Chisholm Trail Antique Gun Association

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The Chisholm Trail Antique Gun Association (CTAGA) was founded in 1957 in Wichita, Kansas as a not-for-profit corporation, organized for the purposes of serving the interests of collectors and shooters of antique and antique-replica firearms and to help preserve the craftsmanship and the history of the arms of our forefathers for the enlightenment and enjoyment of future generations.

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CTAGA Shooting Range
The Chisholm Trail Antique Gun Association maintains a complex of shooting ranges near Benton, KS for the use of club members. Various shooting matches for members are held at the range on most weekends. These feature a variety of competitive events in rifle, pistol, and shotgun, both muzzle-loading and breech-loading. Besides the regular member-only matches, a number of open or invitational matches and other special events are held at the range during the year as well. The Club also hosts young hunter training weekends and special orientation sessions for women. For visitors and campers, the range provides a number of RV pads with hookups.

Monthly Meetings
The Chisholm Trail Antique Gun Association holds monthly club meetings, during which programs are presented, concerning various aspects of collecting, shooting, gunsmithing or firearms history.

CTAGA Wichita Gun Show
The biannual WICHITA GUN SHOW, the largest gun show in Kansas, has been a major function of the Chisholm Trail Antique Gun Association since 1958. Proceeds from the shows support the clubs activities.

CTAGA Spring & Fall Rendezvous
Each fall since 1976, and now each spring as well, CTAGA is host to the state’s largest rendezvous, a festive, three-day gathering of muzzle-loading enthusiasts to commemorate an 1830’s fur-trade rendezvous. These are family affairs, and it is customary for participants to dress in period clothing. Many also camp in the primitive style of the period. These events draw participants from far and near to enter shooting contests, to camp, to trade, and to enjoy the good fellowship that typify the rendezvous. Both events are held at a splendid, forested site along the Arkansas River near Oxford, Kansas.

Educational Events
CTAGA has long been at the forefront of young hunter education. Many of its members are certified instructors, and each summer the Club hosts the Young Hunter Education Challenge Weekend, which brings together youngsters from South-Central Kansas for an intense weekend of fun and instruction. Muzzle-loading is a central part of this instruction.

Membership in CTAGA is by invitation. A person wishing to be a member must first obtain sponsorship by a member in good standing. Sponsors are responsible for guiding prospective members through an initial one-year probationary period. CTAGA has much to offer to its members; in return it is expected that members be active participants in and supporters of the club’s objectives and its activities.

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