Held at the Police Range
Kingston, North Carolina
April 28 through 30, 1961

Army Pistol Team Sets World Record

Kinston, N.C., April 30 (AP) - The crack United States Army pistol team set a new world record in .22 caliber pistol shooting here today, scoring 1,182 points out of a possible 1,200 in the windup of the National Rifle Association sponsored eastern regional pistol matches.

The Fort Benning (Ga.) based squad bested by one point the old record recognized by the N.R.A., which was held by the Los Angeles Police Department.

Making up the Army squad were Sgt. 1.C. William B. Blankenship, Jr., Richland, Va.; M.Sgt. R. M. Stineman, Wabash, Ind.; Sgt. 1.C. F. D. Oliver, Mart, Texas, and S.Sgt. F. D. Thompson, of Los Angeles. The team is captained by Maj. W. F. Brophy of Warner, N. H.

The Army shooters also won the aggregate championship following three days of firing at the eastern regional event, which was hosted by the Kinston Police Department.

Blankenship was the over-all champion for the three days of firing scoring 2,658 points out of 2,700 possible points.

Runner-up was Marine Capt. W. W. McMillan an Olympic gold medal winner in pistol shooting. He had 2,625 over-all points and edged Stineman, of the Army, who had the same number of points, but hitting 122 direct targets to Stineman's 113.

A total of 173 shooters attended the match, mostly from the military.

The Sun, Baltimore, Maryland, May 1, 1961

In Pistol

Latest Win Gives AMU 3 Records

A new national record was set at Kinston, N.C., recently when the Army Pistol Team, headquarters at Fort Benning, fired a score of 1182-60X over the .22 Caliber National Team Match course during the Mid-Central Regional Pistol Championships hosted by the Kinston Police Department.

The new mark smashed the old record held by the Los Angeles Police Team by a single point to bring all three outdoor pistol team records to the Army Advanced Marksmanship Unit.

The post unit is now officially credited with the .45 Caliber Team Match record of 1773-48X, the Center Fire Team Match record of 1174-52X and the .22 Caliber Team Match record.

The Army's Blue Team which shot the new mark was sparked by the U.S. Individual pistol champion Sfc William B. Blankenship, with Sgt Floyd D Thompson, Sfc Floyd D. Oliver, MSgt Richard M. Stineman and MSgt Mack R. Salmon, coach.

The Bayonet, Fort Benning, Ga., May 26, 1961

Grand Aggregate (Individual)
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency .22 Caliber Center-Fire .45 Caliber Total
1 Wm B. Blankenship, Jr. U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
- - - 2658
2 Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps - - - 2625-122X
3 Richard M. Stineman U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
- - - 2625-113X

(Source: The Sun)

Grand Aggregate (Team)
Rank Service Branch/Agency .22 Caliber Center-Fire .45 Caliber Total
1 U.S. Army 'Blue' 1182-60X - - -
2 - - - - -
3 - - - - -

(Source: The Sun)


.45 Caliber Team Championship
Rank Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - -

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.38 Caliber Team Championship
Rank Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - -

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.22 Caliber Team Championship
Rank Service Branch/Agency Score
1 U.S. Army 'Blue'
Wm B. Blankenship, R. M. Stineman, F. D. Oliver, F. D. Thompson
W. F. Brophy (Captain) & M. R. Salmon (Coach)
1182-60X

(Source: The Sun & The Bayonet)


.45 Caliber Championship
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Total
1 - - -
2 - - -
3 - - -

(Source: )


.45 Caliber Slow Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - - -

(Source: )


.45 Caliber Timed Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - - -

(Source: )


.45 Caliber Rapid Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - - -

(Source: )


.45 Caliber National Match Course
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - - -

(Source: )


.38 Caliber Championship
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Total
1 - - -
2 - - -
3 - - -

(Source: )


.38 Caliber Slow Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - - -

(Source: )


.38 Caliber Timed Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - - -

(Source: )


.38 Caliber Rapid Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - - -

(Source: )


.38 Caliber National Match Course
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - - -

(Source: )


.22 Caliber Championship
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Total
1 - - -
2 - - -
3 - - -

(Source: )


.22 Caliber Slow Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - - -

(Source: )


.22 Caliber Timed Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - - -

(Source: )


.22 Caliber Rapid Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - - -

(Source: )


.22 Caliber National Match Course
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - - -

(Source: )


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