International Confederation of Fullbore Rifle Associations (ICFRA)

International association for the fullbore target rifle shooting sports of Palma and F-Class

  • 1999 Palma and Individual Long Range World Championship representatives of 14 countries met and a formed a steering committee to form the foundation of an international organization to become the successor of the Palma Council
  • July 2003 – ICFRA was formally founded
  • 2011 International Long-range Target Rifle Match held in Australia won by Great Britain
  • 2015 International Long-range Target Rifle Match held in the U.S. won by Great Britain


  • fullbore rifle discipline
  • shot with iron sighted rifles
  • Shot prone
  • supported with a sling (no bipods or rests are permitted)
  • at ranges from 300 to 1000 yards
  • International competitions
  • only two permitted calibers  .223 Remington or .308 Winchester


founded in 1996

International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA)

  •  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
International Defensive Pistol Association is the international organization governing a type of pistol events requiring practical handguns and holsters that are truly suitable for self-defense use. No “competition only” equipment is permitted in IDPA matches since the main goal is to test the skill and ability of an individual, not his or her equipment or gamesmanship.

 International Defensive Pistol Association 
150 CR 4603
Bogata, TX 75417
(870) 545-3886


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

National Governing Body for many non-Olympic types of shooting in the USA including NRA Conventional (3-gun) Pistol, NRA Smallbore Rifle, NRA High Power Rifle, NRA Action Pistol, NRA Silhouette (rifle and pistol), plus many more. They also have an excellent new coach program.


Suojeluskuntain Ase- ja Konepaja Osakeyhtiö
(Firearms and Machine workshop of the Civil Guard)

Established in 1921

  • to build and service firearms for the Civil Guard in Finland
  • 1921 Separate company established in Helsinki
  • 1929 Manufacturing of ammunition begins
  • 1932 Manufacturing of rifle barrels begins
  • 1938 Manufacturing of rifle stocks begins
  • 1939-1944 275 mil. machine gun rounds
  • 1945 new owner Finnish Red Cross
  • 1962 New owner: Suomen Kaapelitehdas Oy
  • 1967 New owner: Oy Nokia Ab
  • 1993 rifle production is concentrated in Riihimäki
    – Tourula manufactures ammunition
  • 1994 acquires a majority stake in Stoeger Inc
    – operates in the USA and Canada
  • 1995 entire ammunition production line was sold
    – to Vammas Oy
  • 2000 New owner: Beretta
  • 2006 85 anniversary

P.O. BOX 149
(+358) 10 830 5200



International Shooting Sport Federation is the governing body of the Olympic Shooting events in rifle, pistol and shotgun disciplines, and of several non-Olympic Shooting sport events

Founded: 1907

International Shooting Sport Federation is the international federation controlling Olympic-type shooting in the world. The ISSF was known as the International Shooting Union (UIT) from 1907 until 1998. They sanction the World Shooting Championships every four years, the Separate World Championships in Trap and Skeet every two years and the ISSF World Cups and ISSF World Cup Finals every year. Their rules are used in Continental Games like the Pan American Games and Continental Championships like the European Shooting Championships or the Championships of the America.