Beaumont, TX (PRWEB) August 09, 2012
A handcrafted Centennial Edition Nighthawk Custom 1911 pistol with two rare, 1911-dated US. gold coins in the grip was presented by Universal Coin & Bullion of Beaumont, Texas (http://www.UniversalCoin.com) to retired Gunnery Sergeant Brian Zins, the winner of the 2012 National Rifle Association National Pistol Championships at Camp Perry, Ohio. Universal is the official bullion and rare coin dealer of the NRA (http://www.NRA.org).
"Only six of these custom-made Nighthawk pistols with the gold pieces were made, and this is the third we've awarded to shooting champions," said America's Gold Expert, Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion and an award-winning writer about gold and gold coins.
"The National Matches showcase the nation's finest civilian and military shooting sports competitors. We are proud to support such an important event and support the military and law enforcement participants," Fuljenz stated.
This was the 11th time Zins has won the national pistol championship title. He told NRA officials he'd like to win number 12 next year: "Absolutely, I want to make it a dozen. That'll be a nice number," he said.
Known as the "World Series of the shooting sports," the annual marksmanship matches were first held in 1903 and have been conducted at Camp Perry every summer since 1907.
This year's second and third place finishers in the pistol competition were Sgt. First Class Jim Henderson and John Zurek.
Founded in 1994, Universal Coin & Bullion, Ltd. is a national leader in gold, rare coins and numismatic education. UCB President Mike Fuljenz is a nationally-known rare coins and precious metals expert. He is a former authenticator, grader and educational seminar instructor for the Congressionally-chartered American Numismatic Association. He has won more than three dozen prestigious awards from the Numismatic Literary Guild and multiple awards from the Press Club of Southeast Texas. He is a frequent interview guest on radio and TV news and personal finance programs, as well as a community leader in his hometown of Beaumont, Texas.
For additional information, contact Universal Coin & Bullion at (800) 459-2646. Visit online at http://www.UniversalCoin.com.