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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Benguet Cops Win PRO-COR's Modified Handgun Marksmanship Competition

Photo Courtesy || PNP Cordillera

Cordillera - Police Regional Office Cordillera (PROCOR) conducted the PNP Modified Handgun Marksmanship Competition at PROCOR Firing Range, Camp Major Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet. A total of 55 Police Officers from the different units of PROCOR joined the competition.

Continuous enhancement of skills and competence, specifically in firearms proficiency, is needed by every PNP personnel to ensure that all are familiar and proficient with their issued firearm and that all will be effective in performing their duties and responsibilities. Thus, PROCOR conducts marksmanship training and competition to retrain, asses and test the competency and capability of all personnel within the region.

The Modified Handgun Marksmanship Competition is participated by two (2) teams each from Baguio City Police Office (BCPO), Benguet Provincial Police Office (PPO) and Regional Mobile Force Battalion 15, and one (1) team each from the other PPOs. Each team is composed of 5 best shooters selected from their respective units.

Before the competition, all participants had lectures on firearm familiarization, care and maintenance, gun safety rules and the live firing on the courses. The courses are composed of three (3) phases. Phase 1 is the Handgun Familiarization and Precision Training, Phase 2 is the Handgun Qualification Marksmanship Test, and finally, Phase 3 is the Handgun Classification Marksmanship Test.

As the activity ended, Benguet PPO Team 1 emerged as the champion, BCPO Team 1 as the 1st runner up, Ifugao PPO as 2nd runner up, and Benguet PPO Team 2 as 3rd runner up.

Benguet PPO is under the leadership of PCOL ELMER RAGAY, the Provincial Director.

Furthermore, the 55 participants were classified and awarded with classification badges. 10 participants were classified as Marksman, 43 as Sharpshooter, and 2 as Expert.

As PROCOR Deputy Regional Director for Operations PCOL JOHN CHUA congratulated all the winners and participants, he also reiterated that every police officer should be responsible and proficient holders of firearms so that they will be effective in the performance of their duty.

source || PNP Cordillera

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