What We Do

NCRPA ~ What We Do

North Carolina Rifle and Pistol Association (NCRPA) was established in 1938 and is affiliated with the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP).


The NCRPA is:

The North Carolina Rifle & Pistol Association has two registered lobbyists in the North Carolina Legislature. The NCRPA is the only registered 2nd Amendment lobby from the State of North Carolina. The NRA-ILA works closely with NCRPA to represent the interest of North Carolina gun owners.

To act as a focal point and clearing house for the transmission of ideas, information and recommendations between those interested in the sport of shooting and the National Rifle Association.

To provide a central organization in North Carolina which can cooperate with the National Rifle Association and the Adjutant General of the State of North Carolina and with the public officials generally in making arrangements for holding annual state championship matches with various types of firearms and in conducting contests for the selection of civilian teams to attend the National Matches.

To disseminate information on the relationship between the shooting sports as a recreational activity and conservation of natural resources to the end that sportsmen may act to preserve their environment and to use their firearms intelligently in accord with principles of sensible wildlife management.

To cooperate with the National Rifle Association in expanding junior marksmanship programs in North Carolina to include education in conservation and wildlife management so that future sportsman leaders may realize the dependency of their recreational activity on the preservation of the environment.

To encourage training in Hunter Safety and to cooperate with State authorities in expanding such training programs.

To encourage training in Home Firearms Safety and to cooperate with local law enforcement authorities to promote such training to the extent that the public will be made aware of the safe handling and use of firearms.

To encourage the shooting sports in North Carolina as a lifetime family recreational activity.

To provide for the dissemination of information relating to legislation which might affect the sport of shooting in this state and to cooperate with the National Rifle Association to the end that citizens may be advised of pending legislation which might affect the sport of shooting.

To provide training in the conduct and supervision of target matches.

To encourage the sport of target shooting with all types of firearms and to promote a high standard of safety in all phases of firearms use.