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    Anyone here attending the 2011 NPRC (National Patrol Rifle Competition)???

    Guys,

    Just curious if anyone here is shooting in the NPRC (National Patrol Rifle Competition) @ Centermass near Detroit, MI. on 05/June/2011. I will be shooting in the competition, but cant get the time off to stay for the rest of the conference.

    More info here: http://www.centermassinc.com/1032188.html
    Stay safe,
    Nick
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    C'mon, Nobody....?

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    I'll see you there, Nick...... judging by the results of the last ITOA FTX I expect you to kick butt in the competition!

    This is an awesome event. The speakers and vendor area are great, and the competition is incredibly relevant to police patrol carbine use. There are some great shooters there to learn from, but it's not like you have to be a top shot to be there. In fact I'll bet the guys who finish in the bottom 25% get a huge jump on their learning curve, learning more than anyone else.

    http://www.centermassinc.com/1032188.html

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    Not sure why this thread didn't show up in my search results???

    Hey Ned,

    I hope to place better than I did last year after a mediocre effort + a total brain fart on the static marksmanship stage. I learned A LOT after watching the good Chief shoot the comp last year. Either way, it is indeed a top shelf event. Can't wait....see ya there Brother!

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    The Static Marksmanship stage is a big part of it, although as you have experienced, the match is anything but static.

    On the other hand, if I say "slogging through 8" of water and then low-crawling" potential shooters may be intimidated. The comp. is meant to test the officer, his or her gear, and how it is used, and I think it does that very well. Hits trump everything else though. A couple years ago I watched young, fit, gung-ho cops come out of the first phase of one stage ("Gig Pit") panting and dragging ass.... then they had to shoot. My good friend, who I believe was the oldest competitor there, came out of that first phase maybe a tad "more beat" than the young guys.... made it to the firing point...... and won the stage with well-honed basics-- sight picture and trigger control. Last year he won the match after being 2nd through I think 4th or 6th each previous year.

    Static Marksmanship was won last year by a female officer-- and the guns used for the stage were "pool guns"-- you shot the stage with the iron-sighted gun that was at the station you shot from. Well-honed basics paid off big time for this house-afire-shooting lady.



    All stages, or evolutions as they call them, are par time.

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    Let it be known to all who enter here:

    nickdrak placed 4th at the NPRC!

    Hope you don't mind me outing you pal. But this is like the Masters of police carbine competition if you ask me, and you deserve recognition for it. Just being there and doing it is big. To say that you were fourth? Awesome! You were basically beat only by some guys who are practically shooting legends in these circles. Well hell, let me rephrase that. You just took another step toward being one yourself.

    I'm sorta patting myself on the back right now for knowing you'd do well

    The above mentioned lady shooter also tore a large chunk of red meat off the NPRC beast and brought it home. Not surprised at that, either.

    How about a few details on your setup, and thoughts on the evolutions? I mean they were all a breeze, right?

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    Congrats Nick

    Truly enjoyed the NPRC this year and it was great finally meeting Nick. Look forward to seeing both you and Ned next year.

    Once again Great Job.
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    Thank you brother Ned! It was great to see you as always.

    I was really surprised at how well I scored. When they announced the top three shooters and then announced their scores, I was like "Holy shit! Im within 60 point of these guys!" I can tell you one thing for sure, I am really glad I decided to shoot in the Magnified Optics class. The "Suicide Bomber" (50/100/200yd) stage put me in the game. The "Interactive Alley" stage was really tuff, but my 1-4x Triji Accupoint/LaRue SPR-E mount combo worked great on that short distance stage. I F***'in love that optic!!!

    I can say that last years champ (Jeff Chudwin) has had more of a positive influence on my shooting performance than anyone else in the game. We are truly blessed to have him here in IL.

    I plan to write-up a complete AAR over the next week and post it here and in the LE forum.

    I will say briefly that it was a phenomenal event. It was so well organized and conducted it ran like a well oiled machine. The risk vs. reward on the stages was the deal breaker for the top 3 spots. You and the rest of the volunteers put in alot of work that it all work out great.

    The NPRC has to be the absolute best training/competition event in the country for what you get in-turn for the small investment. Anyone who doesnt take advantage of this event (if they are able to) is missing out on many different levels.

