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Competitive Shooting

NRA's Competitive Shooting Division offers a wide range of activities in all types of shooting, for everyone from the novice to the world-class competitor. The NRA sanctions over 11,000 shooting tournaments and sponsors over 50 national championships each year. Explore the options below to find rules, results, and information on upcoming matches and tournaments.

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11,000 Shooting Tournaments

 For a wide range of competitive shooters—from the novice to the world-class competitor

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50 National Championships

Are hosted by the NRA each year

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300 Colleges And Universities

In the U.S. offer shooting programs for college students

NRA Day

NRA Day events provide community members the opportunity to come together to learn, experience, share, and grow in appreciation of the shooting sports. Participants will be able to learn about the many different activities available in shooting sports and explore them in a safe environment.

Competitive Shooting Programs

NRA's Competitive Shooting Division offers a wide range of activities in all types of shooting, for everyone from the novice to the world-class competitor. The NRA sanctions over 11,000 shooting tournaments and sponsors over 50 national championships each year.

Collegiate Shooting Programs

Nearly 300 colleges and universities in the U.S. offer shooting programs. If you are an experienced competition shooter and are looking for a potential college or university to attend, use the Collegiate Shooting Sports Directory as a resource. If you are already enrolled in college, or plan to attend a university that does not have a competitive program and you would like to start one, use the e-book "Developing A Scholastic Shooting Program."

America's Rifle Challenge

The popularity of ARs over the past few years continues to rise. Millions of gun owners have purchased ARs for recreational shooting as well as for home defense. To help owners sharpen their skills on this platform, the NRA has developed a unique training and competition event designed to go beyond typical target practice.

Competitor Classification Lookup

Enter your ID to lookup your competitor classification.

Shooting Sports USA

Over 10,000 competitive shooters read and share the modern-day digital edition of Shooting Sports USA every month for reviews of current firearm technology, what the winners are using and strategies for excellence on the firing line. Shooting Sports USA covers all shooting disciplines, features both big-name and local club shooters, and promotes the competitive shooting sports by listings thousands of upcoming matches nationwide. Each issue features reports of NRA-sanctioned matches and local club shoots, as well as product reviews.

Adaptive Shooting

The NRA's goal is to increase access and participation in shooting activities for people with disabilities through specialized techniques and technologies that are safe and unique to each individual.

Great American Outdoor Show

The World's Largest Outdoor Show! Featuring 1,100 exhibitors ranging from shooting manufacturers to archery, fishing, outdoor gear, boats, RVs and hunting outfitters covering 650,000 square feet of exhibit hall space! Not to mention a jam packed schedule including country concerts, fundraising dinners, speaking events, archery competitions, celebrity appearances, seminars, demonstrations and much more!

NRA Whittington Center

The NRA Whittington Center is unlike any place on earth. More than 33,300 acres and 25 ranges are devoted to shooting for any kind of discipline. We host an amazing array of shooting events all throughout the year. From public to private events, local organization to international competitions we host events that have something for everyone. Most of our events are OPEN to the public, so come on out and join us for a great time!

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