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Our Mission:

Alberta Smallbore Rifle Association’s mission is to foster and perpetuate the growth of smallbore rifle and air rifle target shooting sports in the province of Alberta and to encourage the youth of this province to participate in the shooting sport.

ASRA supports the development of target shooting as a lifelong sport.


Our Vision:

ASRA is a strong and knowledgeable governing body that encourages awareness and excellence in recreational and performance target shooting.


Our Values:

The Alberta Smallbore Rifle Association and its members value:

  • fire arm safety
  • participation and fun
  • pursuit of excellence
  • teamwork while respecting individuality
  • development of our sport
  • long term athlete development
  • consistency in  our decision making and messaging
  • responsible leadership, integrity and financial accountability



About ASRA:

The Alberta Smallbore Rifle Association (ASRA) is a registered, not-for-profit amateur sports organization representing and serving rifle target shooters throughout the province.

The membership consists of individuals and clubs interested in furthering the target sports as a safe, fun, recreational and competitive sport. The disciplines we cover are Air Rifle and .22 Smallbore Target Rifle (hunter, sporting, and match rifle).

Shooting is a sport for all ages, male and female, able-bodied and individuals with an impairment (visual, hearing, or physical).

Target Shooting is a late specialization sport, which means that participants tend to enter the sport in their teenage years.  While most sports rely heavily on physical fitness, size and speed, shooting remains a contest of skill and precision: fine motors skills and focused mental acuity.  Although physical conditioning plays a large part in success on the shooting range, mental preparation is an important factor for shooters, who must remain calm and completely focused on their targets under the pressure of competition if they wish to excel.

Target shooting is a year round recreation sport, outdoors in the summer and indoors in the winter with clubs located throughout the province.

As with most sports today, you can spend a lot of money, and therefore ASRA and local clubs purchase equipment to loan to juniors to keep the cost reasonable.  Most clubs have equipment to lend beginners to help them get started.

If you would like to enter a competition, a classification system is used which assures that the thrill of winning is available to everyone, so you are competing against others of similar and known ability.

ASRA is supported by the Alberta Federation of Shooting Sports and the Province of Alberta, Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Objectives of The Alberta Smallbore Rifle Association (ASRA):

  • The promotion of .22 smallbore match rifle, hunting rifle, sporting rifle & air rifle target shooting in Alberta;
  • The development of target shooting athletes, coaches & officials in Alberta;
  • Organize annual provincial match rifle, hunting rifle, sporting rifle & air rifle championship matches;
  • Organize provincial teams to represent Alberta at National Championships;
  • Organize zone coaches to promote the sport of smallbore target shooting across the province.

To join ASRA, please read the registration information and form on the ASRA Membership Page of this website.