Among the general public, MIT has a much-deserved reputation as a training ground for brilliant scientists and engineers. But as a home to expert marksmen and women – well, not so much. Yet in the world of collegiate pistol shooting, MIT ranks among the elite. In 2005 and 2007, the team won the National Rifle Association’s intercollegiate championship, beating out teams from the Coast Guard, the US Military Academy at West Point, and the US Naval Academy in Annapolis.

Full Story – HERE (definitely worth a read)

I didn’t go to MIT, but I majored in triggernometry and minored in drinking for the first few years of university…. then shit got real.


Originally formed in 1883, HSC was disbanded in 2003 because of a lack of student involvement. In October 2009, a group of students went on a shotgun trap outing with the Harvard Law School and became so enthused about the sport that they decided to revive the organization.

The club immediately began organizing group outings, target practices, and open classes, which were wildly popular on campus. Within two days, 140 campus gun enthusiasts had signed up for their course “Handguns 101.” With so much student interest, the club leadership decided that the time was ripe to apply for a status upgrade to an official club sport.

Full story – HERE

Always good to see schools breaking the mold and doing something different nowadays when it comes to guns.