National Training Center Shooting Club

The National Training Center Shooting Club (NTCSC) has been in existence for more than 35 years, providing a safe, modern, and enjoyable environment for our members to train in the international (Olympic) rifle, pistol and shotgun shooting sports.  Under the auspices of USA Shooting (the National Governing Body for the international shooting sports in the United States), the NTCSC is permitted to use the facilities for rifle and pistol at the U.S. Olympic Shooting Center (Building 3) on the grounds of the U.S. Olympic Training Center (OTC), in Colorado Springs.  Electronic (Megalink) targets are used on the 10, 25 and 50 meter ranges.  For International Shotgun, the NTCSC is permitted to use the International Shooting Park on Fort Carson, Colo., for the International Trap and Skeet Disciplines. The NTCSC is permitted to use these facilities as long as Club activities do not interfere with the Fort Carson or USA Shooting activities.  

Members may practice in the following disciplines:


  • International smallbore at 50 meters for Three Position
  • Precision air rifle and Supported Rest Rifle at 10 meters



  • International Trap
  • International Skeet

NTCSC Adults

Rifle and Pistol: NTCSC Adults have access to the Shooting Center on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Friday afternoon/evenings. Smallbore (.22 cal) rifle is fired on the downstairs range at 50 meters, and 10 meter air rifle, 10 meter air pistol, and 25 meter pistol are fired on the upstairs range.  Use of center fire rifles by members is not permitted on the ranges at any time.  Club members may use center fire pistols only after approval by the club Executive Committee.  Contact the respective Rifle or Pistol Discipline Leads for more information on activities and schedules.

Shotgun: NTCSC members have access to the ranges on Ft Carson periodically, dependant on the season and weather.  Shotguns only allowed. 7.5 and 9 guage shotgun shells available for purchase. Contact the Shotgun Discipline Lead for more information on activities and schedules.

Equipment, ammunition and pellets are NOT provided to the members in the Adult Program, and coaching is typically not available.  Fees for the NTCSC Senior Program for Rifle and Pistol are $75 per year (adult and junior), and membership to USA Shooting is required. Shotgun is $25 per year (does not including ammo or targets) and membership to USA Shooting is required.

NTCSC Junior Program

The NTCSC Junior Program trains kids in the international pistol and rifle events with the goal of providing the junior members every opportunity within our means to succeed in the Olympic shooting sports.  We are very proud that Junior Club members have had great success at State, National and International level competitions, and several have made USA Shooting National, Development or Junior Teams. Several are currently members of NCAA Rifle Teams. 

The Junior Program is for kids 9 to 20 years of age, and includes a Fundamentals and Safety Class for those kids with no previous training.  The Juniors normally meet on Mondays and Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 PM from September through June.  Equipment, including air rifles, air pistols and accessories, are provided by the NTCSC.  Training is under an experienced and trained group of coaches.  Coaches are, at a minimum, NRA Level 1 certified as rifle or pistol coaches.  Coaches have received SafeSport training and have passed background checks.  Fees for the Junior Program are $100 per year.  If a sibling is enrolled, fees are $50 for each additional child.  Membership in USA Shooting is required.


The Club sponsors USA Shooting sanctioned International (Olympic) rifle and pistol competitions typically once per month from October through May at the Shooting Center for competitors from all over Colorado and neighboring states.  Events are open to adults and juniors normally include all Air and Smallbore rifle events, and Air, Sport, and Rapid Fire Pistol  Membership in USA Shooting is required for these competitions.

For questions on the Junior Program and club sponsored competitions, please contact  Jim Shaver.

Discipline Leads (these individuals control access to the ranges and set discipline schedules for Club Adult members).

Rifle - John Pentycofe

Pistol - Don Koslowsky

Shotgun - Brent McPherson

NTCSC Senior Club Application

NTCSC Junior Club Application