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September 1st, 2012

World Action Pistol Championship in Germany September 12-16

Story based on report by Lars Dalseide for NRAblog
world action shooting championships germanyThe 8th Annual NRA World Action Pistol Championship (WAPC) takes place September 12-16 in Phillipsburg, Germany. The event will be held at Schießanlage Philippsburg (Shooting Philippsburg), Germany’s largest indoor/outdoor Shooting Range. Located roughly 23 miles from Heidelberg in the Bavarian countryside, the Phillippsburg Range has previously hosted German and European shooting Championships.

The 8th Annual WAPC is a Bianchi Cup-style event with individual and team World Championships up for grabs with four firearms classes: Open Class, Open Modified Class, Metallic Sights Class, Production Class. There are also separate titles awarded for Aggregate World Champion, Revolver World Champion, Ladies World Champion, Senior World Champion, and Junior World Champion. Competitors will include ace American shooters Doug Koenig, Bruce Piatt, Jessie Duff, Julie Golob and Louis Surgi.

Representing the NRA in Germany will be Competitive Shooting Director Dennis Willing, NRA National Pistol Manager Tom Hughes, and other NRA personnel. Dennis and his crew will spend five days in Phillippsburg covering the event. Hughes is happy to make the trip. They are going to hold a Bavarian style barbeque,” said Hughes. “When I was stationed in Germany, I never had the opportunity to attend one of those so I’m looking forward to it.” To learn more about the 8th Annual NRA World Action Pistol Championship, visit the WAPC website at

CLICK HERE for 8th WAPC Registration Page | CLICK HERE for Lodging Information

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September 29th, 2011

Germany to Host 2012 World Action Pistol Championship

NRA World Action Pistol Championship logoThe best action pistol shooters on the globe are heading to Philippsburg, Germany next September. Germany was chosen to host the 2012 World Action Pistol Championship (WAPC). This event takes place every other year — Australia hosted the last WAPC in 2010. Phillipsburg, site of Germany’s largest indoor/outdoor Shooting Range, is roughly 23 miles from Heidelberg. The Schiessanlage (shooting range) Philippsburg has previously hosted IPSC German and European Championships.

Shooting Range Philippsburg
76661 Philippsburg, Am Schießstand 1 (Prolongation of Street “Mittlerer Weg“)
Phone: +49 7256 9243889

The format of the World Championship is very similar to that of the Bianchi Cup; everything from the courses of fire to the evening activities. Each year, the host country determines how many shooters will represent each country from the various divisions (Production, Open, Metallic). Once that has been decided, scores from the two previous Bianchi Cups will determine who represents the United States. Competitors can also receive an invitation to be part of a Ladies, Senior, or Junior team.

At the most recent (2010) WAPC in Australia, Team USA dominated the competition. Amazingly, Americans Doug Koenig (1920-188X), Carl Bernosky (1920-181X), and Bruce Piatt (1920-177X) all shot “perfect” 1920 scores to finish first/second/third. We know the Europeans have been training hard, and we expect tough competition for the Americans next September in Philippsburg.

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