Shooting Sports

  • NRA’s International Shooting Sports Division
  • NRA’s International Competitions Committee (ICC)
    – Founded in 1978
    – pursue and govern the interests of Olympic-style shooters
    – has oversight of all Olympic shooting events worldwide
  • American Trapshooting Association (ATA)
    – Founded 1900
    – first president was John Philip Sousa
    – Mission, To promote and govern the sport throughout the world
    – changed to the Amateur Trapshooting Association in 1923
    – http://www.shootata.com
  • American Amateur Trapshooting Association (AATA)
    – Founded in 1915
    – disbanded in 1919
    – absorbed by the American Trapshooting Association (ATA)
  • Pacific International Trapshooting Association (PITA)
    – Founded on October 25, 1931
    – Created by O.N. Ford in Portland, Oregon
  • National Skeet Shooting Association (NSSA)
    – Created in 1920
    – by Charles Davis and William Harnden Foster
    – Created in Andover, Massachusetts
    – Introduced Nationally in the February 1926
    – 1926 National Skeet Shooting Association formed
    – National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, Texas
  • International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA)
    – founded in 1996
    – IDPA is the use of practical equipment including full charge service ammunition to solve simulated “real world” self-defense scenarios using practical handguns and holsters that are suitable for self-defense use.
    – The main goal is to test the skill and ability of an individual
     http://www.idpa.com/about/introduction
  • GLOCK Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF)
    – founded in 1991
    – indoor and outdoor competitions throughout the United States
    – Competitors of all legal ages and abilities
    – http://gssfonline.com/

History of Shooting Sports

  • 1831 • First recorded Trap Shooting Match – Cincinnati, Ohio (used live pigeons)
  • 1860 • National Rifle Association of the United Kingdom (NRA) founded
  • 1860 • First recorded Pistol Match
  • 1860 • Glass balls used as targets in Trap Shooting
  • 1865 • Buffalo Bill Cody began Pistol Shooting Exhibitions
  • 1871 • National Rifle Association founded
  • 1880 • Clay Birds (disks) invented by Fred Kimble (credited to George Ligowsky)
  • 1896 • First modern Olympic Games with nine sports in Greece
     (4 pistol events & 2 high-power rifle events)
  • 1897 • First World Shooting Championships
  • 1900 • American Trapshooting Association (ATA) founded
  • 1900 • U.S. Revolver Association founded
  • 1903 • Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) founded
  • 1904 • One of only Two Olympics where there were no Shooting Competitions
  • 1907 • International Shooting Union (UIT) founded (U.S. joined in 1908)
  • 1907 • First NRA national matches held at Camp Perry, Ohio
  • 1908 • U.S. joined International Shooting Union (UIT)
  • 1909 • First automatic trap machine to launch clay targets
  • 1910 • Skeet Shooting originated
  • 1912 • Jay Graham, 1st American to win gold medal in doubles trap
  • 1915 • American Amateur Trapshooting Association (AATA) founded
  • 1919 • American Amateur Trapshooting Association (AATA) disbanded & absorbed by American Trapshooting Association
  • 1923 • American Trapshooting Association renamed Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA)
  • 1926 • first National Skeet Championship
  • 1928 • National Skeet Shooting Association (NSSA) founded
  • 1928 • One of only Two Olympics where there were no Shooting Competitions
  • 1931 • Pacific International Trapshooting Association (PITA) founded
  • 1948 • Olympic Team Shooting contests were eliminated by the UIT.
  • 1958 • First Women’s Events at the World Shooting Championships
  • 1970 • National Skeet Shooters Association Hall of Fame
  • 1976 • Margaret Thompson Murdock first markswoman in history to win an Olympic medal (men and women competed against her)
  • 1978 • Amateur Sports Act – provides governing bodies for each Olympic sport
  • 1978 • NRA selected as sole governing body for Olympic-style shooting in U.S.
  • 1978 • NRA’s International Competitions Committee (ICC) founded
  • 1979 • U.S. Olympic Shooting Center begins in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1984 • Olympic has three separate women’s events
  • 1984 • Pat Spurgin first markswoman in history to win Olympic Gold medal
  • 1991 • U.S. International Shooting Hall of Fame established
  • 1991 • GLOCK Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF) started
  • 1996 • International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) founded
  • 2006 • Project Appleseed began
  • 2007 • Youth Shooting Sports Alliance

  • William “Bill” Foster
    – co- invented skeet shooting
  • Charles Davis
    – co- invented skeet shooting

 


Youth Shooting Sports

  • National 4-H Shooting Sports Program
  • The Boy Scouts of America
  • Civilian Marksmanship Program
  • Scholastic Clay Target Program
  • National Archery in the Schools Program
  • After School Archery Program
  • American Legion Junior Shooting Sports Program
  • National Rifle Association
  • USA Shooting
  • Youth Trapshooting Program
  • Youth Shooting Sports Alliance
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