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2021 National Match Calendar

Due to the continued effects from the Covid-19 pandemic, the NRA has made multiple adjustments to the 2021 Competitive Shooting Calendar.

  • The 2021 NRA Silhouette Championships will be held and hosted by The Ridgway Rifle Club in Ridgway Pennsylvania this summer, starting on July 27, 2021, and ending on August 14, 2021. Specific match dates and times will be posted soon at
  • The NRA is now sanctioning the 2021 NRA sectional and regional events. Programs will be posted soon.
  • The 2021 Collegiate Rifle Championships (which were scheduled for March 20-22, 2021) have been canceled.
  • At this time, the NRA will continue to sanction localized NRA competitive shooting tournaments, and we will continue to monitor the situation and make additional statements as the Covid-19 pandemic unfolds.

We are trying to make the best of the current situation during these difficult times. We share your disappointment that we had to cancel some of our competitions, and we look forward to the remainder of the 2021 competitive shooting season.

Please contact the NRA Competitive Shooting Division at or follow the NRA Competitive Shooting Facebook page at Keep checking this page for all the latest competitive shooting events canceled or postponed due to Covid-19. Subscribe to the free Shooting Sports USA Insider newsletter for the latest competitive shooting news and information.​

NRA Competitive Shooting

NRA's Competitive Shooting Division offers a wide range of activities in all types of shooting, for everyone from the novice to the world-class competitor. The NRA sanctions over 11,000 shooting tournaments and sponsors over 50 national championships each year.

Any legal, responsible gun owner can compete with others of their approximate skill level. Young and old can and do compete for the same prizes. Participants can become as good as the amount of effort they invest. A person may practice alone or enter a tournament with hundreds of other competitors and the outcome is based totally on one's own ability. It's invariably challenging because a perfect score is rarely fired.

Read the NRA's Resolution on Competitive Shooting

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Over 11,000 Tournaments

The NRA sanctions over 11,000 shooting tournaments every year.

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Sponsored Championships

The NRA also sponsors over 50 National Shooting Championships each year.

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Something for Everyone

Competitions are in all disciplines, for everyone from the novice to the world-class competitor.

Featured NRA Competitions

Learn more about these featured NRA competitive shooting programs.

Considered America's "World Series of the Shooting Sports," NRA's National Matches have been a tradition since 1907.

The Bianchi Cup is one of the most prestigious events in shooting, held every year the week before Memorial Day weekend.

There are nearly 300 U.S. college and university shooting programs. Learn more by reading our Collegiate Shooting Guide.

America's Rifle Challenge is a dynamic and challenging venue for the millions of AR15 owners across the nation.

Past Results and National Record Holders

View previous NRA National Competition Results and National Records.

See individual and team results from previous NRA National Championships.

Explore national records by firearm type, discipline, program or course.

Additional Resources

From NRA's dedicated Competitive Shooting Publication to everything you need to Sanction your Tournament.

View NRA's free digital magazine, Shooting Sports USA and get news on upcoming and completed NRA sanctioned tournaments.

Join the over 11,000 shooting competitions that are sanctioned by the National Rifle Association every year.

Get competitive shooting materials, including rule books, scoring aids and devices, score cards and program information, or print official NRA targets.

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For more information about the NRA Competitive Shooting Division, call (877) 672-6282 or email


Competitive Shooting Programs

The Competitive Shooting Division of the NRA offers a wide range of activities in all types of shooting, sanctions over 11,000 shooting tournaments and sponsors over 50 national championships each year.