The United States Practical Shooting Association is the national governing body of practical shooting in the United States under the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC). Its over 30,000 active members  and over 450 affiliated clubs make USPSA the largest practical shooting organization in the United States and the second largest region within IPSC after the Russian Federation of Practical Shooting. USPSA publishes a member magazine called Front Sight six times a year.
USPSA is a 501c(3) non-profit Delaware corporation and currently headquartered in Burlington, Washington. The association is organized into 8 "Areas", each of which is represented by an Area Director at the board meetings of the organization. Further, each Area is divided into sections which is represented by a Section Coordinator responsible for coordinating the activities of clubs within his/ her section, and managing the nationals slot distribution process.
Besides IPSC, USPSA has its own international Foreign Club Affiliations (FCA) program to allow foreign USPSA members to earn a USPSA classification before competing in USPSA matches. FCA clubs and organizations at some point existed in 14 countries, and some are still affiliated.
The USPSA is divided into of eight areas, each area having several member states.
- Area 1: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming
- Area 2: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, and New Mexico
- Area 3: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, and South Dakota
- Area 4: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas
- Area 5: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, and West Virginia
- Area 6: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee
- Area 7: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont
- Area 8: District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Virginia
The Board of Directors comprises the President and the 8 Area Directors. Each member of the Board has an equal voice, with the President breaking any ties.
The President is elected by all of the members to a 4-year term. Each Area Director is elected by the members in that Area to a three-year term. The Board of Directors' responsibilities include financial strategy, including budget, planning and investment strategies, membership recruitment and retention strategies, marketing strategies, strategies for the format and location of the USPSA Handgun Championship, USPSA Multigun Championship and IPSC US Handgun Championship matches, strategies for the establishment and/or management of relationships with other shooting organizations, including IPSC, drafting and revising the rules that USPSA matches are conducted under, and review and ratification of National Range Officer Institute (NROI) policies and procedures.