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C

arl Rowan, Jr. grew up in Minnesota
where, as a young boy, he was
first introduced to his abilities as
a marksman with a .410 shotgun and a
.22 cal. rifle. By the time Rowan was a
teenager, a family friend and FBI agent
took him to the range and allowed him
to fire a number of handguns, including a Ruger Blackhawk revolver. At that
point, Rowan was hooked on shooting
and soon became a Life member of the
National Rifle Association.
As a student at Clark University in
Worcester, Mass., he shot competitively
on a local corporate bulls-eye team.
During that time, Rowan also became an
avid bird hunter, both for relaxation and
to develop his skills with a shotgun.
After graduating from college,
he became a Deputy U.S. Marshal in
Washington, D.C., where he was also a

range officer, helping other deputies
with their shooting skills. "Having a key
to the range in the federal courthouse
basement was the greatest perk in
Washington," said Rowan.
He later attended the Georgetown
University Law Center and transferred to
the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a
special agent. He became a member of
the FBI's elite SWAT program where he
helped train local police departments in
advanced techniques involving handguns, shotguns and select-fire weapons.
Since he retired from his work in government, Rowan has worked with the NRA
on a wide range of criminal justice reform
initiatives and has been a strong proponent of national concealed carry for police
officers (HR-218) as well as for civilians.
Rowan says, "As a law enforcement officer, I
had no fear of honest citizens with firearms.

Photo by Peter Fountain

Carl Rowan, Jr.

The right to self defense is a fundamental
American right. As a strong believer in the
Second Amendment, I urge that people
refuse to be a victim of violent crime."
Rowan is now an executive in a
private security company, an NRA certified law enforcement firearms instructor
and enjoys teaching women to shoot in
his spare time. Rowan has been an NRA
Board member for 15 years.

Introducing NRA Sports 3-Gun Shooting Events

  ❘

For questions regarding hosting an NRA Sports event, please
contact NRA Sports Recreational Shooting at 1 (800) 672-3888
or email nrasports@nrahq.org.

 ❘  .

Photo by Samantha Olsen

T

he NRA recognizes the fact that 3-Gun competitions are
the fastest-growing action shooting events in the world.
3-Gun competitions are recreational shooting events
for new and intermediate shooters. It is safe, competitive and
enjoyable for shooters of all ages.
"What we created here isn't just for the day-to-day shooter,"
said Senior Program Coordinator Samantha Olsen. "It's for
everyone. Young and old, experienced or not, NRA Sports'
3-Gun Experience is a fun, safe way to enjoy the fastest growing
shooting sport around."
Participants all over the country compete in these actionpacked multi-gun events during which they can exhibit their
skills with a modern sporting rifle (MSR), a pistol and a shotgun.
AirSoft guns and .22s are becoming more popular as well. Targets
usually include clay pigeons, cardboard silhouettes or steel targets
of varying sizes and are usually at distances of anywhere from
1-500 yards. The competitor who hits the most targets in the least
amount of time is the winner. It is a fun and safe way to target
shoot while simulating a combat or self defense situation.
The NRA is now taking the initiative by helping clubs
and associations around the country host their own 3-Gun
competitions in a safe and effective manner. The program is
designed to equip all attendees with the same firearms and
ammunition to create a level playing field, as well as to attract
new members and generate funding for local ranges.


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