Welcome to the Virginia Shooting Sports Association

Virginia's Oldest Gun Rights Organization

The Virginia Shooting Sports Association (VSSA) was originally founded as the Virginia State Rifle and Revolver Association in 1938. VSSA is the official state association of the National Rifle Association. VSSA is also closely affiliated with the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), and the Virginia Gun Collectors Association.


The goals of VSSA are to:

  • unite shooters, hunters, sportsmen, collectors and all other law abiding firearms enthusiasts to promote the safe and responsible use of firearms;
  • promote the development of the shooting sports and the facilities necessary to the shooting sports; and,
  • provide a united voice at all levels of government to defend the shooting sports, and firearms ownership.


See our full list of accomplishments here.

VSSA Members Get Exclusive Discount for Virginia Self Defense Law, PLC, Services.  Click here to learn more.

This Year's VSSA Annual Raffle 1st Prize - Glock 43

Tickets were included in the 2015 VSSA Annual Meeting Mailing. Extra tickets available here. Print tickets and mail to VSSA, PO Box 1258, Orange, VA 22960 no later than September 19, 2015. 

A Message from VSSA President Ernie Padgett

VSSA Annual Membership Meeting Cancelled


Regretfully, it is necessary to cancel the 2015 VSSA Membership Meeting due to low response from the membership. We are always receiving requests from members to “bring the meeting to a location near us”. This year, we tried to do just that. Unfortunately, there is always a risk involved in moving the meeting to a location away from our main membership base; and this time the risk was validated.

Member response and reservations have been very low this year. Additionally, many members have indicated they simply were unable to make the long trip to Roanoke. Lesson learned; but we did try to respond to repeated requests from the membership to “take the show on the road.” My regrets to all VSSA Members.

The annual drawing and announcement of election results will take place at the next VSSA Board of Directors (BOD) Meeting, at 7:00 PM on September 23rd, at Gander Mountain in Fredericksburg, VA.  The results of both will be will be announced on the VSSA website, eBullet and blog. Additionally, all VSSA BOD Meetings are open to the membership.

Finally, there is still have time to participate in the annual drawing but tickets should be mailed no later than September 19th to insure they are received in the office before the 23rd.  This year's 1st Prize is the very popular Glock 43 G4 9mm, which has received rave reviews and was NRA's Gun of the Week earlier this year.

You can download additional tickets by clicking above.  Simply print and fill out the number additional tickets you would like to purchase, and mail them along with your check to VSSA, PO Box 1258, Orange, VA. 22960

Again, it is with deep regret that the 2015 Membership Meeting is canceled.


Ernie P.

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Membership Has Its Benefits

  • VSSA's Member Publication The Bullet;
  • VSSA's Weekly E-Bullet Electronic Newsletter
  • VSSA Legislative Alerts
  • VSSA Annual Member Raffle
  • Full time salaried lobbyist protecting your gun rights during the Virginia General Assembly;
  • Partcipate in VSSA sanctioned competitive shooting events;
  • Discounts at selected VSSA sponsored clinics.
  • Discounts on Avis and Budget rental car services (note: link only available to VSSA Members)
  • VSSA is a CMP-eligible club.  Visit thecmp.org to see how you can purchase surplus military firearms, ammunition, parts and other items available only to members of CMP affiliated clubs.

Get a preview of what you get with the member publication The Bullet, by clicking here.  Click here to join VSSA and receive the link to download the current digital version.

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VSSA on Sportman Channel's NRANews Cam and Company Talking about PolitiFact rating Tim Kaine's statement about gun sales as "Mostly False."


VSSA was featured prominently as part of NRANews' pre-Annual Meeting program at the 2014 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits.

VSSA spoke with John Popp and Cameron Gray of NRANews.com about Concealed Handgun Permit Holder Privacy that became law on July 1, 2013.


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Notice: VSSA transitioned to an all digital member publication in 2012.  All members must join our email list to receive notification to download the latest edition.  The Bullet is only available for VSSA Members clicking the membership link and then click The Bullet (note, must be a member to access this page). Click here to join VSSA and to have access to the digital version.

Subscribers of the VSSA email list are the first to know about important legislative updates.  In addition, you will receive the E-Bullet, VSSA's Official Electronic Newsletter that is emailed weekly on Friday.  All you need to do to subscribe is click here.

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Upcoming Events

September 19-20, 2015 - Cardinal Cup Virginia State Action Pistol Championship and Overlord Memorial Cup - Bedford Rifle and Revolver Club, Contact: Alan Strawn, email: [email protected]

For information on holding a CMP affiliated match please check out the CMP Competitions Webpage at http://www.thecmp.org/Competitions.htm.

We hope you will take time to browse the tabs (links) on the left side of this page. If you have any questions, please contact us by calling (540) 672-5848 or by email.

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