Like many of you, I’m excited about this year’s NRA National Championships for High Power Rifle, Smallbore Rifle and Precision Pistol at Camp Atterbury, Ind. On July 8, the 2022 NRA National Matches will kick off its second year of competition in the Hoosier State. Also coming back after a hiatus is the NRA Extreme Long-Range Championship, which has shooters engaging targets at one mile and beyond.
For more than 150 years, the National Rifle Association has been dedicated to advancing marksmanship, as well as being the country’s foremost defender of Second Amendment rights. The NRA National Matches at Camp Atterbury are where high-level competitive shooters from across the country can shoot shoulder-to-shoulder and celebrate their achievements on the firing line. That was certainly the case last year, as we took the winning format of the championships used for decades to the state-of-the-art facilities at Indiana’s Camp Atterbury.
The new covered range at Camp Atterbury was a big hit in 2021 during the Precision Pistol and Smallbore Rifle Championships, keeping shooters well-protected from the elements. We couldn’t have built it without the help of our partners—the State of Indiana, Indiana National Guard and the Indiana State Rifle and Pistol Association. I would like to personally thank Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and First Lady Janet Holcomb for their unwavering support of NRA and the shooting sports. NRA is greatly appreciative of the special relationship we have with the State of Indiana and officials at Camp Atterbury.
If you haven’t been to Camp Atterbury, put it on your bucket list—we believe you will enjoy your experience in Indiana and will find the ranges at Camp Atterbury to your liking. Registration for the 2022 NRA National Matches at Camp Atterbury will open March 1. To learn more and to view the full schedule of events, visit competitions.nra.org.
Also, be sure to check out the 2021 NRA National Matches commemorative digital magazine, with complete coverage of the inaugural year for the competition at Camp Atterbury. Visit ssusa.org for more information on how to read it for free, starting March 1.
Finally, a reminder: The NRA National Police Shooting Championships are scheduled to return Sept. 19 through Sept. 21 at the Mississippi Highway Patrol Range Facility in Pearl, Miss. This match is open to public and private law-enforcement members, along with select law-enforcement members of the U.S. military. This is not an invitation-only match—everyone eligible is welcome to come to the National Police Shooting Championships. Go to lecompetitions.nra.org to find out more.
2022 NRA NATIONAL MATCHES Schedule
High Power OTC: July 8–14
High Power Mid-Range: July 16–21
Precision Pistol: July 17–23
High Power Long-Range: July 23–28
Extreme Long-Range: August 5–7
Smallbore 3-Position: July 25–29
Smallbore Prone: July 30–August 7