America’s Rifle Challenge at Peacemaker National Training Center

NRA America's Rifle Challenge

America’s Rifle Challenge at Peacemaker National Training Center

NRA America’s Rifle Challenge Level 1 and Level 2 are coming to Peacemaker National Training Center in Gerrardstown, West Virginia, on April 27, 2019.

Level 1 is designed for entry-level shooters out to 100 yards. Level 2 is a more dynamic series of matches for everyone else. Each one consists of 5 sub matches. Both levels have been designed by Marines and the NRA Competitive Shooting Division to compete shooter accuracy, speed, positional skills, and movement. Targets are USPSA Metric cardboard, NRA B8 bullseyes, and various steel targets.

Level 1 contains:

  1. 100, 75, 50, 25 yard 40-shot course (prone, sitting, kneeling, standing respectively)
  2. 50 yard standing, kneeling to prone with reload course
  3. 7 yard shooting standards course
  4. A 100 yard barricade shooting event with a steel target
  5. A basic shoot-on-the-move course with multiple targets from 60-5 yards

Level 2 contains:

  1. All stages of fire require movement between or during shooting
  2. Steel targets will vary in range from 100-350 yards
  3. Shooters may freely plan their approach to each stage much like USPSA or 3-gun matches based on given stage brief limitations
  4. Many paper targets will be partially obscured to challenge the shooter’s marksmanship skills at speed

NRA America’s Rifle Challenge (ARC) is a recreational shooting program designed to encourage rifle owners to do more than just target practice at the range; it lets rifle owners of all skill levels have a fun, exhilarating introduction to the action shooting sports. ARC allows you to compete against yourself or your friends on timed, pre-designed courses. To learn more, watch this video about the ARC program.

Register now! Pick the match that fits your schedule. Matches are $40 for Peacemaker National Training Center members and $45 for non-members of Peacemaker National Training Center. There will be three matches held on April 27:

  • 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM Level 1 ARC Match
  • 8:00 AM – Noon Level 2 ARC Match
  • 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM Level 2 ARC Match

Registration link and for more information:


  • Stock Class – Rifle may have one iron or red dot/holographic sight (non magnified) and a backup iron sight if desired.
  • Limited Class – Rifle may have one fixed or variable magnification optic of no greater than 8 power, and a backup iron sight if desired. A rifle with a red dot/holographic sight and a magnifier will be placed in this class.
  • Open Class – Rifle may have one fixed or variable magnification optic of no greater than 18 power, and a backup iron sight or a red dot/holographic sight installed.

Bipods are permitted but will remain in the stowed/folded position unless authorized for use on a particular stage. Bipods if used will remain on the rifle for the entirety of the match.

For more information on ARC or other competitive shooting events, call (877) 672-6282 or email [email protected].


National Rifle Association * 11250 Waples Mill Rd * Fairfax, VA. 22030

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