The Colorado State University (CSU) Shotgun Sports Team is a competitive shotgun shooting team for both men and women. The season begins in early fall with competitions throughout the year against colleges across the Midwest. This club provides students with an opportunity to engage in various shotgun shooting events while also teaching proper firearm handling. Currently, there are approximately 20 active competitors on the team that range in skill level. In April, the team participates in the ACUI National Competition, usually held in San Antonio, Texas. CSU consistently ranks in the top 10 nationally in different areas of competition.
As a sport club, the team receives a limited annual budget from student fee allocations, and generates most of their operating budget from dues and fundraising activities. Over the course of a competition weekend, expect between 400-800 targets to be shot. To prepare for these events, member practice at Great Guns Sporting in their free time, most commonly on the weekends. Collegiate shooting represents a small community of students that gather together to share a common interest. Through participating in this club, you will work to keep a competitive edge on the course and make friends along the way.