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Quiz: Shooting Sports Abbreviation Alphabet Soup

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The shooting sports are full of abbreviations, but how many of them do you know? Take our 10-question quiz ASAP to find out. The first nine questions are worth one point each, but the 10th question is worth two points, for a possible total of 11. The answers are at the end of the quiz, but don’t peek ahead … we’ll k n o w!

  1. (AR) This famous semi-automatic rifle started the popular “black-rifle” trend: A _ _ _ _ _ _ _ R _ _ _ _

 

  1. (MSR) This is another name for an AR:  M _ _ _ _ _  S _ _ _ _ _ _ _   R _ _ _ _

 

  1. (SCTP) In this national program, young shooters compete in trap, skeet and sporting clays:  S _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   C_ _ _  T _ _ _ _ _   P _ _ _ _ _ _

 

  1. (SASP) In this national program, young shooters compete in rifle and pistol shooting:  S _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   A _ _ _ _ _   S _ _ _ _ _ _ _   P _ _ _ _ _ _

 

  1. (SASS) In this shooting sport (also known as Cowboy Action Shooting), men, women and young people dress up like cowboys or cowgirls and shoot reproduction single-action handguns, lever-action rifles and double-barrel side-by-side shotguns competitively:    S _ _ _ _ _   A _ _ _ _ _   S _ _ _ _ _ _ _   S _ _ _ _ _ _

 

  1. (IDPA) Adults participate in this shooting sport using their self-defense handguns:  I _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   D _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   P _ _ _ _ _   A _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

 

  1. (EDC) This is what IDPA participants and others use their self-defense handguns for:  E _ _ _ _   D _ _   C _ _ _ _      

 

  1. (CMP) The mission of this national program is to promote firearm safety and marksmanship training with an emphasis on youth:  C _ _ _ _ _ _ _   M _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   P _ _ _ _ _ _

 

  1. (NSSF) This organization is the American firearm industry’s national trade association:  N _ _ _ _ _ _ _   S _ _ _ _ _ _ _   S _ _ _ _ _   F _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

 

  1. (NRA) America’s longest-standing civil rights organization, this group has more than five million members and is the diligent protector of the Second Amendment, the right to keep and bear arms:  N _ _ _ _ _ _ _   R _ _ _ _   A _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Answers:

  1. Armalite Rifle
  2. Modern Sporting Rifle
  3. Scholastic Clay Target Program
  4. Scholastic Action Shooting Program
  5. Single Action Shooting Society
  6. International Defensive Pistol Association
  7. Every Day Carry
  8. Civilian Marksmanship Program
  9. National Shooting Sports Foundation
  10. National Rifle Association (We sure hope you didn’t miss this last question. Oh, by the way, you are an NRA member, right? If not, and you would like to join, click here.)
  11. Article by W.H. “CHIP” GROSS

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