Fifty Caliber Shooters Association

  • 1985 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
  • primary sport is 1000 yard shooting competition
  • mission to advance the art of extreme long-range accuracy with the fifty caliber rifle
  • 2009 NRA club of the year

FCSA has a sister organization, the Fifty Caliber Institute (FCI), whose role is education, media representation and political advocacy on behalf of .50 caliber owners and manufacturers.

Fifty Caliber Shooters Association (FCSA)
P.O. Box 1601 Theodore
AL 36590


Ida B. Wells

July 16, 1862 – March 25, 1931

  • Investigative journalist, educator
  • Early leader in the civil rights movement
  • co- founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • Born in Mississippi
  • moved to Memphis, Tennessee
  • moved to Chicago, Illinois

“A Winchester rifle should have a place of honor in every black home, and it should be used for that protection which the law refuses to give.” – 1882

Mary Fields

1832 – Dec 5, 1914

“Stagecoach Mary”

  • Born a slave in Tennessee
  • 1865 – freed when slavery was outlawed
  • 1870 – Worked on the steamboat Robert E. Lee 
  • 1884 – moved to Montana
  • 1885 – first African American woman to become a U.S. postal service Star Route mail carrier
  • 1885 – 1889 – 1st Star Route
  • 1889 – 1893 – 2nd Star Route
  • 1894 – opened a restaurant in Cascade, MT Fields would serve food to anyone, whether they could pay or not (closed in 10 months)
  • 1895 – at 60+ years old, Fields was hired as a mail carrier
    This made her the second woman &
    first African American woman to work for the U.S. Postal Service
    At 60 yrs old, she was the fastest applicant to hitch a team of six horses
    If the snow was too deep for her horses, Fields delivered the mail in snowshoes
  • hard-drinking, quick-shooting mail carrier sported two guns
    fended off an angry pack of wolves with her rifle
  • 1910 – When the local motel was sold, a stipulation to the transaction was that all meals for Mary Fields would be offered free of charge for the rest of her life
  • 1912 – her laundry business and her home burned down, the townspeople gathered and built her a new home.
  • 1914 – her funeral was one of the largest the town had ever seen
  • 1959 – actor Gary Cooper met Fields when he was a child, and wrote an account of his memories of her in Ebony magazine
  • 2015-2016 – AMC series, “Hell On Wheels”, featured in 5 episodes, Fields is played by Amber Chardae Robinson

“She drinks whiskey, and she swears, and she is a republican, which makes her a low, foul creature.”

schoolgirl’s essay writing about “Stagecoach Mary”

“Born a slave somewhere in Tennessee, Mary lived to become one of the freest souls ever to draw a breath, or a .38.”

Montana native Gary Cooper