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B.B. Gun


1.  NSSP and Royal Rangers have developed a shooting program to offer both Royal Rangers and Girls Ministries across the nation an opportunity to participate in NSSP Top Shot Competition.


  1. Each Royal Ranger district should have a Royal Ranger National Shooting Sports Coordinator. These coordinators are familiar with setting up NSSP Top Shot Competitions. They have a wealth of resources and specialized certifications which can help your outpost practice for and compete in NSSP Top Shot Competitions.  Your district Royal Ranger National Shooting Sports Program Coordinator is the subject matter expert who can help on anything shooting sports related.


  1. All competitors may only enter this match once per calendar year.

  2. All competitors must be one of the following: 

  •  Royal Ranger Outpost member in either Adventure Rangers or Expedition Rangers.

    • Girl's Ministry member in either Friends or Girls Only.

    • Man or woman assigned a leadership position in either Royal Rangers or Girls Ministry.​

    • A member of Royal Rangers Alumni.


  1. It is recommended that the following merits be completed prior to participation in Top Shot Competition.

    • For Discovery Rangers/Stars: Complete Air Rifle Safety, Blue BB Gun, and Marksmanship merits.

    • For Adventure Rangers/Friends and Expedition Rangers/Girls Only: Complete Air Rifle Safety and Green BB Gun merits.

  2. Prior to serving as Firing Line Supervisors (coaches, commanders, and leaders in Girls Ministry) are highly encouraged to:

    • Read the NRA BB Gun Rules book chapters identified in the following sections on this web page.

    • Teach and/or read all the applicable merit lessons and requirements listed in Prerequisite 1a or 1b (dependent on which or both age groups are on the firing line)


Certifying as NRA Range Safety Officer or NRA Coach are not a requirement but are excellent training experiences that will greatly prepare leaders for safe operation of firing lines.


  1. Current NRA BB Gun Rules will govern this competition. NRA Rule Books may be downloaded online at


  1. Read NRA BB GUN RULES book Chapter 3: Equipment and Ammunition

    • NSSP highly recommends the use of:

      • Avante/Daisey 499B Champion BB Guns.

      • Avante/Daisey Precision Steel BBs.

      • Slings are permitted for prone, kneeling, and sitting positions.

      • Shooting mats.

      • Kneeling rolls.


  1. Read NRA BB GUN RULES book Chapter 4:Targets for specifics on allowable targets.

  2. The  AR-4/10 5 meter (10 scoring bulls, 2 sighting bulls) target is preferred for Top Shot Competition.

  3. Shooter’s name, position and event date will be printed in the upper right-hand corner of each target.

  4. Target acquisition is the responsibility of each competitor.

  5. NRA official targets are required. For a list of licensed target manufacturers’ visit


  1. NRA BB Gun Rules book Chapter 6:Range Standards will be followed.

  2. May be held indoors or outdoors.

  3. Eye protection is required for all shooters, firing line supervisors, and all nearby spectators.

  4. Shooting distance from the firing line to target will be 5 Meters (16 feet 4 ¾ inches).

  5. Firing lines will be supervised by an appropriate number of Firing Line Supervisors. Prerequisite #2 applies here.


  1. Shooting positions are to be in accordance with NRA BB GUN RULES book Chapter:5 Positions.

  2. For competitors with temporary or permanent disabilities, read NRA BB GUN RULES book Chapter:13 Physically Disabled Competitors.

  3. Unlimited practice shots are permitted but must be fired within a 10-minute time limit and only on the two lower center boxed “Sighting Bulls”.

  4. Ten minutes will be allowed to fire all ten shots for each position. See NRA BB Gun Rules book Chapter: 8 Time Limits for more details.

  5. 40 scoring shots total.

  6. One shot per scoring bull.

  7. Ten (10) shots will be fired from 5 meters (16 feet 4 ¾ inches) in each of the below four positions.:

    • 10 shots PRONE

    • 10 shots STANDING

    • 10 shots SITTING

    • 10 shots KNEELING


  1. All targets will be scored in accordance with NRA BB Gun Rules book Chapter 14: Scoring and Marking.

  2. Each target must be scored by two individuals and in accordance with NRA Rules. If targets are scored electronically, verification by two individuals is not required.

  3. Sponsors keep all targets until the challenge period has ended and all results are final.


1.  Top Shot Competitions will begin on January 1st and will end on December 31st of each calendar year.


  1. The team match is the combined scores of four participating individuals.

  2. The team category will be determined by the group the individual is shooting in, i.e. Discovery/ Stars, Adventure/Friends, Expedition/Girls Only.


  1. Results will be emailed out to NSSP Advisors and posted on the NSSP Website.


  1. Individuals,1st – 5th place winners will receive a medal and a certificate.  

  2. Teams, 1st – 3rd  place, each team member will receive individual medal and certificate. 

  3. Competitors and teams will compete based on the following groups:​

    • Royal Ranger Groups

      • Discovery Rangers​

      • Adventure Rangers​

      • Expedition Rangers​

    • Girl’s Ministry Groups

      • Stars​

      • Friends​

      • Girls Only​

    • Adult Leaders

      • Men

      • Women


  1. Individual competitor is $10.00 each.

  2. Teams will be comprised of four individual competitors. An additional $10 will be paid for each team. Therefore, the total cost for each 4 competitor team is $80.00.

  3. Each competitor may only be a member of one BB Gun team per calendar year.

  4. Multiple 4 competitor teams per outpost/church are allowed. Rule #2 still applies.

  5. Payment of fees is made by one of the below options.

    • Mail a single check (Total fees for all your Outpost/church competitors and teams) payable to
      P.O. Box 7724
      Riverside, CA. 92513-7724

    • Zelle the fee total amount to (949) 599-4148 Darell Freeman . Be sure to note the following information in the “Add a Memo” box:
      NSSP Top Shot fees
      Your outpost number.
      Your church name.
      Your state abbreviation


Fee payments are to be sent on the same date the Top Shot Competition fillable forms are submitted as described in the ADMINISTRATION section.


  1. Download the RR /NSSP BB Top Shot Competition fillable form at:
    BB Gun Fillable Form.

  2. Fillable forms are to be completed by one of the following leaders:

    • Any NSSP representative (Preferred).

    • Outpost Senior Commander (Alternate).

  3. To help minimize confusion please save the fillable form(s) with the following file name format: YEARBBGunStateOutpost###Group.pdf.

    • Example: 2024BBGunAZOutpost130AR.pdf.

    • Group abbreviations are listed below:

      • Royal Ranger Groups

        • DR

        • AR​

        • ER​

      • Girl’s Ministry Groups

        • GMS

        • GMF

        • GMGO

      • Adult Leaders

        • Men

        • Women                  

  4. ​Ensure all requested information is entered on Top Shot Competition fillable forms.

  5. All scores must be returned by January 15th of the following year.

  6. Submit completed score reporting fillable forms to Peter Triana by one of the below options.

    • Preferred method: US Mail to:
      Peter Triana
      9283 Daisy Ave.
      Fountain Valley, CA 92708

    • Alternate method: Email completed PDF forms to

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