Originally Posted by 1911beast
how do you get into competition shooting and how old do you have to be
What kind of competition? There are literally DOZENS of different diciplines,
from air rifle through F Class rifle competition, all kinds of shotgun stuff,
USPSA, IDPA, SASS etc. etc.etc..
What specifically are you interested in? You are in Las Vegas. One of the
local ranges is Desert Sportsman's Rifle and Pistol. Here is the "active
diciplines" list from their website. As you can see, there are a BUNCH and
that's just one club. If you aren't sure what you want to do, go watch a
match or two.
.22 Rimfire Benchrest * .22 Rifle Silhouette * American Rimfire Association * Ground Hog Benchrest * IHMSA (International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Assoc) Big Bore * IHMSA Small Bore * Lever Action Big Bore * TCL Hunter Benchrest * Paladin Match * IPSC (International Practical Shooter Confederation) Practical Pistol * IPSC 3-Gun * Manual Precision Rifle * USPSA 3-Gun * Cowboy Action Shooting * Machine Gun Match * CMP (Civilian Marksmanship Program) Service Rifle * Barnyard Benchrest * IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Assoc) * Steel Challenge * VIMBAR (Vintage Issue Military Bolt Action Rifle) * VIMSAR (Vintage Issue Military Semi-Auto Rifle)