COLUMBIA, Mo. – The National Rifle Association World Action Pistol Championship and the NRA Bianchi Cup Presented by Colt are scheduled for May 19-25, 2018, at the Green Valley Rifle & Pistol Club in Hallsville, Missouri.
This year’s NRA Bianchi Cup competition runs from May 23-25, 2018. Founded in 1979 by former police officer and holster maker John Bianchi, the 192-shot NRA Bianchi Cup Presented by Colt tests competitors’ pistol skills in four events: Practical, Falling Plate, Barricade, and Moving Target.
The competition, celebrating its 40th year, attracts the top pistol shooters in the world and features athletes from Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, and several other countries in addition to those from the United States. Shooters are divided into categories based on age, gender, and the number of modifications made to their pistol.
The NRA World Action Pistol Championship, scheduled for May 19-20, is celebrating its 11th anniversary in 2018.
The NRA thanks Colt for their support as Presenting Sponsor of this year’s NRA World Action Pistol Championship and NRA Bianchi Cup. The NRA also thanks Event Sponsor Kimber; Gold Sponsor Ruger, Silver Sponsor Zero Bullet Company; Bronze Sponsors Kahr Firearms Group, What-Ya-Say, Graf & Sons, Big Shots, DSport Graphics, U.S. Border Patrol and Sierra Bullets; and Vendor and Product Sponsors OTIS Technology, Metalform Magazines, Trijicon, Taurus, Palmetto State Armory, Mec-Gar Magazines, Columbia Missouri Convention & Visitors Bureau, The National Shooting Sports Foundation, Night Fision, H&M Black Nitride, Action Target, CMP Steel Targets, Persona Medical, and Dillon Precision.
About the National Rifle Association
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Five million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit http://www.nra.org.