FSSA President’s Comments
Happy Independence Day. We are surely blessed by the freedoms we have. One of those freedoms is the right to keep and bear arms, a fundamental right protected by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, part of the Bill of Rights, and by the constitutions of Florida and many other states. So, did you bear arms and go hunting, shoot some plates, or get that last practice in before going to a match? I hope you had a great day and no matter your shooting interests, thanks for keeping the Second Amendment going strong.
Thanks also for your support of your state association. FSSA is a state association that is doing good things for our members with the resources we have. Last month, we supported five grant requests from Florida's junior shooters totaling $2500. I invite you to read the articles submitted by our impressive group of juniors on the FSSA website: https://flssa.org/Recipient-Spotlight.
In the next few days, the NRA National Championships and the CMP Matches will begin. We’ll have a number of FSSA shooters attending. FSSA is supporting
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Last updated July 4, 2019
2019 Sunshine State Games
The 2019 Sunshine State Games are almost here!
The State of Florida created the Sunshine State Games to provide Florida’s citizens an Olympic-style sports festival they can call their own. The Sunshine State Games, now in its fourth decade of competition, is the nation’s oldest State Games and is Florida’s largest and longest standing multi-sport festival. The mission of the Games is to provide quality competition for Florida’s amateur athletes of all ages and skill levels. Whether you have Olympic aspirations or are a weekend warrior, there is a place in the Sunshine State Games for you! The Sunshine State Games is conducted under the auspices of the Florida Sports Foundation, a direct-support organization of the State of Florida.
To find a shooting sport you might be interested in, visit https://sunshinestategames.com/sport-shooting/. There is something offered for just about everyone! Find your sport, or try something new!
CAMP PERRY 2019 NRA NATIONAL PISTOL CHAMPIONSHIPS
The NRA and CMP National Pistol Championships were held July 8-14 at Camp Perry, OH. The weather was beautiful this year, with only one day in the 90’s and the rest were mid 80’s, and no rain! Definitely not Florida! Some might argue that the wind was a bit blustery, but it wouldn’t be Perry without it!
Here are the final results:
Nat'l Champ: Keith Sanderson, 2647 – 111X
Second Place: Jonathan Shue, 2645 – 127X
Third Place: Adam Sokolowski, 2640 – 139X
Metallic Nat'lChamp: Mason Talbert, 2589 – 93X
Woman Champ: Lisa Emmert, 2586 – 82X
Senior Champ: Philip Hamphill, 2610 – 122X
Grand Senior Champ: John Rochon, 2561 – 76X
Collegiate Champ: Lisa Emmert, 2586 – 82X
Junior Champ: Samuel Kwon, 2412 – 50X
FSSA fielded an Expert team with Sue Carter, John Gemmill, Mark Goodman, Murad Hanov and Dave Vinkler. We had
69th Annual Fiesta of Five Flags Pistol Match
May 4-5, 2019
2019 Results Bulletin Has Arrived!
This is an NRA Precision Pistol Regional Tournament with roots at our club going back to the early 1950s. In addition to the NRA 2700 aggregate regional match, the tournament will also feature the NRA Distinguished Revolver match (30 rounds) as well as the Civilian Marksmanship Program "Excellence in Competition" matches for both service pistol and rimfire pistol (both 30 rounds).