The Asheville Practical Shooting Association (APSA) was formed in the mid 1970’s as Asheville Practical Pistol League, during the time when Practical Shooting was still in it’s early stages. In 1991, APSA became an official 501-3c Non-Profit entity. APSA was the first club in North Carolina to become a USPSA affiliated club.

Over the years, we have seen many changes and have moved our shooting location a number of times, from shooting in a cow pasture in Burnsville, NC to a more refined range in Lake Lure, then back to the Burnsville-Green Mountain area and our new home at Triggers, Traps & Trout .

To learn more about Practical Shooting’s history, click here.

Current Officers

Election of officers is held on a yearly basis. Our last election was held in January 2020 where all members present were allowed to vote.

President – Chris Britt
Vice President – Steve Schoenberger
Treasurer – Mike Privette
Secretary – David Hartley
Chief Range Officer – Phil Flack

Our Range

Triggers,Traps & Trout – is located in Green Mountain, NC on a 140 acre “Century Farm”. The farm was founded in 1889 by L.L. Deyton, the great, great grandfather of the current owner, Ken Deyton. The range  includes a 50,000 square foot, lighted, shotgun range that can accommodate individuals, families, groups and organizations, meeting their various needs and schedules.

Click here for directions to the range.


Our Practical Shooting Matches

APSA Monthly Matches are every second Saturday – call one of our contacts before you come to make sure we will be shooting that day. Please arrive at 9:00 am for registration and a shooter’s meeting beginning promptly at 10am. Visitors welcome! Visit “Let’s Shoot” for more APSA sponsored shooting opportunities, including 3-Gun, Funshoots & W.A.Y.S. Women Arm Yourselves Safely – a class for ladies who wish to learn beginning handgun & shooting skills.