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National Standard Three-Position Air Rifle Rules: 13th Edition (2020-2022)

Click here to download the 13th Edition – August 2021 Update of the National Standard Three-Position Air Rifle Rules, or click here to purchase a hard copy of the 2018-2020 rules from the CMP e-store.

Since the 2018-2020 Rules were not used for a full cycle of competitions, 2018-2020 rulebooks will continue to be used. The 3PAR Errata Sheet was produced to use with 2018-2020 rulebooks so that changes in the 2020-2022 edition of these rules are available to their users.

This is the 13th Edition of the National Standard Three-Position Air Rifle Rules. This edition is valid for two years, from October 2020 through August 2022. New rules or rules that were substantially changed from the 12th (2018-2020) 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 2017-2020 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 13th Edition 2020-2022 National Standard Rules. An additional series of rule changes were adopted in a “August 2021 Update.”  Click here to download a copy of the August 2021 rule changes.

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 [email protected].

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.