Resources

Black powder Shooting Organizations

Canadian Muzzle Loading Team Match Schedule – Website of the Canadian Team.

Civilian Marksmanship Program

National Rifle Association

Muzzle Loaders Associations International Confederation(MLAIC) World governing body for international black powder shooting competition. Rules, full listing of matches, history of match names, arms that are acceptable for competition, member organizations, match results, and more.

Muzzle-Loading Association of Great Britain – Governing body for black powder shooting in the UK. Fields British team for World and European Zone Championships.

National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association – U.S. muzzle-loading shooting organization.

North-South Skirmish Association – U.S. black powder shooting organization dedicated to preserving and shooting arms from the American Civil War. Internet forum is highly recommended.

Research Press (British Long Range Shooting) – Rich source of articles on arms, events, and history of muzzle loading.

USA Shooting – Website of the the U.S. Olympic Shooting Team.

Guidebooks, Rules, Tricks of the Trade

Blackpowder Cartridge e-News Magazine

Bullseye Pistol Online Encyclopedia  Not muzzle loading, but a lot of shooting information that is generic in nature. Lots of useful including links online copies of the manuals put out by the military shooting teams.

Capandball.comA collection of blogs, videos and a Website on various black powder topics.  Note: there are a series of videos that offer a visual impression of a World Championship.

Lyman Products – Source for molds, information about casting, publications of interest.

Muzzle Blasts OnlineMonthly publication of the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association.

Pilkguns.com Hitchhiker’s Guide to Shooting Glory
– Pilkington Competition is one of the bigger vendors of top-quality target pistols. The Hitchhikers’ Guide has a lot of useful mental tips. Highly recommended for top-level shooters.

The Single Shot Exchange – Excellent articles on long range shooting and other topics of interest.

The Underhammer Society – Collection of articles on underhammer firearms.

Vendors and Supporters

Accurate Molds – CNC lathe bored bullet molds in aluminum, brass, and iron. Extensive catalog of existing designs, or submit a custom design.

Buffalo Arms – Excellent resource for the broadest range of muzzle loading and black powder cartridge supplies.

David Pedersoli & Co.  – Team sponsor and manufacturer of high quality reproduction firearms. Among the most popular of which are the 1858 Remington Pattern Target and Custom revolvers and the Gibbs rifle for MLAIC competition.

GoexReadily available and most popular brand of black powder.

Lodgewood Manufacturing –  A full service antique gun shop that offers investment-grade original guns, custom-built reproduction guns, gunsmithing services, and the largest collection of original 19th Century military firearm parts in the country.

Swiss Blackpowder The premier blackpowder for competition shooting. Swiss powder is the brand distributed at international matches. Relatively hard to find at retail in the U.S. and more expensive that other more widely available powders. Swiss is the most consistent lot-to-lot, most energetic per unit of measure, and cleanest burning powder available.