three types of firearms – the rifle, the shotgun and the pistol.

Hosted at Desert Sportsman in Las Vegas, shooters competed for national titles in USPSA’s Open, Limited, Tactical, Heavy Metal Limited and Heavy Metal Tactical divisions.

The competition was tough this year, with winners’ scores separated by mere percentage points.

Top winners included Keith Garcia and Matthew Sweeney in the Heavy Metal Tactical division taking first and second place respectively, with scores separated by less than one percent. The Open division competitors came in neck-and-neck as well, with Michael Voigt edging out Jerry Miculek for first place. Nils Jonasson and Daniel Horner took the Tactical division with scores separated by less than percent.

“The sport is all about precision and speed,” said Phil Strader, USPSA President. “With the most talented shooters in the country coming out to compete, our skills really were put to the test this year.”

USPSA is the national governing body for the sport of practical shooting in the U.S. and has more than 25,000 members competing in weekly matches throughout the country, as well as regional and national championships.

USPSA matches often involve the opportunity to shoot while moving as well as shoot at reactive targets that are not common in any other shooting discipline. New members are always welcomed and introduced to the sport in a safe and fun way. To find a local USPSA affiliated club visit www.uspsa.org and click on “Find Clubs”. To become a member of USPSA visit www.uspsa.org and click on “Join USPSA”.

Logo courtesy United States Practical Shooting Association

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