Introducing the California Rifle & Pistol Association’s Sportsmen’s Business Alliance

Introducing the California Rifle & Pistol Association’s Sportsmen’s Business Alliance

California Rifle and Pistol Association
California Rifle and Pistol Association

Sacramento, CA –-( The Board of Directors of the California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA) is proud to announce the development of a new class of membership with oversight by a special President’s committee called the Sportsmen’s Business Alliance (SBA), which will in turn report to the CRPA Board of Directors.

The SBA will be a new CRPA membership designation (blending our current Club and Business membership categories) that will serve as a referral service and as an assistance and mentor group for businesses that deal in all sporting goods (not just firearms retailers) and including clubs and ranges, which are businesses, as well. An additional group that will be included will be firearms trainers and firearms training organizations.

The vision of this new group would be a “chamber of commerce” for sporting goods-related businesses and clubs providing special new assistance and services including: a united voice with regards to legislation and litigation, templates for small business plans, marketing concepts, annual conferences for best practices, and inclusion in the CRPA’s new annual Preferred Vendor Directory (PVD), (a further new extension of the idea).

In addition, the Sportsmen’s Business Alliance will provide a comprehensive coordinated package of services for the firearms novice, providing an ABC approach to entering the shooting sports on even the most basic elementary level. In effect, the new SBA will create a sequential plan which incorporates “A.” The Dealer, “B.” The Trainer, and “C.” The Club and Range by answering these three questions:

  • Where can I purchase a firearm, ammo, and equipment and how do I go about it?
  • Where can I receive training on how to safely use that firearm?
  • Where can I go to shoot my firearm?

The SBA will require the creation of a new CRPA special President’s committee, initially filled with about 7-9 members (some board members, some non-board members) who either own or manage these businesses, clubs and/or ranges. Businesses and clubs throughout the state can join as CRPA/SBA members and the leadership for the new group will be drawn from these members.

This new SBA Committee will be largely self-developed and directed, based on the needs of those served and with oversight by the CRPA Board of Directors. We believe the new SBA will be operational in approximately 90 days.

We look forward to working with our partners in California as we reach out to better serve these members. For more information about the CRPA’s new SBA Program, please call Executive Director John Fields at (714) 992-2772.

The California Rifle and Pistol Association “CRPA,” founded in 1875, is dedicated to defending the rights of law-abiding citizens to responsibly use firearms for self-defense and the defense of their loved ones, for sport, and for all other legal activities. CRPA is the official state association of the National Rifle Association. A California non-profit association, CRPA is independently directed by its own Board of Directors. CRPA’s members include law enforcement officers, prosecutors, professionals, firearm experts, the general public, and loving parents. CRPA has always worked to reduce the criminal misuse of firearms and firearms accidents, while actively promoting and organizing the competitive shooting sports and Olympic training programs in California. We are proud to say that many CRPA competitors are among the best in the world. Visit: