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


established in 1923
New York, New Jersey, Maryland

  • 1923 Alexander F. Stoeger
    – issued a price list from his New York City shop
    – sole authorized importer of Mauser and Luger Guns & Ammo
  • producer and importer of firearms
  • biggest firearms retailer in New York City
  • located in South Hackensack, New Jersey
  • Stoeger Publishing Company
    – Stoeger Publishing Co is the author of Shooter’s Bible
  • 1990s, the Stoeger company was purchased by Finnish rifle manufacturer Sako
  • 1994 American-made version of the Luger
  • 2000 Sako was acquired by Beretta Holding Group
    – placed under Benelli USA
    – moved to Accokeek, Maryland

Stoeger Industries
901 Eighth Street
Pocomoke, MD 21851

(301) 283-6981


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



Charles Daly

1875 – 1919
New York City

  • October 12, 1839 Charles Daly was born in New York City
  • 1875  began importing firearms into New York City
    – Charles Daly and August Shoverling
    – from the city of Suhl in what was then Prussia (Russia)
  • 1887 Shoverling and Daly were joined by a third partner named Joseph Gales
  • 1899 Charles Daly died suddenly
    – Charles Howard Daly (son) took his place
  • 1919 the partnership was sold to Henry Modell
  • 1927 sold to the Walzer family
    – owned Sloan’s Sporting Goods in Ridgefield, Connecticut
  • 1976 Sloan’s sold the Charles Daly trademark to
    – Outdoor Sports Headquarters Inc. (OSHI)
    – sporting goods wholesaler in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1996, OSHI was sold to
    – Jerry’s Sport Center
    – firearm wholesaler in Forest City, Pennsylvania
  • 1996 bought by KBI, Inc. of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    – “Charles Daly, The Shooting Sports Specialist”
  • 2008, KBI formed Charles Daly Defense
    – a new division to build Charles Daly Defense AR-15
  • January 29, 2010 Charles Daly and KBI were going out of business
  • January 2012, Charles Daly and CD Defense
    – announced their return to the US market
    – with Trans World Arms LLC of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • September 2012 Charles Daly trademark acquired by Samco Global Arms, Inc. (SGAI) in Miami, Florida
  • 2017 the Charles Daly trademark bought by Chiappa Firearms