Competitive pistol shooting is a great way for the average African American shooter to really practice shooting under pressure, change of pace, hostile conditions, and a competitive environment. Competition is intense for everyone involved. There are a lot of organizations that have competitive shooting programs and competitions.


The NRA, or National Rifle Association, is the biggest and most well known of any Firearm Organization in the United States. The NRA has different sections for beginners and world-class competitors. There are more than 50 national competitive events and over 11,000 tournaments. There is something for everybody.

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.

Several of the NRA’s key competitions are the:

NRA National Action Pistol Championship

NRA National Collegiate Rifle Club & Pistol Championships

NRA National Black Powder Target Rifle Championship.

Visit the NRA competition programs website at for more information or call 1-877-672-6282.


Additional Organizations

http://www.nssa-nsca.orgThe National Skeet Shooting Association (NSSA) and the National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) are the official governing and sanctioning bodies for their sports.

http://steelchallenge.comOur mission is to promote safe, fair and fun participation in Steel Shooting competition, for members of all ages and skill levels, through effective leadership, education, communication and administration.

http://www.usashooting.orgUSA Shooting, a 501c3 non-profit corporation, was chartered by the United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport of shooting in April 1995. The organization implements and manages development programs and sanctions events at the local, state, regional, and national levels.

http://www.fcsa.orgThe Fifty Caliber Shooters Assn., Inc. (FCSA™) was established in 1985 by a small group of dedicated individuals who set for themselves the mission to advance the sporting use of the .50 BMG Cartridge. FCSA is a non-profit organization registered in Tennessee and Utah

http://www.psca.comThe purpose of the Professional Sporting Clays Association (PSCA) is to provide a professional league for top Sporting Clays athletes. The league will give qualified top Sporting Clays Shooters greater access to competition with others of similar skill.