The National Matches, considered America's "World Series of the Shooting Sports," have been a tradition at Camp Perry, Ohio since 1907. Each summer, the nation's finest civilian and military marksmen and women square off for five weeks of rifle and handgun competition in a variety of formats and events.
Unfortunately I was not able to attend this year's nationals at Camp Perry, but I lived it vicariously though friends and fellow shooters who were able to not only attend, but were gratious enough to bring me back armfulls of ammo and primers for reloading. Sweet.
My pal, Josh (Winner of the Jr all-American event--kudos!) posing with Brian Zins.
Josh at the awards ceremony, yet strangely enough, they did not have a trophy or certificate for him for willing the All-American even. Hmmm... Hello? NRA? A three-buck certificate is all it would have taken. Considering how many new members joined this year, I think you can afford it.
And in the "not to be outdone by the biggest gun at Camp Perry" division, we present these smiles.
Next year--I'm going.
Look out, Brian Zins because, This Jew Shoots Guns is comin' to Camp Perry
...yeah, I'm sure he's just quaking in his boots.