U.S. Military's Top Pistol Shooters

Service members from the Army, Army Reserve, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and National Guard will visit Fort Benning in Georgia from June 15-20, 2014, to decide the military's best pistol shooters.

Hosted by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU), the 55th Annual Interservice Pistol Championships takes place at Phillips Range. The competition crowns the best pistol shooters while providing the opportunity for service members to share techniques, develop new ideas and enhance the overall combat readiness of the joint force.

Marksmen will compete in individual and team matches with .22-caliber, .45-cal, centerfire and service pistols. They'll also shoot an excellence-in-competition match to conclude the week.

Among USAMU's top shots in this week's event is shooter/instructor Sgt. 1st Class James Henderson (below), who has won eight individual championships in his career. Henderson has been competing in international pistol the past year in a quest to make the 2016 Olympic team.

We editors thank all the men and women of the U.S. military for their service, including all of the shooters competing at Fort Benning. That said, we have our money on the Army, as they've won the past eight team championships!


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