Dear FSSA members,
It’s a great time to be a Second Amendment Patriot in the great state of Florida. Despite continuing ammo shortages, high prices, and the challenges of finding affordable reloading components and shooting equipment, I hope that you have been able to get some “trigger time” and enjoy your opportunities to go shooting. My wife and I are both instructors and competitive shooters, and we are experiencing the same ammo and reloading challenges that FSSA members are facing. For you and me “trigger time” is a happy time. “Trigger time” is for many of us a necessary time. We need to practice to maintain and improve our shooting skills. I encourage you to look at all available opportunities to maintain your shooting skills despite the challenges. Dry fire more often. If you have a .22 caliber firearm and can purchase ammo, shoot that instead of more expensive ammo. Consider purchasing an air gun and practice with that. And there are more options available to maintain your skills. However, do not stop shooting.
Congratulations to FSSA Junior Martin Mitchell for being awarded the George Riquelme Memorial Trophy for his 2022 Junior Florida State Championship win in Smallbore Conventional Prone. Additionally, congratulations to Ankita Deokule, earning Silver in Air Pistol at the National Junior Olympic Championships at the Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO. Ankita will be traveling to Germany and South Korea this summer to compete…we wish you a great shooting experience. Florida had several other juniors compete in Junior Olympic Championships from April 21-27. Congratulations to all Florida Juniors for your dedication to the shooting sports. Thanks also to the parents and coaches of these fine juniors for your dedication and support to advancing their shooting dreams. Well Done!
FSSA President's member update_25MAY2023.pdf
Summer is just around the corner and with that, it’s good to have a series of National Shooting Championships on the calendar for many to participate in.
The National Rifle Association’s National Championships for High Power, Smallbore, and Precision Pistol will occur at Camp Atterbury, IN, beginning on July 8, 2023. Online registration is ongoing, and information can be found at: https://competitions.nra.org/competitions/nra-national-matches/
The CMP National Matches will be held at Camp Perry, OH. Registration is ongoing and information can be found at: https://thecmp.org/cmp-national-matches/
The National Silhouette Lever Action Championships will be held at Ridgeway, PA, June 16-21.
The National Silhouette Smallbore and Highpower Championships will be held at Raton, NM, July 16-23.
The 2023 USAS Rifle & Pistol National Championships will be held at Fort Benning, GA, June 1-10.