How many National Records do you think NRA's Competitive Shooting Division keeps track of, 50? 100? Higher than that. 500? 800? Keep going. 1,000? You'll get there eventually.
The National Rifle Association keeps track of nearly 7,000 national shooting records.
Yeah, that's a lot of records. But once broken down the number makes sense.
NRA doesn't just keep track of "pistols" and "rifles." There's Air Pistol, Action Pistol, High Power Rifle, Silhouette Pistol, Smallbore Rifle, Fullbore and so many more. From there it breaks down even further.
Records must keep track of metallic sight, any sight, rapid fire, slow fire, prone, standing and all the variations of ways to shoot. Don't forget about shooting indoor, outdoor, distance and number of shots fired. You must also take into account these records being stored for both individuals and teams. Lastly, each of these records are kept for all of the possible categories a shooter can be classified as: Open, Civilian, Service, Woman, Junior, Senior, Police, etc.