You just bought your first 1911. Or your seventh. You go to the range when you can and feel pretty good about your shooting skills. Now what? One of the joys of shooting is finding ways we can plink and compete while making us better all-around shooters. Let’s take a closer look at a few fun and popular shooting sports that are easy to get into, regardless of your skill level. I have found that these competitive organizations are filled with some of the nicest and most welcoming folks you’ll run into at any range.


For More Information

International Defensive Pistol Association; 870-545-3886

NRA Competitive Shooting; 800-672-3888

Steel Challenge Shooting Association; 360-855-2245

United States Practical Shooting Association; 360-855-2245



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