well, I can tell you one thing the NRA could do to increase participation and that's allow civilians. There will be nobody shooting this course in short order, and the sad thing is many people currently shooting it will be alright with that. I've been snubbed a couple of times due to being non L.E.O. but would just like to participate because I like the course of fire compared to all the run and gun pistol events these days, I have no interest in that stuff.
I know some events currently allow civilians but the NRA needs to officially state in the rules that civilians are allowed because many events only allow L.E.O. and their participation is dwindling fast.
What good is it if there is nobody to compete with?