Practice ! Practice ! Practice !
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.
IDPA stands for the International Defensive Pistol Association. They focus on competition geared toward real life situations.
The USPSA, or United States Practical Shooting Association, is a good place for beginners.
The National Skeet Shooting Association (NSSA) and the National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) are the official governing and sanctioning bodies for their sports.
Our 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.
USA 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.
The 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
The 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.