Gun Rights, Training, & Education Organizations

National Rifle Association (NRA)

Founded after the civil war to "promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis," the NRA has become the premier education, training, and gun rights oganization in the United States.

2nd Ammendment Foundation (SAF)

The 2nd Ammendment Foundation is an organization that seeks to promote a better understanding of firearms rights through educational and legal action.

National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF)

The NSSF is the firearms industry's trade organization and works to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.

Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP)

The CMP is an organization dedicated to teaching the principles of marksmanship to civilians. BERPC's affiliation with the CMP allows members to purchase surplus firearms and ammunition.

American Firearms Guide to Gun Safety

The Guide to Gun Safety provides a number of gun safety tips, particularly for those new to the sport and parents.

Firearms in the Home: A Safety and Storage Guide

Discussion and links to various guides related to safe gun handling and storage.

Competition Organizations

International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA)

The IDPA is the governing body of an action shooting sport based on real world situations and using realistic, concealed-carry firearms.

United States Practical Shooting Assocation (USPSA)

The USPSA is the US region of the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC). USPSA matches are fast-paced, action shooting competitions with handgun divisions from production, out-of-the-box guns to high-end, custom, "race" guns.

Glock Shooting Sports Foundation (GSSF)

The GSSF sponsors "Glock only" matches using standard courses of fire.

Boeing Employee's Clay Target Club

The Boeing Employees' Clay Target Club sponsors shotgun leagues for Boeing employees. Click the link above to send an email for more information.


Ultimate Defense Firing Range and Training Center

Indoor range; St. Peters, MO

Eagle Eye USA Shooting Sports

Indoor range; Wentzville, MO

Top Gun Shooting Sports

Indoor range; Arnold, MO

Metro Shooting Supplies (AKA: Belleville Shooting Range); 2 locations

Illinois - indoor range; Belleville, IL

Missouri - indoor range; Bridgeton, MO

Piasa Rifle and Pistol Club

Indoor range; Alton, IL

(membership required)

August A. Busch Conservation Area Shooting Range

MO Department of Conservation; outdoor range; Defiance MO

Arnold Rifle and Pistol Club (ARPC)

Outdoor range; Barnhardt, MO

(membership required; non-members can shoot up to 3 matches before joining)

Bench Rest Rifle Club (BRRC)

Outdoor range; Wright City, MO

(membership required; matches are generally open to the public)