Competitive shooting takes various forms and is conducted at the club, local, state, national, international, and Olympic levels. Completive shooting amongst high school and college students has a long history. Other competitive shooting events include active participants who are more than 70 years old. The Nevada Firearms Coalition supports all such competitions, with particular emphasis on those for which the National Rifle Association or the Civilian Marksmanship Program is the governing body.
Numerous competitive events are held in Nevada each weekend and also on some weekdays. These events are most often held on the range facilities of NRA- or CMP-affiliated clubs and under the leadership of match directors appointed from within the club. Nevada clubs presently affiliated with the National Rifle Association and the Civilian Marksmanship Program and also affiliated with NVFAC include
Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club, Inc.
PO Box 60534
Boulder City NV 89006-0534
Club Landline: 702-293-1885
Desert Sportsman’s Rifle and Pistol Club, Inc
11700 W. Charleston Blvd. #170-223
Las Vegas NV 89135
Range Manager Cellphone: 702-306-2470
Club Landline: 702-642-9928
Silver State Shooting Sport Association
5582 Ricochet Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89110
Club Landline: 702-453-8565
Stillwater Firearms Association
PO Box 665
Fallon NV 89407
These clubs offer competitive events in many different venues as shown on their respective websites. They also offer competitive activities for junior shooters or for those who are beginning shooters. The Nevada Firearms Coalition works with them and seeks to partner with additional clubs and governing bodies to create state championships in the various venues. The Coalition also seeks opportunities to support individual competitors and teams and to enable them to compete at the national level.
There are many venues wherein a shooter may compete. These include handgun, rifle, shotgun and airgun competitions. Pistol competitions include round bullseye and action pistol venues. Rifle competitions include air gun, smallbore prone and position, blackpowder muzzle loading, and high-power across the course and mid-range and long range prone. Shotgun competitions include trap, skeet, and sporting clays. “Three-Gun” events are very popular and require each participant to compete in succession with handgun, rifle and shotgun.
In many venues, competitors are grouped into classifications so that they may compete against persons of a similar skill level. Competitors also may be grouped by age or otherwise, with categories for junior, collegiate, senior, women and disabled persons.
For more information, please contact the Director, Competitive Division as shown on this website.