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History Of U.S. Participation In The International Railwaymen’s Match

The railroads played an important part in the conduct of the National Matches.

First Year At Camp Perry: 1907 National Matches

In 1907, the immense machinery of the National Matches was moved to the mammoth new...

Competitive Shooting Legends: Brig. Gen. Ammon B. Critchfield

Brig. Gen. Critchfield advocated for Camp Perry as a new home for the National Matches.

How Gen. Ammon Critchfield Discovered Camp Perry In 1905

An excerpt from Brig. Gen. Critchfield's memoir, with his account of the discovery of the...

Last Year At Sea Girt: 1906 National Matches

Enlarged in 1905, Sea Girt was nonetheless too small to support growing National Championship attendance....

A Short History Of Randle Trophy Team Awards

The Randle Trophy for International competition between women's rifle teams was inaugurated in 1952 by...

The 400 Club: A History

In 1933, one of the most exclusive clubs in all of competitive shooting made its...

Joint Program Returns To Sea Girt: 1905 National Matches

The 1905 Rifle and Pistol Championships marked the return of the National Board Matches to...

Open To Civilians: The 1904 National Championships

At the Army's urging, the National Trophy Matches for 1904 were held at Ft. Riley,...

The 1903 National Matches At Sea Girt, New Jersey

The first National Matches were held at Sea Girt Range in September 1903, and marked...

NRA National Championships: The Early Years

More than a century ago, this country's relationship with competitive shooting intensified when the NRA...

Pistols At The National Matches: 1919-1940

After World War I, there was a change in attitude concerning pistol competition in the...

A Page From History: The 1991 National Matches

For the first time ever, tournament officials faced the prospect of conducting a national shooting...

Early Thoughts On Moving The National Championships

As early as 1954, references were made regarding moving the National Matches from Camp Perry...

History Lesson: National Matches on Film

The 1913 National Matches at Camp Perry were featured in a then-relatively new recording medium—motion...
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