October 2, 2015
Shooters from far and wide traveled to West Virginia to compete at the 2015 NRA World Shooting Championship presented by Magpul in September. Whether they were an amateur competitor or an expert, all shooters had one thing in common for being there—a love of the shooting sports.
These competitors have a passion for what they love and they do not want to give it up. One such person was Ron Merritt. Mr. Merritt was competing in all 12 shooting disciplines at the 2015 NRA World Shooting Championship for a very special reason—he missed the shooting sports. He is a 1983 Citadel graduate and a former member of the Navy Rifle and Pistol team, who missed the thrill of being on the firing line. After retiring from the Navy he did not have much time to dedicate to the sport as he now works in the civilian sector at Task Inc. So when Mr. Merritt heard about the 2015 NRA World Shooting Championship he dusted off his guns, anxious to return to a world he had left some time ago.