    The vendor & sponsor support for the event is unreal. The prizes that were donated for the various winners were top shelf. The champ for this year (Mark Stout) took home a new Barrett REC7 piston gun. Im not big on piston guns, but if there is one piston AR I would love to own, it is the REC7 from Barrett. There were 8 other complete rifles donated from sponsors including a Colt 6920, Saber Defense, Stag, Adcor. Aimpoint, Trijicon, Eotech, and Surefire also kicked in big time. The 500rds of Black Hills 50gr TSX duty ammo woulda been nice too Oh well, maybe next year!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RPD03 View Post
    Truly enjoyed the NPRC this year and it was great finally meeting Nick. Look forward to seeing both you and Ned next year.

    Once again Great Job.
    It was great to meet you Randy! Sorry I missed you at the end, but I was standing in shock in-front of the scores posted on the wall.

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    Some of the vendors present, many of whom sponsored stages in the competition or other aspects of the event, were:

    Adcor Defense

    American Snipers

    Barrett

    CAPS

    Center Mass, Inc.

    Close Quarters Tactical, LLC

    Colt Defense

    Daniel Defense

    DoubleStar Corp

    Elite Defense

    EOTech

    IES

    Leupold & Stevens, Inc

    Michigan Ammo Co

    Michigan Tactical Officer's Association

    Multilakes Conservation Association

    Original SWAT Footwear

    Pickren Foto

    Protective Products

    Sixell Innovations

    Smart Targets

    Smith & Wesson

    Source One

    Surefire (The Evans Group)

    Tactical Encounters

    Trijicon

    Vance's Law Enforcement

    Black Hills ammo was not in the vendors area this year but put some ammo on the prize table.


    ....and here's an article I wrote a few years back about the event:

    http://www.centermassinc.com/files/22635069.pdf

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    Glad you did well nick your an awesome shooter

    I wish i could have been there this year but other things called

    Next year look out im shooting it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Glad you did well nick your an awesome shooter

    I wish i could have been there this year but other things called

    Next year look out im shooting it
    Thanks Steve! Looks like im gonna have to train aliiiiittle harder for next year, eh?

    Please pass along my gratitude to the entire MagPul crew for their awesome support of the event this year.

    Stay safe,
    Nick

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    I just want to add my two cents worth. I have been competing in different matches for almost twenty years, and without a doubt, Sunday was hands down the most organized, well run competition ever!!. I am kicking myself in the butt for not entering in past years, but you can bet your last dollar I'm coming next year.
    The sponsors really stepped up to the plate and top notch prizes were awarded. I think it was very fair how the classifications were drawn out of a hat so that all three classes could be equal.

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    Congrats Nick Well Done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vdog View Post
    Congrats Nick Well Done.
    Thank you Sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickdrak View Post
    Guys,

    Just curious if anyone here is shooting in the NPRC (National Patrol Rifle Competition) @ Centermass near Detroit, MI. on 05/June/2011. I will be shooting in the competition, but cant get the time off to stay for the rest of the conference.

    More info here: http://www.centermassinc.com/1032188.html
    Stay safe,
    Nick
    Does anyone have experience with Center Mass? I ordered an integrated magazine pouch last weekend with FedEx shipping. I got an order confirmation email. I have heard nothing else. I emailed for shipping/tracking information. After 3 days, I have not gotten any response. My account has been charged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgtjosh View Post
    Does anyone have experience with Center Mass? I ordered an integrated magazine pouch last weekend with FedEx shipping. I got an order confirmation email. I have heard nothing else. I emailed for shipping/tracking information. After 3 days, I have not gotten any response. My account has been charged.
    sgtjosh,

    I have ordered a few items from them over the past few years without issue. I think you just placed your order at the worst possible time with them since CenterMass is the organizing force behind the NPRC comp/conference....

    The NPRC competition was held over the weekend and the NPRC conference ended on Tuesday. The NPRC is an enormous undertaking and Im willing to bet they had all hands on deck to make it run as smoothly as it did. I would try to give them a call as a reminder, but im sure they are still trying to get caught up on orders and everything else after the NPRC.
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    They posted the final scores and the courses of fire today: http://www.centermassinc.com/2011_Scores___COF_s.html

    My detailed aar of the competition should be posted up in the next couple of days....

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    Looks like it would be a lot of fun. Would love take a trip, but it ain't happening this year. Have a great time and kick some ass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surf View Post
    Looks like it would be a lot of fun. Would love take a trip, but it ain't happening this year. Have a great time and kick some ass!
    This year's NPRC already happened two weeks ago....

    Save the date for next years 2012 NPRC. It is usually held around the first weekend of June.

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