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p99guy
07-11-2006, 09:53 AM
Hi Guys, this isnt about the Five seven but about shooting compititions in the U.S.
...A subject that I know some of you know far better than I. If we can Lets help this Assistant producer find where he can find the correct information for the documentery...here is our chance to help get it right.

here is what he wrote directly to me:

eddy_s@zenith-entertainment.co.uk

Hi there,

I hope you don't mind me emailing you out of the blue like this. My name is Eddie Stafford and I work as an Assistant Producer for a London based production company called Zenith Entertainment. We produce high profile documentary films for networks like the BBC, Channel 4 and Five.

I am currently in the early stages of developing a film about shooting competitions around the World and I would be extremely grateful if you could answer a few questions for me in order to help me with my background research.

- Do any national competitions exist for gun enthusiasts in the USA which are attended by people from all around the World?

- Do any competitions exist for children?
- Do people enter these competitions to win money (or do most people compete for fun)?

I really appreciate your time in helping me research this project.

Best wishes,

Eddie Stafford
Assistant Producer
Zenith Entertainment
43-45 Dorset St
London, W1U 7NA
United Kingdom
TEL - 07966 459 681

Blaze Television and Zenith Entertainment Ltd. are in full support of http://www.makepovertyhistory.org

p99guy
07-11-2006, 09:55 AM
Now this is what I wrote him back..it just hit the (very)high points:


Dear Eddy,

While Im not a competition shooter myself, here in the states You have many organizations
that promote marksmanship at both national levels such as the NRA, and many states have
shooting organizations as well ,like where I am at (Texas State Rifle Association.)
These hold high power service rifle matches out to 1000 yards in range but most are at 300 and 600. These Organizations do have youth programs that mainly deal with match style pellet guns and possible .22 rimfire shooting a reduced range bullseye targets.

People do enter these to win ribbons/plaques/trophies, Sometimes in youth programs they also give the overall winner a savings bond for a small amount. Every organization is different
most of them have web sites though.

Then you have the matches put on by companies , and certainly there are folks that travel from the UK and Australia to be in them.

Now to give you more specifics, If you don't mind ...Im going to enlist the aid of some of the
members of the fivesevenforum.com where I am a moderator. And see If we can narrow down your research just a bit.

Cheers
JL

p99guy
07-11-2006, 10:01 AM
to which he wote back withen 10 minutes!:

Hi JL,

Thank you so much for your help. I'm really keen to get as much information as possible - even if you guys can point me in the right direction regarding internet search terms etc.

Thanks once again,

Eddie

kamo
07-11-2006, 10:15 AM
FN 5.7 Fest-Oct 2006

p99guy
07-11-2006, 10:45 AM
Camp Perry , Ohio is where most of the National matches are held and Go hand in hand with the NRA...they even teach Junior ROTC firearms out there and there is a link for that on this search page
http://aolsearch.aol.com/aol/search?encquery=5254c7de35f9ecc07289107eae0629ca&invocationType=keyword_rollover&ie=UTF-8

a different type of shooting, more tactical orientated..the so called 3 gun match



http://aolsearch.aol.com/aol/search?encquery=cc11ebf3d31ba3be1afc0054d5786668&invocationType=keyword_rollover&ie=UTF-8

then there is "Cowboy Action Shooting"

http://aolsearch.aol.com/aol/search?invocationType=topsearchbox.search&query=Cowboy+action+shooting

btown02
07-11-2006, 11:14 AM
For the money and other compensation don't forget the Bianchi Cup.

http://www.nrahq.org/compete/nm_actionshooting.asp

revolver shooter
07-11-2006, 06:22 PM
There is also USPSA/IPSC and ICORE for action pistol. Both nationals bring in many people from other countries.