2017 NRA MQP Firearm Winners ADFG HEDR 20180114

Sturm, Ruger, & Co., Inc. sponsor the .22 Rifle Qualification for the 2018 NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program (MQP) administered at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Hunter Education Indoor Shooting Range in Fairbanks, Alaska. Three rifles are provided by Ruger, to be awarded to three individuals who achieve Distinguished Expert in the .22 Rifle Qual for the 2018 calendar year. The award rifles for 2018 are (subject to change):

  • Ruger American .30-06, Model 6901
  • Ruger American Compact .308, Model 6907
  • Ruger 10/22 Tactical, Model 1261

January 8, 2018

Glock, Inc., and Sturm, Ruger, & Co., Inc., will once again sponsor the NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program (MQP) administered at the ADF&G Hunter Education Indoor Shooting Range for 2018! Glock and Ruger provide three award firearms each, to award to selected Distinguished Expert achievers at the range for the calendar year and, they also provide monthly awards which are issued at random to those actively participating in the MQP.

Shooters participating in the NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program (MQP), administered at the Fairbanks Fish and Game Indoor Range, have the opportunity to earn an award package, just for participating in the program and working on their marksmanship! GLOCK, INC., and RUGER, have each provided monthly award prizes, to be awarded to randomly drawn participants who are working on the qualification program. (This applies to individuals who have signed up at the range to participate in the program for the calendar year and are actively working on achieving qualification levels.)

Below is a list of recipients of the monthly award packages, for the 2017 calendar year of the program. Congratulations to all participants who have achieved one or more levels of marksmanship in the annual qualification administered at the range!

MONTH
in 2018

PISTOL / BULLSEYE
QUALIFICATION
Sponsored by GLOCK
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.22 RIFLE
QUALIFICATION
Sponsored by RUGER
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January ?
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Ruger Range Bag AND Rifle Case
February ?
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Ruger Range Bag AND Rifle Case
March ?
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Ruger Range Bag AND Rifle Case
April ?
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Ruger Range Bag AND Rifle Case
May ?
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Ruger Range Bag AND Rifle Case
June ?
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Ruger Range Bag AND Rifle Case
July ?
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Ruger Range Bag AND Rifle Case
August (Range Closed) (Range Closed)
September ?
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Ruger Range Bag AND Rifle Case
October ?
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Ruger Range Bag AND Rifle Case
November ?
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Ruger Range Bag AND Rifle Case
December ?
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Ruger Range Bag AND Rifle Case
* Each GLOCK Gift Bag includes:  ** Each RUGER Award Package includes: 
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1x Red or Black Can Cooler
1x Ruger Gun Cleaning Cloth
1x Red or Grey Ruger Hat
2x Ruger Bag Clips
Ruger Made in the USA Stickers

Sign up with a range staff member during walk-in public shooting hours to start!

The "QUAL" programs are easy to start! Sign up, and start shooting the first level of the program. The qual sheets available at the range explain what to do. Range staff members can help you and will record your scores on "Qual Cards" to keep track of your progress. When you are ready to fire the final, Distinguished Expert (DE) level, for record, coordinate with a range staff member - we schedule times for the "DE shoots." (The DE level needs to be witnessed by a range staff member if you wish to be entered into the drawing for a new gun.) There is no additional cost to participate in the Marksmanship Qualification Program, other than your lane time and targets - you provide your own gun and ammo. Questions? Just ask a range staff member during walk-in public shooting hours at the range!

REMEMBER, the range-administered qualification programs are based on the calendar year and "reset" at the end of the year.

Disciplines

There are three different NRA Marksmanship Qualification "disciplines" administered at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Hunter Education Indoor Shooting Range in Fairbanks:

  • .22 Rifle (including Prone/Benchrest, Standing, and 3-Position)
  • Pistol (by gun/caliber)
  • Bullseye (Pistol) (aggregate course)

Within each discipline there are various options a shooter can elect to fire. For example, with .22 Rifle, a shooter can choose to start the Prone/Benchrest qual, or the Standing qual, or the 3-Position qual! The qualification courses for each discipline are revised as appropriate, and with permission from the NRA, for use at the range. Skill levels, as noted below, must be fired and achieved in order.

Skill Levels / Ratings

  • Pro-Marksman << START ON THIS ONE!
  • Marksman
  • Marksman 1st Class
  • Sharpshooter
  • Expert
  • Distinguished Expert << EARN "DE" AND YOU COULD WIN A GUN! (See program details)

Administration

The program is administered on an annual (Jan-Dec) basis, for shooters ages 10 and older, so shooters may earn a Distinguished Expert rating for each calendar year. Firing of the Distinguished Expert level must be witnessed by an NRA Member or a NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO), Instructor, or Coach. The witness must have a current NRA member ID or number. In order to be eligible for the new gun incentive awards, the witness must be a range staff member. There is no additional cost for the shooter to participate in the qualification program at the range though participants are responsible for their own targets, ammunition, and lane time, and may purchase skill rating awards as appropriate.

The range-administered qualification programs are based on the calendar year and "reset" at the end of the year. To participate in another year, a shooter will need to sign up again and start at the first level of a discipline. Prior year qualification levels earned do not carry forward. Think of this as an annual qualification to help maintain your skills and improve your marksmanship. The range will not administer "old" qualification records (from a prior year) but shooters with "old" qualification records may choose to work on their own to continue where they left off. Keep in mind, "old" qualification records are not eligible for the range-administered incentive awards.

Firearm Incentive Award Eligibility

To receive a firearm as an incentive award, participant/shooter must be an Alaska resident, and legally able to possess the firearm. To receive a pistol as an incentive award, participant/shooter must be age 21 or older. A parent or legal guardian sponsorship and signature is required for youth participants (under 18), to receive a rifle as an incentive award.