The international security firm Global Guardian held its 4th Annual Law Enforcement Tactical Shooting Competition at Sugar Hill Farms in Pine Plains, New York. Six teams, including federal and local law enforcement agencies, participated in the one-day event.

 Shooting disciplines included static and dynamic patrol rifle stages, static and dynamic pistol marksmanship, a sniper course, and close proximity/target discrimination shooting. Originally organized in 2012 as a casual competition for local law enforcement personnel, the event has grown into an expanded multistage format that tests both long-range accuracy and close quarters shooting skills. This years’ event also featured an instructional ballistic properties and barrier penetration demonstration by representatives of Winchester Ammunition.

The Federal Air Marshals defended their 2015 title, narrowly edging out the New York State Police SWAT element. Members of the first place team were awarded gift certificates valid for purchase of custom firearms and other law enforcement equipment at Pilot Mountain Arms, an event co-sponsor.

Brian Searcy, Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of Global Guardian, hosted the event and served as its overall range master. Mr. Searcy, a former US Army Delta Force Sergeant Major (Retired), commented, “We’d like to thank all the marksmen who participated. The event is designed to give law enforcement personnel an opportunity to validate their training in a unique environment, work with and strengthen relationships with other departments, and of course, have fun. We accomplished all three of these objectives this year. As the popularity of the event continues to grow, our goal moving into 2017 is to expand attendance beyond the greater New York area and open the competition nationally.”

Dale Buckner, President of Global Guardian, commented, “This event is one small way in which Global Guardian can support the law enforcement personnel who do so much for the community. Our hope is to continue to evolve and grow the event so that more teams can participate and benefit from this unique training opportunity.”


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