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Absolute Zero Sniper Match

Frontline Defense will host the Absolute Zero Sniper Match as the first match of the 2018 Season

January 30, 2018 – Santa Ana, CA – The National Rifle League (NRL), a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the growth and education of precision rifle shooting through a range of outdoors-related public interest activities, announced today that the first match of the 2018 season will be the Absolute Zero Sniper Match presented by Frontline Defense.

The 2-day match will take place February 24th-25th, 2018 at the Frontline Defense range in Warrenton, NC. This will be the first NRL sanctioned match ever held on the East Coast. Competitors can expect target sizes of 1-2 MOA at distances from 200 to 1,100 yards. Registration cost will be $250 per person, which includes lunch for both Saturday and Sunday.

Paul Smith, the range owner of Frontline Defense, will be the match director. Paul has been involved in the firearms and precision rifle industry for 10+ years. His service in the military began with the 1st of the 75th Army Airborne Rangers, followed by commanding the US Army Special Reaction Team’s Sniper Unit at Fort Rucker. After, he wanted to find a way to share these positive experiences with friends and family, so became involved with the NRA and completed the NC Concealed Carry Course of Instruction. More recently he graduated from the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Course among other instructor courses — helping him further serve the needs of the community. He has had experience being an instructor, range officer, and match director. Paul has also competed in matches such as VPRC, Guardian Long Range, Woody’s DMM, and the K&M SEPRCA Finale.

“I like to think of matches as training. Not many folks get to shoot outside of matches due to where they live. My goal is to challenge shooters at any skill level,” said Paul on why he decided to become a match director and contribute as a board of director on the NRL. “Getting involved at the ground level of a growing industry is what I like to be involved in. I liked what the mindset of the NRL was all about.”

Registration for The Absolute Zero Match is now open to both NRL Members and the public. The match will be open on a first come basis. For more information about this precision rifle shooting event, visit


Frontline Defense Firearms Training Center and Range, located in Warrenton, is North Carolina’s fastest growing outdoor shooting range. Our specialty is serving the needs for the long range precision rifle shooter. You will not find another outdoor shooting range on the east coast where this service can be provided. We have one 1,100yd rifle range, two 1,000yd rifle range’s, 800yd rifle, 600yd rifle, 500yd rifle, 400yd rifle, 200yd rifle-300yd rifle, 25yd-100yd rifle, and a 32 bay 25yd pistol range. The 300yd rifle range is open to the public. The 1,000yd rifle range and all other longer ranges past 300yds are reserved for current range members only. The 1,100yd rifle range is for Sniper competitions only. These are just a few things we have to offer. A veteran-owned business, we believe in our motto to Educate, Equip, and Train. We encourage responsible, active firearm ownership in our community. Please take a look through our website to learn more about what we offer. And, yes, we’re open to the public on weekends.

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