Larry Weidell is an instructor at River Valley Arms & Ammo.  As a High Power competitor for over twenty years, he has a NRA Master Classification in High Power Rifle. He has also earned the CMP Distinguished Marksman badge and the President’s 100.  Larry is a NRA Level One HP Coach, 4H Shooting Sports Coach, and a MN DNR Hunter Safety Instructor. Larry has competed in several locations across the state and the country. He is a current member of the Minnesota State Service Rifle Team competing at the National Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio.

High Power Matches are fired at 200, 300, and 500/600 yards with iron sights. There are also matches that compete at 600-1000 yards with iron and scoped sights. The firearm of choice for CMP sponsored matches is the civilian version of the M16, the AR15 and the M14/M1A.  In CMP Games, the choices include the M1 Garand, 1903 Springfield, other Vintage bolt rifles, and the M1 Carbine. The NRA matches use Service rifles, M1, M16, and M14; and rifles specialized for completion.

The shooting sports are an activity that is a true equal opportunity sport for men and women of all ages completing under the same conditions using the same equipment and rules.