2018 NRA MQP Distinguished Expert Firearm Award Winner ADFG HEDR

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 2019 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 2019

PISTOL / BULLSEYE
QUALIFICATION
Sponsored by GLOCK
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.22 RIFLE
QUALIFICATION
Sponsored by RUGER
Ruger Logo red

January Camille S.
GLOCK Blanket *
Anthony J.
Ruger Rifle Case AND Cleaning Kit **
February ?
GLOCK Field Knife *
?
Ruger Rifle Case AND Cleaning Kit **
March ?
GLOCK E-Tool *
?
Ruger Rifle Case AND Cleaning Kit **
April ?
GlOCK Camping Chair *
?
Ruger Rifle Case AND Cleaning Kit **
May ?
GLOCK Sling Pack
*
?
Ruger Rifle Case AND Cleaning Kit **
June ?
GLOCK Field Knife *
?
Ruger Rifle Case AND Cleaning Kit **
July ?
GLOCK Camp Chair *
?
Ruger Rifle Case AND Cleaning Kit **
August (Range Closed) (Range Closed)
September ?
GLOCK E-Tool *
?
Ruger Rifle Case AND Cleaning Kit **
October ?
GLOCK Range Bag *
?
Ruger Rifle Case AND Cleaning Kit **
November ?
GLOCK Range Bag *
?
Ruger Rifle Case AND Cleaning Kit **
December ?
GLOCK Backpack (Coyote) *
?
Ruger Rifle Case AND Cleaning Kit **
* Each GLOCK Gift Bag includes
(in addition to the awards listed above): 
** Each RUGER Award Package includes
(in addition to a Ruger Rifle Case and Cleaning Kit): 

Glock Award Package items ADFG HEDR MQP 2019

1x GLOCK Perfection Lanyard
1x GLOCK Safe Action Pistols Sticker
1x GLOCK Gen 5 Armed with Confidence Sticker
1x GLOCK Perfection Stress Ball
1x GLOCK Safe Action Pistols Patch
1x GLOCK Gen 5 Patch
1x Confidence in What You Carry patch
1x Confidence in What you Carry silhouette patch
1x GLOCK Mini Keychain
1x GLOCK Pin
1x GLOCK Perfection pin
1x GLOCK Decal
1x GLOCK Perfection Decal
1x GLOCK Write in the Rain Notebook

Ruger Award Package items ADFG HEDR MQP 2019

1x Ruger Gun Cleaning Cloth
1x Ruger Black/Red Lanyard
1x Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens sticker
1x Ruger Spudz Lens Cloth
1x Ruger Red Bottle Opener
2x Ruger Red+Black Koozies
1x Ruger Hearing Protection Holder
1x Ruger 1949 Patch
1x Ruger Black and Red Mouse Pad
1x Ruger Black Water Bottle
1x Ruger Hat (choice of design/color)

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 claim the award in person, and legally be 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.