USA Clay Target League

started in 2001

 “Safety, Fun, Marksmanship – In that order.”


  •  USA Clay Target League
  • 2008 Minnesota State High School Clay Target League
  • 2012 USA High School Clay Target
  • 2014 the MNSHSCTL Championship was the largest shooting event in the world
  •  2018, nearly 26,000 students on over 800 teams in 20 states were participating

USA College Clay Target League

  •  2018 Minnesota College Athletic Conference

 USA High School Clay Target

  • started in 2012
  • largest youth clay target shooting program in the world
  • over 32,000 participants yearly
  • Five students is the minimum number for a team (no maximum number)
  • Each team competes in their own conference with teams of similar team member size
  • one of the largest sports in Minnesota High Schools

USA Clay Target League
990 Lone Oak Road, Suite 120
Eagan, MN 55121



founded in 1989

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.

5931 Roft Road
San Antonio, TX 78253

(210) 688-3371 or (800) 877-5338


Single Action Shooting Society

  • 1981 Cowboy Action Shooting created
  • April 1982 first END of TRAIL was introduced
  • 1987 formed by Harper Creigh
  • at Coto de Caza, California
  • 1987 – The Single Action Shooting Society formed
  • SASS is the governing organization of Cowboy Action Shooting, worldwide
  • SASS is headquartered in Edgewood, New Mexico
  • a staff of 5 employees
  • 1999, SASS expanded its national Cowboy Action Shooting Championship program to include SASS Regional Events
  • 2004, SASS purchased a rustic 480-acre ranch in the rolling hills 20 miles east of Albuquerque, New Mexico “Founders Ranch”
  • over 97,000 members in all fifty states and 18 foreign countries
  • 700 SASS affiliated clubs

Cowboy Action Shooting is the fastest growing outdoor shooting sport in the country. Attracting competitors from around the world, Cowboy Action Shooting is not only a sport that tests the shooters accuracy, but also a forum that brings back the days of the Old West in a veritable celebration of the cowboy lifestyle.

SASS publications

  • The Cowboy Chronicle
  • SASS Rule Book
  • Territorial Governor Bulletin
  • END of TRAIL Publications

Single Action Shooting Society
215 Cowboy Way
Edgewood, NM 87015

(877) 411-SASS


Pacific International Trapshooting Association


– Founded on October 25, 1931
– Created by O.N. Ford in Portland, Oregon

Pacific International Trapshooting Association


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.

– 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

Amateur Trapshooting Association
1105 East Broadway
P.O. Box 519
Sparta, IL 62286


founded in 1892

Interstate Trapshooting Association

  • Made up of the gun and powder company manufacturers
  • for the “encouragement of trapshooting”
  • Headquarters was Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Elmer Shaner was the manager of this association
  • 1919 – became the American Trapshooting Association
  • Headquarters was moved from Pittsburgh to New York
  • Shaner did not want to relocate so he retired
  • 1921 – Elmer Shaner become president of the American Trapshooting Association

Ithaca Gun Company

established  in 1883
in Ithaca, New York

  • firearms based on expired patents owned by Remington Arms
  • also purchased patents from other firearm designers
  • 1883 established the original Ithaca Gun Company
    – original factory was located in the Fall Creek
    – nearby waterfall supplied the main source of energy
  • 1895 Emil Flues invented a double barrel shotgun with only three moving parts per barrel
  • 1907 Ithaca bought the patent and upgraded the design
    – became the best selling American double of all time
    – Ithaca drove Remington out of the double gun market
  • World War II produced the M1911 pistol
  • Korean War produced the M3 Grease Gun
  • 1967 was sold to Jerry Baldritch & Assoc
  • December 1978 filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • September 1985 filed bankruptcy a second time
  • 1987 new owners Ithaca Acquisition, Inc.
    – moved to King Ferry, New York
  • 1989, Remington purchased the Mag-10 shotgun
    – they produced as the SP-10
  •  2002 and 2004 moved 6,000 tons of lead-contaminated material
    – with cost of $4.8 million
  • 2005 moved to larger facilities in Auburn, NY
  • 2005 sold all assets, trademarks, and manufacturing rights to the Marshalls from Upper Sandusky, Ohio
  • All prints, programs, and processing were converted to CNC
  • March 2006 original factory was condemned only the smokestack remains
    – lead  Superfund remediation effort
  • June 2007 Dave Dlubak purchased the company
  • 2015 more clean up necessary

  • Annie Oakley used an Ithaca Flues model in her competition and exhibition shooting
  •  John Philip Sousa – the Sousa Grade, a shotgun in his honor



Ithaca Gun Company
420 N. Warpole Street
Upper Sandusky, OH 43351



H&R Firearms

Harrington & Richardson

founded in 1871 – 2015

  • 1875 Harrington & Richardson = Nathan Harrington and William Richardson (former S&W employee)
    – Harrington was president
    – Richardson was treasurer
  • 1871 – 1877 at 18 Manchester Street, Worcester, MA
  • 1877 – 1894 at  31 Hermon Street, Worcester, MA
  • 1897 Harrington and Richardson both passed away
    – held by  Harrington’s son and Richardson’s wife
  • 1894 new facility in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1950 new facility in Drummondville, Québec, Canada
  • 1960s was acquired by the Kidde corporation
  • 1986 original H&R company went out of business, and building was demolished
  • Was in business for over a century from 1871 to 1986

  • 1991 – H&R 1871, Inc., was formed
    – using original H&R designs
  • November 2000 bought by Marlin Firearms
  • December, 2007 acquired by Remington Arms Company
  • 2008 production was moved to Ilion, N.Y.
  • February 27, 2015 – “H&R 1871” ceased production