The National Rifle League recently wrapped up another successful season of competition and they already have their cross-hairs set on 2019. In the new year, they are looking to expand into new territories and states for matches as well as add more opportunities for shooters on the calendar. Their Press Release can be read below:
December 7, 2018 – YORBA LINDA, CA – National Rifle League (NRL), a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the growth and education of precision rifle shooting through a range of outdoors-related public interest activities, announced its Official 2019 Match Schedule.
NRL has concluded another successful season of community growth and expansion into new grounds, and 2019 looks to continue that success. The 2019 Match Schedule will include 18 national level 2-day matches across the nation, which includes a Championship match. It features NRL representatives in locations from past seasons such as Arizona, Nebraska, Idaho, Oklahoma, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, Washington, and Wyoming. The schedule also announces new locations in states such as Texas, South Dakota, Iowa, and Kentucky. The 2019 NRL Season is set to kick-off on February 16th, 2019 in Arizona.
The National Rifle League’s mission is to support precision rifle advocacy and they are a non-profit. Through their events, they not only provide the opportunity for competition among some amazing shooters, but they also foster firearms education and help people develop marksmanship traits of their own. Travis Ishida, Founder of the NRL, had these words to share surrounding the upcoming season and the National Rifle League:
The NRL Executive Board of Directors is honored to have these exceptional match directors as part of the 2019 season who are committed to bringing quality events and help lead the way into the future of the precision rifle community. Each one of these gentlemen brings great experience to share with one another and will no doubt help shape the industry with the best intentions for the community and for all involved.
Tyler Frehner, the Director of Match Operations, also shared his thoughts on what the National Rifle League has accomplished and is looking to grow in the future through their work:
We remain committed to this community we built with mutual respect between competitors, range officers, match directors, and sponsors. We are proud of what we’ve created this far. That together we could create competitions that were more than just seeing who the best precision rifle athlete is, but rather, entire events we all enjoy together as a gathering of good friends.
The National Rifle League is doing great things as a whole for the firearms community and education of it. Have you competed in an NRL match? If a match was close to where you live, would you give it a try? Where would you like to see some matches occur that are not already on their calendar? Let us know your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.