List of shooting sports organizations

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Sport shooting as a whole is one of the largest and most popular sports in the world.

This is a list of national and international shooting sports organizations who promote sport shooting to civilian sport shooters, hunters, police, military and/or military reservists.

World governing bodies[change | change source]

Shooting[change | change source]

  1. Fédération Internationale de Tir aux Armes Sportives de Chasse (FITASC)[1] English: International Shooting Federation for Hunting Sports
  2. International Confederation of Fullbore Rifle Associations (ICFRA)[2]
  3. International Confederation of Revolver Enthusiasts (ICORE)[3]
  4. International Gallery Rifle Federation (IGRF)[4]
  5. International Hunting Rifle Shooting Association (IHRSA)[5]
  6. International Metallic Silhouette Shooting Union (IMSSU)[6]
  7. International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC)[7]
  8. International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF),[8] formerly known as UTI from French: L’Union Internationale des Fédérations et Associations nationals de Tir (UTI), or in English: International Union of National Shooting Federations and Associations.
  9. International T-Class Confederation (ITCC)[9]
  10. Muzzle Loaders Associations International Committee (MLAIC)[10] (International Muzzle Loaders Federation)
  11. World Association PPC 1500 (WA1500) [11]
  12. World Benchrest Shooting Federation (WBSF)[12]
  13. World Fast Draw Association (WFDA)[13]
  14. World Field Target Federation (Airgun) (WFTF)[14]
  15. World Rimfire and Air Rifle Benchrest Federation (WRABF)[15]

Archery[change | change source]

  1. International Crossbow Shooting Union (ICU),[16] German: International Armbrustschützen Union (IAU)
  2. World Archery Federation (WA),[17] formerly known as FITA from French: Fédération Internationale de Tir à l'Arc
  3. World Crossbow Shooting Association (WCSA)[18]

Other[change | change source]

  1. International Biathlon Union (IBU)[19]
  2. International Military Sports Council (IMSC)[20] French: Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM)
  3. Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM), (English: International Modern Pentathlon Union)[21]
  4. International Police Sports Union (USIP),[22] French: Union Sportive Internationale des Polices, Spanish: Unión Deportiva Policial Internacional
  5. World Shooting Para Sport,[23] part of the International Paralympic Committee

Non-Sport[change | change source]

  1. Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation of the EU (FACE)[24]
  2. Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers (CIOR)[25]
  3. World Forum on Shooting Activities (WFSA)[26]

Regional[change | change source]

  1. Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA)[27]
  2. Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association (CMSA)[28]
  3. International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA)[29]
  4. Single Action Shooting Society (SASS)[30]
  5. Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA)[31]

Continental[change | change source]

  1. African Shooting Sport Federation (ASSF), international member of ISSF.
  2. Asian Shooting Confederation (ASC), international member of ISSF.
  3. European Shooting Confederation (ESC), international member of ISSF.
  4. European Benchrest Shooting Federation (EBSF), international member of WBSF.
  5. Shooting Confederation of the Americas (SCA) (Confederacion Americas de Tiro, CAT), international member of ISSF.
  6. The West Indies Fullbore Shooting Council (WIFSC), international member of ICFRA.
  7. Oceania Shooting Federation (OSF), international member of ISSF.

National governing bodies (by continent)[change | change source]

Africa[change | change source]

Algeria
Angola
Cameroon
Egypt
Ghana
Kenya
Libya
Mauritania
Morocco
Namibia
Nigeria
Rwanda
Senegal
South Africa
Sudan
Tunisia
Uganda
Zimbabwe

Asia[change | change source]

Afghanistan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Cambodia
China
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
North Korea
South Korea
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
Oman
Pakistan
Philippines
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
Sri Lanka
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Timor-Leste/East Timor
Turkey
Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Yemen

Europe[change | change source]

Albania
Andorra
Armenia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Channel Islands
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
  • Danish Blackpowder Shooters (Danske Sortkrudtsskytter)[25]
  • Danish Sport Shooting Association (Dansk Sportsskytte Forbund, DSF), international member of IPSC.
  • Danish Shooting Union (Dansk Skytte Union, DSU), international member of ISSF.[34]
  • Danish Gymnastics and Sports Associations, Shooting (DGI Shooting), Danish: Danske Gymnastik- & Idrætsforeninger, Skyting (DGI Skyting).
    • DGI formed i 1992 with the fusion of The Danish Gymnastics and Youth Associations (De Danske Gymnastik- og Ungdomsforeninger, DDGU) and The Danish Shooting, Gymnastics and Sport Associations (De Danske Skytte-, Gymnastik- og Idrætsforeninger, DDSG&I).
    • The Danish Shooting Associations (De Danske Skytteforeninger, DDS) had an association agreement with DGI for several years, and was merged with DGI 1. January 2013.
Estonia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Isle of Man
Italy
Kazakhstan
Kosovo
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Northern Ireland
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
  • Association of Swiss muzzle loaders (Verband Schweizer Vorderladerschützen, Arquebusiers Suisse, Tiro Avancarica Svizzera)
  • Swiss Crossbow Federation Eidgenössischen Armbrustschützenverband)[28]
  • Swiss Clay Shooting Federation [29]
  • Swiss Dynamic Shooting Federation (Schweizer Verband für Dynamisches Schiessen), international member of IPSC.
  • Swiss Metallic Silhouette Shooting Association (Verein Schweizerischer Metallsilhouetten-Schützen)
  • Swiss Shooting Sport Federation (Schweizer Schiesssportverband, SSV), international member of ISSF.
  • Swiss Fifty Calibre Shooters Association (FCSA)
Ukraine
United Kingdom

