NRA America’s Rifle Challenge

The NRA is coming to Peacemaker National Training Center in 2019 to conduct the NRA America’s Rifle Challenge (ARC) event! ARC is a great program run by the NRA’s Competitive Shooting Division.

ARC is AR Match is designed for safe shooters of all skill levels.

Match Dates

Sat August 3 (Check in starts at 7AM Safety Brief At 7:45AM For AM Matches Check in starts 12PM for PM Matches with Safety Brief at12:45PM)

There are two levels of ARC competition:

ARC Level 1: This course of fire represents a set of standardized skill tests that test shooters accuracy, speed and mechanics. The course of fire is conducted from 100 yards and inward, with a balance of both time and accuracy being measured in every event. Some aspects value speed or accuracy over the other. There are five total stages of fire in this match.

ARC Level 2: NRA RSOs and Match Directors will conduct this match. This course of fire represents a set standardized skill tests that test the full range of skills with an AR or semi-automatic centerfire rifle. Stages include: moving while shooting, positional skills, accuracy skills and multi-target engagement techniques stage planning. The stage will be shot in shooting bays, natural terrain and long distance rifle ranges. There are five total stages of fire in this match. Scoring is conducted via Practiscore and is based on time/plus and total hits.

(If you like PNTC’s Kahles 2Gun matches, you’ll love the ARC Level 2 match. Suppressors are welcome, as well, in this match!)

Cost $40 PNTC Members, $45 Non-Members

Additional Match Information ARC Basic Level Match Requirements: Shooters will (at minimum) need the following to attend and compete in this ARC event:

  • A safe and serviceable semi-automatic, detachable magazine rifle, with a minimum 10 round magazine capacity. It is highly advised to have at least a 50 yard zero (preferably a 100 yard zero) on your rifle prior to attending.
  • No Cartridges over .308
  • Eye and ear protection. Electronic hearing protection is preferred.
  • Chamber flag. If you do not have a chamber flag, PNTC has them for a small fee.
  • At least three (suggested five) magazines and minimum 150 rounds of ammunition. It is advisable to bring 250 rounds
  • At least one serviceable Kydex or nylon magazine pouch worn on the body to conduct reloads
  • A one to two-point convertible or pure two point sling, attached to the rifle
  • Appropriate footwear and clothing for all-season outdoor use. No Sandals
  • It is highly advised to bring support items such as weapon lubricant, water, etc.
  • PUNCTUALITY! - Check in starts at 7:00AM. Please arrive a minimum of 1 hour prior and Check in at PNTC HQ. Once checked in, please go to the Sig Independence Range. KEEP YOUR FIREARM CASED UNTIL INSTRUCTED TO RETRIEVE IT. We will conduct a match safety briefing at 8:45AM to start time and check.

ARC Level 2 Match Requirements: Shooters will, at minimum, need the following to attend and compete in this ARC event:

  • A safe and serviceable semi-automatic, detachable magazine rifle, with a minimum 10 round magazine capacity. It is highly advised to have an appropriate zero on your rifle prior to attending.
  • No Cartridges over .308
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Chamber flag. If you do not have a chamber flag PNTC has them for a small fee.
  • At least three (suggested five) magazines and minimum 250 rounds of ammunition. It is advisable to bring 350 rounds.
  • At least one, serviceable Kydex or nylon magazine pouch worn on the body to conduct reloads
  • A one to two point convertible or pure two point sling attached to the rifle
  • Appropriate footwear and clothing for all-season outdoor use. No Sandals
  • It is highly advised to bring support items such as lubricant, water, etc.
  • PUNCTUALITY! - Check in starts at 7:00AM for AM Squads. Please arrive a minimum of 1 hour prior and Check in at PNTC HQ. Once checked in please go to the Sig Independence Range. KEEP YOUR FIREARM CASED UNTIL INSTRUCTED TO RETRIEVE IT. We will conduct a match safety briefing at 7:45AM for AM Squads to start time and check.

Additional Safety Rules for ARC Level 1 & Level 2 Matches:

  1. Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction
  2. Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot 3. Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use (for this match, you will be given instructions on when to load)

In addition to the above NRA safety rules, PNTC requires that all competitors:

- Attend the NRA Safety Brief conducted prior to the start of the match. - Properly check in at PNTC HQ and receive wristband and scoresheet. - Upon arrival, keep rifles cased! Ensure actions are open and chamber flags are inserted prior to arrival. If you do not have a chamber flag, PNTC has these for a small fee. Ensure this chamber flag is inserted into the rifle's chamber prior to arriving at the range area. - DO NOT uncase firearms and or handle firearms at your vehicle or off the firing line. A PNTC Range Officer will give you the command to bring your firearm to a "Safe Area" for un-bagging and proper clearing and safety inspection. - Children under 10 years of age and under are not permitted to attend this event.

- No alcohol, drugs, intoxicated people, felons or any person who is not permitted by law to use or operate firearms may attend this, or other events at PNTC. - No steel core, tracer or armor piercing ammunition may be used. If a magnet sticks to your bullet it may NOT be used in this competition. - PNTC and/or NRA reserve the right to remove any person for unsafe and or inappropriate behavior at any time.

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