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Post by Motorcycle_dan on 7/2/2015, 10:38 am

Of all the awards and trophies I have, on the most treasured list is my distinguished pistol badge and Distinguished Revolver badge #59. 

I like shooting in DR matches, but now that I'm distinguished it is just flushing an additional $10 at a match.  However I generally shoot both the EIC and DR matches at regional and state matches. 

Another competitor asked me why.  Said that I was already distinguished so why shoot? There is no award etc.

Shooting the EIC match I get a General Custer medal for placing well, but the NRA distinguished revolver match, Nada.  I'm told it is a money thing.  The competitions department can't afford to give any more. 

Let me offer this.  The little DR hat pin, not sold on vendors row or anywhere else for that matter.  You get one with your badge and that is it.  I think an additional hat pin if you score in the top 10% would increase participation dramatically for those already distinguished. 

I made this suggestion at the competitors meeting last year.  It was not acted on.  Who should I contact to get some action on this? 

Am I off base? How many already distinguished shooters would consider participation in a DR match hoping to get another hat pin.
Comments or opinions?
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Post by Jack H on 7/2/2015, 1:36 pm

I'll second that.  In fact I repeat my desire for recognition of  270, 280, and 290 shooters vs a 255 Distinguished.
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Post by C.Perkins on 7/2/2015, 5:16 pm

I have always wanted a DR patch to staple to my gun box.
Better would be one with my #99 on it also.
Just saying.

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Post by DirComp on 11/24/2015, 1:09 pm

We are working on it.  New medals will be designed for 1st - 3rd, and perhaps hat pins for anyone who is distinguished but made the cut.

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Post by Chris Miceli on 11/24/2015, 2:02 pm

I shoot them because I need the badge. I am all for awards prizes and pins and goodies.  I did shoot at a Oklahoma state championship where they did a revolver 900 before the DR and gave out little plaque. It was not a DR award but it was cool. 

I support Jack with recognizing high individual scores a letter and pin would nice to go with the honor.
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Post by Ghillieman on 11/25/2015, 12:56 am

Place medals would be cool. Any chance of loosening the ammo requirement to allow 158gr lead round nose flat point, cowboy syle bullets?
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Post by Chris Miceli on 11/25/2015, 9:33 am

with the changes to the CMP ammo, why not make it any safe 38 spl ammo?  That would be best.
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Post by Danehogle on 11/25/2015, 5:39 pm

Right now In my opinion DR is the hardest badge to get...

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Post by RGK on 11/27/2015, 10:13 pm

I'm enjoying the DR match a lot. Some kind of recognition, like a medal or something, is in order for winners, distinguished or not. It's a great match that brings together revolver shooters and the National Match Course. Just like the old days.
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Post by C.Perkins on 11/28/2015, 8:15 pm

IMHO it should stay at 158gr LRN or SWC(I see they allow FMJRN,I would not use this).
In my limited experience the 158gr LRN does pretty well in a 6" revolver.
Sure it would be great to come up with a good 148gr full wadcutter to use, but it defeats the purpose of the game like going to any safe ammo in a 9mm or .45 in ball matches.



Okay, I will stop now Smile
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Post by sixftunda on 11/29/2015, 7:02 am

Personally I would like to see any centerfire revolver and any safe ammo.
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