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USA Shooting Organizations:

NRA logo NRA of America is the National Governing Body for many non-Olympic types of shooting in the USA including NRA Conventional (3-gun) Pistol, NRA Smallbore Rifle, NRA High Power Rifle, NRA Action Pistol, NRA Silhouette (rifle and pistol), plus many more. They also have an excellent coach program.

USA Shooting logo USA Shooting is the National Governing Body for Olympic-type shooting in the USA including international rifle, international pistol, international shotgun and running target. They host the USA Shooting National Championships, the National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships, U.S. Shooting Team Trials and Preliminary Tryouts.

CMP logo Civilian Marksmanship Program is the governing body for the National Trophy Matches, the Excellence-in-Competition system and a major supporter of firearms safety and junior shooting training. They also award the Distinguished Rifleman Badge, the Distinguished Pistol Shot Badge and the United States Distinguished International Shooter Badge.
ATA logo Amateur Trapshooting Association is the National Governing Body for ATA-type trapshooting. The ATA hosts the Grand American Trapshooting tournament at Vandalia, Ohio in August each year. The "Grand" attracts the most shooters of any shooting event held in the USA.

NSSA logo National Skeet Shooting Association is the National Governing Body for NSSA-type skeet shooting in the USA. They promote skeet shooting with 12 gauge, 20 gauge, 28 gauge and 410 gauge shotguns and also host their "World Shoot" each year.

NSCA logo National Sporting Clays Association is the National Governing Body for NSCA-type sporting clays in the USA. Sporting Clays has been one of the fastest growing shotgun sports in recent years. It simulates field shooting at game birds with many odd shooting angles and is usually held in semi-wooded areas.

NMLRA logo National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association is the National Governing Body for most black powder shooting competitions in the USA. They hold a Spring National and Fall National at their home range in Friendship, Indiana, plus a Winter National in Phoenix, Arizona. They sanction events for black powder rifles, pistols, shotguns including primitive events.

International Shooting Organizations:

ISSF logo International Shooting Sport Federation is the international federation controlling Olympic-type shooting in the world. The ISSF was known as the International Shooting Union (UIT) from 1907 until 1998. They sanction the World Shooting Championships every four years, the Separate World Championships in Trap and Skeet every two years and the ISSF World Cups and ISSF World Cup Finals every year. Their rules are used in Continental Games like the Pan American Games and Continental Championships like the European Shooting Championships or the Championships of the America.
IPSC logo International Practical Shooting Confederation is the international confederation governing a type of practical pistol competition. The promotion of accuracy, power, and speed as three equal elements was the prime objective along with multiple targets, moving targets, targets that react when hit, penalty carrying no-shoot targets mixed-in or even partially covering shoot targets, obstacles, movement, competitive tactics, etc. to keep the shooters challenged and spectators entertained.

Other Organizations:

U.S. Olympic Committee crest U.S. Olympic Committee is the National Olympic Committee in the USA. It helps the National Governing Bodies train and equip their teams as they prepare for the Olympic Games and Pan American Games.
International Olympic Committee International Olympic Committee is the organization that "owns" the Olympic Games.
USAMU US Army Marksmanship Unit is the website of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit. The USAMU trains Army shooters to compete in National and International shooting events. It is located at Fort Benning, GA and was created by President Eisenhower in 1956. It has been the dominant force in training elite shooters in the USA since it was established.
MMA logo Military Marksmanship Association is the website of the alumni group of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit and other military marksmanship groups.
USA Palma Team patch The USA Palma Rifle Team website has information on the team training for the next Palma Team shoot to be held in 2007. They shoot .308 cartridges with 155 grain bullets in prone metallic-sight rifles at 800, 900 and 1,000 yards.
US F-Class Rifle Team logo The United States F-Class Rifle Team website has information on this sport that is shot prone at distances of 300 to 1,000 yards. Competitors may use almost any caliber rifle, a scope, and a front and rear rest or bipod.
USAR patch The Army Reserve Marksman newsletter website is dedicated to the current USAR marksmanship program.

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