North America[change | change source]

Canada
Mexico
United States (USA)
Puerto Rico (US)

South America[change | change source]

Argentina
Aruba (Kingdom of the Netherlands)
Bolivia
Barbados
Brazil
Cayman Islands (UK)
Colombia
Curaçao (Kingdom of the Netherlands)
Cuba
Chile
Costa Rica
Peru
Venezuela
Ecuador
Guatemala
Dominican Republic
Honduras
Paraguay
Nicaragua
El Salvador
Panama
Uruguay
Jamaica
Trinidad and Tobago
Guyana
Suriname
Saint Lucia
United States Virgin Islands (US)
Grenada
Antigua and Barbuda


Summary[change | change source]

Number Name Code Founded Web
1 International Shooting Federation for Hunting Sports FITASC 1921 https://www.fitasc.com/
2 International Confederation of Fullbore Rifle Associations ICFRA 2003 https://www.icfra.com/
3 International Confederation of Revolver Enthusiasts ICORE 1991 https://www.icore.org/
4 International Gallery Rifle Federation IGRF 2007 http://galleryrifle.com/
5 International Hunting Rifle Shooting Association IHRSA 2014 http://internationalhuntingrifleshootingassociation.com/
6 International Metallic Silhouette Shooting Union IMSSU 1992 https://www.imssu.org/
7 International Practical Shooting Confederation IPSC 1976 https://www.ipsc.org/
8 International Shooting Sport Federation ISSF 1907 https://www.issf-sports.org/
9 International T-Class Confederation ITCC 2014 https://t-class.org/
10 International Muzzle Loaders Federation MLAIC 1971 http://mlaic.org/
11 World Association PPC 1500 WA1500 2011 http://www.wa1500.org/
12 World Benchrest Shooting Federation WBSF 2001 https://www.world-benchrest.com/
13 World Fast Draw Association WFDA 1976 http://www.fastdraw.org/
14 World Field Target Federation WFTF 1980 http://www.world-field-target-federation.com/
15 World Rimfire and Air Rifle Benchrest Federation WRABF 2008 http://www.wrabf.com/

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Fédération Internationale de Tir aux Armes Sportives de Chasse
  2. "International Confederation of Fullbore Rifle Associations". Archived from the original on 2017-09-02. Retrieved 2017-05-27.
  3. International Confederation of Revolver Enthusiasts
  4. International Gallery Rifle Federation
  5. International Hunting Rifle Shooting Association
  6. International Metallic Silhouette Shooting Union
  7. International Practical Shooting Confederation
  8. International Shooting Sport Federation
  9. International T-Class Confederation
  10. Muzzle Loaders Associations International Committee
  11. World Association PPC 1500
  12. "World Benchrest Shooting Federation". Archived from the original on 2017-06-11. Retrieved 2017-06-03.
  13. World Fast Draw Association
  14. World Field Target Federation
  15. World Rimfire and Air Rifle Benchrest Federation
  16. "International Crossbow Shooting Union". Archived from the original on 2020-07-16. Retrieved 2020-07-17.
  17. World Archery Federation
  18. World Crossbow Shooting Association
  19. International Biathlon Union
  20. International Military Sports Council
  21. Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne
  22. International Police Sports Union (USIP)
  23. World Shooting Para Sport
  24. FACE: The European Federation of Associations for Hunting & Conservation
  25. "CIOR | Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers". Archived from the original on 2018-01-26. Retrieved 2020-07-17.
  26. About WFSA : WFSA
  27. Amateur Trapshooting Association
  28. CMSA – Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association
  29. "International Defensive Pistol Association". Archived from the original on 2020-09-06. Retrieved 2020-07-17.
  30. Single Action Shooting Society
  31. Steel Challenge Shooting Association
  32. National Hunting and Shooting Association
  33. Bulgarian T-Class Federation
  34. International Shooting Sport Federation – Member Federations
  35. Bund Deutscher Sportschützen
  36. Bund der Militär- und Polizeischützen
  37. Deutscher Schützenbund
  38. Deutsche Schießsport Union
  39. Kyffhäuserbund
  40. "National Association of Sporting Rifle & Pistol Clubs". Archived from the original on 2013-03-05. Retrieved 2020-01-03.
  41. Action Shooting Nederland webpage
  42. Association for Practical Shooting- Dynamic Service Rifle webpage
  43. "Schietsportcentrum I.D.C." Archived from the original on 2021-06-16. Retrieved 2022-05-11.
  44. The Russian High Precision Shooting Federation
  45. Global Benchrest Association
  46. International Benchrest Shooters