By Kerrin Brinkman | April 13 2009 05:43

NRA Postal MatchesDian Bullock, NRA’s Postal Program Coordinator, sat down with NRABlog to talk about NRA’s Postal Program and the benefits of competing in postal matches.

Postal matches are a form of competitive shooting in which participants shoot at their local range using targets that have been marked for identification. The fired targets and score sheets are mailed to NRA for scoring and ranking for awards.

There are a variety of benefits to competing in postal matches. Participants can complete the course of fire at their local range without the cost and pressure of traveling to a formal competition. All skill levels can benefit from competing in postal matches. This form of competition is an ideal venue for young or new shooters to build their competitive skills before transitioning into formal matches, and experienced competitors can use postal matches as a form of training.

NRA offers more than 50 postal matches, including many that are sponsored by our Youth Cooperative Organizations such as JROTC, Boy Scouts of America, VFW, 4-H and many more. These postal matches are open only to members of the organization. However, NRA has postal matches open to any interested shooters in a variety of disciplines. NRA membership is not a requirement to participate.

Want to shoot at your range and see where you rank nationally? Get started by clicking here for a complete list of available NRA postal matches or send an email to

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