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National Standard Three-Position Air Rifle Rules: 14th Edition (2022-2024)

Click here to download the 14th Edition of the National Standard Three-Position Air Rifle Rules, or click here to purchase a hard copy of the 2020-2022 rules from the CMP e-store (the 2022-2024 Rules will be available on the e-store at a later date).

This is the 14th Edition of the National Standard Three-Position Air Rifle Rules. This edition is valid for two years, from November 2022 through September 2024. New rules or rules that were substantially changed from the 13th (August 2021 Update) Edition are underlined and shown in red type. Editorial or stylistic changes are not marked. These Rules incorporate numerous recommendations from junior shooting coaches and competition officials and have been coordinated with the current International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Rules.

Summary of rule changes

The National Standard Rules are revised and reissued on a bi-annual basis. You can click here to read the summary of the rule changes incorporated into the 14th Edition 2022-2024 National Standard Rules.

Contact the Rules Hotline

The National Three Position Air Rifle Council operates a Rules Hotline to answer questions, offer advice on how to organize competitions or provide official rule interpretations on behalf of the Council. Any coach, athlete or competition official may request assistance from the National Council Rules Hotline by calling (419) 635-2141, ext. 702 or 731, or via email at

Range Incident Report Form

This form can be downloaded and completed by a Range Officer to keep a record of incidents and penalties during a competition.

Team Entry and Eligibility Declaration Form

This form can be downloaded and submitted to declare your Team Entry and Eligibility.