Shooting Sports Fantasy Camp Gets Big Thumbs Up

It started with a group of strangers feeling each other out and wondering if their abilities would make the grade. In the end, the "campers" of NSSF 2017 Spring Shooting Sports Fantasy Camp departed not only as close friends, but also with each knowing their firearms handling skills had improved tenfold.

“Everyone wonders at the start if they have what it takes to master the skills our pro shooters have,” said Tisma Juett, NSSF manager, recruitment and retention. “But what they also have in common is an enormous desire to learn, and that’s why, when this camp ended, there was nothing but a long line of grinning faces and really, really good shooters.”

Held in April, NSSF’s second Shooting Sports Fantasy Camp focused specifically on 3-Gun, with seven of today’s top pro shooters training 30 students. The pros included Dianna Muller, Chris Cheng, Robert Vogel, Randi Rogers, Tommy Thacker, BJ Norris, and Ryan Muller—some of the most respected 3-Gun competitors in the country.

The camp began with everyone flying into Las Vegas on Thursday, April 20. NSSF-provided transportation whisked them off to the Aliante Casino and Hotel. From there, NSSF provided hotel accommodations, meals, ammunition, evening receptions, a bag full of shooting swag for every shooter through the event’s conclusion on Sunday. During their time at the Clark County Shooting Complex, shooters learned how to perfect holster skills, firearms and stage transitions, shooting while moving, barrier and obstacle negotiations, and more before dividing into teams for an intense 3-Gun relay match on the final day.

Another Shooting Sports Fantasy Camp this year is planned for October 26–29. Get details at