Sheriff’s office to hold its second shooting competition

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 5, 2004

NATCHEZ &045;&045; Preparations for the Adams County Sheriff’s Office’s second shooting competition are under way.

The all-day event will be on June 26 at the ACSO shooting range on Foster Mound Road.

Last year’s event drew 28 participants, but Pree said he was expecting many more this year.

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&uot;We hope to get 100 plus,&uot; Pree said. &uot;Everyone is welcome.&uot;

Competitions, open to the public and law enforcement officers, will include man versus man, semi-automatic, shotgun, .22 caliber and a 60 round qualification course. Participants will compete in either the law enforcement or the civilian category.

Man versus man will be a triple elimination shoot-off from the seven-yard line. The .22 caliber competition, for ages 10 and up, will be with a small board target. The National Rifle Association 60 round course will be timed and from no more than 25 yards away.

Prizes will be awarded in the form of money to the top three finishers in each category and door prizes will be given out to the remaining competitors. Concessions will be available for lunch and dinner. The event will start at 8:30 a.m. and continue until completion.

Anyone interested in participating should register anytime with the ACSO in order to give organizers an idea of what to expect, Range Safety Officer Karl Pree said. Latecomers can register on June 26 prior to 8:30 a.m.

There is a $25 donation to enter and a $5 donation per additional match. The maximum cost is $40.

Funds raised at the event will go toward upkeep and improvement of the shooting range, also known as the Southwest Mississippi Training Academy.

The event will also have competitions for children to participate in for fun, Pree said.

Pree said organizers were inviting participants from neighboring counties and parishes.