NRA Distinguished Revolver/Pistol Program

DistAutoMedal.gif DistRevMedal.gif The NRA Distinguished Revolver/Pistol Program was designed to recognize excellence in Police Combat competition. It is similar to the Distinguished Program of the Department of the Army's National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice.

The Distinguished match is fired during NRA PPC Regional tournaments and during the NRA National Police Shooting Championships. It is a service revolver/pistol type match and the equipment requirements are more stringent than in normal NRA sanctioned combat competition.

Since there is no standard service gun for police, as there is for the military, specific regulations for the firearm and ammunition are necessary. While substantial alterations of the police firearm and it's ammunition is allowed in other matches, the regulations for this match are more stringent. The intent of the regulations is to provide a competition with minimum variations to firearms and no variation in ammunition, so equipment will not be a major factor in determining the best shooter. The firearm and ammunition regulations are strictly enforced. (Please refer to the NRA Police Pistol Combat Rules book for the exact rules and regulations.)

The Distinguished badge will be awarded to those police officers who earn a total of 30 points through unassisted individual competition in NRA Police Distinguished matches. Credit points will be awarded to the highest scoring ten percent of all "non-Distinguished" competitors firing in the match ranked in order of merit. Fractions of .5 and over will be resolved to the next higher whole number. Smaller fractions will not be considered. The winning ten percent as described above will be further broken down and credit points awarded as follows:

to the highest scoring 1/6 10 pts.
to the next highest scoring 1/3 8 pts.
to the remaining competitors authorized credit points 6 pts.

DistRevMedal2.gif The first time an officer qualifies, he/she will receive the "Excellence in Competition" medal and a letter indicating the number of credit points earned.

Each time an officer qualifies for additional points, he/she will be sent a letter to update his/her point total. No other medals will be issued by the NRA until the 30 points have been earned. At that time, either the Revolver or the Semi-Automatic Distinguished Badge will be awarded as well as a certificate indicating same.

Applications are available here to conduct an NRA Police Revolver and Police Semi-Automatic Distinguished Matches. You may complete the form as it appears on your computer prior to printing it out and faxing/mailing back to NRA headquarters.

DISTINGUISHED SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL
Badge # Name Agency
 
2013  Recipients
 
322 Rupert Barney Pope South Carolina Highway Patrol
321 Anna Bailey
320 Dean Geiger U.S. Border Patrol
319 Ted E. Beaver Oklahoma Police Department
318 Robert M. McCullough
317 William M. Schuck, Jr.
316 James Rawl
315 Anthony J. Caruso
2012  Recipients
 
314 Brian R. Owen Los Angeles Police Department
313 Andy Baldridge New Mexico State Police
312 Steffan Vogt Germany
311 Sean Foote
310 Steven Embrich Los Angeles Police Department
309 Eric M. Ford U.S. Border Patrol
308 Ralph C. Lettau Energy Northwest
307 Alberto DeMacedo Venezuela
306 Johann J. Wizofsky Germany
305 Jason Rickman Mississippi Department of Transportation
304 Enoi Phoutthavong Texas Department of Public Safety
2011  Recipients
 
303 Roy Fullerton Mississippi Highway Patrol
302 Kevin McPherson New Mexico State Police
301 Axel Manthei Germany
300 Tony Simmons U.S. Border Patrol
299 John Garrison South Carolina Law Enforcement Division
298 Roger Nine
2010  Recipients
 
297 Billy Lashley Douglas County Sheriff's Department
296 Kenneth P. Ryan South Bend Police Department
295 David Benko Shaler Township Police Department
294 Adam M. Kovatch U.S. Border Patrol
293 Jeffrey D. Sones Texas Department of Public Safety
292 Thomas Luna Los Angeles Police Department
291 John Lee Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
290 Brian Reilly U.S. Border Patrol
289 Curtis Bearchum Hanfor Patrol
288 Jason Crawford U.S. Border Patrol
287 Carl Hall Mississippi DOC
2009  Recipients
 
286 Lyle Schroeder
285 Virgil Scott Jefferson County Police Department
284 Gerald Vance Border Patrol
283 Helen M. Papietro Los Angeles Police Department
282 Dennis Weaver, III Mississippi Highway Patrol
281 John Myers Shelby County Sherif's Office
280 George Kevanian IRS-CID
279 Robert Conrad Iowa State Patrol
278 Alaric Mason Customs & Border Patrol
277 Christopher McKay U.S. Border Patrol
276 Brad J. Hanson Calgary Police Service
275 Arlo Arcinas DHS/ICE
274 Robert Dziak PA State Constable
2008  Recipients
 
273 George Brown
272 Larry Malin
271 Douglas Goff
270 Stan McClung
269 Charles Rogers
268 Jose Vazquez
267 Sean Vasquez Border Patrol
266 William Crews Norman Police Department
2007  Recipients
 
