National Police Shooting Championships

September 19-23, 2015

Join us in Albuquerque, New Mexico for shooting challenges, lots of fun, and a chance to meet and shoot with law enforcement professionals from all over the United States and the world.

The Championships are open to public and private law enforcement members and select law enforcement members of the U.S. military. This is not an invitation-only match, it is not a Point Series, there are no lottery slots you have to try for, and no club slot you have to be selected for. Everyone is welcome to come to the National Police Shooting Championships, whether you just shoot one Championship match and come just for a day or shoot all of the Championship matches and join us for the entire event, NPSC Banquet and Awards Ceremony.

You don't have to be a High Master shooter to attend or do well at the Championships. In fact, High Masters and Masters make up the smallest group of shooters who attend the Championships. Like all Police Pistol Combat Tournaments, you compete against shooters in your own skill Classification level. You can even shoot as an Unclassified Shooter if you have never fired in a NRA Police Pistol Combat Tournament or hold no PPC Classification.

The Championships will kick off on Saturday, September 19 with the New Mexico Challenge for officers who work for New Mexico Law Enforcement agencies and have never fired in a PPC Match before, as well as for alumni shooters of the New Mexico Challenge from years past. The NRA Tactical Police Competition event will also begin on Saturday, September 19. Competitors can sign up to shoot the TPC event on either Saturday or Sunday.

NPSC onsite competitor check-in and the NPSC Shotgun Championship will begin on Sunday, September 20. The NPSC Handgun Range will also be open on Sunday for Zeroing and Practice Relays, so make sure you order your Practice Day Tickets. This year, there are several changes based on direction from the NRA Law Enforcement Assistance Committee and competitor suggestions.

  • The length of the National Police Shooting Championships has been reduced by one day. NPSC will conclude at the end of the banquet on Wednesday night. Championship Team Matches will be fired Monday through Wednesday along with the Individual Championships. This will allow increased participation in the Team Championships, and allow more people to attend the NPSC in general by reducing their total time and expenses for food, hotel, and ammunition.
  • To preserve all of the revolver matches, competitors will have the choice to fire either a revolver or semi-automatic pistol in the Championship match they select. This includes the Open Class Division Championship, Stock Service Duty Gun Championship and their related Team Championships.
  • So competitors can continue to work towards earning their Distinguished Semi-Automatic Pistol and Distinguished Revolver Badges, both Distinguished Championship matches are still being offered and open to all shooters. Competitors who fire both Distinguished Championships are also automatically entered in the President’s Championship Aggregate with the chance to earn the prestigious NPSC President’s Championship Medallion and Awards. Competitors who want to be considered for the Service Handgun Aggregate Championship and NPSC Grand Championship Aggregate will no longer be required to fire the Distinguished Championship matches.

The new NPSC Host Hotel is the Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa. As part of the NPSC package, the hotel will provide a complimentary reception most nights with beverages and light snacks, in addition to free internet access and free breakfast. The hotel also has a full restaurant, lounge bar, fitness center, business office, coffee shop, gift shop/newsstand, game room, and indoor pool.

Take advantage of the tuition-free armorer school offerings by signing up for a slot, and join us for seminars covering the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA/HB 218). The armorer's courses will take place on Saturday, September 19 at the NPSC Host Hotel. The LEOSA seminar will also be held at the NPSC Host Hotel on Saturday 2:00 PM and again on Sunday at 9:00 AM. No registration is required for the LEOSA seminars; just go to the Ocotillo I Room at the hotel.


Please see the NPSC Tournament Announcement for event details.

Saturday, September 19

  • New Mexico Challenge
  • NPSC Tactical Police Competition
  • NPSC Store Opens
  • Tuition Free Armorers Schools – Preregistration Required
  • Law Enforcement Safety Act Seminar (LEOSA/HR218)

Sunday, September 20

  • Statistical Office opens at 7:30 AM
  • Competitor Check-In and Bag Pick-Up at 8:30 AM
  • Law Enforcement Shotgun Championship Relays start
  • NPSC Practice Day
  • NPSC Tactical Police Competition continues
  • Law Enforcement Safety Act Seminar (LEOSA/HR218)
  • Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau Competitors Reception at the Embassy Suites NPSC Host Hotel from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Monday, September 21

  • Law Enforcement Shotgun Championship Relays continue
  • Stock Service Duty Gun Championships
  • Stock Service Duty Gun Team Championships
  • Production Semi-Automatic Championship
  • Production Semi-Automatic Team Championship
  • Law Enforcement Equipment Exposition opens

Tuesday, September 22

  • Law Enforcement Shotgun Championship Relays continue
  • Open Class Division Championships
  • Open Class Division Team Championships
  • Law Enforcement Equipment Exposition continues
  • Competitor Meet & Greet with NRA Staff at the NPSC Host Hotel

Wednesday, September 23 - Last shooting day of the Championships

  • Off Duty Sidearm Championship
  • Distinguished Semi-Automatic Championship
  • Distinguished Revolver Championship
  • Law Enforcement Shotgun Championship Relays end at 3:00 PM
  • Law Enforcement Equipment Exposition ends at 1:00 PM
  • NPSC Awards Banquet in the Sandia Rooms of the Embassy Suites NPSC Host Hotel