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Final Thoughts

If you have any questions on NRA Competitive Shooting, do not hesitate to e-mail at or call us at 1-877-672-6282. Competitive Shooting staff will be glad to provide you with information on a wide variety of topics, including getting started in competitive shooting, choosing the proper equipment, rulebook information, obtaining a listing of upcoming tournaments around the country, and organizing a team or tournament. Running an NRA sanctioned match can be a very rewarding experience. There are bound to be hiccups on the way to success, be ready to overcome all obstacles. As a Match Director, do not be afraid to ask questions. Place trust in your deputies, as they will be full of valuable information essential to your job.

NRA GUN SAFETY RULES The fundamental NRA rules for safe gun handling are: • ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction. • ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot. • ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.

When using or storing a gun always follow these NRA rules: • • • • • • •

Be sure the gun is safe to operate. Know how to safely use the gun. Use only the correct ammunition for your gun. Know your target and what is beyond. Wear eye and ear protection as appropriate. Never use alcohol or drugs before or while shooting. Store guns so they are not accessible to unauthorized persons.

To learn about gun safety, enroll in an NRA safety or basic marksmanship course. Visit this website:


Chapter 5

Tournament Operations Guide

NRA Tournament Operations Guide  

Guide on how to efficiently run NRA Sanctioned Tournaments

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