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September 2021

Hello Florida Sport Shooting Association Members,

With summer behind us, I hope you had a chance to get out and enjoy some time on the range.  But this is Florida…and with few exceptions, it’s always a great time to get out and spend some time with family, friends, firearms, and FREEDOM.

After 2020, it was great to have a busy summer of shooting championships.

Congratulations to FSSA’s individuals and teams for representing Florida in Smallbore Rifle, Precision Pistol, Silhouette Rifle and High Power Rifle.  FSSA had individuals and teams represented at the NRA National Championships at Camp Atterbury, IN, the CMP National Championships at Camp Perry, OH and the NRA Lever Gun Silhouette Championships hosted by the Ridgeway Rifle Club. Congrats to all competitors!!  FSSA was proud to have a state association team at the NRA Precision Pistol Championships and a junior team at the CMP Smallbore Rifle Championships.

Additionally, Florida volunteers provided excellent support to the NRA National Championships with Brad Sutherland serving as Range Engineer and Terry Sutherland serving as Statistical Officer for all disciplines.  Chip Becker ran the pits for High Power Rifle and Ted Carter served as a referee for Precision Pistol.

I’m very proud of all our shooters, and our FSSA Directors and volunteers that work to support FSSA’s shooting programs.  Well done!!

October and November will be busy months for FSSA state championships throughout Florida with Smallbore Rifle, High Power Rifle and Precision Pistol championships.  I look forward to having some great turnouts and know that the volunteers and clubs hosting these events will work hard to make it a great set of championships.  Thanks to all.  I look forward to announcing our 2019 state champions.

Additionally, Silhouette Rifle and Precision Pistol will again partner with the Florida Sports Foundation to include shooting discipline events in October and November for the Sunshine State Games.  Visit the site: https://sunshinestategames.com

Welcome to Maria Wolford, FSSA’s new High Power Rifle Director.  Thank you for volunteering your time to work with our clubs, teams, and members. 

FSSA needs your help!  Our attempt to find a replacement for our Webmaster has been unsuccessful to date.  The position requires only about 4-8 hours a month and is important to our ability to communicate and post events, match results and photos.  If you are interested and would like more information or know another member who may be interested in this important position, please contact me, at president@flssa.org.

Thank you, members, old and new alike!!  Your membership in FSSA made it possible for your state association to help fund three junior Smallbore shooters at Camp Perry.  Additionally, FSSA provided support to the Precision Pistol team at the NRA National Championships.  Finally, FSSA will once again be a sponsor for Gateway Rifle and Pistol Club’s “Ladies Day” in November.

Through your membership renewals and your donations, FSSA continues to have the resources to support our members and clubs.  Please continue to encourage others to renew or join.  To FSSA’s affiliated clubs, thank you for your continued support.  Please let us know what is happening at your club, so we can share with our members.

Upcoming FSSA Director elections and a “Save the Date” for FSSA’s Annual Members’ Meeting.  Saturday, January 29, 2022, is the date for FSSA’s Annual Members’ Meeting.  Details will be included in a letter to our members in December.  The letter will also include nominations for select Director positions.  We have several vacant Director positions, and ask you, our members, to consider how you can help your state association.  Please contact me at president@flssa.org to ask about our vacant positions, recommend a candidate or to self-nominate.  We appreciate and need your help.  Nominations close November 16th.

Please don't hesitate to contact me, or any of your officers and directors with any questions or comments, or for any shooting discipline specific information.  We're here to serve our members and our member clubs.

Thank you for everything you do to support and help grow our state association.

Ted Carter

President

Florida Sport Shooting Association

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Copied from an NRA note to state associations and clubs:

Greetings from your friends at the NRA Competitive Shooting Division:

As you and your club members are setting your shooting and vacation calendars for the year, make sure to include the NRA National Championship Matches. Whether your club shoots Smallbore Rifle, Precision Pistol, or High Power, we have matches just for you at the Championships.

All of the National Matches are now located at the first-class facilities of Camp Atterbury, outside Edinburgh, Indiana. With state-of-the-art new ranges and outstanding support from the Indiana National Guard and the Indiana State Rifle and Pistol Association, competitors will experience a comfortable, safe, and relaxing environment to shoot their best.

The Championships will kick off with the Smallbore Rifle Championships, July 6-18. Smallbore shooters can select from Conventional and Metric 3-Position, Conventional and Metric Prone, F-Class Conventional and Metric, and many fired and unfired team matches. Consider taking the Iron Man challenge and fire all of the Smallbore Rifle Championship matches for a chance to win the Lones Wigger Trophy, and be one of the few with Iron Man bragging rights.

On July 20, check-in starts for the NRA Precision Pistol Championships, followed by five days of matches for .22 Rimfire Pistols, Centerfire Pistols, and .45 ACP Pistols. You can also fire the Harry Reeves and Distinguished matches.

The National High Power Championships launch their first shot downrange with squadded practice on July 22. Take your pick from the F-Class Mid-Range, F-Class Long Range, Fullbore, Mid-Range, and Long Range Championships.

Start your NRA National Matches journey by visiting the National Matches homepage: https://competitions.nra.org/competitions/nra-national-matches/ and clicking on the National Match Calendar and the National Match Program. Learn more about Camp Atterbury facilities, Covid precautions, available base competitor lodging, and local hotels and attractions, by clicking on the National Match Info Handout.

Register at the NRA Competitive Shooting Web Portal -- and start getting all your gear together, tweak your sights, and plan to have a great shooting vacation.


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