NRA Action Pistol Distinguished Program

Action Pistol Distinguished Program Badge

Purpose
To recognize excellence in NRA Action Pistol Competition.

Eligibility

  1. No limitation on firearm used so long as it conforms to NRA Action Pistol Shooting rules.
  2. Points toward the Distinguished Badge may only be earned at NRA State, Regionals and the National Championship (NRA Bianchi Cup).
  3. Competitors may compete for points in only two State Championships, one Regional, and the National Championship in any calendar year (Jan 1-Dec 31).
  4. Recognition for award of the Distinguished Badge is retroactive to 1985 for Open Division, 1998 for Metallic Division, and 2009 for Production Division. Individuals may petition for this by providing official results from qualified tournaments. Burden of proof of qualifying scores is on the petitioner.
  5. Each Division scores will be counted separately for medal purposes.

Course of Fire

  1. Aggregate match containing at least two of the following matches:
    1. Practical Event (Rule 10.13)
    2. Barricade Event (Rule 10.14)
    3. Moving Target Event (mod) (Rule 10.15)
    4. Falling Plate Event (Rule 10.16)
  2. Minimum Qualifying Score: In order to earn eligibility for Distinguished Points, competitors must fire a minimum score equal to at least 95% of the match aggregate in OPEN and 85% in METALLIC. (e.g., in a 1920-point aggregate, the minimum score required to qualify would be 1824 in OPEN DIVISION and 1632 in METALLIC DIVISION and PRODUCTION DIVISION).

Awards

The NRA Action Pistol Distinguished Badge will be awarded to those individuals who earn a total of 30 points through unassisted individual competition in qualifying events. Credit Points will be awarded as follows:

  1. 10 points to the highest scoring non-distinguished competitor who fires a qualifying score.
  2. 7 points to next highest scoring 10% of non-distinguished competitors who fire a qualifying score.
  3. 5 points to next highest scoring 15% of non-distinguished competitors who fire a qualifying score.
  4. Fractions of .5 and over will be resolved to the next higher whole number. Smaller fractions will not be considered.

The NRA Action Pistol Distinguished Badge will be awarded at the end of the Tournament Calendar year in which it is earned by mail at the competitor's request, or at the National Championship - (NRA Bianchi Cup).

Action pistol competitors who feel they have achieved this level of competition should contact us at actionpistol@nrahq.org.

A list of NRA Action Pistol Distinguished Badge Recipients may be viewed here.