NRA LE Division Competitions
Police Pistol Combat Competition
Since 1960, the NRA has offered a complete police shooting program to police departments and law enforcement agencies. The objective of this program is the training of police officers in the safe, efficient, and timely use of their firearms. To further assist law enforcement, the NRA created Police Pistol Combat (PPC) competitions.
In 1989, the Championships were re-titled the National Police Shooting Championships (NPSC) and moved to Jackson, Mississippi, where they were conducted by the City of Jackson Police Department.
The intent of PPC competitions is to provide police officers with a competitive program which will improve their skill and competence. To participate in these events, you must meet NRA's eligibility requirements listed in Rule 2.4 of the Police Pistol Combat Rulebook.
The first National Police Revolver Championships were conducted in Bloomington, Indiana, in 1962 with Larry A. Mead, of the Columbus, Ohio, Police Department becoming the first National Police Champion. At that time, there were only 140 competitors. In 1963, for the first time, police officers were able to earn a Police Combat Classification.
Tactical Police Competition
The NRA Law Enforcement Division created the Tactical Police Competition (TPC) program to encourage patrol officers to gain more experience, training and time on the range using their duty firearms. While traditional standard qualification courses of fire are very important, we believe officers need additional practice time, live fire exercises, and challenges to hone their skills and gain additional experience in handling and deploying duty firearms.
TPC is different in many ways from other combat or tactical competitions. Some notable differences include:
- TPC is only for law enforcement officers, members of the U.S. Military and private sector law enforcement officers.
- Firearms, holsters and other equipment must be "patrol duty gear."
- Courses of fire are designed as either Skill-Based Courses or Scenario-Based Courses.
Links: ppc.nra.org ppc.nra.org tpc.nra.org tpc.nra.org
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