Firearms Trainers Association

since 2018
Oklahoma City, OK

  • FTA provides best in the industry Professional Liability Coverage benefits to members for any legal action stemming from their firearms training business
  • FTA protects the profession of firearms training through standards, business development services, curriculum sharing, safety and risk management.
  • founded by 5 of the most well respected and distinguished professional firearms trainers
    – was born in a conference room in Las Vegas at SHOT Show
    – Their recognition of the need to create a mechanism to serve the interests of firearms trainers as well as increase the professionalism of the craft through their experiences, resources and core values led them to create FTA.
  • Ken Hackathorn-Chairman
  • Larry Vickers-Vice Chairman
  • Kyle Sweet – Executive Director
  • Board members
    – Jeff Gonzales, Dave Spaulding and Scott Reidy
  • FTA provides through CCW Safe’s 2A Insurance, financially backed membership benefits that provide for $1million in professional liability coverage including all legal costs and fees, attorneys fees and expert witness fees for only $400 per year
  • FTA membership is open to any certified firearms instructor.

Firearms Trainers Association
28 W. Park Place STE B
Oklahoma City, OK 73131

(405) 740-7952


United States National Rifle Team

since 1873

Palma match is considered the pinnacle of fullbore team shooting around the world

World Championship for Long Range Rifle Shooting

  • 2 day matches
  • for the development, promotion and funding of the Palma, Veterans, Young Eagles and Goodwill Teams.
  • 1873  first recorded International Long Range Rifle match was fired on Creedmoor Range
  • 1874 return match was held at Dollymount Range in Ireland
  • American team then travelled to Wimbledon to enter the Elcho Shield match

United States National Rifle Team, Inc
P.O. Box 177
Arcadia, OK. 73007