265 Brett Sullivan U.S. Border Patrol
264 Darrell Woods U.S. Border Patrol
263 Enoch Smith U.S. Border Patrol
262 Michael Clark NYPD
261 Bruce Robinson
260 Jack Reichert Texas Department of Public Safety
259 Mike Tangas U.S. Border Patrol
258 Kallum Herrington MS Department of Public Safety
257 Arturo Velez U.S. Border Patrol
256 Frederick Harvey Shelbyville Police Department
255 Dale Pruna FBI
254 Lawrence Trahan U.S. Border Patrol
253 Jeffrey Talbot South Dakota Highway Patrol
252 Derrick Lopez MTA Bridges & Tunnels, NYC
251 Michael Jones Memphis Police Department
250 Charles R. Blohm, Jr. Shelby County Sherif's Office
2006  Recipients
 
249 Judith Ragsdale Tampa (FL) Police Department
248 James B. Ell Overland (MO) Police Department
247 Otto Kiehl Memphis Police Department
246 Gary A. Ciminski Arizona Police Department
245 Mark A. Doyle Ocean City (MD) Police Department
244 Dan Russie Hanford Patrol
 
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DISTINGUISHED REVOLVER
Badge # Name Agency
 
2013  Recipients
 
795 Thomas A. Vannort Oklahoma City Police Department
794 Steven Embrich Los Angeles Police Department
793 Stephen Brent Smith Round Rock Police Department
792 Sean Foote
2012  Recipients
 
789 Anthony J. Caruso
788 Alberto DeMacedo Policia De Venequela
787 Adam M. Kovatch U.S. Border Patrol
786 Helen M. Papietro Los Angeles Police Department
785 Rudolf Goebel Germany
784 Karim Bernoti Venezuela
783 Frederick J. Harvey Shelbyville Police Department
782 Kevin McPherson New Mexico State Police
781 William M. Schuck, Jr. ICE
780 Jason Rickman Mississippi Department of Transportation
779 Mark L. Paddack Ocean City Police Department
778 John D. Myers Shelby County Sheriff's Office
2011  Recipients
 
775 Mike McGinity
774 Barry T. Nicholson Philadelphia Prisons
773 Thomas Luna Los Angeles Police Department
772 Brian Reilly
771 Tony J. Simmons U.S. Border Patrol
770 Curtis Bearchum Hanford Patrol
769 Kurt J. Bearchum Hanford Patrol
768 Dennis Weaver
2010  Recipients
 
767 John B. Garrison South Carolina State Law Enforcement
766 Steven D. Bernardi Pennsylvania Game Commission
765 Thomas O. Noto Louisiana State Police
764 Johann J. Wzofsky Border Control, Germany
763 Christopher McKay
762 Charles Rogers
761 Shawn Becker
2009  Recipients
 
760 David Benko Shaler Township Police Department
759 Darrell Woods I.C.E.
758 William Mack Scituate Police Department
757 Ralph C. Lettau Energy Northwest
756 Sean Vasquez DHS/ICE
755 Alaric Mason Customs & Border Patrol
754 Brett Sullivan U.S. Border Patrol
753 Stan McClung U.S. Border Patrol
752 Jason Crawford U.S. Border Patrol
751 Brad Hanson Calgary Police Service
750 George Brown Mississippi Highway Patrol
749 Arlo Arcinas DHS/ICE
2008  Recipients
 
748 Jose Vazquez
747 Billy Hays
746 Douglas Goff
745 Ben Morrow U.S. Border Patrol
743 Arturo Velez U.S. Border Patrol
742 Robert Dziak Pennsylvania State Constable
2007  Recipients
 
744 Dennis Polk Moore Oklahoma Police Department
741 Ronald Green Wackenhut Services ,Inc.
740 Bryan Eastridge Oklahoma City Police Department
739 Enoch Smith U.S. Border Patrol
738 George Kevanian IRS-CID
737 Axel Manthei Germany, BDMP
736 Anna Bailey Richland Co. Sheriff Department
735 John Graham Oakland County Sheriff's Office
734 Otto Kiehl Memphis Police Deaprtment
733 James Oleson Des Moines Police Department
732 Mike Tangas U.S. Border Patrol
2006  Recipients
 
731 Stephen C. Almon Wichita (KS) Police Department
730 John Lee Los Angeles County Sheriff Department
729 Charles r. Blohm, Jr. Shelby County Sherif's Office
728 Gary A. Ciminski Arizona Police Department
727 Clel E. Baudler Iowa State Patrol
726 Louis M. Pasquino Toronto Police
725 Joseph T. Birt Texas Department of Public Safety
724 Dwight Schmidt Round Rock Police
 
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