63 participants. Wow. When I went to Perry the first time in ‘88, there was easily twice that amount in each classification competing.
That is sad. If you subtract the Army, and Reserve team shooters, that means there were likely only about 50 civilians (or less).
It’s not a dying sport, it’s an almost dead one.
Not yet. They just go to the CMP Nationals, which were always more popular anyways.